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Researchers: suspicious Facebook accounts are multiplying as European Parliament election is getting closer - 05/23/2019

According to the international public organization Avaaz, the European Internet is “choking on misinformation” on the eve of elections to the European Parliament. Experts have found more than 500 suspicious groups and pages that spread fake news and extremist propaganda and have tens of millions of subscribers. At the same time, according the Oxford Institute, Facebook users are more actively...

USA is preparing sanctions against Venezuelan government members - 05/22/2019

The United States is preparing sanctions and criminal cases against a number of members of the Venezuelan government. They are suspected of laundering money for Head of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, and his cabinet ministers, Reuters interviewees, familiar with the situation, reported. According to their information, the Venezuelan food program CLAP, founded in April 2016, was used for laundering....

Low-enriched uranium production jumps in Iran - 05/21/2019

Iranian authorities have sharply increased production of low-enriched uranium. Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization official Behrouz Kamalvandi reported an increase in production of low-enriched uranium four times, also stating that a notification was sent to the International Atomic Energy Agency. According to Fars and Tasnim news agencies, during a press conference in Tehran on Monday, May 20,...

Donald Trump is suspected in money laundering - 05/20/2019

The US watchdogs keep searching for information about possible foreign interference in the election campaign of Donald Trump. The media reported that the counter money laundering department of Deutsche Bank in 2016 and 2017 demanded to check information on international financial transactions made by Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. However, the bank’s management rejected this...

US White House to accept complaints about Facebook and Twitter - 05/17/2019

The White House launched a service in which users can complain about unfair deletion of their posts or blocking accounts in social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Users of the social networks whose posts have been unfairly deleted or accounts have been blocked can complain about this in the new service of the White House. This was reported by The Verge. "Too many Americans are faced with...

Brexit hinders upcoming European Parliament elections - 05/15/2019

The elections to the European Parliament, scheduled for May 23–26, during which 751 members of the EU legislature will be re-elected in the 28 EU member countries, will be the most difficult since the first European elections of 1979. For the first time in history, the voting will take place in a situation of complete uncertainty, considering that 73 mandates still belong to the UK. AT the same...

IEA: Global energy industry investments start to grow in 2018 - 05/14/2019

Investments in the global energy sector ceased to decline in 2018 after falling for three years in a row, and amounted to $ 1.85 trillion, which almost coincides with the figure in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). "In 2018, investments in the global energy sector stabilized at a level close to $ 1.85 trillion after three years of decline. The growth in investments in oil,...

Africa to create the world's largest trade union - 05/13/2019

Just a few days are left before transformation of a large part of Africa into a trade zone free from barriers and duties. This momentous event will occur on Thursday, May 30th. It will be the world’s largest free trade zone by the number of its member countries. The population of AfCFTA exceeds 1.2 billion people, and the total GDP of its member countries is about 2.5 trillion dollars. It is...

Analysts: World ecology is in the worst state in the entire history of civilization - 05/08/2019

Human activity puts about a million species of plants, animals and other organisms under threat. According to scientists from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (IPBES), a sharp increase in human activities, urban growth, climate change, as well as growing emissions and waste can have a strong negative impact on biological diversity. The IPBES report...

Study: OECD countries beat unemployment with low productivity and underpaid jobs - 05/06/2019

The average level of employment in OECD countries exceeded 70%, which is a historical maximum, especially given stabilization of the number of working hours per employee. Employment growth provided a large share of GDP growth in this region after the 2008 economic crisis. New jobs, however, were created in sectors with low labor productivity, which led to a slowdown in its growth by half against...
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