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DOJ to question Ecuadorian Embassy staff following Guardian Manafort story – WikiLeaks

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The US Department of Justice is to question six staff from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London following the Guardian’s controversial article alleging Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange, according to WikiLeaks. The DOJ issued formal requests on January 7 to “interrogate six former diplomats & staff at Ecuador’s London embassy following Guardian’s fabricated story of Assange-Manafort Read More

Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth could sputter, and a record-long government shutdown further muddies the waters. FILE PHOTO: A federal worker left unpaid or furloughed collects a free bag Read More

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Facebook is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, Read More

‘Someone will make money by stoking fears’ – Ron Paul on new US missile doctrine

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The new US missile defense strategy is a boondoggle for the military-industrial complex, which will drive the US into more debt and can bring misery upon multiple nations by fueling an arms race, ex-US Congressman Ron Paul said. Plans to weaponize space with a new layer of sensors unveiled by Trump as part of his Read More

'Someone got to make money by stoking fears' – Ron Paul on new US missile doctrine

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The new US missile defense strategy is a boondoggle for the military industrial complex, which will drive the US into more debt and can bring misery on multiple nations by fueling an arms race, former US congressman Ron Paul said. Plans to weaponize space with a new layer of sensors unveiled by Trump as part Read More

U.S. State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said in a report released by the investigative arm of Congress on Thursday it may recommend President Donald Trump revoke an Obama-era order directing federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programs. FILE PHOTO: The remains of a dead tree are pictured at the almost empty Read More

‘Political censorship’: Sputnik slams Facebook as it removes 350+ pages for ‘inauthentic behavior’

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Sputnik news agency says it was engaged in legitimate promotion of its content, before Facebook took down hundreds of accounts it said were secretly run by its staff, following a tip-off from the NATO-backed Atlantic Council. “The decision is clearly political in its nature and, as a matter of fact, is practically censorship — seven Read More

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; mid-Atlantic factory activity rebounds

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that should continue to underpin the economy. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to attend TechFair LA, a technology job fair, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Other Read More

Germany considers barring Huawei from 5G networks

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is debating whether to follow the United States and allies like Australia in restricting China’s Huawei Technologies from accessing its next-generation mobile networks on national-security grounds. FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past Huawei’s booth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Some Western countries have Read More

Weak Morgan Stanley results, trade worries to pull Wall St. lower at open

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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes were set to retreat from one-month highs on Thursday, hit by Morgan Stanley’s weak results and renewed concerns over the progress of Sino-U.S. trade talks. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Shares Read More