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Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe Sues Twitter for Defamation After Permanent Ban

Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe filed a lawsuit on April 19 alleging that Twitter had defamed him by claiming that he operated fake accounts on the platform. The lawsuit, filed in the Supreme Court of New York in Westchester County, claims that Twitter knowingly defamed O’Keefe in a statement the company issued explaining his permanent […]

Ex-U.N. chief Ban urges Guterres to engage directly with Myanmar army

FILE PHOTO: Head of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool April 19, 2021 By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) -Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged his successor on […]

U.S. banks deploy AI to monitor customers, workers amid tech backlash

FILE PHOTO: Cameras are seen on the exterior of a Chase Bank branch in New York City U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Paresh Dave and Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – Several U.S. banks have started deploying camera software that can analyze customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near […]

Arizona mining fight pits economy, EVs against conservation, culture

Darrin and Paula Lewis of Superior Lumber & Hardware are seen outside the store in Superior, Arizona, U.S., March 30, 2021. “I sunk everything I have into this place,” Darrin Lewis said. Picture taken March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O’Hara April 19, 2021 By Ernest Scheyder SUPERIOR, Ariz. (Reuters) – Early last year, Darrin Lewis paid […]

Pelosi Says Waters Shouldn’t Apologize for Comments on George Floyd Trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) doesn’t have to apologize for comments calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” over the weekend and sought to defend her colleague. “No, she doesn’t,” Pelosi said in response to a reporter’s question on whether Waters should apologize for making the remarks. “Maxine talked […]

Rwanda says France bears responsibility for enabling 1994 genocide

FILE PHOTO: President Paul Kagame and first lady Jeanette Kagame light the Rwandan genocide flame of hope, known as the “Kwibuka” (Remembering), to commemorate the 1994 Genocide, at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center in Kigali, Rwanda April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) – France was aware that […]

House Passes Resolution Condemning Beijing’s Ongoing Supression in Hong Kong

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on April 19 condemning the communist Chinese regime’s continued trampling of freedoms in Hong Kong. The resolution, passed by a vote of 418-1, was intended to “send a strong bipartisan message demanding that the Chinese and Hong Kong governments respect the will of the Hong Kong people,” […]

Exclusive: Fearing foreclosure crisis, U.S. watchdog cracks down on mortgage servicers

FILE PHOTO: A “Price Reduced” sign is displayed on a home for sale in northern Virginia suburb of Vienna, outside Washington, October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Koh Gui Qing, Katanga Johnson and Chris Prentice NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. consumer watchdog is scrutinizing mortgage servicers’ compliance with pandemic relief […]

Philippines’ Duterte would send navy ships in South China Sea to assert claim over resources

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his fourth State of the Nation address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo/File Photo April 19, 2021 MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he was prepared to send his military ships in the […]

Baidu expects to supply self-driving system to 1 million cars in 3-5 years

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Baidu is seen during the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo April 19, 2021 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese technology giant Baidu Inc expects to supply its Apollo autonomous driving system to 1 million cars in the next three to five years, […]