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  • Musk Threatens to Drop $44 Billion Twitter Deal If Data Is Not Provided

    06/06/2022 8:10:18 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6-6-2022 | material from Reuters and The Associated Press.
    Elon Musk may walk away from his $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter Inc if the social media network fails to provide data on spam and fake accounts, the billionaire warned in a letter to the company Monday. Twitter was in a "clear material breach" of its obligations and that Musk reserves all rights to terminate the merger agreement, said the letter from the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom law firm representing the Tesla and SpaceX CEO . The letter to Twitter, dated Monday, was included in Twitter a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier in March,...
  • Ukraine to halt key Russian gas transit to Europe, blames Moscow

    05/10/2022 4:38:38 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2022 | Pavel Polityuk and Susanna Twidale
    KYIV/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday it would suspend the flow of gas through a transit point which it said delivers almost a third of the fuel piped from Russia to Europe through Ukraine, blaming Moscow for the move and saying it would move the flows elsewhere. Ukraine has remained a major transit route for Russian gas to Europe even after Moscow's invasion. GTSOU, which operates Ukraine's gas system, said it would stop shipments via the Sokhranivka route from Wednesday, declaring "force majeure", a clause invoked when a business is hit by something beyond its control. But...
  • Ethiopians queue up to volunteer for Russia's fight in Ukraine

    04/21/2022 6:51:11 AM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21APR22 | Dawit Endeshaw
    On Tuesday, Reuters reporters saw several hundred men registering with Ethiopian security guards outside the embassy. The guards recorded their names and asked for proof of military service...But many in Ethiopia have voiced solidarity with Russia, which has enjoyed close relations with the Horn of Africa nation since the Soviet era...A man who came out of the embassy and addressed the volunteers in Russian through an interpreter said Russia had enough forces for now, but that they would be contacted when they were needed.
  • Russia shifts stance on hospital bombing condemned around the world

    03/10/2022 8:42:29 AM PST · by Mariner · 101 replies
    Reuters va Yahoo ^ | March 10th, 2020 | Mark Trevelyan
    LONDON (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday shifted its stance over the bombing of a Ukrainian hospital in the city of Mariupol, with a mix of statements that veered between aggressive denials and a call by the Kremlin to establish clear facts.Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy said three people including a child had been killed in the bombing on Wednesday, and rejected Russian assertions there had been no patients there."Like always, they lie confidently," said Zelenskiy, who has accused Moscow of waging genocide in the war it launched two weeks ago.In the face of worldwide condemnation there were rare signs of inconsistency...
  • Biden's New York visit a counter-punch to Republican crime jabs

    02/03/2022 11:04:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 3, 2022 | by James Oliphant and Trevor Hunnicutt
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's meeting with New York Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday to discuss combating escalating gun crime signals Democrats want to send a message that they will not cede the issue of public safety to Republicans this election year. Republicans contend that a pandemic-era spike in homicides and gun crimes in urban areas across the nation is tied to Democratic backing for the “defund the police” movement that arose out of the racial justice protests of 2020. With U.S. voters ranking crime among their top concerns and support for Biden eroding in the suburbs, a Biden...
  • Joe Biden Admits More Gun Control Wouldn’t Have Stopped Synagogue Attacker

    01/17/2022 7:35:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    President Joe Biden took questions on Saturday’s Texas synagogue attack and suggested more gun control would not have stopped the attacker. Reuters reports the attacker, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, was a citizen of the United Kingdom
  • Reuters ‘Fact Check’ Shields Pfizer CEO, Fails to Disclose Reuters Chairman Is on Pfizer Board

    01/14/2022 1:54:51 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/14/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    Reuters rushed to spin Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla’s recent comments on his company’s vaccine in a so-called “Fact Check” and failed to disclose that a senior executive in the Reuters apparatus happens to sit on Pfizer’s board of directors. Reuters attempted to fact-check a video circulating of Bourla on Yahoo! Finance on the efficacy of his vaccine against the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Bourla made a revealing statement that “two doses of the vaccine offer very limited protection, if any. The three doses with the booster — they offer reasonable protection against hospitalizations and deaths,” but “less protection against infection.” Reuters...
  • Exclusive: Smart guns finally arriving in U.S., seeking to shake up firearms market

