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Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal, say experts

Many firms have the required consent already; others don’t have consent to send a request<p>The vast majority of emails flooding inboxes across Europe from companies asking for consent to keep recipients on their mailing list are unnecessary and some may be illegal, privacy experts have said, as new …

Privacy

history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1799 - Palestine Remix

Our timeline spans more than two centuries to explain the dramatic chain of events that led to the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Further explore pivotal years in depth through our films.<p>SELECT A SPECIFIC ERA:<p>1799 – 1946<p>The British Mandate for Palestine, from 1917 to 1948, laid the …

Israel

Iran's military power: What you need to know

Iran may suffer from military disadvantages, but that doesn't stop it from being a major military player in the Middle East. DW breaks down Iran's …

Middle East

The $20 billion 'umbilical cord': China unveils the world's longest sea-crossing bridge

<b>(CNN) —</b> As we drive down the eerily deserted Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the murky waters of the Pearl River Delta stretch as far as the eye can see. There is no land in sight.<p>Spanning 34 miles (55 kilometers), this is the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built. Gao Xinglin, assistant director …

Hong Kong

Hold the Nobel Prize: Kim is setting a trap for Trump

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo completed his second trip in as many months to North Korea, returning with the remaining three American hostages and …

North Korea

Google's top AI scientists: We're entering phase two

Some of Google’s top scientists today discussed the future of artificial intelligence and the message was one of tempered expectations – something we hadn’t seen much of at the Google I/O event.<p>The field of artificial intelligence exists in two states which, upon first glance, appear diametrically …

Artificial Intelligence

Iraq elections: All you need to know

Iraq's parliamentary elections set for May 12 will indirectly decide on a new prime minister and president.<p>Iraqis will head to the polls on May 12 to elect a new national parliament, which will serve as the basis for the formation of a new government.<p>The polls will mark Iraq's fourth parliamentary …

Middle East

The Syrian airbase at the heart of a potential Israel-Iran war

Photos from T-4 base indicate full-scale conflict between two of region’s most formidable enemies could be edging closer<p>Isolated in the barren sands of central Syria and measuring five miles across in some areas is the country’s largest airbase. A fortress surrounded by hundreds of miles of desert, …

Middle East

How Syrian refugee chef's London kitchen is helping Aleppo hospital

Imad Alarnab was one of the most famous chefs in Damascus before he fled from war<p>There are scents that make you happy, scents that excite you and scents that instantly take you back to childhood. For Imad Alarnab, the smell of cumin and mint will always remind him of cooking in the grand courtyard …

Middle East

Israel and the loss of collective hope, part 1

For seven decades the UN has failed to fulfill its original mission. Israel is the epitome of this grand failure.<p>The United Nations sits on First Avenue, just off of 41st Street, overlooking the East River in New York City. It opened to great applause and expectation. A wishful answer to the …

Israel

Anteater in prize-winning wildlife photo is stuffed, say judges

Natural History Museum takes down picture, but Marcio Cabral is adamant he did not fake it<p>The dramatic photograph of an anteater approaching a glowing termite mound in the dead of night was originally considered a worthy winner of a Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The prize has now been …

Wildlife

‘Raw hatred’: why the 'incel' movement targets and terrorises women

When a van was driven on to a Toronto pavement on Tuesday, killing 10 people and injuring 15, police chief Mark Saunders said that, while the incident appeared to be a deliberate act, there was no evidence of terrorism. The public safety minister Ralph Goodale backed this up, deeming the event “not …

Feminism

Lies and Deception

At 4am on April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom executed a strike on Syria. The Syrian Free Press reported:<i>US Navy warships in</i> …

War

Macron Had a Big Plan for Europe. It’s Now Falling Apart.

BRUSSELS — Last September, the enthusiastic new French president, Emmanuel Macron, laid out big plans for the European Union, intended to give fresh spark and purpose to a bloc preoccupied with migration, populism and Britain’s exit, and to breathe new life into Franco-German leadership.<p>Then, as so …

Europe

PHOTOS: 2 Syrian Chemical Weapons Sites Before And After Missile Strikes

Early Saturday morning, the U.S., France and the U.K. launched more than 100 missiles targeting three chemical weapons sites in Syria. In a press briefing at the Pentagon Saturday, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. confirmed the three distinct targets — a research facility, a weapons depot …

Middle East

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas<p><b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and …

European Travel

The Pentagon is getting serious about AI weapons

‘We must see to it that we cannot be surprised,’ says the Pentagon’s top scientist<p>Aerospace engineer Mike Griffin says he is taking the threat of drone swarms — including those that could be driven by artificial intelligence — seriously. So is his employer, the US Department of Defense, as are top …

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

Are we witnessing a 'new scramble for Africa'?

Superpowers are once again competing for influence in Africa. It's time for the continent to reclaim its sovereignty.<p>The world's most powerful nations are once again competing for the control of the abundant natural resources of the African continent. Some analysts describe this phenomenon as a …

‘The biggest game changer in 100 years’: Chinese money gushes into Sri Lanka

Beijing is spreading its influence across the region with huge investments – much to the worry of India and the west<p>Little disturbs the serenity of Guan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion, as her statue sits in contemplation at the centre of Mattala Rajapaksa international airport.<p>The last flight …

China

The crisis in modern masculinity

Luridly retro ideas of what it means to be a man have caused a dangerous rush of testosterone around the world – from Modi’s Hindu supremacism to Trump’s nuclear brinkmanship<p>On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was …

Boris Johnson

Arms, oil and fake news: 6 ways Russia is changing the world

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> In the last four years, Russia has annexed Crimea from Ukraine, meddled in a US election and helped turn the tide of the Syrian war in Bashar al-Assad's favor.<p>Now it's in a major diplomatic row with the UK, which blames Moscow for the poisoning of a former spy, his daughter, and a …

Russia

Hypersonic weapons can make virtually all missile defenses useless — and destabilize the world order

The Cold War gave the world intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could carry nuclear weapons, and cruise missiles that could be launched from ships and aircraft.<p>Now, like a lot of Cold War era military equipment, these weapons are getting a 21st century tune up. But it is not the …

Military

The Rise of Dictatorship Incorporated

It really is an axis of evil.<p>This week, The Times reported that United Nations investigators have compiled a more-than-200-page dossier containing extensive evidence of North Korea’s supply of potential chemical weapons components and ballistic missile parts to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. …

Middle East

Russia and Iran Deepen Ties to Challenge Trump and the United States

Last month, the United States’ former Secretary of State John Kerry met privately with Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, a global gathering of foreign-policy glitterati. The diplomatic odd couple once met openly and often—more with each other …

Focusing on schoolgirl abductions distorts the view of life in Nigeria

It is simplistic to imply that all victims are female or that women are not active agents in domestic and community life<p>Once again, abducted Nigerian schoolgirls are making international headlines. Last Monday, 110 girls were taken from the Government Girls Science and Technical School in the town …

Africa

EU publishes plan to keep Northern Ireland in customs union

Commission’s draft withdrawal agreement expected to throw Brexit negotiations into crisis<p>The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has conceded that border checks within the UK may be necessary in the future as Brussels published a draft withdrawal agreement under which the Northern Ireland would …

United Kingdom

Syria is a moral defeat for Europeans

Syria is a European crisis as well as a Middle Eastern one, and the world’s worst human rights disaster in decades. Historians may one day tell us to what degree the west wasted a chance to force Bashar al-Assad to the negotiating table, had sufficient and timely pressure had been brought to bear …

Middle East