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Pentagon plans axing swathe of precious EU-protected forest for its Poland base

The US military wants to cut down a large swathe of green woodland in Poland, designated by the EU as a conservation site for rare and endangered species. The cleared area will be used to expand an existing air force base. The US Army Corps of Engineers procurement documents, obtained by RT Russian, detail Pentagon’s plans to cut down 38.18 ...

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Apple reportedly plans to give away its TV content, because that worked well with U2

Apple has answered two questions in one day, or rather a CNBC report citing someone within the company has. Why are the shows it’s planning so allegedly boring? And what does it plan to do to get a foot in the door in an increasingly competitive streaming-media market? They’re going to repeat the success they had with U2’s “Songs of ...

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‘Ukrainian president’s statements of Russian plans to rig elections lack proof:’ Experts to RT

Several politicians and experts told RT that the Ukrainian president’s fears of Russian meddling in future elections were completely unfounded and simply imitated the demagogic tactics used previously by Western nations. In a conversation with RT State Duma MP from the Crimean city of Sevastopol, Dmitry Belik, said he doubted the existence of the unnamed sources from which Petro Poroshenko ...

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‘No plans’ to fire Deputy AG Rosenstein – Trump amid wiretapping rumours

President Trump told reporters that he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as the pair boarded Air Force One en route to Florida. Trump said that he would be “talking on the plane” with Rosenstein, but added that the two “actually have a very good relationship,” and “get along very well.” When asked whether he had ...

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‘We'll close our airports!’ Salvini resists Germany’s plans to send migrants back to Italy

Rome has still not reached an agreement with Berlin on the repatriation of asylum seekers who had first registered in Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, vowing to close airports to German flights transferring refugees. “If someone in Berlin or Brussels thinks of dumping dozens of migrants in Italy via unauthorized charter flights, they should know that there is not ...

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Facebook plans voter drive, partners with Democratic/Republican Institutes

Facebook will push users to register to vote through a partnership with TurboVote, has partnered with the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute non-profits to monitor foreign election interference, and will publish a weekly report of trends and issues emerging from its new political ads archive. Facebook has also confirmed that its election integrity war room is up and ...

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Go-Jek plans to raise $2B more for Southeast Asia ride-hailing battle

Indonesia’s Go-Jek is planning to raise $ 2 billion from investors to fuel its ride-hailing battle with Grab in Southeast Asia. Go-Jek raised $ 1.5 billion earlier this year from investors that include Chinese trio Tencent, Meituan and JD.com, as well as Google, Allianz and Singapore sovereign fund Temasek. Now it is planning to raise a further $ 2 billion, ...

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Dating app Bumble says buzz off to Facebook, plans Hive space expansion next year

Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of social and dating app Bumble, said today that Facebook’s move into dating is a “huge validation, the best thing that could happen to the dating space, maybe ever.” But all the same, the profitable service — which is notable for how it puts women into the driver’s seat for all interactions — has ...

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With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor South Africa’s Yoco raises $ 16 million to boost digital services to small businesses African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Oviosu to speak at Disrupt SF Nigerian digital payments startup Paga is gearing up for an international expansion with $ 10 million in funding let by the Global Innovation Fund.  The company is ...

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DeVos plans to buy guns for teachers with ‘academic enrichment’ funds – reports

In a bid to make US schools safer, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly considering using federal funds reserved for the country’s poorest schools to buy guns for teachers instead. While it has been a long-standing federal government position to not use federal funds to arm schools or staff, DeVos’s department are eyeing the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSEA) ...

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