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'Dark day for internet freedom': EU lawmakers approve controversial copyright reform

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections. Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern audiovisual content, much to the dismay of many social media users who have Read More

Trump's Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies

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Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Syrian Golan has been met with condemnation by the international community, with the UN and Washington’s Gulf and European allies slamming the move. The US president signed a declaration on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was Read More

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd agrees to return to UK

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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has agreed to be extradited back to the UK. Shepherd, 31, went on the run as he faced trial over the death of Charlotte Brown, 24, on a champagne-fuelled first date when his speedboat overturned in the River Thames in December 2015. Image: Charlotte Brown, 24, died on her first date Read More

US to start building 57 miles of 18ft-high fences along Mexican border

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Army engineers have received permission to start planning and building 57 miles of 5.5m (18ft) high fencing along the US border with Mexico. The Pentagon is diverting $1bn (£758m) of funding to support the project, which acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan says is designed to block “drug-smuggling corridors”. The fencing Read More

Mexican president demands apology from Spanish King, Pope Francis for 16th century conquests

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has formally requested an apology from both Spanish King Felipe VI and Pope Francis for the Spanish conquest some 500 years ago. The letter cited massacres that took place during the Spanish conquests of the indigenous peoples of Mexico throughout the 16th century. He also referenced the imposition of Read More

Mueller report post mortem: Clinton needed scapegoats to explain 2016 loss – Wikileaks editor to RT

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Wikileaks became the target of baseless conjecture as part of Hillary Clinton’s attempt to explain her “humiliating” loss in 2016, the organization’s editor-in-chief told RT, following the anti-climactic end of the Mueller probe. In an interview with Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi, Kristinn Hrafnsson stated it was clear that Russia and Wikileaks had been scapegoated Read More

‘Trio of misfortune’: Venezuela blames Pompeo, Bolton & Rubio as fresh blackout hits country

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Another crippling blackout that hit Venezuela this week was orchestrated from the outside, Vice President Delcy Rodrigues suggested, singling out the masterminds of the “attack.” Power went out in most of Caracas and nearly a dozen states in the afternoon on Monday, hitting local businesses and public places. The outage has also affected Venezuela’s main Read More

‘PR disaster’: NASA ditches historic all-female spacewalk after spacesuits won’t fit

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People on social networks are struggling to understand how NASA prepares for its missions after the space agency announced that its historic all-woman spacewalk will be canceled due to problems with spacesuit sizes. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were about to make history as the first all-female crew to walk outside the International Space Read More

Venezuela regime-change champion John Bolton says US won’t tolerate foreign meddling in the country

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Washington abhors the thought of foreign actors intervening in the Western hemisphere, and calls on the Venezuelan military to support the US-backed opposition leader in Caracas, John Bolton has thoughtfully tweeted. Come again? “The United States will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers meddling with the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the Read More