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Hackers Conduct Cyberattack On Scottish Parliament

Hackers conducted a “brute force” cyberattack on the Scottish parliament’s computer system — weeks after a similar attack was carried out on email accounts at Westminster, according to The Guardian. Scottish parliament members and Holyrood staff received a warning Tuesday hackers attempted to access numerous email accounts by systematically and repeatedly trying to break into passwords, the report said. Holyrood ...

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UK Prime Minister Refuses To Cancel Trump’s Visit After His Charlottesville Remarks

Prime Minister Theresa May joined other U.K. parliament members and criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for suggesting white supremacist and counter-protesters were both responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., according to The Guardian. May has yet to agree to cancel Trump’s scheduled state visit to the U.K. in the wake of his latest comments, despite requests for his visit ...

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Lebanese Parliament Abolishes ‘Marry The Rapist’ Law

Lebanon’s government abolished a law Wednesday allowing sex offenders to avoid prison time by marrying their victims, according to The Associated Press. The repeal of the law put in place since the 1940’s comes after years of campaigns by women’s rights advocates, the report said. Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt abolished similar “marry the rapist” laws in recent years including Jordan ...

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Police confirm 19 killed, 82 injured in suicide attacks in NE Nigeria

by Olatunji Saliu ABUJA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — Local police in Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed 19 people were killed, including three suicide bombers, in two separate attacks in the country’s northeast region. Eighty-two others were injured in the attacks which occurred Tuesday evening in Konduga, near Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State, said Damian Chukwu, the state police chief. ...

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Donald Trump gives white supremacists an unequivocal boost

US president Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations, equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Never has he gone as far in defending their actions as he did during a wild, street-corner shouting-match of a news conference in the ...

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Donald Trump gives white supremacists an unequivocal boost

US president Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations, equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Never has he gone as far in defending their actions as he did during a wild, street-corner shouting-match of a news conference in the ...

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5th executive resigns from Trump’s advisory council

Another member of US President Donald Trump’s advisory council has resigned, making five the number of people quitting their jobs over his response to the Charlottesville riots in the past three days. The top executives have resigned in protest at Trump’s support for white supremacists and the similar groups as well as the president’s handling of the violence and terror ...

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