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Feign outrage, act surprised, accuse Russia: How Sweden reacts every time after mass car firebombing

More than 1,800 cars have been set on fire in Sweden since January and a record was reached this week as more than 100 were torched over several hours. After every incident, the same pantomime plays out, as if for the first time. In this spectacle every actor, from righteous government politicians to confused police officers to concerned academics has ...

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'Propaganda never takes time off': Putin 'hunts tigers' during his holidays, French TV claims

We’re all used to the media gasping for air when they see Putin fishing or doing the butterfly stroke in a Siberian lake, but the French must have thought: well, if he does that, he probably hunts tigers, too, right? The report on holiday activities of the heads of states which surprisingly (or not) started with the Russian leader was ...

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Microsoft decides to support Skype Classic ‘for some time’ after users revolt

Skype Classic is not being killed off… well, not just yet. In July, Microsoft announced Skype 8.0 was launching on the desktop, and that it would be shutting down version 7.0 (aka Skype Classic) as a result. The older version would no longer function after September 1, 2018, it had said. However, the company has now decided to hold off on Skype ...

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Is it time to remove Zuckerberg from (his) office?

A colleague, who shall remain nameless (because privacy is not dead), gave a thumbs down to a recent column in the NYT. The complaint was that the writer had attacked tech companies (mostly but not exclusively Facebook) without offering any solutions for these all-powerful techbro CEOs’ orchestral failures to grasp the messy complexities of humanity at a worldwide scale. Challenge ...

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Trump says he's ready to meet Iran’s Rouhani ‘any time’ & with ‘no preconditions’

US President Donald Trump has said that he is willing to meet with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani with no preconditions. “Anytime they want,” he told reporters, “if they want to meet, I’ll meet.” Trump made his comments while speaking to reporters after a White House meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti on Monday. “I would certainly meet with ...

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Are cryptos back from the dead? Bitcoin jumps above $8,000 for first time since May

The cryptocurrency market has lost momentum in the past number of months, but recent weeks have seen a massive surge in the value of bitcoin and other digital money. Bitcoin was above $ 8,200, surging over 6 percent as of 20:00 GMT Tuesday. Ethereum, ripple, bitcoin cash and the other 10 largest cryptocurrencies were trading at a multi-month. The whole ...

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Defense Ministry proposes ‘recruitment’ of private cars during war time

The Russian Defense Ministry wants to include private vehicles, especially those with increased off-road capabilities, into the list of vehicles that can be commandeered from their civilian owners during times of war. The Defense Ministry prepared amendments to the 2014 legislation allowing the military, during times of martial law, the right to confiscate any cargo truck or towed trailer from ...

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Now is the time for Walmart to strike at Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime has been an enormous influence on e-commerce, but this online juggernaut is beginning to show cracks. Now is the time for arch-rival Walmart to swoop in with a Prime-like offering that strikes at the weaknesses Amazon has introduced into its formidable loyalty program: price, a lack of focus, and competing subscription services. Here’s the problem. Amazon has invested ...

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Time magazine’s ‘creepy’ Putin-Trump cover is what media subversion really looks like

Staring out from the front cover of this week’s ‘Time’ magazine is a striking, unsettling picture of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump morphed into one. The hidden, yet unsubtle messaging behind the image is equally unsettling. Time describes the image as “meaning to represent this particular moment in US foreign policy, following the pair’s recent meeting in Helsinki, Finland.”  However, ...

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Planet-gobbling star observed by NASA for first time (VIDEO)

Scientists believe episodes of shimmering light 450 light years away from Earth are actually a destructive star “devouring” parts of an alien planet. Fluctuating light levels around a young star known as RW Aur A have puzzled astronomers for decades, with the celestial body appearing to dim before brightening again. But using NASA’s powerful Chandra X-ray telescope, a group of ...

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