Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump’s decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is “afraid of the president of Russia” — and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader.
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Questioned by a persistent lawmaker on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy
AUSTIN, Texas ― Austin police on Tuesday evening responded in full force to an
MIAMI (AP) — Hundreds of Florida International University students held a vigil Wednesday to remember the six victims who died in a pedestrian bridge collapse near campus.
Turkey and the United States have reached an understanding, but not full agreement, about stabilizing the town of Manbij and other areas of Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. Turkey, which on Sunday stormed the northern Syrian town of Afrin after a two-month offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, has repeatedly threatened to push its operations further east to Manbij where U.S. troops are stationed. Expanding Turkey's military campaign into the much larger Kurdish-held territory further east, which President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to do, would risk confrontation between the NATO allies who have been at loggerheads over the U.S. policy in Syria and other issues.
The standard for qualifying what makes a ‘good’ or ‘satisfying’ job has become
Police on Wednesday said they had located a recorded "confession" on a
President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country's readiness to fight "the bloody battle" to regain its rightful place in the world. Mr Xi, who is set to rule China for life having scrapped presidential term limits, lauded his vision of the “rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”. He sent strong warnings to Taiwan and Hong Kong, self-governed regions that the Communist Party of China (CPC) seeks to unify politically with the mainland, saying that any efforts made towards their independence would be “doomed”. In front of around 3,000 CPC delegates in the Great Hall next to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Mr Xi declared: "The Chinese people have been indomitable and persistent, we have the spirit of fighting the bloody battle against our enemies to the bitter end.” He said that China, which has been building military facilities in disputed territory in the South China Sea and has established military bases on recognised foreign soil since Mr Xi came to power in 2012, would not seek expansion. "Only those who are accustomed to threatening others will see everyone as a threat," he said. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People on March 20 Credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images As state media TV cameras honed in on delegates from Taiwan the President added: “All acts and tricks to separate the country are doomed to fail and will be condemned by the people and punished by history.” Achieving “total unity”, he said, was the “collective hope of all Chinese people.” The US does not recognise Taiwan as a separate country, in line with Beijing’s wishes. However, last week US President Donald Trump riled the Chinese government by signing an agreement with Taiwan allowing US ships to move into Taiwanese waters. China is overseeing a massive global trade infrastructure initiative to revive the ancient Silk Road, drawing interest from nations participating in the investment but also criticism from others fearing that it mainly serves Beijing's interests. China propaganda puff The Chinese leader's plan to build a "world-class" military by mid-century has also raised concerns about how it plans to use its increasingly modern forces amid regional frictions over China's territorial claims in the South China Sea. The highly-choreographed NPC, which takes place annually, saw the rubber stamping of Mr Xi’s second presidential term as well as the abolition of his two-term limit. Many Chinese online commentators suggested that by pushing through the latter motion he was turning himself into an emperor-like figure, while others compared him to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Critical comments were, however, largely deleted by the government’s army of censors. A major restructuring of the Chinese government was also announced during the NPC, which began on March 5. The move will see banking and insurance bodies merged and the formation of new ministries, such as those for immigration and the environment. High-ranking government personnel changes were confirmed too. Wang Qishan, formerly in charge of the government’s corruption investigations department, was elevated to the position of Mr Xi’s vice president. Yi Gang was named governor of China’s central bank: a promotion from his position of vice governor.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection.
In an interview with WIRED, Mark Zuckerberg seemed to accept the idea of some US regulation. Other countries could provide the blueprint.
Facebook's CEO addresses the Cambridge Analytica mess, but avoids the bigger questions.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson about Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data and the company's response.
San Francisco and Oakland are suing oil companies for money to protect against sea level rise.
And that the human safety driver was looking away from the road in the seconds leading up to the fatal impact.
Uber founder Travis Kalanick is a CEO again, after investing $150 million in a real-estate company that owns parking lots.
Facebook was forged in its founders image. So unlike traditional companies—say Google or Microsoft—Zuckerberg’s silence has already harmed his bottom line.
After a series of revelations of data misuse ballooned into a company crisis, Facebook's founder finally broke his silence.
Researchers detail the evolution of the world’s strangest fish, and describe how it could be a potentially powerful tool for scientists to study ocean life.
Despite the repeated privacy lapses, Facebook offers a fairly robust set of tools to control who knows what about you.