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Facebook launches searchable database revealing U.S. political ad spending

Facebook launches searchable database revealing U.S. political ad spending

Facebook's "Ad Archive" catalogs ads about politics or "issues of national importance ", who sponsored them, and how much those sponsors have spent since May. More than $100 million has now been raised for the U.S. Senate race in Texas. Donald J. Trump, who repeatedly has accused the social media giant of liberal bias, spent almost $5 million on more than 100,000 ads purchased through his Make America Great Again Committee and his Trump for President organization. Consulte Mais Informação

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United States exit from nuclear arms pact increases risks of war: Mikhail Gorbachev

United States exit from nuclear arms pact increases risks of war: Mikhail Gorbachev

While the Trump administration ignores warnings from nuclear experts and pursues plans to exit the Cold War-era intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty (INF) with Russian Federation, former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev-who initially signed the deal with former President Ronald Reagan-has joined the chorus of voices cautioning that ditching it poses "a dire threat to peace" by increasing the risk of armed conflict. Consulte Mais Informação

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White House has invited Putin to Washington: Bolton

If accepted, Putin's visit to the USA is expected early next year, he said. Putin last had a meeting with a United States president on American soil in 2015, when he talked with Barack Obama on the sidelines of a UN General Assembly. Trump and Putin plan to hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of events in Paris on November 11 to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One. Consulte Mais Informação

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China voices concern as USA warships sail through Taiwan Strait

China voices concern as USA warships sail through Taiwan Strait

The world's two largest economies need to deepen high-level ties to navigate tension and rein in the risk of inadvertent conflict, US Defence Secretary James Mattis told his Chinese counterpart last week. Li Haidong, a United States studies researcher at China Foreign Affairs University, said that such a move demonstrated that the U.S. is trying to pressure China into making concessions on other issues by making use of the Taiwan question, which damages the political basis of bilateral ties. Consulte Mais Informação

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11 children moved off Nauru for treatment

11 children moved off Nauru for treatment

Senator Di Natale said there were 1000 people in bad conditions on Nauru. The Wentworth by-election reignited debate over the fate of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island, some of whom have been there for five years. "Treatment in Australia is absolutely available for those who require it", he told Senate estimates on Monday. "There are deep, deep problems with that bill", he said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Jamal Khashoggi’s killing was a premeditated crime, Saudi prosecutors say

Jamal Khashoggi’s killing was a premeditated crime, Saudi prosecutors say

A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage on foreign trips was seen at the consulate before the Washington Post columnist's slaying. Turkish officials have voiced their doubts about his intention to support a full investigation. "The individuals who did this did this outside the scope of their authority", al-Jubeir said in the interview. Consulte Mais Informação

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Japan's Abe to make rare China visit as relations thaw

Japan's Abe to make rare China visit as relations thaw

While anxious about China's growing naval power, Japan is also keen for closer economic ties with its biggest trading partner, but it must manage that rapprochement without upsetting its key security ally, the United States. Jin Jianmin, a senior fellow at Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo, said that with China's fast economic development, the respective advantages of the industries and technologies of the two countries become clearer, and the foundation of win-win cooperation become more ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Strong quake hits Greek island, no major damage reported

Strong quake hits Greek island, no major damage reported

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.8 magnitude quake was 35.9 kilometers (22.3 miles) southwest of Lithakia in the southern part of Zakynthos. Authorities issued no immediate reports of damage on Thursday. Italy's Il Messaggero news site reported that the natural disaster was felt as far as southern Italy. Italy's Il Messaggero online news site reported that the quake had been felt hundreds of kilometres away in southern Italy. Consulte Mais Informação

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Google Lens can now ID items in image search results

Google Lens can now ID items in image search results

Google's augmented-reality visual helper Lens is integrated into camera apps on phones like its Pixel. When you search for pictures on Google Images and open one, you can use Lens to get more information about the image. From there, you can learn more about it, or find places where you might be able to buy a similar couch. The feature is available today for users in the United States on Google.com from their mobile devices. Consulte Mais Informação

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Grassley sends criminal referral for attorney Michael Avenatti and Kavanaugh accuser

Grassley sends criminal referral for attorney Michael Avenatti and Kavanaugh accuser

Grassley says in a letter that Swetnick and Avenatti made serious allegations that required significant resources to investigate. "When viewed in light of the fact there is no credible evidence she ever knew Judge Kavanaugh, and the fact she has contradicted key aspects of her allegations against him, this lends credence to the likelihood that she made materially false statements to the Committee" in violation of the law, the Iowa Republican said . Consulte Mais Informação

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