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Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

In recent months, governments across Europe have been pushing for technology companies to take more action to prevent online platforms from being used to spread extremist propaganda. In particular, security services have criticised Facebook, Twitter and Google for relying too much on other people to report inappropriate content, rather than spotting…

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In major blow to Brazil, US suspends meat product imports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from Latin America’s largest nation because of safety concerns. The decision by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue came three months after a major scandal into allegations of bribed meat inspectors shook Brazil’s meat industry ...

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Four Men Detained After Brussels Central Train Station Attack

Belgian police have detained four men in connection with the central train station bombing Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. According to the Federal Prosecutor’s office, the four men were arrested during searches in the Molenbeek neighborhood — a neighborhood known to be home and transit point of many extremists, the report said. The office did not disclose if any items ...

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State-Owned Qatar Airways Seeks 10 Percent Stake In American Airlines

Qatar Airways is interested in buying up to 10 percent of American Airlines in an unsolicited approach to the carrier that would trigger U.S. antitrust oversight of deals that size, multiple media reports said Thursday. American said in a regulatory filing Thursday the bid was unsolicited, but the CEOs of both airlines have spoken – with Qatar chief executive Akbar ...

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Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana. Already blamed for one death in Alabama, Cindy was expected to keep churning seas and spin off bands of severe weather from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida. The storm’s maximum sustained winds had decreased ...

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