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Ethics commission says harassment charges against MP were part of election-related campaign

The Russian lower house ethics commission has refused to take disciplinary measures against MP Leonid Slutsky, noting that charges of harassment made against him by several women appeared to be part of a pre-planned campaign. “The commission has not found any dysfunction of behavioral norms in Mr Slutsky,” Head of the Commission Otari Arshba told reporters on Wednesday, after the ...

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Trump says he will meet Putin to discuss ‘arms race that is getting out of control’

Published time: 20 Mar, 2018 16:36 Edited time: 20 Mar, 2018 16:53 US President Donald Trump said he will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the not too distant future to discuss an arms race that Trump called “out of control.” He also congratulated Putin on his election victory. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT US News

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Selling data on millions ‘is the opposite of our business model,’ says Facebook’s Boz

Facebook’s former VP of ads has weighed in on the ongoing disaster involving his company’s apparent negligence in allowing data on as many as 50 million users to be used for nefarious purposes by Cambridge Analytica. In a post on (what else) Facebook, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth gave variations on the line we’ve come to expect from tech in these situations: ...

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Skripal case: EU demands ‘disclosure of Novichok program,’ Russia says it has 'nothing to disclose’

Moscow says it is “miffed” at the European Union’s “hasty, speculative, and evidence-free” judgment on the Sergei Skripal incident, and maintains that it has no stocks of Novichok, the nerve agent purportedly used to poison him. On Monday, the European Council, which represents the heads of governments of the EU states, issued a statement that it “takes extremely seriously the ...

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‘Go away’ Hillary, says Obama-era foreign policy adviser

Hillary Clinton must stop making excuses for why she lost the 2016 election and let others chart a course for the Democratic Party. That’s according to John Kerry’s former chief spin doctor. On Sunday, former State Department senior adviser of strategic communications, Marie Harf, told Fox News that Clinton should “take a very long vacation and leave the future of ...

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Teachers shouldn't be armed because 'most are women,' says Alabama lawmaker

A state lawmaker from Alabama knew exactly how to add fuel to an already controversial issue, saying that teachers shouldn’t be armed because… most of them are women. The Twittersphere had a few things to say about that. Republican State Rep. Harry Shiver (64th District) said Alabama lawmakers need to protect “our ladies” by not arming teachers because most of ...

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Red, white & booze: 37mn Americans are 'binge drinkers,' CDC study says

Americans are no strangers to boozing it up, according to a new study that found that one in six US adults are binge drinkers. Alcohol enthusiasts in the US are chugging a collective 17.5 billion “binge drinks” per year. The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, ...

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Cui bono? Russian envoy to UN asks about Salisbury case, says Moscow ready for open probe

Russia’s envoy to the UN has demanded proof of Russia’s involvement in the incident in Salisbury. He also asked members of UNSC to think who would benefit from these accusations. Vasily Nebenzya said the UK dragged this case to the UN rather than addressing a relevant international body in the Hague because it is scared of a professional probe. Most ...

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NBA legend Shaq O’Neal says banning guns not the answer to preventing mass shootings

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has spoken out against gun-control measures in the US. Shaq believes these would not eliminate gun violence, and would only increase the risk of possible mass shootings. Read more In an interview with WABC Radio, the former Miami Heat and LA Lakers player said restrictions on buying guns would not prevent possible repeats of ...

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