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US envoy to Israel trying to ‘bully’ and ‘gaslight’ media – Israeli journalist to RT

The US ambassador to Israel is trying to “bully” media into not reporting on Gaza atrocities, and to control the spin on events, an Israeli journalist told RT after the infamous comment on reporters keeping their “mouths shut.” Journalist David Sheen was responding to a speech made by the American Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman, in which he warned ...

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Japanese banks trying to hold on to savings of dead clients

In an attempt to keep billions in funds left by deceased customers, Japanese regional banks are using special trusts to enter into banking relationships with the heirs of the departed. The step comes as the country’s local lenders have been losing 60 percent of funds that are subject to inheritance, Bloomberg reports, citing estimates by Fidelity Investor Education Institute. Smaller ...

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‘They’re trying to kill him’: Pamela Anderson wants Kanye’s help to free Assange

Actress-turned-activist Pamela Anderson has become one of the most vocal allies for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and now she wants Kanye West’s help in setting him free. Cooped up in the confines of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the WikiLeaks founder has not set foot outside out of fear that he could be extradited to the US. Amidst all this, ...

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Washington’s Iran sanctions bite: Germany trying to ‘minimize’ damage, France wants exemptions

Germany is set to help its businesses minimize the impact of the US decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal, while France has sought exemptions for companies operating in Iran, according to the countries’ economy ministers “We are ready to talk to all the companies concerned about what we can do to minimize the negative consequences,” Economy Minister Peter Altmaier ...

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Facebook is trying to block Schrems II privacy referral to EU top court

Facebook’s lawyers are attempting to block a High Court decision in Ireland, where its international business is headquartered, to refer a long-running legal challenge to the bloc’s top court. The social media giant’s lawyers asked the court to stay the referral to the CJEU today, Reuters reports. Facebook is trying to appeal the referral by challenging Irish case law — and ...

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Moscow to West: Remember fate of Goliath when trying to cling to power

The West is becoming an Orwellian version of itself in its desperate attempts to cling to power, Russia’s foreign intelligence chief said. If this continues, the West may face a similar fate to that of Biblical figure Goliath. Sergey Naryskin, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), delivered the strongly-worded message at an international security conference in Moscow ...

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Driver flees after trying to hit soldiers jogging near military base in France

A motorist has attempted to hit soldiers, who were jogging near an army base in southern France, local media reported. The car then fled the scene and authorities launched a manhunt. Read more The incident took place in the town of Varces-Allieres-et-Risset on Thursday morning, according to local newspaper Dauphine Libere, which initially broke the story. A group of soldiers ...

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Brawler, drinker, womanizer, hero? Trying to piece together the truth of Yuri Gagarin

On the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s death, instead of trying to delve into the unknowable minutia of his final flight, an attempt to understand what really made the first man in space tick down here on Earth. Gagarin died at 34, before he had a chance to live through the Moon landing, Perestroika or the fall of the Soviet ...

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Volkswagen ordered to rehire employee suspected of trying to join ISIS

A German court has ruled that Volkswagen should reinstate an employee that was fired on suspicion of terrorism-related activities. The company failed to prove that he poses a genuine threat. “The mere suspicion that [a person] belongs to a radical ‘Jihad movement’ as well as a preventive confiscation of an international passport resulting from it do not provide a sufficient ...

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Fatalities reported as militants clash with civilians trying to flee E. Ghouta

Four civilians died as militants opened fire preventing them from fleeing Eastern Ghouta, the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria said. It added that “desperate civilians” killed three “bandits” in subsequent clashes. Militants are preventing civilians from fleeing besieged Eastern Ghouta and sabotage humanitarian operation there, Major General Vladimir Zolotukhin, a spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, ...

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