Wednesday, 17 October 2018
New York
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:44 WIB

Facebook says that anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation. The company said Tuesday that it will also require disclaimers for any British political advertisements. All the data on the ad buyers will be archived for seven years in a publicly accessible database. Facebook said it's up against œsmart and well-funded adversaries who change their tactics as we spot abuse, but it believes that increased transparency is good for democracy and the electoral...

Australian PM Considering Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:08 WIB | Australia Perdana Menteri

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the country's embassy there from Tel Aviv. Prime Minister Morrison told reporters Tuesday he was "open minded" about a suggestion made by Dave Sharma, a former ambassador to Israel. U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, breaking with a long-standing policy that Jerusalem's status should be settled as part of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. The U.S. Embassy officially opened in Jerusalem in...

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies at 65
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:41 WIB | Global

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who visualized the indispensability of the personal computer more than 40 years ago, died Monday at 65. Allen's family said he died in Seattle of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer he had been battling off and on since 2009. After persuading high school friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard in 1975, the two teamed up to develop a rudimentary software that hobbyists used to operate home-built computers. "I expect the personal computer to become the kind of thing that people carry with them, a companion that takes notes, does accounting, gives...

Koreas Resume High-Level Talks as Moon Presses for Sanction Relief
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:10 WIB | Global

North and South Korea held high-level talks within the heavily fortified demilitarized zone Monday. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon led the five-member South Korean delegation to Panmunjom. The South Korean team was greeted by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the country, who headed the Norths contingent. At Monday's session the two nations agreed to begin a joint project to modernize and connect their rail and roadways before the end of the year. Furthermore, they agreed to hold Red Cross talks at the Norths Mount Kumgang Resort in...

Germany Deporting Convicted 9/11 Suspect to Morocco
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:14 WIB | Jerman

A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted their attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his native country. Mounir el-Motassadeq, who was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization and accessory to the murder of the 246 passengers and crew on the four jetliners used in the 2001 attacks, was flown by helicopter from a Hamburg prison on Monday morning. Blindfolded and with his hands and ankles shackled, the 44-year-old was then led by two police officers to another helicopter...

Trump Says Climate Change Is Not a Hoax
Monday, 15 October 2018 20:19 WIB |

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax. In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump told CBS-TV's 60 Minutes "I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again...I'm not denying climate change, but it could very well go back. You know, we're talking about over millions of years." Trump has over the years called global warming a hoax and had once called it a Chinese plot aimed at wrecking the U.S. economy. Trump told 60 Minutes he does not know if global waning is manmade, despite the scientific research showing that...

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US Issues List of Russian Politicians, Oligarchs But No New Sanctions
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB

The U.S. Treasury Department has released a congressionally mandated list of Russian politicians and business figures who are close to President Vladimir Putin's government, along with their...

Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be released. A day before 'Padmaavat', a movie based...

FBI Deputy Director Stepping Down
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias, stepped down from the bureau Monday, several weeks ahead of his retirement, an FBI...