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‘Islam is the problem!’ French mayor says government plan to tackle poverty ignores root of crisis

A government blueprint for addressing poverty, unemployment and crime in France’s poorest, high-immigration suburbs ignores Islam’s role in the growing social crisis, a controversial mayor has said. Robert Menard, mayor of the southern town of Béziers and an ally of Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration and Euroskeptic National Front party, said on Friday that a government initiative aimed at alleviating France’s ...

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Macron says he's not an ' interventionist’… less than a month after bombing Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron says he has convinced Vladimir Putin he’s no “interventionist or neo-conservative,” and that the recent Western strike on Syria was a “legitimate” response to a “red line being crossed.” In a feature dedicated to his worldview, published Le Journal du Dimanche, Macron described a meeting between the two leaders in Versailles last year. “Vladimir Putin understood ...

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Trump committed to 'regime change' in Iran, his lawyer Giuliani says

Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says the president is committed to regime change in Iran and will most likely tear up the nuclear deal before he begins supporting protesters to oust the supreme leader from power. “We got a president who is tough, who does not listen to the people who are naysayers, and a president who is as committed ...

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'You can bullsh*t me to no end': Duterte says he's not a 'strongman'

Rodrigo Duterte, the loudmouthed president of the Philippines, says he can’t be called a “strongman,” after TIME magazine’s cover story labelling him just that, along with the leaders of Turkey, Hungary, the US and Russia. “They said I am one of the strongmen. I am not a strongman,” Duterte said on Friday as cited by local media. The Philippines’ leader ...

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Facebook is still falling short on privacy, says German minister

Germany’s justice minister has written to Facebook calling for the platform to implement an internal “control and sanction mechanism” to ensure third-party developers and other external providers are not able to misuse Facebook data — calling for it to both monitor third party compliance with its platform policies and apply “harsh penalties” for any violations. The letter, which has been published ...

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‘No need to lie:’ Czech President says country produced Novichok, same nerve agent used on Skripals

The Czech Republic has apparently produced and tested a chemical agent known as Novichok, the country’s president, Milos Zeman, told state media. His statement follows an inquiry conducted by the Czech security services. “One has to conclude that our country produced and tested Novichok, even though [it was produced] only in small quantities and then destroyed,” the Czech leader told ...

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Apple says it will return $100B to investors with a massive new program after a strong Q2

Apple ended up with a pretty decent report for its second quarter, beating analyst expectations on most of its metrics — but it is making a huge move in terms of returning capital to investors. The company said it is announcing a new $ 100 billion buyback program and increasing its dividend by 16%. That means that Apple investors are ...

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White House says Israel’s claims about Iran’s nukes are ‘consistent with what US has long known’

The “new and compelling” details about Iran’s nuclear program revealed by the Israeli prime minister are “consistent” with what the United States has long known, the White House said after Benjamin Netanyahu’s flashy presentation. On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of “lying” about its nuclear research program. Citing evidence from a trove of secret files that the Israeli ...

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Trump the peacemaker? South Korean president says Donald ‘can take the Nobel prize’

US President Donald Trump “can take the Nobel prize” as long as the Koreas receive peace in return, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday, just months after Trump threatened North Korea with total destruction. Last week, Moon and Kim attended a summit at Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, during which the two men walked across the border between ...

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Amazon exec Charlie Kindel says he’s leaving to take a serious break from ‘work’

Amazon is famous for its hard-charging work culture, and Charlie Kindel, an Amazon executive who helped shape the rise of Alexa, is ready to hit the pause button after a five-year stint with the company and three years with the team at work on the company’s smart home division. Writing on his personal blog earlier today, Kindel shared the memo ...

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