Civil rights groups call for Facebook board overhaul

The 32 groups signed to the letter included Arab American Institute; Bend the Arc Jewish Action; Freedom From Facebook, Media Matters for America; MomsRising; MoveOn NAACP; National LGBTQ Task Force, Southern Poverty Law Cent

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Donald Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe Tuesday at tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing them of being biased in favor of opposition Democrats.

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US eager to work with restored Sri Lanka Prime Minister

"Sri Lanka is a valued partner in the Indo-Pacific, and we look forward to engaging with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his cabinet to advance cooperation on bilateral and regional issues of common interest," he said.

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Former FBI chief lashes out at Donald Trump, Republicans

In the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people... believe that nonsense," Comey told reporters in the halls of the US Senate.

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Canada mulls cancelling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Kashoggi murder

Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riy

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North Korea warns US sanctions may ‘block path to denuclearisation’

The warning from the North on Sunday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials over human rights abuses.

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Qatar to invest USD 20 billion in US energy sector, says minister

Energy-rich Qatar, under blockade by its Gulf neighbours, has said that it plans to invest more than $20 billion in the US energy sector over the next five years.

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Germany to tighten rules on foreign takeovers, says report

Germany plans to toughen rules on non-EU share purchases and acquisitions of its strategic companies, a report said, amid growing disquiet about takeovers by Chinese firms.

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Donald Trump says interior secretary Ryan Zinke to leave in latest high-profile departure

Donald Trump said that his interior secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving soon, the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the US president's turnover-plagued administration.

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Apple to roll out new Snoopy, Peanuts cartoon series

Apple will produce a new animated series starring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, created by the late American cartoonist Charles Schulz, for its video platform, a source close to the deal said Friday, confirming press reports.

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US Tibet bill ‘grossly interferes’ in China affairs, says Beijing

China on Friday rebuked the US Congress over legislation seeking greater access to Tibet, saying American lawmakers "grossly interfered" in Beijing's domestic affairs.

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US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner possible next chief of staff, says report

Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president's next chief of staff, US media said Thursday.

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No-deal Brexit: EU steps up planning for Britain crashing out of bloc

EU leaders agreed Thursday to step up preparations for Britain crashing out of the bloc next March without a deal, with the European Commission to publish a plan next week.

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In a first, Irish parliament passes legislation to legalise abortion

The Irish parliament on Thursday passed legislation allowing abortions for the first time, following a landmark referendum earlier this year, a move hailed by Prime Minister Leo Varadkar as a "historic moment".

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Oil producers to review cuts impact in April: UAE

Oil producers who agreed last week to trim production to boost prices will meet in April to review the impact and sign a long-term pact, the UAE minister said Wednesday.

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Stan Lee, Avicii, FIFA World Cup 2018 top Google Search topics this year: Here’s what people searched the most

The World Cup topped a list of this year's hottest Google search topics that turned quickly to lost stars such as Avicii, Mac Miller and Stan Lee.

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Beijing detains Canadian diplomat as tensions soar over Huawei executive arrest

A top Huawei executive facing US accusations of Iran sanctions violations was granted bail in Canada on Tuesday, hours after a former Canadian diplomat was said to have been detained in China.

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Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have been

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iPhone ban in China: Apple Stores defy court order to continue selling iPhone

Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive.

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China warns against ‘bullying’ of its citizens

China's foreign minister warned Tuesday against the "bullying" of any Chinese citizen, amid a diplomatic fracas over the arrest of a Huawei executive on a US warrant in Canada.

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British PM Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel Tuesday as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.

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Donald Trump claims hush payments during 2016 campaign were legal

But he went on to say the payments were financed with his own money -- to which Cohen had access -- and that while he had no knowledge of them at the time, he had since been fully transparent. 

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Niger shuts Airtel telecom offices over unpaid taxes

Niger on Saturday ordered the closure of the offices of the country's biggest telecoms operator Airtel, a subsidiary of India's Bharti Airtel group, for unpaid taxes of USD 107 million.

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Whopping 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet – Check this UN report

Some 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet, meaning that for the first time more than half of the global population is online, the United Nations said Friday.

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Nissan to recall 150,000 cars for lapse in Inspection during production

It confirmed that improper tests were carried out on brakes, speedometers and other systems before shipment at its domestic assembly plant.

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Huawei CFO arrested: Meng Wanzhou’s arrest a ‘despicable rogue’ action, says Chinese media

Huawei CFO arrested: Chinese state-run media on Friday condemned the arrest in Canada of a top executive of telecoms giant Huawei on a US extradition request as a "despicable rogue's approach" to contain Chinese high-tech amb

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France to introduce digital tax if no European deal

France will forge ahead with its own tax on digital giants in 2019 if the EU fails to agree on how to get the likes of Google and Facebook to pay more tax in Europe, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday.

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