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‘Jesus said give to men in need’: Refugee wants Austrians to share money & homes with migrants

A Syrian refugee living in Germany and writing columns for the local Huffington Post edition says all Austrians should take migrants into their homes, if they want integration to work. Aras Bacho, who says he is 19 and has lived in Germany for the past eight years, has penned an open letter in the Austrian daily newspaper OE24. According to ...

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Significant share of Russians blame Georgia, US & NATO for 2008 South Ossetia war

The largest share of Russians think the 2008 military conflict between their country and Georgia was initiated by the West and Georgia’s pro-Western leadership while Russian authorities did all they could to prevent bloodshed. In a poll conducted by the Russian independent think-tank Levada on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the war in South Ossetia, researchers asked members ...

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Facebook wants US banks to share customers’ financial data – report

Facebook has reportedly asked a number of US banks to share their customers’ personal financial information, as the social media giant strives to recapture major losses in user engagement following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. After the hashtag #DeleteFacebook slowed down user engagement in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco earlier this year, the social media giant is now looking ...

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Google Maps’ location sharing will now share your phone’s battery status, too

Early in 2017, Google added a feature to Google Maps that lets you opt to share your location in (near) real time with your close friends and family. Now they’re fleshing out that info with another important little detail: your phone’s remaining battery charge. It looks like this: Wondering why anyone might care about the status of your battery? If ...

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Google Maps’ location sharing will now share your phone’s battery status, too

Early in 2017, Google added a feature to Google Maps that lets you opt to share your location in (near) real time with your close friends and family. Now they’re fleshing out that info with another important little detail: your phone’s remaining battery charge. It looks like this: Wondering why anyone might care about the status of your battery? If ...

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Significant share of citizens feel capable of influencing Russian nation, poll shows

Ordinary Russians have started to trust in themselves and their ability to influence the life of their nation, according to recent research by a leading economics university. On Thursday Russia’s Higher School of Economics released the results of the research, entitled ‘Volunteer movement and social capital.’ According to the study, 37 percent of Russians currently think that they are able ...

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Amazon’s share of the US e-commerce market is now 49%, or 5% of all retail spend

Amazon has already been in the crosshairs of the White House when it comes to threats of antitrust investigations, and while some say this is simply Trumpian bluster that has a slim chance of going anywhere, some new numbers out from the researchers at eMarketer could prove to be a fan to the flames. Amazon is set to clear $ ...

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Facebook independent research commission, Social Science One, will share a petabyte of user interactions

Back in April, Facebook announced it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance using the company’s own extensive data collection. That commission just came out of stealth; it’s called Social Science One, and its first project will have researchers analyzing about a petabyte’s worth ...

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Russia ramps up yuan & gold share in its reserves

The Central Bank of Russia has boosted the share of Chinese currency and gold bullion in its reserves, diversifying from traditional holdings of foreign exchange assets like the US dollar. Read more The yuan’s share jumped to 2.8 percent in the last quarter of 2017 from one percent in the third quarter of last year, according to the Bank of ...

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‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx. “We don’t care about the fact that maybe we’ll have some returns from Germany if this will help, in order ...

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