Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide

Twitter said Friday it shut down thousands of accounts worldwide for spreading misinformation, including some artificially amplifying pro-Saudi messaging as part of a regional propaganda war. The move affected pro-Saudi accounts coming from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates directed at Qatar and Yemen, Twitter said, as well as others from China seeking to sow […]

Trump deploys a new label for China’s Xi – ‘enemy’

KEY POINTS President Donald Trump has a new label for Chinese President Xi Jinping: “Enemy.” In one of a series of tweets that hit the market like a torpedo Friday morning, the president posed a question to his more than 60 million followers comparing Xi to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. As recently as this […]

Adelson said he’d never again meet Netanyahu, report

American Jewish gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson, whose family owns Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, told police investigators he will never again agree to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu after “reading in the paper” about the prime minister’s alleged efforts to undermine the free daily, Israel’s  Haaretz daily reported based quoting Channel 13 News . Adelson, a billionaire  reportedly made the remarks […]

Tehran dismisses US claim of destroying Iranian drone

Tehran on Friday denied the United States had downed one of its drones, saying all Iranian aircraft were accounted for and jesting Washington may have accidentally hit their own machine. The latest incident in the strategic Strait of Hormuz comes amid soaring tensions between the two foes, with Washington already reeling from Iran shooting down […]

Trump vows to deport ‘millions’ of migrants . Will he?

By: FERNANDA ECHAVARRI and NOAH LANARD On Monday evening, one day before officially launching his reelection bid, President Donald Trump tweeted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will soon begin “the process of removing” millions of undocumented immigrants from the country.   Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly […]

Indonesia returns five containers of TRASH to the US

Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a “dumping ground”, officials said Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian country to return imported waste. The containers were supposed to contain only paper scrap, according to the customs documents. Instead they were loaded with other waste including bottles, plastic waste, […]

Italy’s Mount Etna sparks into life

Mount Etna in southern Italy has burst into life, spitting molten lava high into the sky, though cloud cover Saturday ruined the view for those brave enough to venture up the flanks of Europe’s highest volcano. The National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said there was “lively spattering” as fire and hot ash spewed […]