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Trump gives in to Pelosi, agrees to postpone State of Union speech until end of shutdown

The weeks-long squabble over the State of the Union speech appears to be over, after the US president conceded that he would not deliver the annual address until the government shutdown ends. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump gives in to Pelosi, agrees to postpone State of Union speech until end of shutdown

The weeks-long squabble over the State of the Union speech appears to be over, after the US president conceded that he would not deliver the annual address until the government shutdown ends. Read Full Article at RT.com

U.S. Believes It Doesn't Need to Show 'Proof' Huawei Is a Spy Threat

The chairman of Huawei pushed back against claims his company conducts espionage for the Chinese government. But the U.S. says that Huawei’s very structure makes the company a potential tool for espionage and thus a security threat.
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U.S. Believes It Doesn't Need to Show 'Proof' Huawei Is a Spy Threat

The chairman of Huawei pushed back against claims his company conducts espionage for the Chinese government. But the U.S. says that Huawei’s very structure makes the company a potential tool for espionage and thus a security threat.

Advocacy Groups Urge FTC to Pursue Facebook Breakup

Several advocacy groups are urging the FTC to seek a breakup of Facebook as the agency weighs possible penalties against the social media company for privacy violations.
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Advocacy Groups Urge FTC to Pursue Facebook Breakup

Several advocacy groups are urging the FTC to seek a breakup of Facebook as the agency weighs possible penalties against the social media company for privacy violations.

China Regulator Closes Websites, Criticizes Tencent App

Regulators in China continued a crackdown on internet content by closing hundreds of websites and thousands of mobile apps and calling out tech titan Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s news app for spreading “vulgar” information.
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China Regulator Closes Websites, Criticizes Tencent App

Regulators in China continued a crackdown on internet content by closing hundreds of websites and thousands of mobile apps and calling out tech titan Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s news app for spreading “vulgar” information.

Inside Google's Team Fighting to Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers

Google’s 27-person Threat Analysis Group, staffed in part by former government agents, leverages access to Gmail and other Google products to fend off attempts to intrude into the company’s vast data store.
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Inside Google's Team Fighting to Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers

Google’s 27-person Threat Analysis Group, staffed in part by former government agents, leverages access to Gmail and other Google products to fend off attempts to intrude into the company’s vast data store.

Amazon's Pitch to Woo Shippers: Fewer Fees Than FedEx, UPS

Amazon Shipping is trying to poach customers from FedEx and UPS by targeting a common complaint: fuel surcharges and extra fees that drive up the cost of home deliveries.
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Amazon's Pitch to Woo Shippers: Fewer Fees Than FedEx, UPS

Amazon Shipping is trying to poach customers from FedEx and UPS by targeting a common complaint: fuel surcharges and extra fees that drive up the cost of home deliveries.

Planetary collision that created Moon also seeded Earth with life-producing elements – study

The elemental building-blocks of life arrived on Earth when it collided with a “Mars-sized planet” 4.4 billion years ago – an impact that also created the Moon, a new study has found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Planetary collision that created Moon also seeded Earth with life-producing elements – study

The elemental building-blocks of life arrived on Earth when it collided with a “Mars-sized planet” 4.4 billion years ago – an impact that also created the Moon, a new study has found. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iranian Press TV journalist released without charge after 10 days in US custody

A US-born Iranian journalist was freed without charge on Wednesday after testifying before a grand jury. Her arrest by the FBI had sparked protests and accusations of racism against Washington. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iranian Press TV journalist released without charge after 10 days in US custody

A US-born Iranian journalist was freed without charge on Wednesday after testifying before a grand jury. Her arrest by the FBI had sparked protests and accusations of racism against Washington. Read Full Article at RT.com

WATCH Swedish SPY PLANE intercepted by Russian Su-27 over Baltic Sea

A Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet was deployed to intercept an unidentified aircraft moving towards the Russian border. The potential intruder turned out to be a Gulfstream jet collecting intelligence for the Swedish military. Read Full Article at RT.com
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WATCH Swedish SPY PLANE intercepted by Russian Su-27 over Baltic Sea

A Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet was deployed to intercept an unidentified aircraft moving towards the Russian border. The potential intruder turned out to be a Gulfstream jet collecting intelligence for the Swedish military. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Religious euphoria’? Man with Venezuelan flag charges Pope Francis’ motorcade & nearly gets hit

One man must have thought the Venezuelan crisis needed divine intervention when he tried to charge Pope Francis’ convoy carrying the Central American country’s tricolor during the pontiff’s procession in Panama. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Religious euphoria’? Man with Venezuelan flag charges Pope Francis’ motorcade & nearly gets hit

