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Cambridge Analytica ran voter suppression campaigns: Whistleblower

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:26

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie has said that the company engaged in efforts to discourage or suppress voting from targeted sections of the American population, a media report said on Thursday.

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5.3-magnitude quake hits Japan

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:28

Tokyo, May 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Japan on Thursday, the weather agency said. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. No tsunami warning was issued.

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Malaysian police raid former PM Najib's residence

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:46

Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Malaysian police raided the house of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, following a corruption probe ordered by newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, state media said on Thursday.

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US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 07:50

Washington, May 17, The US Treasury announced on Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on Hezbollah leadership as well as other individuals and one group, a move it claimed to "disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group."

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President Trump discloses payment to lawyer in financial report

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 06:40

Washington, May 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen over $100,000 for expenses that Cohen incurred during the 2016 presidential election, according to a financial disclosure form released on Wednesday.

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UN envoy calls for de-escaltion in Syria

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 05:04

United Nations, May 17 (IANS) The UN special envoy for the Syria crisis, Staffan de Mistura, on Wednesday called for de-escalation in Syria and the revival of the political process.

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Five-Star to brief citizens on blueprint for government with League

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 03:28

Rome, May 17 (IANS/AKI) This weekend, the populist Five-Star Movement will explain to members its proposed common agenda with the far-right League at meetings across Italy this weekend, according to message from party staff to its lawmakers seen by Adnkronos.

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May loses vote on Brexit bill in House of Lords

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:42

London, May 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday lost the vote on the Brexit Bill in the upper house of parliament as the peers voted to keep the European Union (EU) environmental standard.

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Pakistan tests 1st metro train in Lahore under CPEC

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:36

Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday made a test run of its first metro train service in Lahore, the capital of the country's eastern Punjab province, from Dera Gujran to Lakshmi Chowk on a 12-km portion of the total 27.1-km route.

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Russian warships permanently on duty in Mediterranean: Putin

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:26

Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that warships armed with Kalibr cruise missiles will be permanently on duty in the Mediterranean due to persistent terrorist threats from Syria.

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US identifies suspect in leak of CIA hacking tools

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:50

Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US government has identified a suspect in the 2017 leak of a large portion of the Central Intelligence Agencys computer hacking arsenal, the cyber-tools the agency had used to conduct spying operations overseas, the media reported.

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