Washington DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data scandal

But DC's filing specifically mentioned the 340,000 District of Columbia residents exposed. The FTC is also probing whether Facebook's relationship with Cambridge Analytica - and its handling of users' data - violated a 2011 agreement brokered by th... More..

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Facebook temporarily blocks account of Israeli PM's son
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Facebook temporarily blocks account of Israeli PM's son

This is not the first time that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son has made such remarks. Yair then continued his anti-Muslim tirade, writing in a separate post: "Do you know where there are no terror atta...More..

Syria conflict: U.S. 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops'
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Syria conflict: U.S. 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his concerns about the Kurdish forces in northern Syria when he spoke with Trump by phone last Friday. Tehran militias have supported the regime of President Ba...More..

Jeremy Corbyn accused of calling Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn accused of calling Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’

Tory MPs called for him to be ordered to apologise, with West Midlands MP Eddie Hughes saying the incident reflected how Parliament "must set a better example". The Speaker then also was forced to deny callin...More..

Welsh ministers 'intensifying' no-deal Brexit preparations
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Welsh ministers 'intensifying' no-deal Brexit preparations

Mrs May was accused by Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable of "psychological warfare" in a bid to persuade MPs to support her Brexit deal when it returns to Parliament in January. Dutch Prime Minister Mar...More..

Trump Calls Michael Cohen a 'rat'
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Trump Calls Michael Cohen a 'rat'

Cohen, who at one time had publicly said that he would "take a bullet" for Trump, was sentenced this past week to three years in prison for assorted crimes, including violating campaign finance laws in deeds ...More..

United Nations appeals for reduced funds for Palestinians
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

United Nations appeals for reduced funds for Palestinians

Although "much more assistance is needed", McGoldrick said, the plan was "reflecting what we can realistically accomplish in this highly constrained context". " Jerusalem has always been under Palestine, so wh...More..

Syria conflict: USA 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops'
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Syria conflict: USA 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops'

Sean Robertson has told Sputnik that Turkey's prospective unilateral military operation in northeast Syria if launched would be unacceptable. The Britain-based watchdog group said the Kurdish-led Syrian D...More..

Trump plans full withdrawal of US troops from Syria
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Trump plans full withdrawal of US troops from Syria

Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a short statement on Wednesday morning, the Times reported. A United States withdrawal would upend assumptions about a longer-term USA military presence in the count...More..

Japan to spend more on defense, refit first aircraft carrier since WWII
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Japan to spend more on defense, refit first aircraft carrier since WWII

The guidelines approved at a Cabinet meeting call for refitting an existing helicopter carrier into a ship that can deploy 42 expensive F-35B stealth fighters capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings - p...More..

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe over alleged assault
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe over alleged assault

The South African government granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Gabriella Engels, 21, claimed Zimbabwe's former first lady attacked her with an electrical cable in August 2017, leaving her needing stit...More..

Yemeni Mother Granted US Visa To Meet Dying Son In California: Attorney
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Yemeni Mother Granted US Visa To Meet Dying Son In California: Attorney

Hassan told reporters he wants his wife to be able to kiss their son one last time. The boy was born with a degenerative brain disorder called hypomyelination. Administration lawyers told the Supreme Court ...More..

Malaysia files charges against Goldman over 1MDB scandal
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Malaysia files charges against Goldman over 1MDB scandal

USA prosecutors filed criminal charges against the former Goldman Sachs bankers, Leissner and Ng, last month . Low Taek Jho , a fugitive Malaysian financier accused of masterminding the fraud, was also hi...More..

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

President Donald Trump vowed to outlaw the devices soon after the tragedy, and some lawmakers on Capitol Hill urged him to back a permanent legislative fix. Owners of bump stocks - a firearm accessory that ...More..

Trump signs order for US Space Command overseeing US military space operations
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Trump signs order for US Space Command overseeing US military space operations

Some policymakers favor less expensive alternatives - such as a Space Corps that would be created within Air Force , just as the Marine Corps was created under the Navy's administrative aegis. Pentagon offici...More..