One man must have thought the Venezuelan crisis needed divine intervention when he tried to charge Pope Francis’ convoy carrying the Central American country’s tricolor during the pontiff’s procession in Panama. Read Full Article at RT.com

Developments in Venezuela show West's real attitude toward international law — diplomat

Several countries, including the US, recognized Venezuelan parliament speaker Juan Guaido as interim president
TASS

Developments in Venezuela show West's real attitude toward international law — diplomat

Several countries, including the US, recognized Venezuelan parliament speaker Juan Guaido as interim president

At least 16 people die in Venezuelan protests — portal

Protesters clashed with security forces in the states of Amazonas, Barinas, Bolivar, Portuguesa, Tachira, as well as in the capital, Caracas
TASS

At least 16 people die in Venezuelan protests — portal

Protesters clashed with security forces in the states of Amazonas, Barinas, Bolivar, Portuguesa, Tachira, as well as in the capital, Caracas

Russia's Su-27 fighter jet intercepts Swedish reconnaissance plane over Baltic Sea

The Russian Defense Ministry said the Swedish reconnaissance plane was conducting a flight over the Baltic Sea with its transponder switched off
TASS

Russia's Su-27 fighter jet intercepts Swedish reconnaissance plane over Baltic Sea

The Russian Defense Ministry said the Swedish reconnaissance plane was conducting a flight over the Baltic Sea with its transponder switched off

Netanyahu denounces Israeli TV channels as 'propaganda' brainwashing public ahead of elections

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has attacked the country's largest news channels as «propaganda,» claiming they are conspiring to «brainwash» the public into deposing him on Election Day as he braces for a possible indictment. Read Full
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Netanyahu denounces Israeli TV channels as 'propaganda' brainwashing public ahead of elections

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has attacked the country's largest news channels as «propaganda,» claiming they are conspiring to «brainwash» the public into deposing him on Election Day as he braces for a possible indictment. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kim receives Trump’s letter, pleased with his ‘unusual determination’ to hold 2nd nuke summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “spoke highly” of US President Donald Trump, praising his determination to hold a second face-to-face meeting as the leaders prepare for further nuclear disarmament talks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kim receives Trump’s letter, pleased with his ‘unusual determination’ to hold 2nd nuke summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “spoke highly” of US President Donald Trump, praising his determination to hold a second face-to-face meeting as the leaders prepare for further nuclear disarmament talks. Read Full Article at RT.com

US might pull regional strings to topple Maduro through military invasion – Max Blumenthal

The US might use its Latin American allies as proxies to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in support of Washington's recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido, journalist Max Blumenthal has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US might pull regional strings to topple Maduro through military invasion – Max Blumenthal

The US might use its Latin American allies as proxies to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in support of Washington's recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido, journalist Max Blumenthal has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com

White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown lasts into March

The effort is a sign the Trump administration is bracing for a long funding lapse. Meanwhile, it was unclear whether House and Senate proposals to reopen the government would go anywhere.
Post Politics

White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown lasts into March

The effort is a sign the Trump administration is bracing for a long funding lapse. Meanwhile, it was unclear whether House and Senate proposals to reopen the government would go anywhere.

‘Master negotiator’ or ‘nonentity’? Kushner thrusts himself into middle of shutdown talks.

The self-confident presidential adviser and son-in-law has prompted deep skepticism among many who doubt his political abilities and influence.
Post Politics

‘Master negotiator’ or ‘nonentity’? Kushner thrusts himself into middle of shutdown talks.

The self-confident presidential adviser and son-in-law has prompted deep skepticism among many who doubt his political abilities and influence.

‘Crime will fall!’: Trump’s new rallying cry for border wall echoes old strategy of inflating dangers posed by immigrants

The president offered no evidence of how a border wall would reduce crime rates among people in the country without authorization.
Post Politics

‘Crime will fall!’: Trump’s new rallying cry for border wall echoes old strategy of inflating dangers posed by immigrants

The president offered no evidence of how a border wall would reduce crime rates among people in the country without authorization.

