Jan 23, 2016

Trump retweets neo-Nazi account, drawing outrage

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump retweeted an account called “@WhiteGenocideTM” on Friday, prompting a backlash on social media over the real estate billionaire’s sharing of an apparent neo-Nazi’s depiction of rival candidate Jeb Bush. Trump, who is campaigning for the first contests on Feb. ...

Thai skin-whitening ad provokes race storm

Jan 9, 2016

Thai skin-whitening ad provokes race storm

A Thai company pulled an advert for skin-lightening pills on Friday following an outcry on social media over a product sold with the tag line “white makes you a winner.” It is the latest marketing gaffe to draw accusations of racism in a kingdom ...

Saudi-led coalition used cluster bombs in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

Jan 8, 2016

Saudi-led coalition used cluster bombs in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in the conflict in Yemen dropped decades-old U.S.-made cluster bombs in a civilian area, independent monitor Human Rights Watch said Thursday, branding it a war crime. The group’s report included a photograph of a section of casing from a CBU-58 ...

Jan 8, 2016

U.S. analysts suspect Russia hackers behind Ukraine power outage

U.S. cyberintelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month’s unprecedented power outage in Ukraine. “We believe that Sandworm was responsible,” iSight’s director of espionage analysis, John Hultquist, said. The conclusion was ...

Jan 8, 2016

Maine governor says out-of-state drug dealers impregnate 'young white' girls

Maine’s Republican governor says out-of-state drug dealers are impregnating “young white” girls. Gov. Paul LePage made the remark while talking about the state’s heroin epidemic Wednesday. He described out-of-state drug dealers as “guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” and said “half the time ...