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‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: Guterres
Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorologic...
New York Times wins 3 Pulitzer Prizes; Reuters wins for feature photography
The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes and was named as a finalist five more times on Monday, while its rival the Washington Post took the public service award and Reuters claimed the prize for feature photography.
Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder gets married in Belmarsh prison
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has married his long-term partner at a high-security prison in London.
YouTube to demonetize all Russian users, censored all Russian news sources
Google-owned video platform expanding its Russian media censorship from Europe to worldwide. We cannot fight Soviet Union Mentality by becoming just the same or even worse.
State Department confirms leaked NATO documents are authentic
US diplomats and military brass synchronize their messaging on Ukraine docs
India bought Pegasus spyware as part of $2bn arms deal: NYT
Pegasus and a missile system were the ‘centerpieces’ of a $2bn deal from 2017, the newspaper says.
Human Rights Watch says staffer was targeted with Israeli-made Pegasus spyware
The Israeli NSO Group’s technology has been used by governments to target political opponents, activists and journalists.
Julian Assange: From liberal darling to public enemy no. 1
“The UK High Court will deliver its decision on Monday morning [January 24] about whether to permit Julian Assange to appeal the US extradition decision to UK Supreme Court,” WikiLeaks tweeted on Friday.
YouTube takes down music video critical of Joe Biden
An increasingly popular music video that used images of Taliban violence and slammed President Biden over the withdrawal from Afghanistan was taken down by YouTube.
50,000 sign petition for “Sir” (war criminal) Tony Blair to be stripped of knighthood
More than 50,000 people have signed a petition calling for Tony Blair to be stripped of his knighthood. But UK is not a real democracy. The real rulers of this country don’t really care what the general public wants, thinks or needs. The...
Palantir is on a charm offensive to woo France’s start-ups
US tech company Palantir, which specialises in data analytics and is known as one of the most secretive companies, has announced a partnership with Station F.
‘We’ve made friends for life’: Three families on hosting a refugee at Christmas
This year, many Londoners will have an extra (special) guest for Christmas dinner. Katie Strick hears their moving stories
Comments on "Human Intelligence in a Digital Age" - A brilliant Speech by MI6 Chief Richard Moore, and the elephants neglected in the room
Justified compliments about Mr. Moore's speech have been spread extensively and appropriately in the pages of many newspapers, but I would like to remark on precisely what I think was missing in the speech. Missing, not necessarily becau...
Will AI turn humans into 'waste product'?
A tech guru warns that robots that think for themselves may take over the world and use weapons of mass destruction to wipe out mankind. Is it time to worry?
The Facebook Papers Are Their Own Outrage Machine
You can’t even fight a social network without a social network.
US representatives censored after calling transgender ‘1st female four-star’ admiral a man on Twitter
Two US representatives – Jim Banks (Indiana) and Marjorie Taylor-Greene (Georgia) – were censored by Twitter after arguing that transgender Admiral Rachel Levine should not be considered the first four-star female officer.
Revealed: Facebook’s Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations”
Experts say the public deserves to see the list, a clear embodiment of U.S. foreign policy priorities that could disproportionately censor marginalized groups.
Iraq, Syria Terrorists "Actively" Entering Afghanistan: Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin has repeatedly warned about members of extremist groups exploiting political turmoil in Afghanistan to cross into neighbouring ex-Soviet countries as refugees.
The silence of Donald Trump: how Twitter’s ban is cramping his style
The former president used to have a direct line to 8 million followers – now he’s suing to get back on the platform he made his own
Captured, Killed or Compromised: C.I.A. Admits to Losing Dozens of Informants
Counterintelligence officials said in a top secret cable to all stations and bases around the world that too many of the people it recruits from other countries to spy for the U.S. are being lost.
Turning on crypto means turning our backs on vulnerable millions
Remittances in Bitcoin help vulnerable people in unstable economies, like Afghanistan. Crypto regulation means cutting them off.
Donald Trump Goes To Court To Get His Twitter Account Back
Twitter and other social media banned Donald Trump from their platforms after a mob of pro-Trump supporters assaulted the US Congress building on January 6.
Boris Johnson to address Amazon’s tax record with Jeff Bezos on US visit
PM is making three-day trip during which he will give speech to UN general assembly and hold talks with Joe Biden at White House
"Lived In Kabul Right Under Everyone's Nose": Taliban Spokesman Mocks US
"They (US and Afghan National Forces) used to think I did not exist," Zabiullah Mujahid told The Express Tribune newspaper in an interview.
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