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Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company, as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet’s Google for allegedly using their market power unfairly. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Read More

Cycle of panic & death: Humankind totally not ready for global pandemic, emergency preparedness group warns

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A sudden lethal pandemic could wipe out tens of millions of people, destroy the world’s economies, and leave humanity in chaos, according to a new report from an emergency preparedness body that isn’t alarmist in the slightest. Citing a reactionary “cycle of panic and neglect” in which health emergencies are dealt with as they arise, Read More

‘Crazy’ for Polish PM to suggest Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a ‘threat’ to European energy security

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It is “rubbish” for Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki to claim that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will deliver a supply of cheap gas from Russia to the EU, is a “threat” to European energy security, analyst John Laughland told RT. Morawiecki said at a press conference on Tuesday that the pipeline, currently under construction, Read More

Dozens killed after explosion hits president’s re-election rally in north Afghanistan

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At least 24 people have been killed and dozens more were wounded after an IED attached to a security vehicle exploded near a campaign rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, potentially signaling an attempt on his life. The bombing occurred on Tuesday afternoon in Afghanistan’s northern city of Charikar as President Ghani began addressing Read More

Dozens killed as explosion hits near Afghanistan’s President campaign rally in country’s north

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Published time: 17 Sep, 2019 08:33 Edited time: 17 Sep, 2019 09:00 Follow RT on At least 24 people were killed and dozens more wounded after an IED attached to a security vehicle exploded near a campaign rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, potentially marking an attempt on his life. The bombing occurred on Read More

Hong Kong metro train derails during rush hour, disrupting service on 2 lines (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A Hong Kong metro train derailed at Hung Hom station in the middle of rush hour, injuring at least one person and causing commuter chaos as service on two lines was disrupted in a rare accident for the rail system. ​The MTR commuter train suddenly swayed and lost a door before coming to a stop Read More

Instagram fact-check: Can a new flagging tool stop fake news?

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Facebook has launched a new feature allowing Instagram users to flag posts they think contain fake news to its fact-checking partners for verification. But questions remain as to whether it goes far enough to counter the amount of disinformation on the image-sharing platform. The move is part of a wider raft of measures the social Read More

‘German money kills Jews’: Far-right activist defaces EU office in Israel

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Anti-migrant activists have defaced office of the EU’s delegation in Israel, dousing its lobby in red paint and scribbling offensive remarks. The incident drew ire of European officials, as well as domestic condemnation. The attack on the EU’s mission occurred late on Sunday, when a group of activists vandalized its entrance. They’ve spray painted “EU Read More

Trump faces tough choices after blaming Iran for Saudi oil attack

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By Jordan Fabian, Nick Wadhams, David Wainer and Glen Carey on 9/15/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) – The Trump administration sought to offer new evidence to back its claim that Iran conducted the attack on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, saying the munitions used in the strikes were well beyond the capabilities of the Houthi rebels who Read More

Pakistani PM Khan hints at nuking India in ‘surrender-or-death’ scenario

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of “consequences” if nuclear-armed Pakistan ends up losing a conventional war to its nuclear-armed rival and neighbor India. Asked in an Al Jazeera interview to set the record straight on whether Pakistan would hit India with nuclear weapons in case of a large-scale conflict, Khan began with the disclaimer Read More