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MPs want to grill Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica's "data harvesting"

MPs want to grill Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica's But, it's raising a bigger question, as well, and it's one that caused Facebook to do something that I'll definitively call as "incredibly stupid" - which is that it threatened to sue the Guardian over its story , mainly because the Guardian story refers to this whole mess as a " data breach" for Facebook's data. [Full Article...]

Putin thanks voters for election triumph

Putin thanks voters for election triumph However, there have been several complaints made of ballot stuffing and other measures created to boost turnout figures. Putin, who is now set to extend his rule until at least 2024 and is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin, appeared to rule out remaining president for life. [Full Article...]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal with family - see pics

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal with family - see pics Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , plays with his son Hadrien as his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau , second left, daughter, daughter Ella-Grace, left, and son Xavier watch during their visit to the Taj Mahal , in Agra, India, Sunday, Feb. [Full Article...]

Russian President Putin Wins Re-election, Becomes Longest-Serving Ruler Since Stalin

Notably, Putin has been at the helm of Russia's politics (either as president or PM) for about 20 years now. Putin has never faced a serious threat to his rule since he came to power on the eve of the new millennium. The only candidate to openly criticize Putin in the campaign, TV star Ksenia Sobchak , got less than 2 percent. Russian election authorities have annulled voting results in five ... [Full Article...]

MS boy shoots, kills sister in video game dispute

MS boy shoots, kills sister in video game dispute The sheriff says the boy went and grabbed a.25 caliber when his sister wouldn't give him the controller. He said the boy shot the teenager, a student at Tupelo Middle School in MS, in the back of the head and that the bullet entered her brain. [Full Article...]

Balayya won't make Pawan Kalyan a hero

Balayya won't make Pawan Kalyan a hero Out of everything the allegations of Corruption on Nara Lokesh and his Panchayati Raj is so shocking. Speaking to ANI here on Friday, the noted Tollywood actor stated that the motion was passed by the Telugu Desam Party ( TDP ) and the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) "purely due to pressure from the public". [Full Article...]

Russian response in ex-spy poisoning row 'futile'

Russian response in ex-spy poisoning row 'futile' The spy, 66-year-old Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal , and his 33-year-old-daughter, Yulia, were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury on March 4. The British Council is the UK's worldwide organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The pledge comes as 23 British diplomats based in Russia begin packing their bags as they are expelled from the country in retalia... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential poll

Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential poll The Kremlin is hoping for a strong voter turnout to endorse Putin's iron grip on the nation. Given the lack of real competition, authorities are struggling against voter apathy - and have put many of Russia's almost 111 million voters under intense pressure to cast ballots. [Full Article...]

Plateau United crash out of CAF Champions League despite win

Plateau United crash out of CAF Champions League despite win Striker Kabiru Umar (right) of Plateau United. Plateau Utd, playing in Kano because their New Jos Stadium home was not approved by CAF, were only able to net once thanks to Tosin Omoyele who did so on 25 minutes. Nigeria will thus have four clubs in the next round of the Confederation Cup. With this, Plateau United drop to the Caf Confederation Cup and are joined by MFM, Akwa United and Enyimb... [Full Article...]

Fodder Scam: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted, Jagannath Mishra acquitted

Fodder Scam: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted, Jagannath Mishra acquitted The court pronounced its judgment in the presence of the RJD supremo but the quantum of punishment has not yet been announced. A special CBI court on January 24 sentenced Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra to five years in jail in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 376.2 million from the Chaibasa treasury. [Full Article...]

Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka govt gives separate religion status to Lingayat community

Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka govt gives separate religion status to Lingayat community The move is seen to woo voters from dominant Lingayat community, which constitutes 17 per cent of the state population. Earlier, Veerashaiva pontiff, Rambhpuri Guruji, cautioned the Congress government against recommending separate religion for Lingayats . [Full Article...]

Russian EU Ambassador shifting the blame in nerve agent saga

Russian EU Ambassador shifting the blame in nerve agent saga The British Council will also be shut. Putin's comments came after British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson accused Russian Federation of stockpiling the nerve agent used in the attack. Relations between London and Moscow have crashed to a post-Cold War low over the Salisbury attack, the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two. [Full Article...]

Tillerson's dismissal may hasten demise of Iran nuclear deal

Tillerson's dismissal may hasten demise of Iran nuclear deal A collapse of the Iran nuclear deal would be a "great loss", the United Nations atomic watchdog's chief warned Trump recently, giving a wide-ranging defense of the accord. The new sanctions proposed are EU-wide sanctions that would target Iran for conducting missile tests, something President Trump has complained about. [Full Article...]

Syrian regime seizes two towns from rebels in eastern Ghouta

Syrian regime seizes two towns from rebels in eastern Ghouta The UN chief said in a statement that he is "deeply concerned by the desperation shown by the people fleeing in a massive exodus from Eastern Ghouta and Afrin". Syrian opposition activists are reporting that dozens of people were killed and scores wounded when an airstrike hit a rebel-held town east of the capital Damascus. [Full Article...]

Republican Congressman Tells Trump, If You're Innocent, Act Like It

He added that he would urge Trump not to fire Mueller. South Carolina's senior senator even said the special prosecutor and former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is doing a "good job". A Republican congressman is urging President Donald Trump to reconsider his approach in his attempts to persuade the American public that the Russian Federation probe into his campaign's potential ties ... [Full Article...]

China's Premier Li re-elected by parliament to premiership

China's Premier Li re-elected by parliament to premiership The 13th National People's Congress also approved the appointment of Yang Xiaodu as the Director of National Supervisory Commission, the newly constituted anti-graft committee. The session also saw the election of Wang Qishan as the vice president of China, and Li Zhanshu as the chairman of NPC Standing Committee. Until a year ago, CCDI was headed by Wang Qishan, trusted aide of Xi. [Full Article...]

Worthington students participate in National School Walkout

Worthington students participate in National School Walkout A school shooting can happen anywhere; seeing fellow students around the country be killed by gun violence is heartbreaking. The duration was a tribute to 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb 14. [Full Article...]

Nitin Gadkari Withdraws defamation Case After Kejriwal's Written Apology

Nitin Gadkari Withdraws defamation Case After Kejriwal's Written Apology Jaitley had filed a defamation case after Kejriwal , who accused Jaitley of doing corruption during his tenure as the president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's apology to an SAD leader for accusing him of drugs trade pushed the party's Punjab unit into a crisis as the state leadership contemplated breaking away and forming a separate u... [Full Article...]

Japan, South Korea pledge to keep pressure on Pyongyang

Japan, South Korea pledge to keep pressure on Pyongyang It's unclear who the experts will be, but Yonhap reported that Kathleen Stevens, former United States ambassador to South Korea, is slated to attend. -North Korea summit , though a truce village on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone between the Koreas is seen as more likely. [Full Article...]

First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed

First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed Mattis declined to comment on when he learned of Tillerson's dismissal and did not offer any personal thoughts about it, other than to say it was not discussed in his past two days of conversations with Bahrain's leaders and NATO's envoy to Afghanistan and multiple town hall-style gatherings with USA troops. [Full Article...]


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