Tuesday , January 17 2017

Tibet activists held in Switzerland over protest during Xi visit

Thirty-two pro-Tibet activists in Switzerland were detained on Monday for protesting against a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Police officials claim one man, from the group of Tibetans and Swiss nationals, was prevented from setting himself on fire. Over 800 protesters reportedly attended the event. The Chinese President is ...

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Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates

Oman has agreed to take ten of the remaining inmates from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay. President Barack Obama’s administration is trying to release as many as possible of the 55 remaining prisoners there in the days before he leaves office. He had promised to shut it down. US ...

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Facebook to start tackling fake news in Germany

Facebook said on Sunday it would update its social media tools in Germany to “tackle the challenge of fake news”. The social media platform said it would make it easier for users to report items suspected to be fake news. They would also work with a third-party fact checker. “Last ...

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Eight men own half the world’s wealth, claims Oxfam

Eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population, revealed Oxfam on Monday. The anti-poverty organisation Oxfam says the findings show the gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago. Oxfam’s findings were presented at the annual gathering of the global ...

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Trump slams CIA director Brennan

Donald Trump has criticised outgoing CIA director John Brennan after he told Fox News that the American President-elect doesn’t have a “full understanding” of Russia’s threat to the world. Trump responded with a tweet criticising the CIA’s record under Brennan. He questioned whether the director had leaked an unverified dossier ...

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South Korea prosecutors to seek arrest of Samsung chief

South Korean prosecutors on Monday said they will seek the arrest of Samsung Group chief Lee Jae-yong as a suspect in the corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye. Lee was questioned for a marathon 22 straight hours last week as investigators probe Samsung’s involvement in the scandal. The arrest warrant ...

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