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Russia-China trade to continue booming while US faces risk of recession – expert

By ethan / May 24, 2018

Bilateral trade between Russia and China has grown steadily and the positive trend will continue, said Xu Sitao, chief economist with Deloitte consulting firm in China. Talking to RT on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018), he said China has become the largest export market for Russia since 2017, accounting […]


Controversial journalist Seppelt granted Russia 2018 visa, faces interrogation on arrival

By ethan / May 15, 2018

Investigative sports journalist Hajo Seppelt will be granted a Russian visa to attend the 2018 World Cup. Earlier, the country had refused his request despite Seppelt holding FIFA accreditation. German television company ARD launched an investigation after Seppelt was refused a visa and declared persona non grata by Russia on Saturday, despite being accredited to […]


CNN columnist faces backlash for ‘Patriarchy kills people’ op-ed

By ethan / May 7, 2018

CNN columnist and community organizer Richard Edmond Vargas is facing criticism for penning a column about how US “patriarchy” and male role models can be blamed for mass shootings. Vargas, who describes his “anti-patriarchy work” in California prisons, wrote that American society relates to men as being “inherently violent, dominant and controlling,” and said he […]


Facebook’s facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data

By ethan / April 17, 2018

Facebook’s misuse of their users’ biometric information could potentially amount to billions of dollars in damages after a federal judge greenlighted an Illinois class action suit against the firm’s facial recognition feature. Facebook violated an Illinois state law by improperly using their photo-scanning and facial recognition technologies and storing biometric data without their users’ consent, […]


Ukrainian interior minister faces probe for barring Russian citizens from polling stations

By ethan / April 3, 2018

Russia’s Investigative Committee has started a criminal investigation into Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on charges of barring Russian citizens from voting in Ukraine during the presidential elections on March 18. “According to data possessed by investigators, Avakov ordered his subordinates in the Ukrainian Interior Ministry – which provided security in Russian diplomatic institutions in […]

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