Month: January 2018

Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

Facebook Inc said it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum.

UN chief says don’t harm Iran nuclear deal over unrelated issues

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday any issues not directly related to the Iran nuclear deal “should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement.”

Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings, still at odds over reporter’s arrest

Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after arrest of German-Turkish journalist in 2017.

Famine threatens conflict-hit central Congo as aid dries up: UN

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo could soon starve to death with famine looming due to widespread conflict.

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama’s economy

President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the US economy.

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms.

Farage backs off second Brexit referendum talk as EU says UK still welcome

Leading British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage rowed back on Wednesday from remarks favoring a second referendum on Brexit.

Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the US economy.

Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria, two police killed: police official

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Belgium counters US with $23 million for UNRWA

Belgium counters US with $23 million for UNRWA

Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda

Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.

Hungary seeks to punish those who aid illegal migration

A new set of laws would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups assisting illegal migration which receive foreign funding.

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