Supreme court clears way for Dmytro Firtash to face trial on bribery chargesAustria's supreme court has upheld a decision granting a request by the US to extradite the Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash on bribery charges.A US grand jury indicted Firtash in 2013, along with a member of India's parliament and four others, on suspicion of bribing Indian government officials to gain access to minerals used to make titanium-based products. Firtash denies wrongdoing. Continue reading... [...]
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Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the platform is evaluating how to handle so-called deepfakes – phony videos that have been manipulated to look and sound real. Mosseri, who took the helm of Instagram in October, was previously an executive at Facebook, which owns Instagram. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King met him in California on Monday for his first U.S. TV interview? since taking over. In this excerpt of their conversation, King asks Mosseri about [...]
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SpaceX has managed to do another thing which seemed audacious and highly unlikely after a few early botched attempts – it used a ship at sea to catch the falling nosecone that shielded the cargo aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket during launch. The maneuver saw a SpaceX -owned barge called Ms. Tree rigged with a giant net slung across four large protruding beams navigate to a point off the Florida coast in the Atlantic Ocean [...]
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Delegation leaves Council of Europe assembly in protest at readmission of Russian MPsThe Ukrainian delegation at the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe has walked out in protest after Russian MPs were allowed to return to the human rights body five years after the annexation of Crimea.In a 118-62 vote, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) voted to allow the Russia's delegation to return to the body. This move is one [...]
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Iran is lashing out at the U.S. over new financial pressure, saying there will be no diplomatic end to the standoff. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called new U.S. sanctions “outrageous and idiotic” Tuesday morning. A spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry said the measures equal a “permanent closure” for diplomacy. After Iran shot down a U.S. drone last week, President Trump signed an executive order Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader for the first time. The sanctions [...]
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Relatives of a Connecticut mother of five who has been missing for a month are criticizing her estranged husband's lawyer for suggesting she staged her own disappearance. The backlash comes after the attorney said Jennifer Dulos "had the imagination, means and motive to disappear." [...]
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In 2013 the Irish capital was ranked among the world's top 20 bike-friendly cities, but only a small part of the promised cycle network was ever builtOne sunny May afternoon in Dublin, as the Spice Girls prepared to kick off their Spice World 2019 tour at Croke Park stadium, the coaches bringing their fans unwittingly sparked another reunion – the city's cycle activists.It had been two years since the direct action group I Bike Dublin [...]
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Relatives say more than 30 people stuck at sea told to go home or lose food and waterMore than 30 migrants from Bangladesh who were trapped on a merchant ship off Tunisia for three weeks have been sent back to their home country against their will, according to relatives.They were among 75 migrants rescued on 31 May by the Maridive 601, an Egyptian tugboat that services offshore oil platforms, only to spend the next 20 [...]
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UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with Iran
Britain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday. "The U.S. is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests that they say carefully, but I cannot envisage any situation where they request or we agree to any moves to [...]
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On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against Iran
As tensions rise with Iran, a former admiral remembers his own time in the Arabian Gulf and explains what U.S. sailors are facing today. [...]
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