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Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country’s major political parties have been hit by a hack on their computer networks. The activity was carried out by a “sophisticated state actor”, Mr Morrison said. It was discovered following an investigation into a hacking attempt on Australia’s parliament two weeks ago. There was “no evidence of Read More

Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of Read More

Why UK report on ‘digital gangster’ Facebook is a thinly veiled call for censorship

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A new UK 108-page report on “disinformation and fake news” online strongly reprimands Facebook for its ongoing misuse of personal data — but also casually promotes unprecedented levels of political censorship on social media. The report, which is the culmination of an 18-month investigation by a UK parliamentary committee, lambastes Facebook over its failure to Read More

Senators may investigate 'coup' to remove Trump

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By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter An investigation may take place into claims senior officials discussed whether Donald Trump could be removed from office. Former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, made the claim during an interview with CBS News. Mr McCabe, who was later sacked, described a conversation in which Rod Rosenstein, the Read More

'Jack of all trades' Netanyahu quits as foreign minister, retains 3 other posts

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tapped an ally to lead the foreign ministry after a petition to the High Court argued it was impossible for him to juggle posts of PM, Health, defense and foreign minister at once. With less than two months left before the Israeli general election, Netanyahu relinquished his duties as Read More

Spain, struggling to rebury dictator Franco, hands ultimatum to his family

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Spain’s government has clashed with the family of the late fascist dictator, Francisco Franco, over the removal of his remains from a controversial civil war memorial in a move that still seems to be divisive for the Spaniards. The Spanish Cabinet has given the green light for the exhumation of Franco, who is now buried Read More

Nigeria postpones presidential election at last minute

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Nigeria’s presidential election has been postponed just hours before polls were due to open. The country’s election commission said it was delaying the vote to 23 February due to unspecified “challenges”, amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to some areas. The delay is expected to spark anger in Africa’s most populous nation Read More

Arms should flow in to Kurds even after US is out of Syria – top general

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The arming of Syrian Kurds should continue despite the US pulling outs its troops, the American general overseeing the entire Middle East believes. Such a plan is sure to anger Turkey, which considers Kurdish militias terrorists. For several years the Kurdish militias, which are at the forefront of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have Read More

Trump announces national emergency to get wall funding

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Donald Trump has announced a national emergency at the US-Mexico border as he attempts to bypass Congress and get funding for his controversial wall. Speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, the US president confirmed: “I’m going to be signing a national emergency.” Mr Trump said the wall was needed because “we have Read More

India vows 'crushing response' to Kashmir bombing

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India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan of a “crushing response” to a suicide bombing that left at least 41 soldiers dead in Kashmir. Narendra Modi blamed its neighbour for the attack on a paramilitary convoy in an India-controlled part of the region on Thursday, with his finance minister adding that he will try to ensure Read More