Facebook personal data use, privacy settings illegal: German court

February 12, 2018 1:51 am
Facebook personal data use, privacy settings illegal: German court

This photo taken on February 24, 2016 shows the Facebook logo pictured on the sidelines of a press preview in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) A court in Germany has ruled that Facebook is violating the country’s data protection laws with several privacy settings that require users to provide their personal […]

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Oxfam’s deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence resigns over sex scandal in Haiti

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Oxfam’s deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence resigns over sex scandal in Haiti

Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring (L) and Oxfam’s chair of trustees Caroline Thomson leave the Department for International Development (DFID) in central London on February 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The deputy chief executive of Oxfam, Penny Lawrence, has resigned over the involvement of the British charity group’s workers in […]

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Thousands of websites infected by crypto mining malware: Security researchers

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Thousands of websites infected by crypto mining malware: Security researchers

Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on the PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites’ computing power to “mine” cryptocurrencies, security researchers say. […]

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Queen-led Church of England faces 3,300 sexual abuse allegations

February 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Queen-led Church of England faces 3,300 sexual abuse allegations

File photo of the Assembly Hall of Church House in London during a meeting of the Church of England’s general synod. A senior Church of England bishop has revealed that the Anglican Communion led by Queen Elizabeth II is facing more than 3,300 sexual abuse allegations before an independent inquiry […]

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US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

February 10, 2018 1:02 pm
US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia (Photo by AFP) Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia says he does not see chances the UN Security Council could adopt any time soon a Russian-drafted resolution on a probe into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, blaming the US for […]

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Rival German political parties reach coalition deal in principle: Sources

February 7, 2018 12:02 am
Rival German political parties reach coalition deal in principle: Sources

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz (L), and the chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer (C) enter the conference room at the SPD headquarters for coalition talks to form a new government, in Berlin, February 2, 2018. […]

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Europe to stop mounting nuclear arms race

February 4, 2018 12:51 am
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Europe to stop mounting nuclear arms race

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has urged Europe to push for nuclear disarmament by starting new initiatives for arms control after the US announced its new strategy to upgrade and expand its nuclear arsenal. “As in the times of the Cold War, we in Europe […]

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Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades re-elected with eyes on new peace push

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Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades re-elected with eyes on new peace push

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (C) waves to his supporters after casting his ballot at a polling station in the coastal city of Limassol on February 4, 2018 during the second round of the Cyprus presidential elections. (Photo by AFP) Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday won re-election for a second […]

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Thousands march in London to protest government inaction on NHS crisis, budget cuts

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Thousands march in London to protest government inaction on NHS crisis, budget cuts

Thousands of people in British capital of London have braved cold weather and rain to march on Downing Street demanding an end to the persisting crisis affecting the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and challenging Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to adequately fund the NHS. Londoners waged the massive protest march […]

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Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

February 1, 2018 1:25 am
Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

A protester holds a banner depicting images of Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez in front of police officers during a demonstration outside the Catalan parliament on January 30, 2018 in Barcelona. (Photo by AFP) Three jailed leaders of Spain’s Catalonia region have appealed against their sentences to […]

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Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom ruled the government’s mass surveillance powers as ‘unlawful’

January 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom ruled the government’s mass surveillance powers as ‘unlawful’

A businessman stands and speaks on his mobile phone outside the Bank of England in London on March 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom has ruled the government’s mass surveillance program for spying on internet use and phone records of the British people […]

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