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‘Wicked practice’: EU pushes Balkans to choose either West or Russia, says Lavrov

EU’s demands for the Balkan states to choose between the West or Russia are counterproductive and only increase tensions on the European continent, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Serbia’s Beta news agency. Ukraine was presented with same dilemma, Lavrov said, which “eventually led to a fracture in the Ukrainian society and state; caused an unconstitutional coup (in 2014) and ...

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Facebook pushes for more personal updates with launch of new Lists feature

Facebook’s status update box is getting a new feature called Lists, which begins rolling out today. This is the first major update to the entry field since the launch of colored backgrounds just over a year ago, and also serves as a way to encourage Facebook users to share more personal content. The feature, like it sounds, lets users make ...

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Trump back to slamming Middle East wars as he pushes infrastructure spending

US President Donald Trump has revived the anti-war rhetoric of his election campaign days. Promising to boost infrastructure investment, he bashed the “stupidity” of spending $ 7 trillion on Middle East conflicts. “This will be a big week for infrastructure,” Trump tweeted on Monday morning. “After so stupidly spending $ 7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time ...

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Unbearlievable! Shaggy-haired nurse pushes circus artist to recovery (VIDEO)

For most of us, not being able to use our legs and then turning to see a bear behind us would be a sign of certain doom. But not for circus artist Oleg Aleksandrov, whose furry friends are helping him recover after an accident. Last year, Aleksandrov, a member of the Great Moscow Circus, fell 18 meters while fitting equipment ...

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Facebook pushes pre-roll ads on Watch as it stops subsidizing Live

Everyone’s least favorite ads are coming to Facebook, but six-second pre-rolls will only appear on original Watch tab videos you purposefully view and not in the News Feed. Facebook is embracing pre-rolls after years of shunning them as it tries to make payouts to video creators sustainable. Facebook’s head of video Fidji Simo tells TechCrunch that it will not renew ...

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Black Friday pushes Jeff Bezos’ net worth to $100 billion

Being the richest man in the world wasn’t enough. After Amazon shares climbed on Black Friday, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos saw his net worth rise to $ 100.3 billion, according to Bloomberg estimates. Amazon’s stock has soared this year and Bezos has benefited to the tune of $ 32.6 billion. Yes, that’s the amount he has earned in 2017 ...

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Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production process needs “a little more time” to bake. A spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for ...

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Instagram pushes more influencers to adopt its new format for sponsored posts

Instagram is moving forward with the rollout of its branded content tool, which allows celebrities and other popular users to identify posts that are paid for by advertisers. The company first introduced the tool in June, then made it available to more accounts in August while also establishing a policy requiring that all branded content be published using the tool. Instagram ...

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Trump says NY terrorist helped 23 others move to US, pushes to end migration lottery

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 02:27 US President Donald Trump is invoking Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Manhattan to pass the RAISE Act, which would terminate the Diversity Visa Program. Central to that effort is President Trump’s claim that suspected terrorist Sayfullo Saipov brought 23 Uzbeks with him under the Diversity Visa Program after he immigrated to the US in 2010. ...

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Pol pushes for relabeling of NYC streets with Confederate names

The push to rebrand a pair of Brooklyn streets named for Confederate generals is going to the House. Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke unveiled legislation on Friday that would require the Department of Defense to change the name of any military installation or other property currently named for individuals who fought against the U.S. during the Civil War. The Democrat has ...

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