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Parcels sent to Pentagon test positive for ricin – officials

At least two packages sent to the Department of Defense headquarters in Washington, DC have tested positive for ricin, a dangerous poison, US officials said. The FBI is investigating. The packages were sent to the Pentagon, but triggered the alarms at the mail processing facility, a DOD spokesman told Fox News on Tuesday. The suspicious shipment never made it into ...

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US puts 33 Russian intel, military officials on sanctions blacklist

Published time: 20 Sep, 2018 17:29 Edited time: 20 Sep, 2018 17:54 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials to the US sanctions list. A White House official said the new measures were aimed at “imposing costs on Russia in response to its malign activities.” US lawmakers have criticized the ...

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‘Immigration is not a human right’: Hungary slams ‘pro-migrant’ UN officials for ‘spreading lies’

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has accused the UN human rights watchdog of “spreading lies” about his country, saying that immigration was not a “fundamental human right.” The official took aim at the “independent experts” with the UN Human Rights Council, stating they “should not be independent from the truth.” “Recently, unfortunately, some UN officials started to spread lies against ...

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Is Russia behind ‘attacks’ on US diplomats in Cuba & China? Anonymous US officials obviously say yes

NBC has achieved the seemingly impossible, somehow managing to incorporate mysterious brain-zapping weapons, evidence-free accusations from anonymous US officials, and Russia, into a juicy smorgasbord of journalistic excellence. The bombshell report opens with a phrase that every American schoolchild already knows by heart – “Russia is likely behind” – but this is no ordinary, Pulitzer-prize winning morsel of security state ...

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Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today

So much for summer Fridays. Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Snapchat, would meet at Twitter headquarters on Friday to discuss election security. For two of them, that wasn’t the only meeting in the books. In what appears to be a separate event on Friday, Facebook and Microsoft also met with the Department ...

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Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today

So much for summer Fridays. Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Snapchat, would meet at Twitter headquarters on Friday to discuss election security. For two of them, that wasn’t the only meeting in the books. In what appears to be a separate event on Friday, Facebook and Microsoft also met with the Department ...

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Who’s the boss? US officials work behind Trump’s back to broker NATO deal – report

US President Donald Trump is deemed a hurdle to foreign policy by his own administration, the New York Times has alleged, in an explosive piece detailing the lengths high-level officials would go to to circumvent the POTUS. According to the New York Times, national security adviser John Bolton and other officials worked together to ensure that July’s NATO declaration –usually ...

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Democracy v meritocracy: Study reveals young Swedes want experts instead of elected govt officials

Sweden may not be the bastion of democracy that the world seems to think it is. A new poll has revealed that a large portion of Swedish youths would prefer experts to run the country in lieu of democratically elected politicians. The survey was carried out by analysis firm Kairos Future and was issued to 6,000 Swedes, most of whom ...

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UK officials harass own police in ‘Novichok’ probes – Russia’s Foreign Ministry

British officials are constantly pressuring their own police forces over the Salisbury and Amesbury poisoning cases, and wish to obscure the truth, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova. The police are forced to investigate the poisonings “under tremendous political pressure,” Zakharova told reporters on Friday. The spokesperson also believes the British probes are compromised because of “high political ...

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