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Facebook Is Facing Its First Fine Over the Cambridge Analytica Privacy Scandal

Facebook Is Facing Its First Fine Over the Cambridge Analytica Privacy Scandal The penalty and resulting fine only comprise a small portion of the ICO's report , which initially was undertaken to investigate the misuse of data during the UK's European Union referendum (AKA, Brexit). The ICO launched an investigation in March into Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based political data analysis firm at the heart of a scandal that's stirred up two national governments and the worl... [Full Article...]

Bilawal suspends Peshawar jalsa in solidarity with Bilour family

Bilawal suspends Peshawar jalsa in solidarity with Bilour family Another senior police official Kaukab Farooqi confirmed that the blast killed Bilour and injured 36 others. The attack targeted a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the Awami National Party , which has been targeted by Islamist militants in the past over its vocal opposition to extremist groups like the Taliban. [Full Article...]

US Embassy in London alerts Americans of possible violence during Trump visit

US Embassy in London alerts Americans of possible violence during Trump visit A small demonstration is expected to take place near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on Thursday, the venue for Trump's black-tie dinner with May on Thursday evening. The Trumps will also pay an off-camera visit to a British defence site outside of London. Earlier this year, organiser Leo Murray launched a crowdfunder to pay for the project, reaching the £1,000 target in less than 24 hours. [Full Article...]

Trump Zings NATO, and EU Chief Zings Back

Trump Zings NATO, and EU Chief Zings Back The US president appeared to be referring to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would bring gas from Russian Federation to Germany's northeastern Baltic coast, bypassing Eastern European nations like Poland and Ukraine and doubling the amount of gas Russian Federation can send directly to Germany. [Full Article...]

Iranian girl detained for posting dance videos , twitter erupts with outrage

Iranian girl detained for posting dance videos , twitter erupts with outrage Another person, Masih Alinejad , posted a video of herself defiantly dancing in a public park in Tehran. The 18-year-old girl apparently has around 60,000 followers on Instagram . "I'm dancing so that they (the authorities) see and know that they can not take away our happiness and hope by arresting teenagers and (girls like) Maedeh", the BBC translated the tweet of one supporter . [Full Article...]

Harry and Meghan due in Dublin for two-day visit

Harry and Meghan due in Dublin for two-day visit The Duke and Duchess of Sussex , who Wednesday in May, will spend two days in Ireland. In the evening, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex debuted her third look of the day wearing a black cocktail dress by one of her sister-in-law Kate Middleton's favorite designers, Emilia Wickstead. [Full Article...]

Flooding in Japan has killed more than 100

Flooding in Japan has killed more than 100 The trip would have taken him to Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt from Wednesday. Southwestern Japan is in a state of emergency after heavy flash rains battered the region last week, flooding rivers and triggering severe landslides. [Full Article...]

GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee

GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee But things had flipped once again when Americans considered President Donald Trump's first nominee to the Supreme Court , Neil Gorsuch. Kyl, who retired at the beginning of 2013, is a familiar face to many within the chamber. Penny Nance, president, and CEO of Concerned Women for America, said in a statement , "Judge Brett Kavanaugh is abundantly qualified to sit on the bench of the Un... [Full Article...]

Four more boys safely out as day two mission ends

Four more boys safely out as day two mission ends The 12 boys, part of a youth soccer team known as the Wild Boars, first went missing with their coach more than two weeks ago. Spokesmen said the goal of the visit was "to give moral support to the rescue team members". Monday's operation took nine hours, two fewer than Sunday, with rescuers helped by the experience they have accumulated, Narongsak told a news conference punctuated with ro... [Full Article...]

China counter-punches against U.S. in growing trade war

China counter-punches against U.S. in growing trade war American companies doing business in China are particularly anxious. The U.S. runs a bilateral trade deficit of $336 billion with China and imports much more from it than the reverse, giving it an early advantage. Certain products are even more imbalanced, for instance the United States charges a 2.5 percent tariff on Chinese cars, while China now maintains a 25 percent tariff on cars fr... [Full Article...]

