UNICEF issues a blank statement, says ‘no words’ for its outrage over continuing Syrian atrocities

Thomson Reuters The UN children’s fund UNICEF issued a blank “statement” on Tuesday to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children. “UNICEF is issuing this blank statement. We no longer have the words to describe children’s suffering and our outrage,” it said. GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. children’s fund UNICEF issued a blank […]

Daimler included emissions-cheating software on diesels, German magazine says

Enlarge / (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images) (credit: getty images) US investigators are looking into whether Mercedes parent company Daimler used illegal software to cheat emissions tests on diesel vehicles in the US, according to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, whose report was picked up by Reuters. Though the investigation itself is not new—it […]

Iranian FM calls Netanyahu’s drone stunt ‘cartoonish circus,’ says Israel ‘not invincible’

Iran’s foreign minister ridiculed a security conference speech by Netanyahu, who used a part of a drone to make a point. He lashed out at Israel’s “aggression to neighbors” and mentioned the country’s “crumbling invincibility.” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke at the Munich Security Conference a few hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

Pope Francis says he’s on ‘waiting list’ for sainthood as Chilean sex abuse survivor testifies in NY

Pope Francis admitted Saturday that he can sometimes struggle with modern technology while joking that both he and his predecessor are on the “waiting list” for sainthood. “I don’t know how to use online networks and that kind of thing, not even mobile phones, I don’t have one,” the 81-year-old pontiff told his audience in […]

Duchess of Cornwall: Handwriting expert says Prince Charles' wife would 'LOVE' to be Queen

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 70, also known as Camilla Parker Bowles, is married to Prince Charles, 69, who is the son of Queen Elizabeth II and heir to the British throne.  Camilla is the second wife of Prince Charles, the first being the late Princess Diana, who passed away at the age of 36. While she […]

Ex-CIA operative says US has long meddled in elections, but it’s OK since they are ‘god cops’

As Democrats indict Russians over “election meddling,” former CIA officers say the US has been interfering in foreign elections for decades and “hopefully” will keep doing so because it has the moral high ground. In an article published in the New York Times on Saturday, former CIA officers and several researchers, who have been studying […]

Bitcoin miner in NYC home interfered with T-Mobile network, FCC says

Enlarge / An Antminer S5. (credit: Bitmain) A New York City resident was ordered to turn off his bitcoin miner after the Federal Communications Commission discovered that it was interfering with T-Mobile’s wireless network. After receiving a complaint from T-Mobile about interference to its 700MHz LTE network in Brooklyn, New York, FCC agents in November […]

Labor board says Google legally fired diversity memo writer

James Damore may claim Google was wrong to fire him over his memo criticizing the company’s diversity culture, but a federal government overseer begs to differ. The National Labor Relations Board has published a January memo recommending a dismissal of Damore’s then-active complaint. Board attorney Jayme Sophir found that Damore was protected under federal law […]

McMaster says evidence of Russian meddling in the US election is ‘now really incontrovertible’

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta The US indicted 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. H.R. McMaster said that the federal indictments showed the U.S. was becoming “more and more adept at tracing the origins of this espionage and subversion.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed the indictments as “just blabber.” […]

The California man who unwittingly helped Russian election meddling ‘made mistakes,’ his lawyer says

LinkedIn A California man has pleaded guilty to unwittingly selling bank accounts to Russian agents meddling in the 2016 US election. Richard “Ricky” Pinedo admits he has “made mistakes,” his lawyer said. On Friday, Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians over interference in the election. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who pleaded […]