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Facebook Announces It Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign


The company said it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in " coordinated " political behavior and appeared to be fake . Ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections, Russian operatives created fake Facebook accounts that pushed both right- and left-wing narratives in an attempt to sow political division. Read More »

States suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns


A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday to stop the release of blueprints for making untraceable and undetectable 3-D-printed plastic guns. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson called the ruling "a complete, total victory". "I intend to litigate", he told the magazine. "We have the right to share it". Read More »

Trump Calls Koch Brothers 'total Joke,' 'overrated'


In addition to hitting the brothers on border security and trade, the president wrote he did not seek their support during the 2016 presidential campaign "because I don't need their money or bad ideas". "We've got a message for lawmakers across the country". "But we're raising the bar". On Monday, the conservative Koch network refused to back a Republican candidate in North Dakota . Read More »

UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook


The committee said electoral law must be "updated to reflect changes in campaigning techniques". Mr Banks's connections to Russia came under intense scrutiny as the inquiry investigated how Russian operatives used social media to spread scare stories about immigration in the build-up to the European Union referendum. Read More »

Will the Iranians talk to Donald Trump? | Iran


The head of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) has said that Iranian officials would never meet with Donald Trump , "or any other United States president". "Any little thing that can help the people in this bad situation, I really want it to happen for us", said Fathi, a young woman working for an insurance broker. Read More »

US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs


After racing toward his goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the continental United States, Kim said in April that he had shifted his country's focus to the economy. A U.S. official having knowledge of the latest intelligence assessment on Pyongyang told Fox News , "It's business is as usual". Satellite images and previous reports about a secret uranium enrichment facility suggest that the North Koreans are upgrading their arsenal from a research facility ... Read More »

Aeromexico airplane crashes in Durango, Mexico


The governor of Mexico's Durango state says are no deaths from the crash. The plane was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members, said Mexico's transport minister. A spokesperson for Durango, Mexico's Civil Protection said an Aeromexico regional jet that crashed just after takeoff caught fire after the crash. The airport operator said preliminary information indicates the adverse weather conditions led to the crash. Read More »

Outrage after man punches woman he harassed in public


Laguerre said that, since the disturbing confrontation, she has been "on edge" walking outside. She turns hear head and replies. But the man picked up an ashtray from a table and threw it at Laguerre, who yelled at him. I refused to be demeaned, it was humiliating. "I was so annoyed I didn't want to hide, to look down". So she said , "shut up". "I did not have many options, I was not going to run, I was not going to apologise, I was not going to look down". Read More »

Mamata Banerjee warns of ‘bloodbath, civil war’, Maya says NRC draft ‘anarth’


Many people had expected that a correct NRC draft will be published , but that has not been done, he said adding the BJP government in the state has not given any actual figure of foreigners in Assam till today. "We are going to fight it out". He claimed that Union Minister Rajnath Singh is now trying to shift the blame of the "weak implementation" to the Supreme Court. Read More »

Trump praises Italy's Conte on immigration


Left unsaid was the larger number of close allies President Trump has angered and alienated, including the president of Mexico , the prime minister of Canada, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French president Emmanuel Macron , and German Chancellor Angela Merkel . Read More »

Trump Asked John Kelly to Stay Through 2020


A retired Marine Corps general, Kelly, 68, has been credited with bringing some measure of order and stability to a White House that has often been chaotic. For months, Kelly had told those close to him that his goal was simply to make it to the year mark in his post, a milestone he passed over the weekend. Read More »

Paul Manafort Earned $60 Million as a Consultant in Ukraine, Says Mueller

Earlier in the day, prosecutors and defence attorneys selected a 12-member jury to weigh Manafort's fate. Jury selection is scheduled to start Tuesday. National security lawyer Bradley Moss discusses the latest developments. But he was ensnared in the Russian Federation investigation previous year after Mueller began examining ties between Trump campaign staff and Russian Federation. Read More »

Shark returned to aquarium after it was stolen in baby stroller


The cops eventually managed to track down the alleged culprits at a house that had a large sized aquarium of its own inside. Police say they found the shark at the home of the main suspect in the heist. "The 16-inch-long horn shark was stolen from our tide pool exhibit while the attendant was assisting other guests", wrote the aquarium in a Facebook post shared nine hours ago. Read More »

North Korea developing new missiles

Satellite images and previous reports about a secret uranium enrichment facility suggest that the North Koreans are upgrading their arsenal from a research facility located just outside of Pyongyang. An unnamed spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry in a statement accused the USA of unilaterally pressuring North Korea to denuclearize and "betraying the spirit" of the summit last month. Read More »

Mother, sons dead in motel fire


Curtis' husband and a 1-year-old child survived. A mother and her five children are dead after a motel fire in Berrien County. Another motel guest, Robert Payne, says he liked the children and sometimes gave them money for candy. Everyone else in the 27 occupied rooms got out, they have their lives but so much of what they used to live is now ash and charred debris. "It's tragic. Read More »

