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Hefty & heftier: US lawmakers push Trump to spend more on Russian ‘propaganda fight’

The State Department has a $ 120-million war chest to counter ‘Russian propaganda’ but that’s not enough for top lawmakers, who are demanding that President Donald Trump pumps even more into the costly effort. Members of the House Armed Services Committee demanded that the US president invests more money and finally appoints a leader of the Global Engagement Center (GEC), ...

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Russia to blacklist more US citizens in reply to latest sanctions – senior diplomat

Russia is preparing a mirror reply to the latest broadening of the anti-Russian restrictions by the US, says Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. He added that those who initiated the confrontation are “playing with fire.” “On our side from the very beginning we are maintaining parity on the number of persons listed on sanctions registers. So this time we will ...

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Expel Russian diplomats, ask for more powers – May’s plan over Skripal case

UK Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using a chemical weapon on British soil and told Parliament about plans to retaliate against Moscow. The measures outlined by May are in response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent, which the British government described as an “unlawful use of force by the Russian state.” The accusation is based ...

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Agriculture makes much more money for Russia than arms exports – Putin

The recent boost in Russian agriculture has made food sales abroad much more profitable for the country than exports of military weapons, according to President Vladimir Putin. “Today, agriculture exports exceed arms sales by more than a third. $ 28.8 billion from agricultural sector, $ 15.6 billion from the defense industry,” Putin told farmers in Krasnodar on Monday. Read more ...

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‘Psychiatric test? World needs more Dutertes!’ Manila hits back at UN rights chief

Manila has accused the UN human rights chief of being played by certain parties to “unseat” President Rodrigo Duterte, after Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on the Philippines’ leader to submit himself to a “psychiatric evaluation.” On Friday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein called on the UN Human Rights Council to take a stand against Duterte’s ...

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More nude photos of female military personnel shared online, 1 year after Marines United scandal

More explicit pictures of female Armed Forces personnel have been shared online without their permission. The scandal comes just one year after the alarming trend among all branches of the military was first discovered. Just 55 Marines have been punished for their involvement in a ‘Marines United’ Facebook group, which boasted 30,000 serving and retired members of the military before ...

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Google’s keyboard app Gboard now works in Chinese, Korean and more

Despite declining consumer interest in third-party keyboard apps, Google is continuing to develop Gboard, its alternative keyboard app for mobile devices. Today, it’s greatly expanding Gboard reach, with the addition of 20 more languages – including, notably, traditional and simplified Chinese as well as Korean. The new languages are arriving first on the Gboard app for Android. The expansion follows ...

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Worklytics wants to cut down on lame meetings and help make teams more efficient

If you’ve ever been stuck in a boring meeting, chances are you might spend the time busy answering messages from email or Slack — or even just browsing around the Internet while you wait for it to finally end. And there are a lot of factors that go into making that meeting boring, from the content to the person actually ...

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'Millennials v NRA: Vietnam War-style protests may make Congress more responsive'

Congress is made of millionaires who just suck up money – but pressure is building for them to be more responsive to public will, with millennials out there with NRA boycotts, investigative journalist Dave Lindorff told RT. The US gun lobby is fighting back against calls for tougher firearm controls. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has come under intense scrutiny ...

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Bitcoin more likely to belly-flop than see further growth – economist

In a decade, the world’s number one virtual currency, bitcoin, will probably see a dramatic drop due to its limited range of uses, according to Harvard University professor and economist Kenneth Rogoff. “I think bitcoin will be worth a tiny fraction of what it is now if we’re headed out 10 years from now… I would see $ 100 as ...

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