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‘I’m back,’ says Arnold Schwarzenegger first thing after heart surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger channeled the Terminator in his first breath after waking up from heart surgery. “Schwarzenegger is awake and his first words were actually ‘I’m back,’ so he is in good spirits,” his spokesperson, Daniel Ketchell, said on Twitter. The former California governor underwent a heart valve replacement surgery on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The surgery ...

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‘They locked themselves in,’ says man who lost 5 relatives in Kemerovo blaze

Some victims of the Kemerovo mall fire might have locked themselves in a cinema hall, judging it was better to wait for help than brave smoke-filled corridors with children, says a man who lost five family members in the tragedy. In a video posted on the Russian social network site VK.com (VKontkate), Igor Vostrikov, who lost his three children, wife ...

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Facebook says it will cease cooperation with all third-party data collectors

Facebook has said it will no longer offer an advertising option that exploits personal data provided by third-party aggregators. The company, still bleeding from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, said it wants to improve privacy. Among the companies that will be affected by the new measure are: Acxiom, which provides data from the US, the UK, France, Germany and Australia, Epsilon, ...

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'Warfare trigonometry': Mattis says US refueling Saudi planes would prevent civilian casualties

US Defense Secretary James Mattis suggested that refueling Saudi bombers over Yemen could help minimize civilian casualties. The 3-year conflict has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths. Mattis was asked during a press event on Tuesday about what he said to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during their meeting last week, and how Riyadh could minimize civilian casualties. At that ...

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School bomb threat suspect says she was ‘testing police response’

A woman arrested for phoning in a bomb threat against seven public schools in Oklahoma claimed she was “testing the police response.” The suspect, identified as 48-year-old Stephanie Louise Montgomery, was arrested on a felony complaint of making terrorist threats after she was identified by Claremore Police Department as the sinister caller. The caller said there were numerous bombs in ...

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Tesla just months from total collapse, says hedge fund manager

The American electric-car company Tesla will be bankrupt within four months unless its CEO Elon Musk “pulls a rabbit out of his hat,” according to hedge fund manager John Thompson. Read more “Companies eventually have to make a profit, and I don’t ever see that happening here,” the head of Vilas Capital Management told Market Watch. “This is one of the ...

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‘Russia has lots of tentacles’: US says it needed no proof, only UK’s word to expel diplomats

Russia must confess to the Salisbury ‘chemical attack’ in order to mend relations with the US and NATO, said the US State Department, adding that the only evidence the US needs for Moscow’s culpability was the word of its UK ally. “If Russia wants to improve relations, it needs to first acknowledge its responsibility for this attack and cease its ...

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War without end: German defense minister says no timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Germany’s defense minister told troops stationed in Afghanistan that they will remain in the war-torn country indefinitely. The statement follows Berlin’s decision to ramp up troop numbers. Read more “It is not a question of a time frame that must be stubbornly stuck to,” Ursula von der Leyen told German troops during her visit to the Bundeswehr military base in ...

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West seeking to avoid collapse by antagonizing Russia, says veteran nationalist

Western nations need the current conflict with Russia to consolidate the region in the face of the migrant crisis and looming collapse of the European Union, the leader of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party has said. “The European Union is falling apart. How can they prevent this without an external threat? They need some fear factor,” Vladimir Zhirinovsky wrote in ...

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Jimmy Carter says Trump’s NSC adviser choice Bolton is ‘disaster for our country’

The 39th US President has slammed Donald Trump’s pick of Bush-era war hawk John Bolton to lead the National Security Council. The effects of the move, which has sparked a lot of criticism, could be disastrous, Jimmy Carter said. The 93-year-old former President has echoed the concerns of Democratic lawmakers that have been sounding the alarm over Trump’s decision to ...

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