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Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics

Facebook is looking to clean up and clarify the way advertisers measure their campaign performance. Over the past couple of years, the company has had to acknowledge multiplemistakes in its ad metrics. Last fall, researchers even pointed out that Facebook’s purported reach was greater than the US Census population in every state. So making these kinds of tweaks (and taking ...

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American meddling is bad too, except when it isn’t, says ex-ambassador to Russia

In a fierce Twitter skirmish, former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has tried to explain the evil of Russia’s “election meddling.” Turns out, it’s all about definitions. McFaul has been an active tweeter since his return from Moscow – an active Putin critic, mostly. He frequently engages with his 280,000-strong audience, defending his posts in both Russian and English. ...

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‘Chinese province of the Philippines?’ Duterte says Beijing’s military bases only threaten the US

The Philippines is not concerned about Chinese military bases in the South China Sea, which are aimed to counter US influence, Rodrigo Duterte said, emphasizing that Manila can solve any disputes with Beijing diplomatically. The disputed waters of the South China Sea have long been a bone of contention between the regional players – China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia ...

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Trump supports more background checks on guns, says White House

President Donald Trump “is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system” for gun purchases. He was criticized for a pro-guns stance following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead. Trump spoke with Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, on Friday about a bill he introduced with Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, that aims ...

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Saudi Arabia says European businesses are helping Iran finance terrorism

Riyadh has accused European firms doing business in Iran of enriching the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and therefore supporting its military activities in the Middle East. “We believe that a large percentage of the Iranian economy is controlled by the Revolutionary Guards and companies associated with the guards. And we believe that any dealings with those companies only ...

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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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Wall Street's most recognizable trader says ‘I have never owned a share of stock in my life'

One of the most-photographed brokers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Tuchman, has said he’s risking only his clients’ money and never invests for himself. “I have never owned a share of stock in my life. I do not eat my own cooking. Funny thing about money: If I started to worry about my own profit ...

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Iranian FM calls Netanyahu’s drone stunt ‘cartoonish circus,’ says Israel ‘not invincible’

Iran’s foreign minister ridiculed a security conference speech by Netanyahu, who used a part of a drone to make a point. He lashed out at Israel’s “aggression to neighbors” and mentioned the country’s “crumbling invincibility.” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke at the Munich Security Conference a few hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed what he said was ...

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Pope Francis says he’s on ‘waiting list’ for sainthood as Chilean sex abuse survivor testifies in NY

Pope Francis admitted Saturday that he can sometimes struggle with modern technology while joking that both he and his predecessor are on the “waiting list” for sainthood. “I don’t know how to use online networks and that kind of thing, not even mobile phones, I don’t have one,” the 81-year-old pontiff told his audience in Rome. “I don’t know how ...

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Facebook advertising VP says ‘Russian meddling’ didn’t aim to sway the election

Even though Facebook has caved in to pressure from US lawmakers to crack down on ‘Russian interference,’ promising more safeguards against it, its vice president for advertising says Russians never tried to sway the 2016 election. Thirteen Russian nationals and three entities have been indicted by a US federal grand jury for supposed meddling in the presidential election. The allegations ...

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