Female politicians in the United States, Europe urge Facebook to protect women in politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc must step up and protect women in politics from threats of violence and sexism and hate on its platform, said a letter to the company from female members of the U.S. Congress such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top female politicians from the European Union. Facebook has been heavily criticized for its decision to

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Iran’s Khamenei slams European powers in scathing attack – world on brink

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Mr Khamenei has accused European states of failing to salvage the country’s 2015 nuclear deal with other major powers which the US has withdrawn. Tensions between Washington and Tehran have intensified this year. In his scathing attack,

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Ivory Coast defence minister Bakayoko named prime minister

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has appointed Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko as prime minister after his predecessor died suddenly this month, the presidency said on Thursday. The death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who had been handpicked by Ouattara to succeed him, left his ruling party scrambling to find a replacement three months ahead of

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Malaysia's ruling coalition stumbles as key ally quits political pact

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The biggest party in Malaysia’s ruling coalition on Thursday said it will withdraw from a political alliance with the prime minister but will continue to support the government, potentially undermining the stability of his administration. The move by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party comes two days after former premier Najib Razak, a party leader,

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US warns of NEW arms race as Russia creates cruise missiles capable of ‘striking homeland’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The US is also increasingly worried over the growing rivalry of the superpowers in the missile defence domain. In a statement from the US Department of Defense, Washington warned of the increased development of both China and

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Mali's opposition rejects West African leaders' plan to end deadlock

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali’s opposition coalition on Tuesday formally rejected a plan proposed by West African leaders for ending a political crisis, raising the prospect of more mass anti-government demonstrations in the coming weeks. Tens of thousands of people answered opposition calls for protests in early June over contested local elections, perceived government corruption and incompetence. Police killings of protesters

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Meet Robert Mercer, the conservative billionaire who was a megadonor for Trump during the 2016 campaign but is notably absent in 2020

Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, were amongst the most prominent conservative megadonors in 2016, extending unwavering support to President Trump. So far, Mercer has only made one six-figure donation to Trump's reelection campaign. An influential figure in the hedge-fund industry and a computer scientist, Mercer made principal investments in both Breitbart News and Cambridge Analytica in the past. The Mercer

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PAW Patrol Is Not Canceled, Despite White House Press Secretary Claiming It Was

PAW Patrol isn't going anywhere — despite a suggestion from White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany Friday that the beloved children's cartoon had been canceled. "No need to worry. PAW Patrol is not canceled," the Nickelodeon's show's official Twitter account shared on Friday. Earlier on Friday, McEnany referenced PAW Patrol and other TV series during her press briefing with reporters as

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‘EU was completely useless!’ Coronavirus pandemic exposed critical flaws in Brussels bloc

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice claimed European Union member states immediately became individualistic when the coronavirus crisis hit Europe. While speaking on the BrexitWatch Youtube channel, Mr Tice claimed the EU was initially useless in fighting the

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