Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign: Report

Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign: Report

Facebook confirmed to Reuters that it had detected spying accounts in France and deactivated them. It credited a combination of improved automated detection and stepped-up human efforts to find sophisticated attacks.

EU's warns of possible delays to Brexit talks, London confident of schedule
EU's warns of possible delays to Brexit talks, London confident of schedule

Barnier had earlier hoped that sufficient progress on the key divorce issues -- a financial settlement, citizens rights and a solution for a non-physical border between Northern Ireland and Ireland -- could be made by October.

Muslim leaders urge Palestinians worshippers to return to Al-Aqsa after Israel backs down
Muslim leaders urge Palestinians worshippers to return to Al-Aqsa after Israel backs down

Palestinians danced, chanted 'God is Great' and set off fireworks after some security devices were removed early Thursday morning. It dismantled metal detectors there earlier this week.

Pervez Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack: Report
Pervez Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack: Report

The former president disclosed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, he contemplated the use of nuclear weapons, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation.

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July 27, 2017 10:01 pm

Writing in the local 'Eastern Daily Press' newspaper, the second in line to UK's throne paid tribute to his colleagues. "As I hang up my flight suit, I am proud to have served with such an incredible team of people, who save lives across the region every day," he wrote.

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July 27, 2017 8:35 pm

Turkey has been hit by a series of attacks in the last 18 months blamed on IS and Kurdish militants. The last major IS attack was during New Year's Eve celebrations at an elite Istanbul nightclub where a gunman killed 39 people, most of them foreigners.

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July 27, 2017 8:06 pm

Barnier had earlier hoped that sufficient progress on the key divorce issues -- a financial settlement, citizens rights and a solution for a non-physical border between Northern Ireland and Ireland -- could be made by October.

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July 27, 2017 7:59 pm

The two were removed on grounds of "discontinuity", or missing general assembly meetings, bringing the number of seats occupied by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to 55 in the 550-seat assembly.

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July 27, 2017 7:47 pm

There was no immediate comment from U.S. military headquarters in Kabul. Local Governor Naser Khazeh said fighting had been difficult because roads to the district had been heavily mined and Taliban fighters were firing from civilian houses.

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July 27, 2017 7:28 pm

Earlier in July, HRW found a series of videos posted online that appeared to show other abuses by Iraqi forces in the Mosul area. In one clip, men in Iraqi army uniforms beat a bearded detainee, drag him to the edge of a cliff, throw him off and shoot him.

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July 27, 2017 7:03 pm

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Thursday that the government needs "the most accurate picture possible of the extent to which the UK economy uses EU labor." She has asked an independent group, the Migration Advisory Committee, to conduct the study.

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July 27, 2017 7:35 pm

Iranian state television described the launch as involving a "Simorgh'' rocket that is capable of carrying a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds). The state media report did not elaborate on the rocket's payload. "Simorgh'' means "phoenix'' in Farsi.

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July 27, 2017 6:25 pm

According to the Cause List, the court has set up benches to hear all cases till August 11 and it does not include the three-member bench which reserved the judgement last week after conclusion of the hearings in the Panama Papers case.

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July 27, 2017 6:24 pm

"(Afghanistan) President Ashraf Ghani personally phoned Pakistan's Charge d’affaires in Kabul to inform that the Afghan security forces had recovered the two Pakistani officials in a security operation," it said.

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July 27, 2017 6:15 pm

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said today it posted a USD 1.87 billion loss last year, hit by “one-off” impairments on aircraft and investments in troubled Alitalia and airberlin. The government-owned carrier said total impairments amounted to USD 1.9 billion, including a USD 1.06 billion “charge on aircraft, reflecting lower market values and the early phase […]

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July 27, 2017 6:04 pm

On Friday the government's Dubai Media Office had denied there was any truth to the report, which it noted had been "copied by Qatari media". The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in May banned Qatari news giant Al-Jazeera, arguing that the channel and website promote hate speech and extremism.

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July 27, 2017 5:23 pm

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are suspected of killing Kim Jong-Nam. South Korea's spy agency had said the assassination was part of a plot by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to kill a brother he reportedly never met.

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July 27, 2017 5:19 pm

Macron's government, whose debut as a clean-hands operation has been tainted by a separate inquiry that prompted a justice minister to resign, is also planning a crackdown on how freely MPs use the substantial budgets allotted to them.

July 27, 2017 5:30 pm

The council ruled that the sister of the boy should be handed over to the victim's brother to be raped. The punishment was carried out on July 17 after her family handed the girl over.

July 27, 2017 5:08 pm

``Our aim is to show the American people that Qatar has been employing a foreign policy that harms its neighbors and contributes to regional instability,'' said Reem Daffa, the executive director of the committee, known by the acronym SAPRAC.

