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Thursday, 9 July 2020 10:50 WIB

Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday that it had removed dozens of accounts linked to supporters or employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation into the spread of false news online. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement that 73 Facebook and Instagram accounts, 14 pages and one group had been removed. Brazilian courts have been investigating the spread of false news in connection with Bolsonaro. There was no immediate comment from the presidential office about Facebook's action. Facebook's executive said...

North Korea Says Millions of Leaflets Readied Against South
Monday, 22 June 2020 23:39 WIB | Global

North Korea said on Monday it has readied thousands of balloons and millions of leaflets in preparation for "retaliatory punishment" against South Korea. The detail, in a state media report, came a day after the North said it was preparing to begin an anti-South leaflet campaign following a series of vitriolic condemnations of Seoul because of anti-North leaflets floated over the border. Defectors in the South send such leaflets, which criticize the North's leader Kim Jong Un over human rights abuses and his nuclear ambitions. The messages are usually attached to balloons or floated in...

US, Russia to Start Nuclear Talks in Austria
Monday, 22 June 2020 17:40 WIB | Global

Delegations from the United States and Russia are meeting in Vienna Monday and Tuesday to discuss their nuclear arsenals after more than a year's pause.¯ The delegations did not make any statements to reporters, when they arrived at the Niederoesterreich Palace in Vienna at 8:30 am local time.  President Donald Trump has abandoned several U.S. treaties with Russia, including ones on overflights and on intermediate-range nuclear forces. Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Ambassador Marshall Billingslea is leading the U.S. delegation for the talks with their Russian...

Trump Campaign Brushes Off Low Turnout at President's Rally
Monday, 22 June 2020 11:05 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday brushed off the underwhelming size of the crowd at his first political rally in three months, blaming "fake news media reports of the threat of coronavirus infections and the possibility of protests for keeping people away. The 19,000-seat BOK Center arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, appeared to be a bit more than half full Saturday night, even though the president's campaign last week boasted that a million people had registered to attend. The Trump campaign said about 12,000 people passed through metal detectors at the entrances. An outdoor...

EU to Host Global COVID-19 Vaccine Summit
Saturday, 20 June 2020 00:00 WIB | Global

The European Union called on the international community Wednesday to ensure potential coronavirus vaccines are equally available to all nations. In a video statement, EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen called a global vaccine summit on June 27 at which the EU and its partners will solicit countries to pool their resources and reserve future vaccines for low- and middle-income countries. She said high income countries would act as an inclusive international buyers' group, ensuring commercial vaccine makers got the money they needed to develop and produce vaccines, while low...

Japan's Former Justice Minister, Wife Arrested on Allegations of Vote-buying
Friday, 19 June 2020 18:16 WIB | Global

Prosecutors in Tokyo say former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai, and his wife, Anri Kawai, were arrested Thursday over allegations they engaged in vote buying during last year's election.  In a statement, Tokyo prosecutors said the couple paid about $15,900 to five people last year to get her elected in the 2019 upper house election, in which she won a seat. Katsuyuki Kawai, a close political ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, served as justice minister for only a month last year, resigning in October when vote buying allegations first surfaced. He had previously served as a...

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