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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls for new rules to govern the Internet

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls for new rules to govern the Internet It has also been criticised for allowing Russian-backed trolls to post ads aimed at influencing the 2016 United States presidential election, as well as over the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal. Also, Facebook is facing pressure from lawmakers to monitor content with the upcoming elections in India. He added that governments needed to create clearer rules around privacy to clarify ... [Full Article...]

Wealthy Russian Businesswoman Dies In German Plane Crash

Wealthy Russian Businesswoman Dies In German Plane Crash The business publication Forbes.ru estimated Fileva's fortune at US$600 million. The air crash involved a six-seater aircraft travelling from France to the town of Egelsbach south of Frankfurt. "The team of the S7 Group expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends". Two other people died in a traffic collision related to the plane crash. [Full Article...]

PM congratulates Erdogan on another important victory in Turkish local elections

PM congratulates Erdogan on another important victory in Turkish local elections In a statement on Monday morning, the head of Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) said that Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), was ahead by about 28,000 out of about 8.5 million votes cast in Turkey's biggest city. [Full Article...]

Venezuela, Russia: Report Points to Moscow's Expanding Support for Maduro

Venezuela, Russia: Report Points to Moscow's Expanding Support for Maduro The blackouts that began on March 7 have affected the water service, transportation, and telephone and internet services across the country. Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, reportedly organized "thousands" of protesters at some 100 rally points across the nation, Efecto Cocuyo website reported Saturday. [Full Article...]

Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban heads to governor’s desk

Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban heads to governor’s desk Officers threatened to arrest people if a crowd didn't disperse and stop chanting "shame". Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights group, said the more right-leaning makeup of the Supreme Court - since Trump appointed jurists Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the nine-member panel - was the key factor behind the recent legislation. [Full Article...]

'Reiwa' chosen as new era name

'Reiwa' chosen as new era name The Cabinet decided Monday on a government ordinance, effective the same day, to establish the name. The letters taken from the 1,200-year-old Japanese poetry book portrays " Japan's unique national identity, such as everlasting history, its fragrant culture and four seasons that bring attractive nature, and firmly hands them down to the next generation, " Abe said. [Full Article...]

Max plane makes emergency landing in US

Max plane makes emergency landing in US He said that the Ethiopian Airlines, with a history of over 70 years, is "a pioneer and a leader" that launched Africa into the jet age. Boeing is responding to rising public concerns about its Max planes in an effort to save the company's image and prevent the loss of more business, said Shem Malmquist, a Boeing 777 captain and visiting professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. [Full Article...]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg calls for global internet regulations

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg calls for global internet regulations He said that governments should hold companies "accountable" for removing harmful content, set standards on political advertising, "impose sanctions" when they violate users' privacy and ensure data can be moved easily between services. Some laws only apply during elections, although information campaigns are non-stop. Finally, regulation should guarantee the principle of data portability. [Full Article...]

Arab leaders call for Palestinian state, condemn US' Golan move

Arab leaders call for Palestinian state, condemn US' Golan move In a final declaration the Arab League summit said it "affirmed that the Golan is occupied Syrian territory according to global law, the decisions of the United Nations and the Security Council". Arab leaders said on Sunday they would seek a U.N. Security Council resolution against the US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and promised to support Palestinians in the... [Full Article...]

Turkey's ruling party leads in local elections

Turkey's ruling party leads in local elections In Agri unofficial results show the AK Party gained 10 percent more votes, compared to the 2014 local elections, reaching 55 percent while the HDP lost almost 10 percent, falling to 37 percent. Another closely watched mayoral election is in Istanbul. "The aim behind the increasing attacks toward our country ahead of the elections is to block the road of the big, strong Turkey", Erdogan said on S... [Full Article...]

