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Russian Defense Minister rules out direct military conflict with Ukraine

Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has ruled an armed standoff with Ukraine out as “impossible” but added that violations of Minsk Accords by Kiev could aggravate the crisis and lead to the “genocide” of ethnic Russians in Donbass. “I consider it impossible that a direct clash emerges between Russia and Ukraine,” Shoygu stated in his interview with Italian news outlet Il ...

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Weird Adidas customization rules: Trump OK, Kim & Putin not, Palestine OK, unless in France

Sportswear giant Adidas allows you to customize your sneakers by emblazoning words of your choice on them. But what exactly one can put on a pair is subject to some pretty counterintuitive censorship. In a world of consumerism, producers fight tooth-and-nail for customers, and allowing a personal touch on the product is a powerful tool. Adidas lets customers put up ...

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Jury rules Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine owe $25M to early Beats collaborator

Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones A Los Angeles jury has ruled that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the founders of Apple-owned Beats Electronic, owe $ 25.25 million in royalties to an early collaborator who helped create the first model of Beats Studio headphones. Founded in 2008, Beats was acquired by Apple in 2014. The plaintiff, Steven Lamar, claims that he ...

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Retaliatory trade tariffs targeting US are against the rules – Trump's trade rep

America has the right to impose trade tariffs to protect its national interests. But when countries retaliate, they break the rules, says US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. “President [Donald] Trump has taken actions on trade in steel and aluminum to protect our national security interests. These actions are wholly legitimate and fully justified, both as a matter of US law ...

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Russian Supreme Court softens rules for street protests

The Russian Supreme Court has ruled that municipal authorities cannot deny a request for a protest rally because of inconveniences it could bring to non-participants, but noted that protests should not obstruct traffic. On Tuesday, the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court passed a statement concerning the practical application of the updated law on street rallies in which it emphasized ...

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Police need warrant for cell phone location data, SCOTUS rules

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a defendant challenging the government’s use of his cellphone location information without a warrant. Timothy Carpenter was sentenced to 116 years in prison after being found guilty in 2013 of planning a number of armed robberies across the American Midwest. Police used his cellphone records to link him to the crimes ...

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Happy GDPR day! US news sites blocked, FB sued as EU privacy rules come into force

Blocked from viewing US news outlets, overwhelmed by emails, Europeans shared memes and cheered. Facebook and Google, though, may have little to cheer about, now that they’re sued for “forced consent” over new privacy rules. The new set of strict regulations, also known as the General Data Protection Regulation (or briefly GDPR), was passed in April 2016 and came into ...

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Putin on cyberwarfare: Action causes reaction, you don’t like reaction – let’s talk rules

Nations that don’t like being the targets of cyberwarfare have the incentive to work on common rules of cyberspace the same way rules for nuclear weapons were negotiated, said the Russian president. Vladimir Putin made the comparison in response to a journalist’s question about the latest accusation in the US that Russia used its cyber capabilities to interfere with the ...

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US leaving Iran nuclear deal is ‘veiled protectionism’ & violation of WTO rules – Kremlin

The decision of US President Donald Trump to leave the nuclear deal with Iran defends American companies and exposes European firms, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “As you know, several European capitals, including Paris, have already publicly expressed their extreme concern over the undermining of the interests of French or European companies that operate in Iran, who may face ...

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