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Category: World News

U.S. public subjected to media fearmongering over North Korea

A recent poll says Americans now view North Korea as a greater threat to its national security than Islamic State. That’s because the US media concentrates on scaremongering reporting and not on analyzing the root cause of the crisis, says investigative journalist Tim Shorrock.

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Why Macron invited Trump to France

If the potential for a productive relationship between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron initially seemed a scant possibility, Trump’s whirlwind Bastille Day visit to France suggested that the two may be en route to establishing a partnership of the kind the U.S. president currently shares with few other world leaders, especially in Western Europe.

Google slapped with $2.7B fine for rigging search results with monopolistic algorithms

For seven years, the European regulators have been investigating Google’s business practices and the company’s overarching dominance in searches and smartphones, reports The Guardian. Unlike the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), who opted not to pursue any similar charges in 2013, EU regulators found that Google “artificially and illegally” pushed “its own price comparison service in searches” and slapped a record €2.42bn fine, or $2.7 billion. The ruling also includes demands that Google stop these activities within three months, as well as give an explanation of ” how it will reform its ways.” If they don’t, they could face fines up to €10.6m a day.

GMO’s Just Got a Lot More Frightening with Approval of New Monsanto Product

The EPA just told Monsanto they could go ahead and bypass spraying our crops with carcinogenic chemicals like Round Up and just go ahead and breed them right into the crops themselves. Using a process called RNA interference, Monsanto’s RNAi plant will supposedly kill pesky rootworms when they come along to chomp on them- but what else will these genetically modified crops do to beneficial bugs, the soil, and human health? The EPA has no idea, because they haven’t done a single trial on RNAi-altered crops.

“Time Is Running Out”: Russia Warns It May Expel “35 CIA Spies” In Retaliation

Repeating what Russian diplomats said informally at the start of the week, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday that “too many American spies operated in Moscow” under diplomatic cover and warned it might expel some of them to retaliate against Washington’s December 2016 expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats. The warning, delivered by Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, reflects the growing frustration in Moscow over the Trump administration’s refusal to hand back two Russian diplomatic compounds which were seized at the same time as the Russian diplomats were sent home.