RT - Daily news 30 March 2018

Liberal groups file criminal complaint against Trump campaign

Two liberal watchdog groups have filed a criminal complaint alleging that the Trump campaign and National Security Advisor John Bolton’s super PAC, worked with Cambridge Analytica in violation of US election law. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Escalation in West-Russia tension is frightening & dangerous – former diplomats

What is most alarming, both in terms of the politicians and spokespeople on both sides, is that nobody seems to understand the danger of this steady escalation between the US and Russia, former US diplomat John Graham told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Facebook teams up with ‘third-party fact checkers,’ and guess who they are

Facebook has announced that it will step up its efforts to filter “fake news” from its platform. The company will partner with “third-party fact checkers,” including AP and AFP, to verify news, photos, and videos. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Over 3,000 foreign firms working in Crimea despite Russia sanctions

Nearly 3,000 firms owned by foreign investors, including European businesses, are currently working in Crimea, according to the head of the Russian region, Sergey Aksenov. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Raqqa civilians rise against US-backed rebels amid dire humanitarian situation – Russian military

Facing the dire plight of living in devastated Raqqa, people have begun an uprising against US-backed rebel forces unable to meet civilians’ basic needs, the Russian military reported. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Papers, please – and your Facebook posts: US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinized. It was previously reserved for people from terrorism-affected states. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Expel Americans from historic Moscow mansion, leader of Russian nationalist party urges

Vladimir Zhirinovsky has proposed having the US ambassador expelled from the famous Spaso House residence in Moscow, and suggested that his party should occupy the building after it becomes vacant. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Brazilian MMA fighter remains in coma 2 months after weight-cut collapse

Brazilian MMA fighter Alexandre Pereira Silva remains in a coma, fighting for his life after suffering multiple seizures and a heart attack after an attempt to cut weight for a fight in January. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Greece wants ‘clear answers’ from Turkey on charges against detained soldiers

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Bionic flying fox can glide, swoop & hang upside down all by itself (VIDEO)

A German electronics firm experimenting with aerodynamics has produced an astonishing robotic replica of a flying fox, complete with 3D printed parts and elastane – usually used in hosiery. Read Full Article at RT.com

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China may create shipbuilding giant to dwarf global rivals

China is planning to merge its two biggest shipbuilders to form one giant industrial manufacturer that may leave the country’s major rivals in the sector behind. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘Open support for terrorism’: Turkish deputy PM slams Macron’s pro-Kurdish statement

Turkey’s deputy PM has accused France of supporting terrorism by siding with the Kurds. It comes after the French president met representatives of the Syrian Kurdish militias in Paris and expressed his country’s support for them. Read Full Article at RT.com

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As trade war heats up, China hints at early ‘Petro-Yuan’

In its efforts to make its currency more international and break the US dollar’s global dominance, China is in the early stages of preparing to paying for oil imports in yuan, sources told Reuters. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Don’t sweat it: MyFitnessPal users unfazed despite hacking of 150mn accounts

Under Armour has admitted hackers stole private data from up to 150 million MyFitnessPal app users in the largest data breach of 2018 – and one of the biggest in history. Users, however, have taken the news surprisingly well. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Pipeline for peace: Russia hopes to unite North & South Korea through gas project

A top South Korean diplomat has confirmed that Russia could build a natural gas pipeline to her country via North Korea. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Starbucks & co ordered to serve coffee in California with cancer warning

A California superior court judge has ruled that all coffee companies, including global giant Starbucks, must use cancer warning labels on products. A discussion on fines is ongoing, but they could amount to $2,500 per customer. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Skripal response: Moscow orders UK to cut diplomats to same number as Russian mission in Britain

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the UK has been given one month to cut its diplomatic mission in the country to the same number of Russian diplomatic staff in Britain. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Corrupt Ukraine courts turning blind eye to corporate raiders targeting French firms – envoy

French companies trying to do business in Ukraine face corruption that severely undermines foreign investors’ trust, according to the country's ambassador to Ukraine, Isabelle Dumont. Read Full Article at RT.com

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France, UK, Germany face resistance from EU partners over new Iran sanctions

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‘Stay away from shisha and exotic tea’: Russian football union publish anti-doping guidelines

The Russian Football Union (RFU) has published its anti-doping guidelines for players, recommending that they stay away from shisha and herbal tea. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Bulgaria won’t expel Russian diplomats over spy poisoning – PM

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Several dead, hundreds injured in IDF-Palestinian clashes at #GreatReturn protest (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

At least seven people have died and up to 500 others have been injured during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops along the border of the Gaza Strip and Israel, according to media reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Hardcore Russian Christians jailed for torching cars in ‘Matilda’ movie controversy

Three members of the extremist group “Christian State” have received prison sentences for setting cars on fire in a protest over a 2017 film about a romance between the last Russian emperor and a ballet dancer. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Palestinian killed by Israeli tank fire amid mass protests on Land Day, local authorities claim

The IDF has confirmed they fired a tank shell at two Palestinians who approached a security fence in Gaza, hours ahead of upcoming mass protests in the area. The tank killed a local farmer, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘Huge’ Joshua-Povetkin heavyweight fight could take place in Moscow

A potential fight between IBF, &WBA world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former titlist Alexander Povetkin could take place in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, according to Povetkin manager Vadim Kornilov. Read Full Article at RT.com

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2 coalition personnel killed, 5 wounded by explosives in Syria

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Pakistan tests submarine-launched, nuclear-capable missile

Pakistan has announced a successful test of its state-of-the-art Babur-III, which is a submarine-launched, nuclear-capable cruise missile. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Kosovo security chief, interior minister ‘sacked’ over extradition of 6 Turkish nationals

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Tesla’s nightmare continues with massive recall of its popular Model S

Electric car company Tesla has voluntarily recalled 123,000 Model S vehicles due to problems with the power steering component. It is the latest headache for the company, whose stock has dropped 25 percent this month. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Assange’s internet blackout & Skripal case part of propaganda war that risks real one – John Pilger

The Skripal saga and Ecuador’s move to cut Julian Assange’s internet is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech and states like Russia which have stood up to the West. It risks evolving into a real war, John Pilger told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Ankara warns France over offer of support for Kurdish militia in Syria

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Kemerovo shopping mall was built without permission – investigators

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Never mind Facebook, Google is the all-seeing ‘big brother’ you should know about

The Cambridge Analytica scandal put Facebook through the wringer in recent weeks, losing the company $100 billion in stock value and prompting a global debate on internet privacy. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Abe to explain Japan’s stance on N. Korean abductions in meeting with Trump

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