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Facebook hit with first fine in Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal

Facebook hit with first fine in Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal Apart from Facebook, the probe is also covering more companies and there are plans to send warning letters to 11 political parties. "The scandal took place before new European Union data protection laws that allow much larger fines came into force", the broadcaster says. [Full Article...]

Pakistan election rally blast toll up to 20, ANP leader among victims

Pakistan election rally blast toll up to 20, ANP leader among victims This photograph taken on April 25, 2013 shows Peshawar provincial assembly candidate Haroon Bilour (2nd L) attending a meeting with party activists for the forthcoming general election in Peshawar . During that time the military waged a major offensive against militants in the Swat Valley. His body was later shifted to Bilour House where ANP workers gathered in great numbers to pay respect ... [Full Article...]

Trump at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit: 'Germany is a captive of Russia'

Trump at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit: 'Germany is a captive of Russia' Donald Trump speaks to media before leaving the White House for Europe. Ankara has been disappointed with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for not supporting Turkey's fight against terrorism and the lack of cooperation in meeting Turkey's defense needs.In addition, the Turkish president is expected to meet with European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-... [Full Article...]

Woman Arrested in Iran for Posting Videos of Herself Dancing on Instagram

Woman Arrested in Iran for Posting Videos of Herself Dancing on Instagram In several videos , she chose to appear without wearing the obligatory headscarf. She claims she was trying only trying to gain followers. It was not known whether her public confession was made under duress or whether she was released as a result. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 155 in Japan flooding, mudslides

Death toll rises to 155 in Japan flooding, mudslides Rain brought by Typhoon No. 7 since July 3 and a seasonal front that hovered over much of western Japan caused: 50 deaths in Hiroshima Prefecture; 36 in Okayama Prefecture; 25 in Ehime Prefecture; four each in Kyoto and Fukuoka prefectures; three in Yamaguchi Prefecture; two each in Kagoshima and Hyogo prefectures; and one each in Gifu, Shiga, Kochi and Saga prefectures. [Full Article...]

President Trump Pardons Cattle Ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond

President Trump Pardons Cattle Ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond As of 2018, Dwight had served about three years in prison and Steven had served four, according to the White House. The federal pursuit of the Hammonds followed years of permit violations and unauthorized fires, and they never accepted responsibility, said Oregon's former U.S. [Full Article...]

Second Phase Of Thailand Rescue Pulls 4 More Boys From Cave

Second Phase Of Thailand Rescue Pulls 4 More Boys From Cave A massive worldwide search operation was launched and it took 10 days to locate the boys, who had taken shelter on a dry slope deep in the complex. The first four boys , from the group of 13, including the coach , were rescued yesterday. [Full Article...]

China trade battle kicks off; markets take it in stride

China trade battle kicks off; markets take it in stride So you could put forward threats that would be painful to the USA if implemented, but we would never actually get there. Soybeans are among the US products, along with orange juice, whiskey, electric cars and others, that are threatened by retaliatory tariffs from China . [Full Article...]

Confirmation fight begins for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Confirmation fight begins for Trump's Supreme Court pick After endorsing Trump choice Neil Gorsuch past year, Cashman is at it again, this time backing Brett Kavanaugh . The ad will be dispersed on national television and across a number of large digital platforms. The president has said he wants a nominee who could serve on the high court for decades. Conservatives have taken issue with a potential Kavanaugh nomination, with some critics on ... [Full Article...]

Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to 'rain god'

Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to 'rain god' Two hours later, two more boys were extracted 10 minutes apart. It remains unclear how numerous boys have actually left the cave. Officials said the rescue could take four days to complete. As night fell, the operation to rescue the remaining eight boys - some as young as 11 and weak swimmers - and their coach was called off until today. [Full Article...]

Former Senator Jon Kyl tapped to 'sherpa' Supreme Court nominee

Former Senator Jon Kyl tapped to 'sherpa' Supreme Court nominee Just hours before Trump was expected to announce his nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy , the New York Democrat took to the Senate floor to demand whomever Trump selects as his nominee, "U.S. A Yale graduate and lifelong D.C. resident, Kavanaugh has been a prominent legal figure in the Capital for years. One Democrat up for re-election in a state Trump won in the 2016 elect... [Full Article...]

All 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from cave in Thailand

All 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from cave in Thailand Divers have resumed operations to bring out the remaining members of the group. Thai soldiers walk out from the Tham Luang cave area as operations continue for the 8 boys and their coach trapped at the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 9, 2018. [Full Article...]

A quick look at the "final four" Supreme Court candidates

A quick look at the President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next justice to join the Supreme Court of the United States. Kethledge, 51, is a judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The president built much anticipation ahead of the prime-time announcement, confirming only Monday afternoon that he'd made a final decision. That decision was reversed by the Supreme Court this year ... [Full Article...]

1 dead, several injured after plane crashes in South Africa

1 dead, several injured after plane crashes in South Africa The plane hit a factory on Tuesday afternoon, critically injuring four workers before crashing. Photographs from the scene show a damaged charter aircraft in a field. 'They are busy treating one of the pilots. and he will be airlifted to a Netcare hospital, ' he said. The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter. The plane was supposed to leave South Africa around Thursday, according to Dutch n... [Full Article...]

'Appreciate your allies, you don't have many:' EU's Tusk to Trump

'Appreciate your allies, you don't have many:' EU's Tusk to Trump The most high-profile departure so far was that of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , who quit the government Monday while criticizing May's plan for a "soft" Brexit that would retain a close relationship with the European Union , saying the proposal would reduce Britain to the "status of a colony". [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump announces pick for Supreme Court nominee

Pres. Trump announces pick for Supreme Court nominee Kethledge , a former Kennedy law clerk, has sat on the 6th Circuit since 2008 after being nominated by George W. Bush . The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions. Gore decision . With little warning, the Republican administration announced it is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial l... [Full Article...]

Matt Hancock to replace Jeremy Hunt as health secretary

Matt Hancock to replace Jeremy Hunt as health secretary Johnson's ministerial resignation followed that of former Brexit secretary David Davis (who was replaced by fellow Brexit campaigner Dominic Raab) and Steve Baker. Davis resigned late Sunday, saying May's plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the European Union gave "too much away, too easily". [Full Article...]

Tory party vice-chairs quitting over PM May's Brexit strategy - government official

Tory party vice-chairs quitting over PM May's Brexit strategy - government official Like Mr Gove - who infamously made a rival bid for the leadership after the referendum - Mr Johnson has always been suspected of aiming to lead the party and be prime minister. In a statement, May's spokesman said the prime minister will fight any attempt to oust her. The following day, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - another key Brexit player, and someone who originally campaigned for Brex... [Full Article...]

Trump Slams NATO Spending on Eve of Departure for Summit

Trump Slams NATO Spending on Eve of Departure for Summit And it could help promote acceptance of Trump's accurate assertion that the United States and the West must deal with reemergent Russia-despite the prevailing narrative that Trump is Putin's lapdog, which the mainstream media use to try driving Trump from office. [Full Article...]

New Jersey man, 4 daughters killed in DE crash; wife survives

New Jersey man, 4 daughters killed in DE crash; wife survives Audie Trinidad, 61, and their daughters - Kaitlyn , 20, Danna, 17, and 13-year-old twins Allison and Melissa -were killed on a DE highway in their minivan when a pickup truck going the opposite direction crossed over the median and slammed into their vehicle, ABC News 7 reported. [Full Article...]


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