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‘Very consistent, stable genius’: Trump says he won’t change his mind on NATO spending

US President Donald Trump rejected the suggestion he might change his tune on NATO military spending once he boards the Air Force One, calling himself “very consistent” and “stable genius” once again. At the summit in Brussels, Trump bluntly demanded that all NATO countries devote at least 2 percent of their GDP to military spending immediately, and not by 2025. ...

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Twitter’s CFO clarifies that its second-quarter user metrics won’t be affected by fake account purge

After a Washington Post report last week that Twitter’s fake account purge might affect its second-quarter user numbers, Twitter’s chief financial officer said on Monday that the clean-up will not affect its metrics. In a tweet, Ned Segal explained that most of the suspended accounts were less than 30 days old or caught at sign up and therefore never counted. ...

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Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be

Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat, as its CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in its IPO announcement that “We learned that creativity can ...

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Chat app Line to launch crypto exchange in July but it won’t cover US or Japan

Messaging app firm Line has confirmed it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange called BitBox next month. The company said back in January that it planned to enter the crypto space with an exchange, but today it said that the BitBox service won’t be available for users in the U.S. and Japan — that’s presumably down to regulatory uncertainty. What it ...

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Murderer who ate his own eyeball is crazy, but that won’t stop his execution – court

A death row inmate in Texas, who gouged out both of his eyes in jail, eating one of them, has been told that his severe mental illness is not reason enough to commute his sentence. However, alleged racial bias by the jury may be. Andre Thomas, who was sentenced to death for the brutal murder of his estranged wife, their ...

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Netflix says shows produced by Obama won’t be political, but Americans not buying it

Netflix’s Chief Operating Officer Ted Sarandos has said the streaming service is not veering to the political left despite a $ 50 million deal with former US president Barack Obama — but people are not buying it. Speaking at an industry event in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Ted Sarandos said that Netflix’s multi-year deal with the former president and his ...

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No to ‘Star Wars Style’: Ultimatums & raising stakes won’t solve international crises, says Lavrov

Global issues such as the denuclearization of North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal or the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts, can’t be solved by ultimatums in the style of ‘Star Wars,’ says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “Over and over again we come to realize that ultimatums and pressure, exerted externally, including by coercion, are inevitably doomed to failure, the attempts ...

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‘Philippines won’t go to the dogs’: Duterte says China’s Xi ‘won’t allow’ him to be ousted

Chinese leader Xi Jinping once offered Rodrigo Duterte personal assurances his country “won’t go to the dogs,” the Philippines president said, noting that the former colony won’t become Washington’s “vassal” ever again. “’We will be there if you need us,’” Duterte said on Tuesday, recalling a conversation with the Chinese president. “The assurances of Xi Jinping were very encouraging. Eh, ...

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UK-Russian relations won’t improve with May in power – Russian upper house chair

Relations between Moscow and London have hit a historic low since the Skripal scandal, and the situation will hardly change while UK PM Theresa May and her cabinet remain in power, according to the Russian upper house speaker. The chairwoman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, slammed the UK government for spearheading a “Russophobic policy” and countering Russia with “dirty ...

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Anti-Russia sanctions won’t spook Chinese investors – Beijing

Washington’s latest economic penalties against Moscow will not have any impact on Chinese investments in Russia as Beijing plans to back bilateral cooperation in trade, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has said. “Over the years, the US has repeatedly unilaterally imposed sanctions against other states. The Chinese side is firmly against this,” a senior MOC official Liu Xuesong told ...

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