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Equifax exec charged with insider trading, profiting $1mn in ‘largest data breach in US history’

Former Equifax executive Jun Ying has been charged with insider trading by the SEC after he allegedly sold off over $ 1 million worth of shares before the company’s high-profile data breach was disclosed last year. Ying was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, after allegedly making over $ 1 million in profit while avoiding potential losses of ...

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'Bomb Iran & execute Snowden’: Brief history of Pompeo’s foreign policy rhetoric

Newly-installed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t have a huge amount of experience as a diplomat so what can we expect from the former Kansas congressman now that he is heading US foreign policy? Pompeo landed the top job in the State Department on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump ousted Rex Tillerson. Here’s a flavor of his previous comments ...

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Russian hockey great Ovechkin makes history by entering NHL 600-goal club

Russian ice-hockey great and Washington Сapitals captain Alexander Ovechkin has reached yet another milestone in his sporting career by becoming the 20th player in the National Hockey League (NHL) to score 600 goals. Going into Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets, Ovechkin was just two goals short of reaching six-century mark. The Caps captain duly scored a brace to successfully ...

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Top Russian senator describes forthcoming elections as most transparent in modern history

Recent legislative, organizational and technical measures ensure that the March 18 presidential polls will be the most open in Russia’s history, according to Valentina Matviyenko, chair of the country’s upper house. “The state has taken measures in the legal, organizational and technical spheres to increase the transparency of elections and to strengthen society’s control over the elections results,” Matviyenko said ...

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History photo-puzzle: #Romanovs100 launches in April, here’s what to expect

The launch date for RT’s new project has been revealed – #Romanovs100 will set in motion on April 8. The multi-platform photo project is dedicated to Russia’s last reigning family: Nicholas II, his wife and their five children. The Romanovs were keen photographers. Pioneering a new means of documenting daily life, they left a heritage of thousands of family photos. ...

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History of violence: Sheriff releases calls about Florida school shooter

Police have released 23 calls made to the home of attacker Nikolas Cruz, in a bid to deflect criticism over handling the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The final call, however, shows serious concerns were not acted on. Last week, Cruz shot dead 17 of his former classmates and teachers in his assault rifle rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. ...

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Boris’s secret-spilling jog the latest event in an inglorious sporting history (VIDEOS)

Showing apparent disregard for state secrets, Boris Johnson and Australia’s foreign minister were reportedly caught on microphone publicly discussing terrorism and trade among other subjects during a jog in London. The two were training for a foreign ministers’ relay race at the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which will be held Down Under in April. The bedraggled British foreign secretary struggled to ...

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Ancient elephants & Mayan shrine: Massive underwater caves reveal staggering history (VIDEO)

Archaeologists in Mexico have been showing off discoveries unearthed during their aquatic expeditions into the world’s largest underwater cave. Researchers from the Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM) exploration and preservation group presented ancient relics recovered from the site on Monday, including fossils of a type of ancient elephant, giant sloths and a shrine to a Mayan god. It’s believed that desperate ...

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Nightmare on Wall Street: US markets suffer worst single-day decline in history

Wall Street saw its worst trading day in years on Monday as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 1,175 points, marking the biggest daily point decline ever seen. The collapse shaved 4.6 percent off the index, which represents a price-weighted average of 30 blue-chip American stocks that are generally the leaders in their industry. Read more The Dow also set ...

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‘No Polish law can change history’: Israeli MPs push to criminalize diminishing Nazi collaboration

In the latest spat between Poland and Israel over Warsaw’s introduction of a bill to outlaw blaming Poles for WWII death camps, a group of Knesset lawmakers has proposed criminalizing efforts to diminish cooperation with Nazis. The amendment to the existing Holocaust Denial bill was proposed by a number of Israeli MPs and party leaders on Wednesday. At least 61 ...

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