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Russia should be back in G7 as ‘we spend 25% of time’ taking about it anyway – Trump

The leaders of the G7 group spent a lot of their time during last week’s summit discussing Moscow, and so having Russia itself at the negotiation table would have been an extremely logical move, US President Donald Trump has said. “You know, we spend probably 25 percent of our time talking about Russia, and I said wouldn’t it be better ...

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Douglas Fears named Trump’s homeland security adviser, taking seat vacant since Bolton’s ascent

Rear Admiral Douglas Fears has been named the new homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to the US president, filling the seat left vacant since his predecessor resigned shortly after John Bolton’s appointment. “Doug Fears brings more than three decades of experience across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and disaster response to the NSC,” White House ...

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Google is taking a Home-branded putt-putt course on a US tour

If you’re in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Atlanta, you’ll soon be able to play mini golf (or putt-putt, as some people apparently like to call it) and learn about the Google Home product range in the meantime. Sounds like a corporation’s idea of a good time. “We wanted people across the country to feel the magic of what Google ...

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Vodka rage v Ivan the Terrible: Man mauls iconic Russian painting after taking a shot at museum

The renowned painting ‘Ivan the Terrible Killing His Son’ was attacked by a visitor of Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery and suffered “serious damage.” The vandal later told the police that a shot of vodka was to blame for his actions. The incident occurred late on Friday when the gallery was about to close down for visitors. A man rushed through the ...

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Is Twitter taking Snowden’s advice? ‘Encrypted message feature’ spotted in Android app

One wily Twitter user has discovered a potential new encrypted feature on the app which could prove a gamechanger for its roughly 330 million monthly active users. The as-yet-unlaunched ‘Secret conversation’ function, buried in Twitter’s Android app, could allow users to send encrypted messages similar to apps like Signal, Telegram or WhatsApp reports TechCrunch. The hidden feature was reportedly first ...

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Snap’s CFO is out and a veteran Amazon exec is taking his place

Snap Chief Financial Officer Drew Vollero is going to be leaving his post at the Snapchat parent company next week and will be replaced by Amazon VP of finance Tim Stone, according to financial documents filed with the SEC today. Vollero was the company’s first CFO and has presided over Snap finances since joining less than three years ago. Since ...

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Nobel peace prize for Trump?: Russian senator says US taking undue credit for Korean deal

A Russian senator has described calls to award Donald Trump the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Korean peace deal as an attempt by the US to take credit for the resolution of a conflict that it had been stoking for decades. “I see this as an attempt to make the United States an exceptional and only contributor ...

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‘The city won’t give us land, so we’re taking it’: Police & protesters clash in Cape Town (VIDEO)

Violence erupted at an informal settlement outside Cape Town, South Africa as authorities evicted locals illegally occupying land. Police opened fire as protesters looted stores and set nearby vegetation on fire. Protesters, who say they are fed up with overcrowding and a lack of housing in Vrygrond, have earmarked a piece of land they want to move to and erected ...

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Naples outraged over visit of US nuclear sub taking part in Syria strikes

A visit by a US Virginia-class submarine – the one that fired cruise missiles into Syria last Saturday – raised the ire in Naples, Italy whose mayor spewed vitriol over the sub’s presence in the nuclear-free “city of peace.” Read more The mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, has been particularly outraged after learning that the USS John Warner, an ...

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Amazon workers pee into bottles out of fear of being punished for taking bathroom breaks

Amazon may be owned by the world’s richest man, but some employees at the company pee into bottles to avoid missing their targets by going to the toilet, says an author who went undercover at the firm’s UK warehouse. According to James Bloodworth, who applied for a job at Amazon’s warehouses in Staffordshire to complete his book on low wages ...

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