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July 27, 2017 4:54 pm

Facebook confirmed to Reuters that it had detected spying accounts in France and deactivated them. It credited a combination of improved automated detection and stepped-up human efforts to find sophisticated attacks.

July 27, 2017 4:35 pm

China had reduced the speed to 300 kilometres after a major accident in July 2011. Forty people were killed and over 190 injured when two high-speed trains travelling on the Yongtaiwen railway line collided on a viaduct in the suburb of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province.

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July 27, 2017 4:29 pm

"Raqqa has become a booby trapped city and this shows their (IS) weakness," Abdullah, of the Women's Protection Units, said speaking from northern Syria. "They are also using civilians as human shields and this is slowing the push as well."

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July 27, 2017 5:07 pm

The parties' options are constrained by fact that the nationalist, anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats have held balance of power in parliament since 2010. Other parties refuse to work with them, but are unable to form majority governments without them.

July 27, 2017 3:55 pm

Prosecutors expanded their investigation to include the blacklisting allegations late last year following a complaint submitted by a group of artists. Prosecutors later said about 9,000 artists were on the presidential blacklist, which reportedly included writers, poets, actors, musicians, painters, and film and theater directors.

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July 27, 2017 4:11 pm

South China Sea dispute: China's construction of islands and military facilities in the South China Sea has stoked international condemnation, amid concern Beijing is seeking to restrict free movement and extend its strategic reach.

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July 27, 2017 3:18 pm

Simon was found dead in a kennel at O'Hare Airport in Chicago following the journey. The rabbit had been placed in United Airlines kennel while awaiting connecting flight to Kansas City, where his new owners were set to pick him up, CBS News reported.

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July 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Palestinians danced, chanted 'God is Great' and set off fireworks after some security devices were removed early Thursday morning. It dismantled metal detectors there earlier this week.

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July 27, 2017 2:39 pm

Asked by an academic in the audience whether he would make a nuclear attack on China next week if Trump ordered it, Swift replied: "The answer would be: Yes."

July 27, 2017 2:37 pm

A Chinese court has ruled that a transgender man was unjustly dismissed by a former employer, the plaintiff said Thursday, in the country's first such discrimination lawsuit. The 29-year-old man identifies himself only as "Mr. C" to protect his parents' privacy.

July 27, 2017 2:16 pm

The C919 has been a challenging project for COMAC and China since it is a narrow-body aircraft - similar to over half the commercial planes currently active worldwide. It is built to carry between 158 to 174 passengers, with a range of 4,075 to 5,555 km.

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July 27, 2017 1:52 pm

Two weeks later they set off for their honeymoon. They have now been told that if they wish to complain they need to contact the US embassy, but they have struggled to get an appointment, the report said.

July 27, 2017 1:49 pm

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators -- Mmhonlumo Kikon and Imtilemba Sangtam -- were allotted Geology and Mining, Border Affairs and Cooperation, Relief and Rehabilitation and MARCOFED respectively. Senior Naga People's Front legislator E.E. Pangteang was given Rural Development, while Neikiesalie Nicky Kire got Roads and Bridges.

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July 27, 2017 1:39 pm

The president said the fund should get the first offer to invest in the government's "brown field infrastructure projects" such as toll roads or ports, promising such investment would be profitable. Traditionally, the Haj fund has put most of the money it receives from Indonesian Muslims, who pay deposits to get a place for a pilgrimage, into banks.

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July 27, 2017 1:14 pm

Japanese law requires those with dual citizenship to choose by age 22 and, when opting for Japan, try to renounce the other nationality, although there is no penalty for not doing so.

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July 27, 2017 12:56 pm

US President Donald Trump this week touted the prospects of a "very big" trade pact with Britain, raising eyebrows in Brussels -- where Brexit talks have barely got off the ground after starting last month.

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July 27, 2017 12:51 pm

A crowd of at least a few hundred people gathered around the US Armed Forces recruiting station in Times Square. They held signs saying "Resist!" and listened to speakers who denounced the ban, which Trump announced on Twitter.

July 27, 2017 11:29 am

The boy's father Sagardeep Singh Arora said he was surprised the school would not make an exemption for his son. "On the basis of that they are not giving enrollment in the school. I believe students should be allowed to practice their religion and should be allowed to wear their article of faith," he said.

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July 27, 2017 9:57 am

Donald Trump in a tweet on Tuesday said, “After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military.”

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July 27, 2017 9:20 am

The president said that Foxconn's initial investment of more than $10 billion will create 3,000 jobs at a minimum, with the potential for up to 13,000 jobs in the very near future.