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Macron-Trump bromance soured by ‘terrible’ phone call – report

A phone call between Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron last week reportedly went badly, after Macron berated Trump for his trade policies, a media report claims. The two leaders talked about trade and the migration problem in Libya. According to CNN’s anonymous ‘sources familiar with the call,’ it was “just bad, it was terrible.” “Macron thought he would ...

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Facebook hands users’ friends’ data to dozens of ‘partners’ without consent – report

At least 60 different firms – including Apple and Microsoft – have data-sharing partnerships with Facebook, which gave them access to user data without explicit consent, according to a New York Times investigation. The report claims that Facebook allowed its partners to access the data of users’ friends without their explicit consent, even after declaring that it would no longer ...

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World saw ‘worst year ever’ for data breaches & cyberattacks in 2017 — report

Ransomware attacks and cyber business interruptions in 2017 were worse than ever, with claims for losses surpassing the previous four years combined, research by insurance group AIG has found. According to its report, over a quarter of cyber claims (26 percent) received in 2017 had ransomware as the primary cause of loss – a significant leap from 16 percent of ...

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Saudi Arabia threatens ‘military action’ if Qatar purchases Russian S-400 systems – report

Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened “military action” against Qatar should its neighbor acquire Russian S-400 missile defense systems, according to Le Monde, citing a letter from King Salman to the French presidency. In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and Egypt, among other Gulf states, cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting and funding terrorism. Doha ...

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US in preliminary talks with Berlin to place THAAD missile system in Germany – report

The US military has held preliminary talks with Germany to place its THAAD missile defense system in the country in order to boost European security, sources have told Reuters. The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to Ramstein Air Base, which hosts the US Air Force in Europe headquarters and NATO’s Allied Air Command, has been discussed, ...

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US military killed almost 500 civilians in 2017 – Pentagon report

The Pentagon has told Congress that the US military killed almost 500 civilians and injured a further 169 in 2017. The civilians were killed in operations around the world, from Somalia to Yemen to Syria. “[The Department of Defense] assesses that there are credible reports of approximately 499 civilians killed and approximately 169 civilians injured during 2017,” reads the Pentagon’s ...

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India to buy Russian S-400 systems despite Washington’s warnings – report

India decided to proceed with the long-anticipated $ 5.5 bln deal to purchase Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile units despite  the US saying the purchase may affect the relations between Washington and New Dehli. According to the Hindustan Times, India’s Defense Ministry is to ask the apex Cabinet Committee to approve the purchase of the five S-400 Triumf systems, thus  finalizing ...

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Keiser Report on ‘Scamville’ USA where consumer debt is skyrocketing

Published time: 1 Jun, 2018 13:55 In the US, some 26 percent of people’s annual income goes to servicing non-mortgage debts. That’s up from 22 percent from 2010 and higher than during the mid-2000s. Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert of RT’s Keiser Report discuss how average Americans, who are not Warren Buffett or Jamie Dimon, are dealing with consumer debt ...

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India & Iran drop dollar in oil trade to bypass US sanctions – report

India will reportedly pay for Iranian oil in rupees as the two countries seek to bypass the US economic pressure on Tehran, industry officials have told the Sputnik news agency. Read more Under the deal, the payments for oil will be made through India’s state-run UCO Bank, which has no US exposure. The countries are also discussing the barter-like system ...

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US forces Cypriot banks to crack down on accounts of Russian clients – report

Russians keeping their cash in Cypriot banks have been caught up in a massive audit of accounts by lenders and watchdogs in the island state. The step was reportedly triggered by pressure from Washington. Banks in Cyprus now require Russian customers to confirm earnings and tax payments, to produce bank statements for the past year, as well as estate documents, ...

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