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Friday, 19 October 2018 10:30 WIB

On Wednesday, Twitter released a collection of more than 10 million tweets related to thousands of accounts affiliated with Russia™s Internet Research Agency propaganda organization, as well as hundreds more troll accounts, including many based in Iran. The data, analyzed and released in a report by The Atlantic Council™s Digital Forensic Research Lab, are made up of 3,841 accounts affiliated with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, 770 other accounts potentially based in Iran as well as 10 million tweets and more than 2 million images, videos and other media. Russian trolls...

RECENT NEWS
Trump Threatens to Close US-Mexico Border to Stop Migrants
Friday, 19 October 2018 00:18 WIB |

U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening a military closure of the U.S. border with Mexico if the neighboring country fails to stop large groups of Central American migrants headed toward the United States. On Twitter early Thursday, Trump also accused Democrats of leading an "assault" on the United States by the migrants, some of whom he labeled "criminals," and said he would resort to "stopping all payments" to Central American countries if Mexico did not "stop this onslaught" on the United States. Trump has made immigration cuts and the construction of a wall on the Mexican border...

US Again Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator
Thursday, 18 October 2018 18:00 WIB |

The Trump administration has again declined to label China a currency manipulator, but says it is keeping China and five other nations on a watch list. œOf particular concern are Chinas lack of currency transparency and the recent weakness in its currency, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in his biannual report to Congress. œThose pose major challenges to achieving fairer and more balanced trade and we will continue to monitor and review China's currency practices, including thorough ongoing discussions with the People's Bank of China, he said. Mnuchin said China...

Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist
Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:55 WIB | Global

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not want to talk about any of the facts involving the disappearance of a U.S.-based Saudi journalist Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, a charge denied by the Saudis. As he headed to Ankara to talk to Turkish leaders about their investigation about the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, the top U.S. diplomat told reporters that Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman assured him they "would show the entire...

British, EU Leaders Meeting in Latest Attempt to Break Brexit Impasse
Thursday, 18 October 2018 03:23 WIB | Ekonomi inggris

British Prime Minister Theresa May goes before European Union leaders Wednesday as the two sides faced stalled talks in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc. Months of talks have produced agreements on many parts of how to unravel the relationship, but some key hurdles remain, including how to handle the border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. After May addresses the group, the other 27 leaders will have dinner on their own to discuss the Brexit negotiations. EU Council President Donald Tusk said ahead of Wednesday's meetings he planned to ask May "whether she...

Death Toll Continues to Rise After Hurricane Michael
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 18:36 WIB |

Almost a week after Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey said two more deaths had been confirmed in the small seaside town. Cathey said Tuesday that the victims were a man and a woman who lived in separate homes and had not evacuated. He did not give the victims' names or say how they died. The announcement brought to 12 the number of people killed in Bay County, which includes Mexico Beach and another hard-hit town, Panama City. The county took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael, one of the most intense hurricanes to ever hit the United...

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POLITICS
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...

SECURITIES
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...

MISCELLANEOUS
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...