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President Obama warns against getting ‘cocooned’ in bias via social media

Former President Barack Obama sat down with the UK’s Prince Harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the BBC this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use thereof, and Obama’s take on what the current state of social media means for human discourse. The full interview covers a lot of ground, but the breakouts regarding social ...

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Biden told ex-Ukraine President Yanukovich to resign, former VP reveals in memoirs

Joe Biden bluntly demanded that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich resign back in 2014, the former US vice president revealed. He also confirmed the US was deeply involved in Kiev’s affairs during that year’s crisis. From the very beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, the US sought to direct Yanukovich in his handling of the riots on Maidan Square that eventually ...

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German official urges Poroshenko to decide whether he is president or oligarch

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 03:26 German officials have voiced concern over the “rampant corruption” in Ukraine, warning Kiev that its reluctance to fight the scourge and attempts to curb the powers of an anti-graft unit could cost the country financial aid. EU and German officials are expected to visit Ukraine next week to personally emphasize the “seriousness of the ...

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Polish president ignores EU sanctions warnings, signs justice reform package into law

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 20:18 Poland’s president Andrzej Duda has signed a controversial judicial reform package into law, hours after the European Commission triggered the so-called “nuclear option,” opening an unprecedented sanctions procedure. If backed by EU leaders, the Article 7 mechanism could see Warsaw being punished with financial sanctions or the loss of voting rights. The measure, which ...

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Genalyte hires Facebook and Google exec Kevin Lo as company president

Khosla-backed one drop blood test startup Genalyte has hired former Facebook exec Kevin Lo as president of the company. Lo comes to Genalyte after leading “connectivity efforts” at Facebook “for the four billion people not online, and the 1.5B under-served who use the Internet at ‘2G’ speeds,” according to his LinkedIn profile. Before that, Lo worked for Google where he headed ...

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Trump is ‘a jerk & bully’: Fox News contributor blasts president over ‘sexist’ tweet

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 08:50 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 08:55 Marie Harf called Donald Trump ‘a jerk’ and ‘a bully’ as the former State Department spokesperson condemned the US president over a recent tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York). The broadside by the Fox News contributor marks a new low in the standoff between President Trump and ...

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Washington Post reporter apologizes to Trump over crowd tweet as president demands firing

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 19:44 Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel has apologized for tweeting a photograph of an empty auditorium taken before Donald Trump’s rally in Pensacola, Florida Friday. The president responded by calling for Weigel to be fired. Weigel shared a photo of Trump’s rally taken before it had started, tweeting, “packed to the rafters,” in an apparent ...

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Czech president brands EU ‘cowards’ over stance on Trump’s Jerusalem move

Czech President Milos Zeman, known for his controversial statements, has called EU countries “cowards” over their response to Donald Trump’s recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. He is the only world leader to endorse move, other than Netanyahu. “The European Union, cowards, are doing all they can so a pro-Palestinian terrorist movement can have supremacy over a pro-Israeli movement,” Zeman ...

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Lebanese President Aoun talks political crisis & war with Israel on Alex Salmond Show

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 14:41 Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 14:43 As the world’s attention is focused on the Middle East, Lebanese President Michel Aoun spoke exclusively on RT’s Alex Salmond Show, touching on the country’s recent political crisis and the possibility of a new military conflict with Israel. Salmond asked Lebanon’s leader if the political crisis that recently ...

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‘Visas, Mr President!’ Algerians surround Macron, demand French visas (VIDEO)

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 14:40 A bustling crowd surrounded French President Emmanuel Macron during a walkabout in the Algerian capital, with many locals pleading for visas to France. He later said that visas should not be a “lifetime project.” Macron arrived in the Algerian capital on Wednesday in a bid to reboot ties with the former French colony. While ...

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