‘Putin – tsar of disinfo’: French TV teaches children about ‘Russian fake news’

A France 4 game show for teenagers has tried to take on the elusive – yet fearsome – Russian “fake news,” teaching children that all the media in Russia is either suppressed or controlled directly by Vladimir Putin. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Putin – tsar of disinfo’: French TV teaches children about ‘Russian fake news’

A France 4 game show for teenagers has tried to take on the elusive – yet fearsome – Russian “fake news,” teaching children that all the media in Russia is either suppressed or controlled directly by Vladimir Putin. Read Full Article at RT.com

Dis-invited by Pelosi, Trump plans ‘alternative’ for State of the Union

US President Donald Trump said he was looking at “alternative” ways to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the Democrat-led body would not invite him to the Capitol. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dis-invited by Pelosi, Trump plans ‘alternative’ for State of the Union

US President Donald Trump said he was looking at “alternative” ways to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the Democrat-led body would not invite him to the Capitol. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘So much for non-meddling’: Russian FM spokeswoman slams West for ‘handpicking’ Venezuela govt

Recognition of the rebel president in Venezuela is a prime example of Western disrespect for international law and sovereignty, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘So much for non-meddling’: Russian FM spokeswoman slams West for ‘handpicking’ Venezuela govt

Recognition of the rebel president in Venezuela is a prime example of Western disrespect for international law and sovereignty, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Read Full Article at RT.com

US refuses to withdraw diplomats from Venezuela, vows ‘appropriate action’ if they’re harmed

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refused to pull diplomats from Caracas, arguing the government that severed diplomatic ties with the US is not legitimate and threatening ‘appropriate actions’ if anyone is endangered. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US refuses to withdraw diplomats from Venezuela, vows ‘appropriate action’ if they’re harmed

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refused to pull diplomats from Caracas, arguing the government that severed diplomatic ties with the US is not legitimate and threatening ‘appropriate actions’ if anyone is endangered. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Maduro won’t roll over’: US-backed coup in Venezuela could lead to civil war, experts warn

The US-led recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as legitimate president could lead the country into bloody civil war, experts have warned, slamming foreign interference into Venezuela’s internal affairs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Maduro won’t roll over’: US-backed coup in Venezuela could lead to civil war, experts warn

The US-led recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as legitimate president could lead the country into bloody civil war, experts have warned, slamming foreign interference into Venezuela’s internal affairs. Read Full Article at RT.com

Taiwan’s ‘bikini hiker’ dies after falling into ravine on solo trek

Gigi Wu gained social media fame for scaling more than 100 peaks and changing into a bikini to document each climb.
WorldViews

Taiwan’s ‘bikini hiker’ dies after falling into ravine on solo trek

Gigi Wu gained social media fame for scaling more than 100 peaks and changing into a bikini to document each climb.

Democrats investigate WH security clearances of Jared Kushner and other Trump associates

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have begun an investigation into the White House security clearance policy in a move that will likely focus on how Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner got access to classified information. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

Democrats investigate WH security clearances of Jared Kushner and other Trump associates

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have begun an investigation into the White House security clearance policy in a move that will likely focus on how Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner got access to classified information. Read Full Article at RT.com

Google and Facebook broke company records for US government lobbying in 2018

Facing increased public scrutiny, Google and Facebook spent record amounts of money lobbying the US government on privacy and antitrust policies in 2018, with both companies topping previous highs, new data filings showed. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

Google and Facebook broke company records for US government lobbying in 2018

Facing increased public scrutiny, Google and Facebook spent record amounts of money lobbying the US government on privacy and antitrust policies in 2018, with both companies topping previous highs, new data filings showed. Read Full Article at RT.com

Lynchings targeted ‘Republicans,’ not black people, Colorado Rep. insists after MLK day controversy

Republicans were the ‘true targets’ of Reconstruction era lynchings: that’s not a conspiracy theory, but a deeply held belief of Colorado lawmaker Lori Saine, who’s doubled down on the argument by accusing the Dems of segregation. Read Full Article a
RT America

Lynchings targeted ‘Republicans,’ not black people, Colorado Rep. insists after MLK day controversy

Republicans were the ‘true targets’ of Reconstruction era lynchings: that’s not a conspiracy theory, but a deeply held belief of Colorado lawmaker Lori Saine, who’s doubled down on the argument by accusing the Dems of segregation. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Fake judicial case': Protesters demand US release detained Iranian journalist

Protests have broken out outside UN offices in Tehran, as a US-born Iranian journalist prepares for an appearance before a grand jury in America. The demonstrators are demanding the release of the detainee. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

'Fake judicial case': Protesters demand US release detained Iranian journalist

Protests have broken out outside UN offices in Tehran, as a US-born Iranian journalist prepares for an appearance before a grand jury in America. The demonstrators are demanding the release of the detainee. Read Full Article at RT.com

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