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Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain

Another privacy-related fine for Facebook in Europe: The Spanish data protection regulator has issued a €1.2M (~$1.4M) fine against the social media behemoth for a series of violations regarding its data-harvesting activities.<p>Spain’s AEPD said an investigation into how Facebook collects, stores and …

Privacy

US airdrops Syrian forces near Raqqa in surprise attack on Isil

The US-led coalition has airdropped allied Syrian fighters near the Isil-controlled city of Raqqa in a surprise attempt to cut off the jihadists’ main route out.<p>The operation aims to secure the strategic Tabqa dam across the Euphrates river and isolate the capital of Islamic State of Iraq and the …

Middle East

North Korea releases propaganda video showing US aircraft carrier being blown up

North Korea has released its latest propaganda video showing a US aircraft carrier being blown up as it warned the US against carrying out military action.<p>The clip was released at the weekend when it conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong-un called a …

Trump Threatens To Take Us Back To The Climate Dark Ages

The fate of our planet has considerably worsened in the last 24 hours. Donald Trump has taken his first steps towards unwinding his predecessor Barack Obama’s hard-won climate change legacy.<p>In his inaugural budget on Thursday, the tycoon tweeter proposed slashing the Environmental Protection …

Climate Change Is Literally Sickening, Doctors Say

A consortium of 400,000 physicians issued a report on how higher temperatures, air pollution, and extreme weather are harming people’s health.<p>As temperatures rise, so will rates of illness and disease in the United States. So say the 400,000 physicians who make up the Medical Society Consortium on …

Climate Change

White House calls climate change funding 'a waste of your money' – video

The administration has unveiled President Donald Trump’s first budget, including a proposed 31% cut in funding to the Environmental Protection Agency. The cuts would remove funding for the Clean Power Plan and scrap all climate change research programs and partnerships. White House budget director …

Clean Technology

Republican senator claims the EPA is brainwashing children

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma claimed Thursday on CNN that the Environmental Protection Agency is “brainwashing” America’s children, defending …

Clean Technology

A Secret Service Laptop With Trump Tower Floor Plans And Clinton Email Details Has Been Stolen In NYC

Only a day after NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill lamented how Donald Trump’s proposed budget would “eradicate” federal funding at the NYPD (including all counterterrorism ops), a potentially major security incident is erupting. A laptop containing a wealth of Secret Service information — including …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Donald Trump wants his border wall built 30 feet high and nearly impenetrable

One of President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises—and one of his biggest applause lines—during the election was to talk about how he was …

Donald Trump

FBI director to testify at first congressional hearing into Trump's wiretap claims and Russia's role in the election

The clash over<p>President Trump’s explosive but still unproven claim that he was targeted for surveillance by theObamaadministration will be in the spotlight Monday whenFBIDirectorJames B. Comeytestifies before the House Intelligence Committee.<p>Comey has come under growing pressure from lawmakers to …

Trump blasts ‘Russia story’ as a ‘fake’ Democratic plot as FBI director prepares to testify

Just hours before FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before members of Congress regarding investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 …

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Middle East
Middle East

Boko Haram's contested leader Abubakar Shekau reappears: 'Our caliphate is running smoothly'

Man thought to be Shekau denies claims his fighters had been killed and hostages held by group freed.<p>Abubakar Shekau, the contested leader of …

Iraqi envoy: No evidence of Islamic State chemical attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq's U.N. ambassador said Friday there is no evidence that the Islamic State extremist group used chemical weapons in an attack in Mosul, the country's second-largest city.<p>Mohamed Alhakim told reporters ahead of a closed Security Council meeting on a reported chemical attack …

3 maps that show why it won't be easy defeating ISIS

We've touched on Syria before, but this is because the battle for the ISIS heartland is complicated by geography and conflicting interests of regional and international actors.<p>These three maps show the complexity of this battle and why it will be a marathon rather than a sprint.<p><b>ISIS Lost Territory</b> …

Middle East

Donna Brazile: Russian DNC Narrative Played Out Exactly As They Hoped

For weeks now, we’ve seen a steady stream — not just leaks — of information about possible contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians. This …

Donald Trump

Donna Brazile will 'forever regret' ... something | NOLA.com

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile wrote an op-ed last week that several news outlets interpreted as an admission that she …

Government

Howard Kurtz: I Was One of the Journalists Donna Brazile ‘Deceived’

On Fox News Channel’s <i>Media Buzz</i> today, <b>Howard Kurtz</b> reflected on a campaign story.<p>Specifically, he focused on the tale of former DNC chair <b>Donna …

Journalism

Most young Americans don't see Trump as a legitimate leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.<p>"You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from …

Democratic Party

'This is just self destruction': Trump approval at record low

Top Talkers: Donald Trump's approval numbers are at a historic low in the latest Gallup tracking poll. The Morning Joe panel discusses Trump's …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Manafort says he had 'no role' in DNC hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (all times local):<p>5 p.m.<p>Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is defending himself against suggestions he played a role in Russia's efforts to interfere with the U.S. …

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump is running out of foreign leaders to alienate

It’s a scene so familiar, it’s almost a cliché: a foreign leader visits the White House, and there’s an Oval Office photo op in front of the room’s …

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Is In The Toilet

President Donald Trump’s latest approval rating has sunk to a new low, according to the latest Gallup poll.<p>Only 37 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing, and 58 percent disapprove, the daily poll found Sunday. Those are the worst ratings since he took office eight weeks ago. His …

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Globalization