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Unfriended: Facebook under fire from media ‘baying for blood’

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Several negative stories about Facebook are filling the news vacuum after the Notre Dame fire, as the social media behemoth finds itself in the crosshairs of media and Democrats still seeking a scapegoat for the 2016 election. In the early hours of Tuesday, NBC News published a special report about “secret documents” supposedly revealing Facebook Read More

Netanyahu has snake-charmed Israel for a decade, but have voters had enough of ‘King Bibi’?

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If he wins Tuesday’s election, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. But as his tricks have grown hoarier and his persona more outsize than Trump himself, he risks becoming a self-caricature. Final polls on Friday showed that his right-wing coalition was favored to reach the magic number of the 61 seats Read More

Orban to Juncker: Unveiling statue of Marx gives you no right to lecture others on xenophobia

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Viktor Orban has hit back at claims made by Jean-Claude Juncker that he is racist, quipping that the European Commission head’s appearance at a ceremony celebrating Karl Marx gave him no right to lecture others about xenophobia. The Hungarian prime minister was responding to comments made by Juncker to Italian television on Sunday over the Read More

Widespread economic slowdown across Europe with Italy heading to ‘zero growth’ – economy minister

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Eurozone’s third-largest economy, Italy, can’t afford fiscal expansion at a time when its economic growth is heading to zero, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said. He ruled out any possible changes to the government’s budget. Italy’s central bank and the International Monetary Fund both estimated the country’s economy would expand by 0.6 percent this year. The Read More

Left opt for election scaremongering? Report claims ‘US dark money’ meddling in Europe

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A new alarming report claims American Christian conservative groups funneled millions to fund “shocking” meddling in European politics. Seems like a big scoop, or just a ploy to sway European Parliament elections? The report released by the UK-based political website openDemocracy this week spares no black paint to produce a picture of gross interference in Read More

Washington told Ukraine to end probe into George Soros-funded group during 2016 US election – report

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An NGO co-funded by George Soros was spared prosecution in 2016 after the US urged Ukraine to drop a corruption probe targeting the group, the Hill reported, pointing to potential shenanigans during the US presidential election. Bankrolled by the Obama administration and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros, the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC) was under investigation as Read More

The Fidesz party was NOT suspended, ‘we suspended ourselves’– Hungarian FM to RT

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Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto says the European People’s Party (EPP) did not suspend Fidesz from the European Parliament. They’ve suspended themselves, rather, until experts decide if the populist party is a good fit for the bloc. In a conversation with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, Szijjarto discussed this week’s bomb-shell revelation that the Hungarian party, headed by Read More

Orban’s party suspended from European parliament bloc over ongoing feud with Brussels

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Hungary’s ruling right-wing party Fidesz has been suspended from the center-right ‘European People’s Party’ bloc (EPP), as growing confrontation between Viktor Orban and EU leadership comes to a head in the European Parliament. After serious debate over Fidesz’ fate in the transnational EU bloc, the EPP has voted to suspend the party rather than kicking Read More

Eurosceptic parties set to double seats in EU Parliament after May elections – poll

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Anti-establishment parties across the EU are expected to receive a surge in popularity at the ballot box, as a poll released Saturday indicates voters tired of the Brussels status quo could lead to a doubling in Eurosceptic MEPs. Conducted by the German newspaper Bild between late February and early March, the poll surveyed over 9,500 Read More

Breakup of EU ‘can’t be ruled out’ if Brussels tries to enforce pro-immigration policies – Orban

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that a breakup of the European Union cannot be ruled out if one part of the bloc tries to impose pro-immigration policies on another. Quoted on the Hungarian government’s website, Orban said he could see a danger of fragmentation within the European Union. “If we are left alone Read More