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2020 Nov 18 - 4:10pm
Prime Minister Viktor Orban explained on Wednesday that Hungary vetoed the European Union’s 2021-2027 budget and post-coronavirus recovery fund because of the “blackmail” that demands mandatory support for immigration. “After accepting the current proposal, there would be no barrier from tying the disbursement of funds to member states to supporting immigration, and blackmailing the...
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2020 Nov 18 - 4:00pm
A row over the integrity of Estonia's electronic voting system has worsened after the resignation of the country's interior minister, who claimed last year's poll – as well as the US election – was influenced by the "deep state." Information Technology Minister Raul Siem sought to reassure Estonians on Tuesday that their own elections, which took place last year, had not been compromised...
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2020 Nov 18 - 3:58pm
The world’s top cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, rallied above $18,000 on Wednesday for the first time in almost three years. Analysts attributed the surge to global events and bullish fundamentals in crypto. The price of Bitcoin has ranged between $16,560 and $18,062 over the past 24 hours. It was trading at $18,194 as of 08:15 GMT. Bitcoin is now up 146 percent on a year-to-date basis and has...
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2020 Nov 18 - 3:19pm
Taiwan’s military has grounded all of its F-16s after one aircraft disappeared from radars while flying a routine training mission. The incident adds to a string of military crashes on the island this year. All of Taiwan’s 142 F-16s will remain in their bases for equipment checks, its defense ministry said. “I have asked the defense ministry not to relax a bit on defense and...
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2020 Nov 18 - 2:57pm
The Indian military has flatly rejected a media report claiming that Chinese troops deployed microwave weapons, making Indian soldiers “vomit” and flee in panic from the disputed border area in the Himalayas. The claims about China using microwave weapons are “baseless” because “no such incident has taken place,” the Indian Army said, labeling the story from the UK...
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2020 Nov 18 - 12:31pm
Lawmakers from Texas, Washington, and California are jetting off to a conference in Hawaii, despite many states urging citizens to avoid travel and mass gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference is being hosted by the Independent Voter Project and will ironically be about how best to reopen states facing lockdown orders. The group’s chair and executive director, Dan...
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2020 Nov 18 - 11:01am
The US Justice Department has called to drop all charges against Mexico’s ex-defense secretary, recently nabbed on drug trafficking charges, with federal prosecutors arguing his home country ought to handle the “sensitive” case. Attorney General Bill Barr said the government had requested a dismissal of its case against Salvador Cienfuegos in a joint statement with his Mexican counterpart...
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2020 Nov 18 - 10:33am
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has rejected allegations by President Donald Trump’s campaign team that election observers in Philadelphia were deprived of “meaningful access” to the polls, overturning a lower court’s ruling. The state’s liberal-leaning Supreme Court ruled 5-2 against Trump’s lawsuit on Tuesday, rebuffing claims that local election officials barred Republican...
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2020 Nov 18 - 8:40am
Several Syrian army soldiers have been killed after the country's air defense systems responded to an Israeli attack near the capital, Damascus, Syria’s SANA news agency reported. Tel Aviv confirmed the raid. The attack took place in the early hours of Wednesday as the city remained plunged in darkness. “At about 3:11 am this day, the Zionist enemy launched an air aggression from the...
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2020 Nov 18 - 8:24am
The Russia-brokered truce between Armenia and Azerbaijan helped stop the violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Its status remains unresolved but a way to ‘normalization’ is open, he added. “The final status of Nagorno-Karabakh is unresolved; we agreed to maintain the existing status quo,” Putin told journalists on Tuesday, speaking...
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2020 Nov 18 - 7:43am
Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension from the UK’s Labour Party has been lifted on the same day he was slammed for a “pathetic non-apology” for comments about a report of anti-Semitism within his party’s ranks. Corbyn announced his Labour reentry on Tuesday, following last month’s suspension. “Our movement must now come together to oppose and defeat this deeply damaging Conservative...
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2020 Nov 18 - 7:29am
President Donald Trump has fired the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency head Chris Krebs over a "highly inaccurate" election statement. The agency stated that the 2020 election was the most secure in US history. “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud –...
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