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‘In Russia, deepfake creates you!’ Even fake Putin won’t admit to meddling in US elections

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A real-time deepfake construct of Vladimir Putin was interviewed live on stage by the MIT Technology Review editor, who ducked into a booth to play the Russian leader. Perfect? Not quite, but rapidly crossing the uncanny valley. The computerized Putin was asked about (what else) the ‘Russian meddling’ in US politics – specifically, about the Read More

Explainer: U.S.-China trade talks – where they are and what’s at stake

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting in Washington on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to settle their ongoing trade war, but a lasting peace seems elusive. FILE PHOTO: A Benjamin Franklin U.S. $100 banknote and a Chinese 100 yuan banknote with late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong are seen in this Read More

‘Why does YouTube do dumb things?’: Checkmark overhaul leaves creators FURIOUS

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YouTube has stripped all of its channels of automatic verification. From now on the platform will decide who to verify with a checkmark – and who to ignore. The move has content creators livid. Unlike Twitter’s policy of assigning the coveted blue checkmark to users who prove their identity, YouTube has automatically verified any channel Read More

Shaman on trek to expel ‘demon’ Putin arrested

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent A Siberian shaman walking across Russia on a mission to expel Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin has been arrested by armed police. Aleksandr Gabyshev was six months and 3,000km (1,864 miles) into an epic journey he claimed was divinely inspired. He was arrested near Lake Baikal in Siberia at a Read More

Trudeau: My privilege stopped me seeing blackface as racist

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Canada’s prime minister has said “the layers of privilege” he has benefited from meant he did not see that dressing up in blackface was racist. Justin Trudeau has been speaking after a video showing him in blackface emerged, following the release of images of him wearing black make-up on two other occasions. He said his Read More

Pesticides or random coincidence? Mystery lingers over NEW CASES of babies born with hand and arm defects in Europe

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Authorities are at a loss to explain why several babies born in a west German province have similar hand deformities. One hospital, where three such cases were seen, described the baffling phenomenon as “striking.” With “no nationwide registry” to keep track of deformities, the St. Mary’s Hospital in Gelsenkirchen, near Dortmund, has admitted it is Read More

Russia & China veto UN Security Council resolution on Syria truce that would’ve protected terrorists from ‘COMPLETE ANNIHILATION’

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Russia and China have blocked a UN Security Council resolution on the truce in Syria’s Idlib province as it didn’t provide an exemption for military action against terrorist groups blacklisted by the UN itself. It was the 13th time that Moscow has used its veto power at the UNSC since the Syrian conflict broke out Read More

Red-handed in blackface: THIRD example of Justin Trudeau in ‘racist’ makeup surfaces after PM swears he only did it ‘twice’

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There’s just no end to revelations of embarrassing imagery for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, with the media digging up the third alleged instance of him wearing blackface dug in 24 hours. Worse yet, it appears to point at him lying. The latest video clip – which shows Prime Minister Trudeau in dark face and body Read More

ExxonMobil Beaumont complex to shut: sources

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Houston — ExxonMobil said it has finished the shutdown of the units at its Beaumont, Texas, chemical plant because of flooding, and its 369,024 b/d Beaumont refinery was heard to be preparing to shut Thursday morning, sources said. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “Word is the Read More

Give or take allies: US pulls $160mn pledged to Afghanistan, citing widespread corruption

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The US will withhold a total of $160 million destined for projects and initiatives in Afghanistan. Washington says the move and timing is totally due to them finding out the cash will be squandered by Kabul. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that $100 million earmarked for an energy project would be Read More