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Ethiopia plane crash: 17 people including children dead – state media

Published time: 30 Aug, 2018 12:43 Edited time: 30 Aug, 2018 12:53 A military aircraft crashed in Ethiopia on Thursday morning killing 17 people on board, including two children and two women, according to local news agency ENA. The ET-AIU aircraft crashed just 100 km (62 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa as it burned mid-air above the East Shewa ...

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Google denies Trump’s claim that it did not promote his State of the Union address

Google is pushing back against a claim by Donald Trump that the search engine stopped promoting State of the Union livestreams on its homepage after his presidency began. Trump’s claim came in the from of a tweeted video, which was still pinned to the top of his profile when this post was published at 9:30 PM PST, Aug. 29, 2018, ...

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Trump says Google never promoted his State of the Union address like it did Obama's

US President Donald Trump tweeted out a twenty-four second video showing how Google promoted Barack Obama’s speeches but not his, after multiple news outlets said his claims of Google bias were “without evidence.” UPDATE: Google says it has in fact promoted Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address on its front page. The short clip posted on Twitter on Wednesday ...

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Kansas residents drank contaminated water for six years while state sat on damning chemical tests

The state of Kansas failed to act on tests showing that groundwater in a Wichita suburb had been contaminated, allowing hundreds of residents to use tainted water wells for more than six years, before taking action. The state discovered chemicals in the groundwater on a property that formerly housed a dry-cleaning service in Haysville, outside of Wichita, in 2011. But ...

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Bavaria’s SPD, CSU engage in web domain war & trolling ahead of state election

An online war has broken out between two German parties ahead of a key state election, after the Socialists bought a website containing their conservative rivals’ main slogan, and set up fake Twitter and Facebook accounts. The premier of the traditionally conservative state of Bavaria, Markus Soeder, has been campaigning for re-election in October under the slogan “Söder macht’s” – ...

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Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today

So much for summer Fridays. Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Snapchat, would meet at Twitter headquarters on Friday to discuss election security. For two of them, that wasn’t the only meeting in the books. In what appears to be a separate event on Friday, Facebook and Microsoft also met with the Department ...

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Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today

So much for summer Fridays. Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Snapchat, would meet at Twitter headquarters on Friday to discuss election security. For two of them, that wasn’t the only meeting in the books. In what appears to be a separate event on Friday, Facebook and Microsoft also met with the Department ...

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State Dept warns South Africa of ‘wrong path’ amid land expropriation row

Expropriation of land without compensation “would not be a good thing” and would send South Africa “down the wrong path,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters amid a diplomatic row with Pretoria. Nauert’s comments on Thursday come after South African authorities summoned US charge d’affaires in Pretoria Jessye Lapenn to explain a tweet by President Donald Trump that criticized ...

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Washington is always assessing new targets in Russia for sanctions – US State Department

US is ready not only to maintain but to increase sanction pressure on Moscow, US Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell has told senators, claiming that restrictions had “a chilling effect” on Russia’s economy and arms trade. “We’re always assessing for new targets” for sanctions against Russia, Mitchell assured the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing. When asked if ...

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Putin ready to meet N. Korea's Kim soon – North's state media

The Kremlin has sent a message to North Korea, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with Kim Jong-un soon and discuss three-way projects with both Koreas. The telegram is quoted by the North’s state media. The Kremlin’s missive was sent to congratulate Kim on National Liberation Day, a holiday celebrated in both Koreas and marking the end ...

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