Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator


Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, with top managers visiting Germany and saying they would do more to combat fake news and hate speech. Top German lawmakers are planning legislation this year to force Facebook to remove incitements to hate…

via Facebook Moves to Head Off Tougher Regulation in Germany — Fortune

BRITAIN: #MoneyTalks Rolls Royce AVOIDS BEING PROSECUTED FOR BRIBERY by PAYING A BRIBE called VOLUNTARY PAYM ENT of £671-million – @AceNewsServices — Faktensucher


#AceNewsReport – Jan.16: Rolls Royce to pay voluntary payment of £671-million over bribery claims Guardian reports …. Voluntary payments will mean UK manufacturing giant avoids being prosecuted by anti-corruption investigators Rolls-Royce plc, Britain’s leading manufacturing multinational, is set to pay £671m in penalties following long-running investigations into claims that it had paid bribes around the […]

via BRITAIN: #MoneyTalks Rolls Royce AVOIDS BEING PROSECUTED FOR BRIBERY by PAYING A BRIBE called VOLUNTARY PAYM ENT of £671-million – @AceNewsServices — Ace News Services

Syrian Coalition Condemns Massacre in Wadi Barada, Calls on Agreement Guarantors to Shoulder Responsibilities


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The Syrian Coalition condemned the horrible massacre committed by regime forces in the village of Deir Qanun in the besieged Wadi Barada valley northwest of Damascus. The massacre claimed the lives of 15 civilians and left dozens more injured.

Civilians fleeing the regime’s barrel bombs and rockets took refuge in a building they thought would protect them from the barrel bombs, rockets, and bombs regime forces and their allied foreign militias were raining on the area. However, the building was directly hit by a regime tank. The brutal assault regime forces and their allies have launched on the Wadi Barada valley is clearly aimed at changing the demography of the region.

The Coalition underscored the need for guarantors of the ceasefire agreement to shoulder their responsibilities towards stopping breaches of the agreement. These breaches included the assassination of the retired Major General Ahmed Ghadban by the Hezbollah militias on Sunday…

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The Dodgy Trump Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam’s WMDs : Information Clearing House – ICH


I was correspondent in Moscow in the 1980s and again during the first years in power of Vladimir Putin. Every so often, people would tell me intriguing facts about the dark doings of the Kremlin and its complicity in various crimes, such as the infamous apartment block bombings in 1999. But my heart used to sink when the informant claimed to know too much and did not see that what they were saying contained a fatal contradiction: Putin and his people were pictured as unscrupulous and violent people, but at the same time they were childishly incapable of keeping a secret damaging to themselves…. Source: The Dodgy Trump Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam’s WMDs : Information Clearing House – ICH