NASA needs test subjects, the catch lay in bed and get paid

It will be conducted by the German Aerospace Center ( DLR ) in Germany.For the project, 12 men and 12 women will spend their days and nights in beds angled downward by six degrees, propped up with their feet at an incline above their heads.One shoulder will be touching the mattress at all times. [Full Article...]

Chief: Ride share mistake led to death of SC college student

Chief: Ride share mistake led to death of SC college student The Columbia police posted a series of tweets overnight detailing where Joephson was last seen. According to police, Rowland approached Josephson about 2:09 a.m. It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write these words this morning. She left the bar Bird Dog alone and was spotted getting into a black Chevy Impala that she and her friends believed was an Uber that she had ordered, a witness t... [Full Article...]

Ban on plastic bags comes close to reality in a 3rd state

Ban on plastic bags comes close to reality in a 3rd state The New York Times reports the ban was proposed a year ago by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo , and will take effect in March 2020. Mike Durant, president of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, tells the Times' McKinley that he is concerned by the "failure to give even a portion of the 5-cent [paper bag] fee back to the stores", which makes the ban "an untenable mandate for many of ... [Full Article...]

Biden accused of kissing woman without permission

Biden accused of kissing woman without permission Lucy Flores , the former Nevada lawmaker who accused Joe Biden of inappropriately touching and kissing her , said Sunday she was happy the former Vice President is willing to "listen" but that misses the point - she wants him to admit the behavior was wrong. [Full Article...]

Liberal Lawyer To Become Slovakia’s First Female President After Big Election Victory

Liberal Lawyer To Become Slovakia’s First Female President After Big Election Victory The election follows the murder of an investigative journalist past year. Journalist Jan Kuciak was murdered with his fiancée in February 2018 as he set out to find links between politicians and organised crime . Never having run for any office before, Caputova concedes that her lack of knowledge in the field of defence and security is a disadvantage. The president is commander-in-chief of th... [Full Article...]

Iran urges Palestinians to resist Trump's pro-Israel moves

Iran urges Palestinians to resist Trump's pro-Israel moves The United States faced sharp criticism Wednesday at the U.N. Security Council over its decision to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, which big powers denounced as a violation of U.N. Speaker after speaker at the council session supported Syria's sovereignty over the Golan Heights and opposed Israel's occupation after Trump's proclamation. [Full Article...]

Turkey will honor deal to purchase Russia’s S-400s - FM Cavusoglu

Turkey will honor deal to purchase Russia’s S-400s - FM Cavusoglu Turkey's economy has been declining following a currency crisis a year ago, where the lira lost more than 30 percent of its value. Ilke Beltinge, a 25 year-old student, said she did not like the country's current direction. The voting was marred by scattered election violence that killed at least two people and injured dozens of others across Turkey. Two people are also injured in Istanbul's K... [Full Article...]

QuickFacts: Quebec tables secularism bill

QuickFacts: Quebec tables secularism bill Jolin-Barrette said for the Quebec state to be truly secular, it can not employ people who exercise authority while wearing religious symbols . To shield the new legislation from legal challenges, the Quebec government is invoking a rarely used clause that enables it to override the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom for up to five years. [Full Article...]

Mueller’s report gets layers of interpretation on ‘SNL’ cold open

Mueller’s report gets layers of interpretation on ‘SNL’ cold open Americans may get to make up their own minds soon; by the end of the week, Barr said a redacted version of the report would be made public in mid-April. Mueller: 'And I should remind everyone there's still several ongoing investigations'. Trump: 'And they're investigations into Democrats, TV shows that have been mean to me. [Full Article...]

UK’s May risks "total collapse"of government in Brexit impasse"

UK’s May risks Lewis said, however, that seeking a customs union with the EU would be hard and would go against the result of the referendum and Conservative pledges before the 2017 national election. Look, none of them got through when they were voted on, on Wednesday this week. Hilary Benn, a Labour Party lawmaker who chairs Parliament's Brexit committee, dismissed criticism that the parliamentary process ... [Full Article...]


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