States sue to block sale of 3D-printed weapon designs online


The controversy centers on Defense Distributed, a firm that began publishing gun designs in 2013, but was told to stop soon thereafter by the US State Department . It also agreed to not upload any new 3-D gun files online. Wolf says untraceable guns in the hands of unknown users "is too daunting to stand by and not take action". Read More »

Family Confirms Two Children and Great-Grandmother Dead From Carr Fire


It has already burned 48,312 acres (19,551 hectares) and is less than 5 percent contained today. At least one person was killed in a fast-growing wildfire that sent residents fleeing from the northern Californian city of Redding, where homes and businesses burned and power was cut on Friday, fire officials said. Read More »

Heavy rain, canceled flights as typhoon approaches Japan


In addition, Japan Airlines warned of possible delays and cancellations of worldwide flights from Tokyo airports Haneda and Narita and Chubu airport island in ISE Bay near Tokoname city. Most of the cancellations were domestic, though some global travelers were stranded. Ferry services connecting Tokyo with nearby islands were also canceled due to high waves. Read More »

Viral Video Of Paris Woman Assautled In Broad Day Light Sparks Probe


A French student has spoken out after she was harassed by a man in a Paris street and then hit in the face when she told him to stop. Instead of ignoring him, she told him "Ta guele!", or shut up. While people sitting in the cafe remonstrated with the man, she went home but quickly made a decision to go back to the cafe to take witness statements and complain to the police. Read More »

Prosecutors Believe Manafort Made $60 Million Consulting In Ukraine


It was argued that Mueller was out of bounds in prosecuting Manafort as part of the Russia Investigation. Prosecutors said in court filings that the evidence, which includes "memoranda, emails, and photos" shows Mr. District Court in Washington , U.S., June 15, 2018. Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, has indicated that Mr Trump could pardon Mr Manafort should he be found guilty. Read More »

Iran's currency plunges to a record low as USA sanctions near


Iran's currency has plunged to another record low, dropping past 100,000 rials to the U.S. dollar, as Iranians brace for August 7 when the United States is due to reimpose the first batch of sanctions on their economy. Meanwhile foreign exchange restrictions have been eased to combat black market trading. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on Saturday that 18 people had been arrested over alleged profiteering from foreign exchange dealings and the illegal importing of ... Read More »

Trump Offers Iran Olive Branch Days After Threatening Tweet

No U.S. president has met with an Iranian leader since the Washington cut diplomatic relations with Tehran a year after the 1979 revolution that toppled the shah, a U.S. "There is nothing wrong with meeting", the president said. Trump has said the summit - the first ever between the leaders of the US and North Korea - has fostered his goal of denuclearizing North Korea, though its unclear if Kim shares that commitment. Read More »

Rand Paul announces he'll support Brett Kavanaugh


Few had expected Paul would oppose President Donald Trump's choice in the end. "After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have made a decision to support his nomination", Sen. While Paul says nominees should be judged on their character, views, and opinions, he notes nobody will "ever completely agree with a nominee". All three are up for re-election in states Trump won easily in 2016. Read More »

Trump is said to have wanted Ivanka to marry Tom Brady


The report, which cites five sources who heard the president, said that Trump has repeatedly told the joke. The president's first wife, Ivana Trump, claimed in her book " Raising Trump " that Trump wanted his daughter to date Brady. Politics seems more likely than jealousy at a time other players skipped because of opposition to Trump's policies. Bündchen replied to a fan in an Instagram post that the couple wasn't backing Trump in the election - even though Trump said that Brady ... Read More »

Motorist Sacked For Deliberately Driving Into Puddles To Splash Pedestrians


The video quickly went viral, garnering more than 800,000 views and sparking a fierce reaction online. The driver then straightens his course, driving in the center of the lane, until spotting another umbrella-toting pedestrian, at which point the driver veers right againt to soak the walker, who barely manages to protect himself from the sheet of water heading his way. Read More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hopes for five more years on the Supreme Court


This is not the first time Ginsburg has said she has no plans to step down anytime soon. He stepped down at 82. "I'm now 85", Ginsburg said Sunday, according to CNN . The work by German emigre artist Josef Albers was gone about eight years but has since returned, Ginsburg has said. Instead, Neil Gorusch, a Trump-nominee, was confirmed to the bench past year. Read More »

Kurdish authorities reveal results of meetings with Syrian government


The pro-government al-Watan newspaper said last month that the Syrian Kurds in northern Syria wanted to negotiate with Damascus without preconditions. Relations between the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad and the Kurdish-led administration in the northeast, the two sides that hold the most territory in Syria, have been pivotal in the course of the seven-year civil war. Read More »

Trump says he's willing to meet Iran's president 'anytime'

Monday, Trump also said he would not require any preconditions for a meeting. Trump responded with an all-caps tirade on Twitter: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE". Read More »