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War games: Liberals slam Trump for using ‘language of the enemy’

President Donald Trump’s pledge to end “war games” in South Korea came as a surprise to commentators, and was viewed by many as a weighty concession to Kim Jong-un. To Twitter liberals however, the issue was a semantic one. Trump spun the concession as a money-saving decision, as well as a goodwill gesture to Kim.   “We will be stopping ...

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Trump says he will know if Kim talks are a success ‘within 1st minute’ by using his ‘touch & feel’

Donald Trump says he is prepared to be wowed by Kim Jong-un at their “one-shot” talks on Tuesday, but added that he will sense straight away if the meeting is futile and “won’t waste Kim’s time.” “It’s a one-time shot and I think it’s going to work out very well,” Trump told reporters during a lengthy press briefing at the ...

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US using ‘ethnic cleansing’ to set up compliant state in Syria – Vanessa Beeley to RT

The US is trying to ethnically cleanse Syria in order to kill off Syrian nationalism and create an obedient state, journalist Vanessa Beeley told RT following a damning report on the US coalition’s military activities in Raqqa. Beeley, an independent journalist who has covered the war in Syria extensively, told RT that the US, UK and French coalition is using ...

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Bitcoin miners are using as much energy as Ireland – study

The process of mining new bitcoin is now so intensive that computers carrying out the process are using nearly as much electricity as the entire country of Ireland. A new study by economist Alex de Vries estimates that bitcoin mining consumes at least 2.55 gigawatts of electricity and, by the end of the year, that will have risen to 7.67 ...

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French authorities thwart possible attack using highly toxic ricin or explosives – interior minister

French authorities have thwarted a possible attack using either highly toxic ricin gas or explosives, the country’s Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has said. Just a few grains of ricin powder is enough to kill an adult human. Two men of Egyptian origin were arrested in connection with a foiled attack using powerful ricin poison or explosives, Collomb told French BFMTV ...

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Sanders slammed for using feminist card to pressure Senate on CIA nominee Haspel

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been slammed for claiming Democrats who support women’s empowerment should also support Gina Haspel’s nomination to the CIA, despite her record in torture. Sanders said “any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite” in a tweet on Saturday, sparking a swift ...

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Facebook wants to fix the ‘Happy Birthday’ spam problem by using Stories

Have you ever turned off Facebook’s notifications or even deleted the app entirely on your birthday, simply to avoid the non-stop barrage of alerts that someone had posted “Happy Birthday!” to your timeline? A fix may be in the works, as it turns out. An update to how Facebook will handle birthday notifications was given a brief mention during today’s ...

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Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers

A group of European and international publishers have accused Google of using an incoming update to the European Union’s data protection framework to try to push “draconian” new terms on them in exchange for continued access to its ad network — which many publishers rely on to monetize their content online. Google trailed the terms as incoming in late March, ...

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Escalate to de-escalate? NATO think-tank expert claims Russia is 'comfortable' using nuclear weapons

Russia is more willing to run the risk of nuclear war than the West and NATO must pour more money into developing new capabilities to deter Moscow’s nuclear aggression, according to Atlantic Council analysts. In a lengthy discussion on preparing for nuclear war with Russia, analysts from the neocon think tank lobbied for the US and NATO to spend more ...

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Stop using student loans to buy bitcoin, wealth manager warns millennials

American financial author and wealth manager David Bach has urged millennials to stop investing money borrowed for education expenses into cryptocurrencies, warning 90 percent of the currencies will be worth nothing in five years. “A lot of millennials are using student loans, believe it or not, to buy cryptocurrency,” Bach told the Street in an interview. “I’ll make a prediction; ...

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