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Who’s next? Pompeo-Tillerson shake-up sparks Twitter speculation on Trump firings

As news of the latest Trump administration cull spreads, social media is alight with reactions and speculation. Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, while Gina Haspel will lead the CIA. Read Full Article at RT.com

Making of a Computer-Generated Influencer

Social media’s so-called influencers have become sought-after brand ambassadors, with millions of followers and lucrative advertising deals. Now, the computer-generated Miquela Sousa character is testing the power of online celebrity.
WSJ.com: WSJD

Making of a Computer-Generated Influencer

Social media’s so-called influencers have become sought-after brand ambassadors, with millions of followers and lucrative advertising deals. Now, the computer-generated Miquela Sousa character is testing the power of online celebrity.

GE to Sell Part of Digital Business

General Electric reached a deal to sell off part of its GE Digital business and set aside the rest in a separate company, as the conglomerate narrows its focus and scales back its software ambitions.
WSJ.com: WSJD

GE to Sell Part of Digital Business

General Electric reached a deal to sell off part of its GE Digital business and set aside the rest in a separate company, as the conglomerate narrows its focus and scales back its software ambitions.

'Smash Bros.' Cures Nintendo of the Summertime Blues

The holiday season is looking merrier for Nintendo after a difficult summer, thanks to a hot-selling new “Super Smash Bros.” game and early signs that its Switch console is selling better.
WSJ.com: WSJD

'Smash Bros.' Cures Nintendo of the Summertime Blues

The holiday season is looking merrier for Nintendo after a difficult summer, thanks to a hot-selling new “Super Smash Bros.” game and early signs that its Switch console is selling better.

Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be a Slow One

Amazon’s announcement that it will bring 25,000 new jobs each to New York and Northern Virginia sparked a frenzy of activity. Lost in the commotion: It will take many years, if not a decade, before residents see an army of Amazon employees invading their ci
WSJ.com: WSJD

Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be a Slow One

Amazon’s announcement that it will bring 25,000 new jobs each to New York and Northern Virginia sparked a frenzy of activity. Lost in the commotion: It will take many years, if not a decade, before residents see an army of Amazon employees invading their cities.

Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Texas Campus in Wave of New Sites

Apple plans to invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin that could create 15,000 jobs, as it aims to make good on promises to boost contributions to the economy.
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Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Texas Campus in Wave of New Sites

Apple plans to invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin that could create 15,000 jobs, as it aims to make good on promises to boost contributions to the economy.

Russia’s UN envoy sees no alternative to Syria constitutional committee

«We still assume that all parameters of the committee’s work should be approved by Syrians themselves,» the diplomat added
TASS

Russia’s UN envoy sees no alternative to Syria constitutional committee

«We still assume that all parameters of the committee’s work should be approved by Syrians themselves,» the diplomat added

Aerospace Forces detect over 980 airborne objects near Russian borders this year

The troops detect and track over 5,000 airborne objects daily, and about a half of them are foreign aircraft
TASS

Aerospace Forces detect over 980 airborne objects near Russian borders this year

The troops detect and track over 5,000 airborne objects daily, and about a half of them are foreign aircraft

N.C. congressional candidate sought out aide, despite warnings over tactics

People familiar with the campaign said Republican Mark Harris had been told the operative’s mail-in ballot success was suspicious.
Post Politics

N.C. congressional candidate sought out aide, despite warnings over tactics

People familiar with the campaign said Republican Mark Harris had been told the operative’s mail-in ballot success was suspicious.

Trump’s falsehoods on hush-money payments are ‘coming home to roost’

The president and his allies have repeatedly changed their stories on who was responsible for buying the silence of women alleging sexual encounters with Trump.
Post Politics

Trump’s falsehoods on hush-money payments are ‘coming home to roost’

The president and his allies have repeatedly changed their stories on who was responsible for buying the silence of women alleging sexual encounters with Trump.

US gun deaths at 40-year record as suicide rate spikes

Gun deaths in the US are at an all-time high, but it’s not because more people are shooting each other, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Instead, they’re turning the weapons on themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

US gun deaths at 40-year record as suicide rate spikes

Gun deaths in the US are at an all-time high, but it’s not because more people are shooting each other, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Instead, they’re turning the weapons on themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com

It’s raining money: Looting chaos on New Jersey highway after Brinks van door malfunctions (VIDEOS)

Chaos ensued on a New Jersey highway on Thursday morning after an armored Brinks truck spilled cash onto the road’s westbound lanes, causing multiple crashes as commuters rushed to pocket what they could. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

It’s raining money: Looting chaos on New Jersey highway after Brinks van door malfunctions (VIDEOS)

Chaos ensued on a New Jersey highway on Thursday morning after an armored Brinks truck spilled cash onto the road’s westbound lanes, causing multiple crashes as commuters rushed to pocket what they could. Read Full Article at RT.com

Senator buys (and drops) thousands in defense stock after pushing Trump for bigger military budget

A Republican senator who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee bought thousands of dollars-worth of stock in arms manufacturer Raytheon after pushing the Trump administration to approve massive hikes in defense spending. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

Senator buys (and drops) thousands in defense stock after pushing Trump for bigger military budget

A Republican senator who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee bought thousands of dollars-worth of stock in arms manufacturer Raytheon after pushing the Trump administration to approve massive hikes in defense spending. Read Full Article at RT.com