White House says it wants to avoid government shutdown
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

White House says it wants to avoid government shutdown

Meanwhile, Sanders expressed optimism that the White House could find legal ways to obtain extra funding. Instead, he has sought money from the federal budget. That threat came as he bickered with Mr Schume...More..

Donald Trump's charity to dissolve under agreement with NY attorney general
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Donald Trump's charity to dissolve under agreement with NY attorney general

The legal action will continue as Underwood seeks $2.8 million in restitution and she wants the court to ban the Trumps temporarily from serving on the boards of other NY charities. His then campaign manager, C...More..

Russian interference in the election was worse than we thought
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Russian interference in the election was worse than we thought

The report, seen by the Washington Post , found that Russians at the "Internet Research Agency" divided Americans into interest groups and targeted them across social media, posting on smaller sites like Tumb...More..

Two police officers die after being struck by train in Chicago
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Two police officers die after being struck by train in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune reported that Metro officials shut down all service on the Metra Electric District tracks Monday evening while authorities worked at the scene of the accident. In all, 43 USA police office...More..

Meghan Markle 'fed up' with Kate Middleton feud rumors
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Meghan Markle 'fed up' with Kate Middleton feud rumors

Mr Markle suggested Harry and Meghan may have been influenced by press reports about him, saying: "The amusing thing about my daughter and Prince Harry is that they believe everything they read in the paper"....More..

China's Xi: Reform, opening up not easy
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

China's Xi: Reform, opening up not easy

Emboldened by China's economic success, Mr Xi believes that China should now be more assertive in its foreign policy, ... "We will reinforce the development of the state economy while guiding the development ...More..

Brexit: MPs set off vote of no confidence in PM Might
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Brexit: MPs set off vote of no confidence in PM Might

May announced that she would reschedule the vote for the week of January 14 - less than 80 days before Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29. May is set to reveal her Cabinet's plans to prepare...More..

USA conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

USA conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

But those strikes, analysts say, can only contain al-Shabab and perhaps keep it from gaining significant new territory. "I think the single most significant reason why al-Shabab has been able to claw back int...More..

Second Canadian missing in China after questioning by authorities: Freeland
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Second Canadian missing in China after questioning by authorities: Freeland

But Canadian diplomatic experts have said they have no doubt the two cases are linked. The Supreme Court of British Columbia was told that Ms Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer, carried this out between 2...More..

4,400-year-old priest´s tomb uncovered in Egypt
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

4,400-year-old priest´s tomb uncovered in Egypt

The general director of the Saqqara archaeological site, Sabry Farag, said that the uncovered tomb houses a rectangular hall about 10 meters long from north to south, 3 meters wide from east to west, and abou...More..

United Nations force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truce
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

United Nations force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truce

Hariri stressed his government's "commitment to the full obligations of Resolution 1701 and to the ongoing coordination and cooperation between Lebanese authorities and United Nations forces" while blasting Isr...More..

59 detained ahead of ‘yellow vest’ Paris protests
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

59 detained ahead of ‘yellow vest’ Paris protests

On Friday, Macron called for calm during the demonstrations, and the government urged protesters to remain peaceful. Riot police clashed with demonstrators as the occasional tourist darted from their hotel or...More..

'The Five' on Comey Blasting Trump, House GOP Lawmakers: 'He's a Joke'
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

'The Five' on Comey Blasting Trump, House GOP Lawmakers: 'He's a Joke'

A transcript released after Comey's first interview showed a heavy focus on the Clinton email probe. "The rule of law matters and the truth matters", he said in a prepared statement before his non-public test...More..

Germany says Trump wrong on climate change costs
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Germany says Trump wrong on climate change costs

The 195-nation Paris pact promises hundreds of billions of dollars in aid to poor nations already coping with extreme weather made worse by climate change, and - more broadly - to orient financial flows towar...More..

Ryan Zinke: President Trump announces secretary of interior is to step down
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Ryan Zinke: President Trump announces secretary of interior is to step down

The report noted that because Bernhardt has already been confirmed by the Senate for his role as deputy Interior secretary, choosing him "would be the path of least resistance" for Trump. Bernhardt has acknow...More..