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Facebook revises policies to clarify who buys political ads

Facebook revises policies to clarify who buys political ads Record-keeping: Facebook already requires some information from organizations seeking to run ads on politics in the U.S., including identification to confirm who they are and where they are located. However, mainstream news publishers - who have become adept at pressuring Silicon Valley to follow their lead - will be exempt from the requirement to tag political ads for the ads library . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation denied lawyer Sergei Magnitsky basic rights before death, court rules

Russian Federation denied lawyer Sergei Magnitsky basic rights before death, court rules The unanimous court decision, on Tuesday, including by a Russian judge, said Russian authorities deprived Magnitsky of medical care and failed to protect his life. His death led to an worldwide outcry, but Russian Federation went ahead with a posthumous trial of Magnitsky and in July 2013 he was found guilty of tax evasion. [Full Article...]

U.S. approves $3.3 bil sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan

U.S. approves $3.3 bil sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan While President Trump has largely downplayed North Korea's recent short-range missile tests , Japan's defense minister has not; Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon. and North Korea. Talks between Washington and Pyongyang have stalled since Trump and Kim's second summit in Vietnam in February ended without a deal. [Full Article...]

Iran sentences 3 to long prison terms on spying charges

Iran sentences 3 to long prison terms on spying charges An Iranian citizen, Ali Johari, was also jailed for 10 years for allegedly passing information to Mossad. Ms Amiri was "sentenced to 10 years in jail. She was jailed for ten years in May on alleged spying charges while visiting her grandmother. According to Human Rights Watch ( HRW ), Iran has arrested at least 14 dual or foreign nationals since 2014, many of whom HRW said had been c... [Full Article...]

Video shows Washington man’s truck stolen as he robbed business, police say

Video shows Washington man’s truck stolen as he robbed business, police say As police investigated the incident on August 25, they saw video surveillance footage that showed he was up to no good, in fact, he was in the process of robbing a nearby business at the time. The post has garnered a ton of hilarious comments. "Is there no honor amongst thieves?? Sigh, the world we live in". The individual then took his bike, placed it in the bed of the truck, and fled the sce... [Full Article...]

Spaniard becomes first person to paddle board Pacific Ocean

Spaniard becomes first person to paddle board Pacific Ocean De la Rosa reportedly said it took him 76 days, 5 hours, and 22 minutes to cross almost 3,000 miles of ocean. On the trip, de la Rosa added, he paddled for up to eight or 10 hours each day and slept in the board at night in a small hatch just large enough for him and a bit of storage space. [Full Article...]

Missing Queens teen Victoria Grabowski found safe in London

Missing Queens teen Victoria Grabowski found safe in London Kennedy Airport with a packed bag and money and flew to Heathrow Airport in London. The girl's parents found texts which showed she had been talking with an older man in Britain, according to reports in the US. Meanwhile, a man in the United Kingdom with whom she had been communicating online has been arrested in connection with her disappearance. The family believes she paid for the ticket ... [Full Article...]

Italy's Conte secures backing to form new coalition government

Italy's Conte secures backing to form new coalition government Unexpectedly, the founder of the 5-Star Beppe Grillo issued a statement late on Wednesday saying the ministers should be technocrats and not elected politicians - a suggestion that is unlikely to gain traction with the PD. "We have always been a post-ideological movement". "I don't think centre-left will ask to scrap flagship social spending policies like Five Star's basic income and Lega's pens... [Full Article...]


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