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Germany’s troubled spymaster gets specially created post in Interior Ministry

The German domestic security chief, who got in hot water for expressing skepticism over media reports of violence against migrants, is to get a newly established post, a remedy for disagreements within the ruling coalition. Hans-Georg Maassen, the former head of the German domestic security agency, the BfV, will be transferred to the position of special adviser to the interior ...

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Report on IDF funding Syrian rebels pulled on request of ‘army's censor' – Jerusalem Post to RT

IDF has forced the Jerusalem Post to remove its explosive report on the Israeli military giving weapons to the Syrian rebels, the newspaper’s managing editor confirmed to RT. “We were told by the army’s military censor to remove that part of the story,” David Brinn, the managing editor of the Jerusalem Post told RT as he replied to a request ...

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Facebook pulls post by Anne Frank Center after seeing only nudity in a photo of the Holocaust

Facebook moderators temporarily removed a post by the Anne Frank Center which was seeking to raise awareness about the Holocaust, after the company was unable to distinguish between historical genocide and child nudity. The post included an archive photograph of Jewish children who had been stripped and starved by Nazi Germany. Between 1941 and 1945 the German state imprisoned and murdered millions ...

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‘They’re going out of business’: Trump takes on New York Times, Washington Post

Twitter is cracking down on fake accounts – and Trump has suggestions as to which accounts to axe, accusing the New York Times and the Washington Post of peddling fake news. He added that both papers will shut within seven years. With a full schedule on the horizon – the NATO summit in Brussels, a working visit to the UK ...

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San Diego Air Museum’s Independence Day post sparks Twitterstorm over Su-25s smoking Russian colors

A controversy has unfolded on Twitter after San Diego Air and Space Museum celebrated Independence Day by posting a jubilant image of Soviet-made Su-25 jets trailing smoke in the colors of the Russian flag. The Fourth of July has probably been quite a day for San Diego’s Air and Space Museum and Education Center (SDASM), which encouraged visitors to come ...

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‘Will America wake up?’ Republican congressman retweets anti-immigration post from white supremacist

Iowa congressman Steve King has attracted a backlash after apparently endorsing a Twitter post from a prominent British far-right activist. “65% of Italians under the age of 35 now oppose mass immigration. Europe is waking up…” Mark Collett tweeted on Tuesday, citing a recent public opinion poll in the country. Collett came to prominence as the leader of the youth ...

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Man who confessed to killing mother & friend in Facebook post found dead

A 23-year-old man who confessed to the brutal murder of his mother and his friend as they both slept has been found dead in Mississippi. Casey Lawhorn confessed to shooting dead his mother Vi Lawhorn and his friend Avery Gaines in East Ridge, Tennessee in a 1,000-word Facebook post on Sunday. He had been on the run from police after ...

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Merkel’s party bought voter data from Deutsche Post during 2017 election race – report

Germany’s national mail service Deutsche Post reportedly sold personal data, including information on voters’ gender, wealth and consumer habits, to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party ahead of the 2017 elections. Both the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) began acquiring information from a Deutsche Post subsidiary in advance of the September 2017 general elections, Bild newspaper revealed. ...

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Outrage as aging rock star insults Russians in Facebook post

After Russian rock legend Andrey Makarevich said that Russians are turning into “mean idiots,” fellow rockers, politicians, and diplomats replied with indignation and demands to stop publicly insulting the nation. On Monday, shortly after the Russian presidential election, Andrey Makarevich, the 64-year-old frontman of rock band Mashina Vremeni, wrote on Facebook that he was shocked by how much US citizens ...

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Feinstein asks CIA to declassify Gina Haspel post 9-11 torture documents before confirmation

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has asked the CIA to declassify documents related to Deputy Director Gina Haspel’s reported involvement in the agency’s post-September 11 torture program. Trump has tapped Haspel to take over as the agency’s next director after current director Mike Pompeo leaves to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. “As we move forward with the nomination process ...

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