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Facebook, Twitter again face U.S. Congress over politics and the internet

Business Sep 5, 2018

Facebook, Twitter again face U.S. Congress over politics and the internet

Top Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. executives will defend their companies before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations are influenced by politics. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will acknowledge to the Senate Intelligence ...

Families missing after Nusra Front, other hard-line rebels seize Alawite village

World May 13, 2016

Families missing after Nusra Front, other hard-line rebels seize Alawite village

Al-Qaida fighters and other ultraconservative Sunni insurgents seized a predominantly Alawite village in central Syria on Thursday, sparking fears of sectarian violence as families from the village were reported missing by activists. Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said "terrorists" were killing residents of the village ...

Finland's Santa center goes bust as Russian visitors slide

Business Aug 21, 2015

Finland's Santa center goes bust as Russian visitors slide

Finland's Santa Claus Office has been declared bankrupt over unpaid taxes after a sharp drop in visits from recession-hit Russians, once the center's best customers. But Managing Director Jarmo Kariniemi said he believed the company, which employs around 20 people, could yet avoid closure over ...

World May 18, 2015

Russian officers captured near rebel area in east Ukraine, Kiev says

The Ukrainian government on Sunday claimed to have captured two Russian officers who were operating in the rebel-controlled area. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday the two Russian officers have been taken prisoner by the volunteer Aidar battalion in the town of Shchastia, ...