    01/11/2022 7:47:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 11, 2022 | Daniel Trotta
    Rob Regent of SGW Designworks breaks down the inner working of the 9mm smart gun, which works only for the designated user, during a presentation for shareholders and potential investors in Boise, Idaho, U.S. January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Brian LosnessJan 11 (Reuters) - Personalized smart guns, which can be fired only by verified users, may finally become available to U.S. consumers after two decades of questions about reliability and concerns they will usher in a new wave of government regulation.Four-year-old LodeStar Works on Friday unveiled its 9mm smart handgun for shareholders and investors in Boise, Idaho. And a Kansas company, SmartGunz...
  • U.S. says ready to engage in diplomacy with Russia

    12/21/2021 8:21:44 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 5 replies
    msn Reuterus ^ | 12/20/2021 | Reuters
    U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told his Russian counterpart Monday that Washington is ready to engage in diplomacy through multiple channels, including bilateral engagement, the White House said in a statement. Sullivan told Yuriy Ushakov, foreign policy adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, that "any dialogue must be based on reciprocity and address our concerns about Russia's actions," the White House said.
  • Exclusive - Two election workers break silence after enduring Trump backers' threats (Ruby Freeman found!)

    12/10/2021 6:06:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 12/10/21 | Linda So, Jason Szep
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Death threats from angry Trump supporters forced Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman, a 62-year-old grandmother, to flee her home of 20 years. Some messages called for her hanging; one urged people to “hunt” her. Freeman showed hundreds of menacing messages to police and called 911 three times. But a year after Donald Trump and his allies falsely accused Freeman - along with her daughter and co-worker Wandrea “Shaye” Moss - of election fraud, the threats have not been investigated by local police or state authorities, according to a Reuters review of Georgia law enforcement records. Federal agents...
  • Analysis: From zero to $12 bln; investors chase Trump stock hype

    10/25/2021 6:31:53 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/2021 | Krystal Hu and Anirban Sen
    Donald Trump has united some of his supporters and detractors in buying shares in his new company and hoping to score a big win. Anthony Nguyen, a 49-year-old software consultant from Austin, Texas, is a Republican who refused to vote for the former U.S. president in last year's election. Last week he joined the millions of online day traders who drove up the value of the company that will house Trump's new social media venture to almost $12 billion. The company's app has yet to be rolled out even on a trial basis, and Nguyen said he invested because he...
  • Judge dismisses Georgia lawsuit alleging fraud in 2020 election

    10/13/2021 5:18:57 PM PDT · by Coronal · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 13, 2021 | Julia Harte
    A state judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by Georgia voters and self-described election integrity activists who alleged that officials in Atlanta's Fulton County had counted fraudulent ballots in the November 2020 election. Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero in McDonough just southeast of Atlanta, who oversaw the case, ruled that the petitioners had failed to allege injuries that affected them in a "personal and individual way," leaving them with no standing to bring the lawsuit. The order is the latest defeat for private groups in the United States which have claimed without evidence that widespread voting fraud in...
  • NIH will present data at FDA meeting this week showing people who got Johnson & Johnson's Covid vaccine have higher antibody levels if they get a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot

    10/13/2021 9:17:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 Oct 2021 | Mary Kekatos U.S. Health Editor For Dailymail.Com and Reuters
    People who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine have higher antibody levels if their booster shot is from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, a new report suggests. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has allegedly collected data showing that mixing-and-matching is more protective than getting two doses from the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company, a person who has seen the data told Axios. NIH officials plan to present the findings during a meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) vaccine advisory committee on Friday. It comes as J&J has asked the FDA to approve a shot of its own single-dose...
  • Fact Check - Merck’s experimental COVID-19 antiviral drug is not ‘repackaged Ivermectin’

