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Top Facebook security executive says he's still with the company

Top Facebook security executive says he's still with the company Stamos-one of the more public-facing employees at the company-is parting ways over disagreements with how the company has handled its problem with misinformation. The New York Times first reported his departure from the company. Personnel on Stamos' security team-which previously numbered 120 but is now down to three-are being gradually transferred to the product and infrastructure divisions wi... [Full Article...]

After huge win, will Putin try to stay in power for life?

After huge win, will Putin try to stay in power for life? During his new presidential period, Vladimir Putin has promised to improve Russia's defenses against the western world, and to raise the living standards of the population. "We need to say thank you to Great Britain because they again misread the Russian mindset", he said. Navalny said his team planned to stage protests over "unprecedented violations" but released few details. [Full Article...]

Clinton explains comments about women voters

Clinton explains comments about women voters The explanation ignores the reality of what she actually said . Addressing women voters specifically, she noted again "that there is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around". [Full Article...]

Furore over Continental Free Trade Area

Furore over Continental Free Trade Area A statement signed by the spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tope Adeleye Elias-Fatile announcing the cancellation on Sunday read, "President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his trip to Kigali, Rwanda, to attend an Extraordinary Summit of the African Union on Tuesday, March 21, to sign the framework agreement for establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area". [Full Article...]

African presidents congratulate China's Xi Jinping, Russia's Putin

African presidents congratulate China's Xi Jinping, Russia's Putin African presidents including the heads of state of Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Nigeria congratulated the Chinese president upon his re-election, even as political analysts remarked that China's life presidency project would be welcomed in many African countries . [Full Article...]

Police Seize Car After Driver Shows Them Homer Simpson License

Police Seize Car After Driver Shows Them Homer Simpson License When the officer asked the driver for a driver's license , she was shown the license that had Homer Simpson written on it and had the famous " D'oh! " face of the character. People were quick to join in on the joke, with one person saying that it would be a "Marg-inal offence", in an amusing reference to Homer's blue-haired wife. [Full Article...]

Putin's landmark re-election by the numbers

Putin's landmark re-election by the numbers According to Russia's central election commission , Putin won 76.67% of the vote after 99.8 percent of ballots were counted. "I see in this (result) the confidence and hope of our people", a beaming Putin told supporters on a square next to the Kremlin Sunday night. [Full Article...]

FIU Bridge Collapse Brings Up Design, Safety Concerns

FIU Bridge Collapse Brings Up Design, Safety Concerns A company who touted the "structural monitoring" of the 950-ton pedestrian bridge in Florida deleted a tweet praising "a job well done", following the incident. In his lawsuit, Hepburn reportedly says that cracking "should have been taken more seriously" and that the defendants were aware of the dangers of conducting a stress test on the bridge without rerouting traffic or supporting the bridg... [Full Article...]

Yogi says UP bypolls not a verdict against govt policies

Yogi says UP bypolls not a verdict against govt policies UP minister Om Prakash Rajbhar, the president of the SBSP, who had in the past given critical remarks on the government also warned that the ruling BJP "will lose elections" if the government doesn't shape up. Shah also targeted the opposition parties for supporting the YSR Congress and the TDP, the two parties from Andhra Pradesh that are pushing for a no-confidence motion against the Narendra M... [Full Article...]

Republicans lose again in fight over Pennsylvania US House map

Republicans lose again in fight over Pennsylvania US House map The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea from top Republicans to block the map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in February, after that court found the GOP had unlawfully distorted state districts to boost its electoral prospects. [Full Article...]

Putin wins fourth term

Putin wins fourth term The Kremlin needs a high turnout to add greater legitimacy for a new mandate for Putin, who is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. Ella Pamfilova, Russia's top election official, told the news outlet RBC that there had been a "relatively small" number of reported violations during the vote. [Full Article...]

United Airlines Dog Death: Senator Planning Bill To Protect Pets On Flights

United Airlines Dog Death: Senator Planning Bill To Protect Pets On Flights Almost two-dozen barking mad protesters were joined by their canine companions Sunday at LaGuardia Airport, where they demanded justice for a 10-month-old French bulldog killed after being stuffed in an overhead bin by a United Airlines flight attendant. [Full Article...]

Pompeo to meet Tillerson, US senators on transition

Pompeo to meet Tillerson, US senators on transition Whitehouse said Tillerson's abrupt termination sends a poor message to people who might consider serving in the administration. Such was the case with now-deposed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , though it's noteworthy that Trump didn't actually fire Tillerson until after he made disparaging remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin, which only raises more questions about the suspiciou... [Full Article...]

Macron wishes Russian Federation success after Putin's re-election

Macron wishes Russian Federation success after Putin's re-election Given the lack of real competition in the presidential race, authorities struggled against voter apathy, in the process putting many of Russia's almost 111 million voters under intense pressure to cast ballots. The 65-year-old former KGB officer used an otherwise lacklustre presidential campaign to emphasise Russia's role as a major world power, boasting of its "invincible" new nuclear weapons in ... [Full Article...]

Trump bans Americans from buying Venezuelan cryptocurrency

Trump bans Americans from buying Venezuelan cryptocurrency According to the San Francisco Chronicle , Jimenez wanted to gain "knowledge and experience about the defence of democracy". This month, Maduro said the government had received commitments from investors to purchase $5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency during the pre-sale phase that culminates this week. [Full Article...]

Li Keqiang Appointed for Second Term as Chinese Premier

Li Keqiang Appointed for Second Term as Chinese Premier After China's rubber-stamp legislature reappointed Xi Jinping as China's president with no term limits, the communist country's massive propaganda efforts kicked into high gear. Critics say the move overturning a push to institutionalize China's ruling practices dating from 1982 will likely lead to increased political repression and possible infighting among party factions seeking to promote the... [Full Article...]

Kushner company reaped high returns with misleading paperwork

According to the AP report, a Kushner Cos . employee filed paperwork saying that three buildings the company purchased in Queens in 2015 had no rent-regulated tenants. Housing Rights Initiative said several amended documents were filed after the initial paperwork but often as long as one or two years later, by which time many tenants were gone. [Full Article...]

KCR - Mamata Banerjee Meeting is a mere stunt - Uttam Kumar Reddy

KCR - Mamata Banerjee Meeting is a mere stunt - Uttam Kumar Reddy Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met and set the tone for the third front ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. According to Rao, the coalition will be a collective and federal leadership. He has expressed his views. "We are not in a hurry", she said. KCR said it was only the "beginning of the whole thing" and that the rest would be decide... [Full Article...]

Mohammed Shami-Hasin Jahan saga: Pakistani model Alishba opens up about Shami

Mohammed Shami-Hasin Jahan saga: Pakistani model Alishba opens up about Shami I wanted to see who Mohammed Shami was. So, that is when I went to his page and messaged him. "I tried to solve the issue for 7-8 days, but she openly said she doesn't want to, so now I also don't have any option but to take this up legally", Shami said. [Full Article...]

Aarushi murder: SC notice to Talwar couple on plea against acquittal

Aarushi murder: SC notice to Talwar couple on plea against acquittal Initial suspicion fell on 45-year-old Hemraj , who had gone missing, but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house a day later. As the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over shoddy investigation into the case which was making national headlines, the then chief minister Mayawati handed over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). [Full Article...]


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