Pause in op to rescue Thai boys from cave

Pause in op to rescue Thai boys from cave The cave complex is off-limits during the rainy season, which usually runs from May to October, when downpours can quickly flood it. Relatives said the boys had been inside the complex during the dry season. "I promise to take the very best care of the kids", he said in a note given to divers on Friday. Asked how the authorities had decided which boys were to be taken out first, Mr Narongsak sai... [Full Article...]

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee On Monday night, Trump announced Kavanaugh's nomination to replace Kennedy, who was considered a swing vote on numerous Supreme Court's controversial decisions. MARTIN: I think it's fair to say Republicans are pretty much thrilled about the potential nominees . He holds numerous same values as Justice Neil Gorsuch , who was also appointed to the Supreme Court by President Trump. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk tests ‘tiny, kid sized submarine’ for Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk tests ‘tiny, kid sized submarine’ for Thai cave rescue CHIANG RAI, Thailand-A mission to rescue a group of boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand resumed on Monday, the chief of the mission said, after the first four boys rescued were judged healthy as they recovered in hospital. [Full Article...]

Trump Picks Kavanaugh, a GOP Favorite, for Supreme Court

Trump Picks Kavanaugh, a GOP Favorite, for Supreme Court Michigan's Kethledge is on the 6th Circuit, while Indiana's Barrett is on the 7th Circuit. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions. ET. He called it the "fruit of a corrupt process straight from the D.C. swamp". President Donald Trump nominated Barrett, and the Senate confirmed her on October 31, 2017, to the federal bench. [Full Article...]

One dead, 19 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

One dead, 19 injured in Wonderboom plane crash The Aviodrome aviation museum responded on Facebook to the crash as follows: "We are extremely shocked that the Convair 340, the aircraft that would soon come to Aviodrome, crashed during the takeoff of a test flight in South Africa". Jurgen Kotze, chief operating officer for Emer-G-Med services, said the crash was near Wonderboom airport on the Moloto Road. "They are busy treating one of the ... [Full Article...]

Trump discusses Vladimir Putin meeting before North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit

Trump discusses Vladimir Putin meeting before North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit The president's comments come as May's government has seen top advisers resign over her approach to Brexit , including Boris Johnson as foreign secretary. After Putin mentioned that White House officials were trying to interfere, a person with direct knowledge of the conversation said that Trump told to Putin, "Those are stupid people; you shouldn't listen to them, " The New York Times repo... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump announces pick for Supreme Court nominee

Pres. Trump announces pick for Supreme Court nominee Trump had said he hoped to make his decision by the time he returned Sunday from a weekend in New Jersey, but he told reporters en route to the White House that he needed more time. "Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law", Trump said Monday. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson Resigns as U.K. Foreign Secretary Amid Brexit Turmoil

Boris Johnson Resigns as U.K. Foreign Secretary Amid Brexit Turmoil Matthew Hancock was announced as Mr Hunt's replacement as Health Secretary. Theresa May addressed the 1922 Committee in Westminster on Monday evening, raising the prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government to appeal for Tory unity on Brexit . [Full Article...]

David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary

David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris has been appointed to the Brexit department after a raft of resignations. May appeared in Parliament earlier on Monday afternoon to defend her plan, minutes after Downing Street confirmed the departure of Johnson. She looks set on facing down a rebellion in her Conservative Party, where hardline Brexit supporters are livid over her plans to negotiate "a free trade area for ... [Full Article...]

Trump takes swipe at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation just days before crucial summit

Trump takes swipe at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation just days before crucial summit The tensions with Trump look all the more stark in the context of a summit that will take important decisions to boost NATO's ability to defend itself from the threat it sees from Russian Federation. In other words, Merkel can't afford to have Trump toss any more Starburst sweets at her without losing credibility with her domestic base. 'I'm confident the UK-US alliance will play a leading rol... [Full Article...]


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