One at a time, please! Trump inauguration committee reportedly under criminal investigation

President Trump may have thought, embattled as he is, at least those probes are finally winding down. But another one is now sinking its teeth into his 2016 campaign and the finances of his inaugural committee, WSJ sources say. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

One at a time, please! Trump inauguration committee reportedly under criminal investigation

President Trump may have thought, embattled as he is, at least those probes are finally winding down. But another one is now sinking its teeth into his 2016 campaign and the finances of his inaugural committee, WSJ sources say. Read Full Article at RT.com

Krasnodar advances to UEFA Europa League playoff despite major defeat by Sevilla

After the sixth and last matchday, both clubs have 12 points each, but Sevilla is ranked first in Group J due to their goal difference
TASS

Krasnodar advances to UEFA Europa League playoff despite major defeat by Sevilla

After the sixth and last matchday, both clubs have 12 points each, but Sevilla is ranked first in Group J due to their goal difference

Russian biathlon team visited by Austria police amid probe against IBU — WADA

Late on December 12, a group of investigators visited the Russian team, which arrived in Austria to take part in World Cup events in Hochfilzen
TASS

Russian biathlon team visited by Austria police amid probe against IBU — WADA

Late on December 12, a group of investigators visited the Russian team, which arrived in Austria to take part in World Cup events in Hochfilzen

Dozens of bomb threats by ‘Bitcoin scammers’ hit several US states

Scores of similar, emailed bomb threats have been reported to police in multiple US states, prompting panic and evacuations, as the culprits demanded payment in Bitcoin form, and threatened to cause “many victims” otherwise. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dozens of bomb threats by ‘Bitcoin scammers’ hit several US states

Scores of similar, emailed bomb threats have been reported to police in multiple US states, prompting panic and evacuations, as the culprits demanded payment in Bitcoin form, and threatened to cause “many victims” otherwise. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘It doesn’t matter if I can’t see, I still celebrate’: Blind Liverpool fan becomes viral sensation

Liverpool fan Mike Kearney has been registered as blind since age 7 but he doesn’t let his disability hamper his support of his team at Anfield, as shown by a viral video which has been viewed more than 3 million times this week. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - Daily news

‘It doesn’t matter if I can’t see, I still celebrate’: Blind Liverpool fan becomes viral sensation

Liverpool fan Mike Kearney has been registered as blind since age 7 but he doesn’t let his disability hamper his support of his team at Anfield, as shown by a viral video which has been viewed more than 3 million times this week. Read Full Article at RT.com

Reports of Christmas market shooter ‘dead’ as 1 killed in Strasbourg police op

Several gunshots were fired amid an apparent police operation involving armed officers and a helicopter in the French city of Strasbourg, which became the scene of a deadly shooting earlier this week. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - Daily news

Reports of Christmas market shooter ‘dead’ as 1 killed in Strasbourg police op

Several gunshots were fired amid an apparent police operation involving armed officers and a helicopter in the French city of Strasbourg, which became the scene of a deadly shooting earlier this week. Read Full Article at RT.com

US Senate passes resolution blaming Saudi Prince MBS for Jamal Khashoggi murder

The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution calling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was brutally killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - Daily news

US Senate passes resolution blaming Saudi Prince MBS for Jamal Khashoggi murder

The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution calling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was brutally killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia to support dialogue between Azerbaijan, Armenia, says foreign minister

Sergei Lavrov added that he is interested in hearing Azerbaijan’s position on the progress already achieved in the regulation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
TASS

Russia to support dialogue between Azerbaijan, Armenia, says foreign minister

Sergei Lavrov added that he is interested in hearing Azerbaijan’s position on the progress already achieved in the regulation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

BBC to air series about bear rescue center in Russia’s Tver Region

The series telling the story of the Orphaned Bear Rescue Center will be shot by Scottish wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan
TASS

BBC to air series about bear rescue center in Russia’s Tver Region

The series telling the story of the Orphaned Bear Rescue Center will be shot by Scottish wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan

‘A serious & disturbing signal’: Russian anti-doping chief on allegations against biathlon team

The head of Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA), Yury Ganus, says that the Austrian police raid on the Russian biathlon team’s training camp is a “disturbing signal.” Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - Daily news

‘A serious & disturbing signal’: Russian anti-doping chief on allegations against biathlon team

The head of Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA), Yury Ganus, says that the Austrian police raid on the Russian biathlon team’s training camp is a “disturbing signal.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Mika missing at Morning Joe after calling Pompeo ‘a wannabe dictator’s butt boy’

MSNBC’s talk show Morning Joe had half of its host family missing on Thursday. Mika Brzezinski was notably absent amid a scandal over a homophobic slur thrown at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - Daily news

Mika missing at Morning Joe after calling Pompeo ‘a wannabe dictator’s butt boy’

MSNBC’s talk show Morning Joe had half of its host family missing on Thursday. Mika Brzezinski was notably absent amid a scandal over a homophobic slur thrown at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Read Full Article at RT.com

Maria Butina pleads guilty to US charges of conspiring to act as foreign agent

Maria Butina, the Russian woman arrested and accused of acting as a foreign agent within the United States has pleaded guilty to her charges. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - Daily news

Maria Butina pleads guilty to US charges of conspiring to act as foreign agent

Maria Butina, the Russian woman arrested and accused of acting as a foreign agent within the United States has pleaded guilty to her charges. Read Full Article at RT.com

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