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World Bank ranks Ukraine as one of the poorest nations in Europe & beyond

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Ukraine is rated as one of the poorest countries in Europe and Central Asia when it comes to GDP per capita, according to the country’s key creditor, the World Bank. The agency placed the nation on the same level as Moldova, Armenia and Georgia, saying that it would take Ukraine more than 50 years to Read More

Singapore chases tech ‘Jedi Masters’ for Silicon Valley ambitions

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene. A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su He made the 8,000-mile trip, but said Read More

Assange indictments aim to ‘discourage media from reporting atrocities & war crimes’

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New charges against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange are revenge for the embarrassment he brought on the US government and a signal to media to stay clear of US war crimes and corruption, lawyer and activist Kevin Zeese told RT. A superseding indictment revealed by the US Justice Department on Thursday charges Assange with additional 17 counts Read More

Angola poised for South African energy expansion

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5/23/2019 Photo: (left) Angola President Joao Lourenco and (right) Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power. JOHANNESBURG — As Angola works in attracting foreign investors from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, its closest African neighbors are also entering the race to tap into vast investment opportunities in Africa’s second biggest oil Read More

Ankara rejects media reports of US two-week ultimatum on S-400 deal

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Ankara has rejected news reports that the US has set an official deadline for Turkey to pull out from the S-400 deal with Russia by the end of the first week of June, according to Turkish TV channel A Haber. “Nothing of that kind at the official level,” Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Read More

Musk’s SpaceX sues U.S. Air Force over rocket-building contracts: filings

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX accused the U.S. Air Force of breaking contracting rules when it awarded money to three rocket makers but passed on Musk’s rival bid, and said the tender should be reopened, according to a court filing unsealed on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: SpaceX headquarters is shown in Hawthorne, California, Read More

Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

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Shareholders seeking to halt Amazon’s sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces have been defeated in two votes that sought to pressure the company into a rethink. Civil rights campaigners had said it was “perhaps the most dangerous surveillance technology ever developed”. But investors rejected the proposals at the company’s annual general Read More

French domestic intel summons journalist who exposed Benalla affair

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A French reporter who exposed cronyism in President Emmanuel Macron’s administration has been summoned for questioning by domestic intelligence, the fifth journalist subjected to the chilling treatment within a month. Le Monde journalist Ariane Chemin has been directed to appear before the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) next week, according to the paper’s editorial Read More

Ireland launches privacy probe into Google for personal data hoarding & trading

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The Irish internet privacy watchdog is investigating whether Google’s collection and use of personal data on its Ad Exchange platform violates EU laws, potentially putting Google on the hook for millions of euros in fines. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened a probe into the search behemoth’s compliance with the sweeping data protection Read More