September 21, 2018

Review Category : People

Donald Trump focuses on New York Times 'going against social media guidelines' while ignoring growing diplomatic row over tweets

Donald Trump focuses on New York Times 'going against social media guidelines' while ignoring growing diplomatic row over tweetsDonald Trump has tweeted repeated messages about the use of social media, while failing to address a growing diplomatic row about his own tweeting. The President has become embroiled in an unprecedented international row after he retweeted posts from Britain First, the far-right extremist group. Theresa May criticised those posts, to which Mr Trump replied telling her "not to focus on him".


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China's New J-16D Aircraft Might Have a Terrifying New Military Capability

China's New J-16D Aircraft Might Have a Terrifying New Military CapabilityThe United States Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack fighters are one of a small number of military aircraft types dedicated to the task of jamming—and potentially destroying—hostile radars that could guide deadly surface-to-air missiles against friendly aircraft. This mission is known as Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD). Basically, if a modern air force wants to attack an adversary with significant antiaircraft defenses, it needs an effective SEAD game to avoid insupportable losses.


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Genmab and J&J 'love' partnership as some ponder takeover

Genmab and J&J 'love' partnership as some ponder takeoverBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Genmab was Europe's second biggest biotech company, until its partner Johnson & Johnson bought Switzerland's Actelion for $30 billion this year and propelled the Danish antibody specialist to the top spot. Now some investors wonder if the same fate might await Genmab, worth $12 billion, given the soaraway success of its blood cancer drug Darzalex. J&J sells the drug and pays Genmab a royalty of 12 to 20 percent.


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Lebanon's Hariri says Damascus wants him killed

Lebanon's Hariri says Damascus wants him killedLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri charged that the Syrian regime which he blames for his father's assassination also wants him killed, in an interview published Thursday in French magazine Paris Match. Hariri assessed that the regime's military successes against rebels in the Syrian conflict were victories for presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Iran's Hassan Rouhani rather than their allied Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad. "I have a lot of enemies, extremists and the Syrian regime.


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Conservative MPs call on Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account – and Amber Rudd appears to agree

Conservative MPs call on Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account - and Amber Rudd appears to agreeThere has been widespread outrage among MPs across the political divide over President Trump's decision to retweet "fake news" from Britain First - and to then double down, hitting out at Theresa May in the process. In response to Donald Trump's tweets, two Conservative MPs offered a solution to the problem - that either the President should delete his account, or Twitter should suspend it. During an Urgent Question on the matter to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Tory MP Peter Bone advised Britain use its influence with the US to convince Donald Trump to close his account. He said: "One of the advantages of having such a special relationship with the United States is when a friend tells you you've done something dreadfully wrong, you tend to listen. "Wouldn't the world be a better place if the Prime Minister could persuade the President of the United States to delete his Twitter account?" Peter Bone MP just told Donald Trump to "delete his account" pic.twitter.com/m0ybyFYzzv— Sam Jenkinson �� (@samueljenkinson) November 30, 2017 Ms Rudd appeared to agree, replying: "My honourable friend makes an important point, it is true. We all listen more carefully, perhaps, to criticism from our friends than from people who we don't have a relationship with...it's interesting to note my honourable friend's advice regarding Twitter accounts, I'm sure many of us might share his view." Later on during the speeches, MPs laughed as Conservative member Tim Loughton pointed out: "About a month ago the most popular man in the world was a last-day mployee of Twitter, who unplugged the Twitter account of the President of the United States. "Was he not right, and if Twitter is genuine in its commitment to fight hate crime online it should have no hesitance in taking down the Twitter account of the first citizen of the United States as it would any citizen in the world who peddled such hate crime." Amber Rudd replied: "I am sure the Chief Executive of Twitter will have heard the interesting suggestion from my honourable friend and we will leave it to them to decide what action to take."    


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Factbox: Republicans to watch in U.S. Senate tax bill fight

Factbox: Republicans to watch in U.S. Senate tax bill fightSome key U.S. senators still had concerns about the Republican tax bill in the Senate, as a procedural motion to formally open debate on the measure was approved on Wednesday. SUSAN COLLINS The moderate senator from Maine has qualms about Republicans’ plan to include in the tax bill a repeal of a federal fee imposed on people who do not comply with Obamacare's "individual mandate." The fee is meant to encourage young, healthy people to get health insurance so that premiums are affordable for old, sick people. Collins and others fear repealing the fine would drive up insurance premium costs, canceling out tax-cut gains that many of their constituents might get from the tax bill.


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