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Russian reporters boycott parliament over sexual harassment scandal

Several Russian media outlets have announced that they are ending cooperation with the lower house of parliament after its ethics commission dismissed sexual harassment accusations by a number of female reporters against an MP. The decision was announced shortly after the State Duma ethics commission refused to take disciplinary measures against Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky. The ...

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Sarkozy indicted over Libyan financing of 2007 election campaign – reports

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is reportedly under formal investigation over allegations that his 2007 election campaign received funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. According to a source in the judiciary, Sarkozy is being investigated for illicit campaign financing, misappropriation of Libyan public funds and passive corruption, Reuters reports. According to Le Monde, several former senior figures in ...

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European, UK and US pols summon Zuck as FTC eyes probe of Facebook over data violations

The fallout from the story concerning Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, the misuse of personal data and how much Facebook knew about all this, has quickly made its way into the halls of government — and with it Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting a lot of invitations in his inbox. This afternoon, Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, publicly ...

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#DeleteFacebook trending as users fume over Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal

The hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending, after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica bought data harvested from 50 million Facebook users and used it to target voters during the 2016 US presidential election. Read more The data mining was revealed on Saturday by the Observer, which found that the firm – which worked with Donald Trump’s election team – bought the ...

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Russia’s Supreme Court orders Telegram messenger to hand over encryption keys to security services

Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered popular internet messenger service Telegram to hand over encryption keys to its clients’ traffic to the Federal Security Service (FSB) without court warrants. In the lawsuit, which bears some resemblance to the famous 2016 Apple-FBI encryption case, the London-registered company Telegram Messenger LLP demanded that the FSB order be recognized as unlawful and cancelled. In ...

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Ex-French President Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing – reports

Published time: 20 Mar, 2018 07:50 Edited time: 20 Mar, 2018 07:55 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed in police custody over alleged Libyan aid to help fund his 2007 presidential election campaign, Reuters and local media report citing judicial sources. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Abbas calls US Ambassador ‘son of a dog’ over his Israeli settlements stance

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has lashed out against US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, calling him a “son of a dog” for his support of illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Friedman, an Orthodox Jew and an outspoken advocate for Israel’s claim to Jerusalem, came under attack for his alleged support of the Israeli settlement program. On Monday, Ambassador ...

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Communist candidate set to lose his moustache over poor election showing

Pavel Grudinin will have to endure insult to injury for the lowest result ever for a communist candidate in a Russian presidential race, as he had earlier bet his moustache that he would receive at least 15 percent of the vote. In early February, Grudinin made a bet with popular Russian web journalist Yuri Dud. The two agreed that if ...

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Qualcomm’s war may be over, but the casualties are just starting to be calculated

The epic battle between Qualcomm and Broadcom seems to have reached its armistice, with President Trump using the power of CFIUS to block the transaction this past week, ending what would have been the largest tech M&A transaction of all time. It may be all quiet on the semiconductor front, but Qualcomm and Broadcom will now need to find a ...

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Two PyeongChang Olympians banned for life over sexual assault

Two South Korean male mogul skiers, who competed at last month’s PyeongChang Olympics, have received life bans for the sexual assault of female teammates during the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Akita, Japan. Choi Jae-woo, 24, and Kim Ji-hyun, 23, have been accused of “physically and sexually abusing female athletes” and will be prohibited from registering as skiers at the ...

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