    10/13/2021 7:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/13/2021 | Reuters Fact Check
    Some social media users have been saying that Merck’s experimental COVID-19 antiviral product molnupiravir is a rebranded version of the anti-parasitic Ivermectin. Two disease experts have told Reuters that this is not the case and that the chemical make-up of the two drugs is different. One tweet (here ) reads, “Ivermectin is a safe cure that was removed from CDC treatment protocol. Merck refurbishes it and *poof, it’s a miracle pill. Further proof that Big Pharma is in the business of creating customers.” Similar posts on Facebook are visible here and here .One reads, in part, “The pharmaceutical giant Merck...
  • Republican candidate for Virginia governor walks fine line on election fraud [Says Reuters]

    10/12/2021 6:44:10 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2021-10-12/ | Jason Lange
    At a recent Virginia rally, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin talked up his plans to boost the economy and fight crime, and said nothing at all about false claims that Democratic President Joe Biden's election victory was the result of fraud.But some in the crowd heard the message all the same, moments before the former private equity executive's speech, when Republican state Senator Amanda Chase told Youngkin supporters - offstage and without a microphone - that she was on guard against a repeat of election cheating."I know what the Democrats are trying to do," she said in an interview after...
  • The Pentagon's first software chief RESIGNS in protest because the US has 'already lost' the AI war with China and is '20 years behind its technology'

    10/11/2021 9:31:15 PM PDT · by cba123 · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2021 | By Katelyn Caralle, U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    The Pentagon's first ever chief software officer resigned last month in protest at the slow pace of technological transformation in the U.S. military, claiming the failure to respond to China winning the Artificial Intelligence battle is putting the U.S. at risk. Nicolas Chaillan, 37, told the Financial Times after resigning: 'We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years.' 'Right now, it's already a done deal – it is already over in my opinion,' he added. 'Whether it takes a war or not is kind of anecdotal.' Chaillan worked for three years on a Pentagon project...
  • Fact Check-Pre-print study that claimed 1 in 1,000 risk of myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccine was withdrawn due to miscalculation

    10/10/2021 9:50:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    reuters.com ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2021 | Reuters Fact Check
    A pre-print study which claimed that there is a 1 in 1,000 risk of contracting a heart inflammation condition known as myocarditis has since been retracted due to a calculation. The study which was conducted by researchers at The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, was featured in numerous blogs and social media posts as proof that the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe for use. “New Study Shows 1 in 1000 Develop Heart Inflammation After Covid Vaccination; Myocarditis and Other Related Heart Conditions Have Increased Death Rate Within 5 Years,” the headline of an article published on September 21 on The Gateway...
  • Lebanon seeking answers over Halliburton offshore Israel contract

    09/18/2021 11:10:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 September 2021 | Maha El Dahan, Laila Bassam in Beirut; Rami Ayyub in Jerusal
    BEIRUT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati has asked his foreign minister to seek clarification from the international community after Israel granted U.S. oilfield services group Halliburton an offshore drilling contract in the Mediterranean. Lebanon and Israel are in dispute over the delineation of their territorial waters in the Mediterranean and negotiations between the old foes could lead to Lebanon being able to unlock valuable gas reserves...
  • Biden to outline plan to curb coronavirus Delta variant as cases grow

    09/07/2021 10:59:01 AM PDT · by John W · 72 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2021 | Steve Holland & Nandita Bose
    WASHINGTON/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 7 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Thursday will present a six-pronged strategy intended to fight the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant and increase U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations, the White House said on Tuesday. The United States, which leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths, is struggling to stem a wave of infections driven by the variant even as officials try to persuade Americans who have resisted vaccination to get the shots. Rising case loads have raised concerns as children head back to school, while also rattling investors and upending company return-to-office...
  • 'President Trump is a danger': Hundreds who served under George W. Bush endorse Biden - July 1, 2020

    08/22/2021 9:27:27 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 1, 2020 | NBC
    WASHINGTON — Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush are endorsing Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden — the latest Republican-led group coming out to oppose the re-election of Donald Trump. The officials, who include Cabinet secretaries and other senior people in the Bush administration, have formed a political action committee — "43 Alumni for Biden" — to support the former vice president in his Nov. 3 race, three organizers of the group told Reuters, which first reported the story. The group on Wednesday put out a statement announcing its formation.Bush was the country's 43rd...