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Russian stocks to rebound as panic over US sanctions simmers down – analysts

The Monday sell-off on the Moscow stock exchange, triggered by US sanctions targeting Russian businessmen and their companies, was an overreaction by nervous investors, according to analysts polled by RT. While investors fear American sanctions, they are unlikely to give up on the Russian bonds, which offer some of the best yields on the market, according to Global FX investment ...

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Roman Jews and Israeli rabbis are ‘at war’… over artichoke

A centuries-old Italian way of cooking artichokes is apparently not to the taste of Israel’s top religious authority, as it has rejected the dish as non-kosher. However, Rome’s Jewish community stand up for their beloved delicacy. The row over an ordinary vegetable made the headlines after the Chief Rabbinate of Israel denounced the artichoke as not kosher last week. The ...

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‘Facebook didn’t do enough’: Zuckerberg admits he’s at fault over Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg’s attempt to arrest Facebook’s slide from public favor has brought him to apologize to the US Congress for a series of scandals, including the Cambridge Analytica data breach. The Facebook CEO is due to field questions before Senate and House committees on Tuesday, about how a British political consulting firm was able to gain access to thousands of ...

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‘War machine can’t run forever’: US military aircraft mishaps up nearly 40 percent over last 5 years

The number of US military aircraft accidents has skyrocketed by nearly 40 percent, compared to data from five years ago, raising concerns about over-extended resources that lack proper maintenance, according to a new report. A six-month investigation by the Military Times has revealed that 5,500 aviation accidents occurred between 2013 and 2017, killing 133 US service members. The vast majority ...

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'Orbanization' of Europe? Western media alarmed over Hungary PM's decisive victory

Not everyone in the West is happy about Viktor Orban’s victory, in which he secured a third straight term as Hungarian prime minister. Some Western media call the result a serious warning and a problem for the EU and its values. Orban’s Fidesz party, with its strong anti-immigration agenda, won a large majority – 133 of the 199 seats in ...

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak quits Facebook over data collection

Tech guru Steve Wozniak said he has deleted his Facebook account because of the social network’s exploitation of people’s personal data. “Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and… Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this,” Wozniak said in an email to USA Today. “The profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none ...

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Forget about Gaza, bomb Assad! Israeli hawks urge US to strike Syria over Douma ‘chem attack’

Israeli officials have called on the US to attack the Syrian Army, following what they called a “shocking attack” in Douma. Israel’s own crackdown on Gaza protesters was “self-defense” and not worthy of attention, they said. Washington must launch a strike against Damascus in response to the alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma, the Israeli Strategic Affairs and ...

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China to make it rain over area 3 times the size of Spain

Since 2013 China has been creating 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year. The country is now embarking on its biggest rainmaking project ever. In terms of the plan, announced this month, Chinese authorities intend to force rainfall and snow over 1.6 million sq km (620,000 sq miles), an area roughly three times the size of Spain. According to ...

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Facebook reportedly suspends AggregateIQ over connection to improper data-sharing

AggregateIQ, a Canadian advertising tech and audience intelligence company, has been suspended by Facebook for allegedly being closely connected with SCL, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, reported the National Observer. News broke late last month that AIQ, which was deeply involved with (and handsomely paid by) pro-Leave Brexit groups, was not the independent Canadian data broker it claimed to ...

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Vatican's former top diplomat in US is arrested over 'child pornography allegations’

Vatican police have arrested a clergyman and diplomat who has reportedly been identified as a suspect in a child pornography case. Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella was detained by Holy See security officials on Saturday, the Vatican said. The suspect formerly worked as a Vatican City diplomat to the US, reported La Republica, but was suddenly recalled from his position in Washington ...

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