Monday, January 20, 2020

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Russia claims it has successfully tested its own internet

Russia has ramped up the balkanization of its technology and infrastructure over the past few months. The government's "sovereign internet" law -- which allows content to be blocked in an "emergency situation" -- took effect in November, and President Vladimir Putin recently signed a law that bans the sale of devices without pre-installed Russian apps.…

Saudi Arabia appeals for calm after killing of Iranian general

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Faisal speaks during the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed YosriRIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Monday the kingdom does not want to see further escalation of tensions in the region at a “very…

Saudi Arabia condemns attacks by Iran-backed militias against American forces in Iraq

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia condemned attacks launched last week by Iranian regime-backed militias against American forces in Iraq, an official source said in statement published by the state-owned Saudi Press Agency. The U.S. military carried out air strikes on Sunday against the Kataib Hezbollah militia in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian…

Factbox: Who are Saudis under spotlight over Khashoggi’s killing?

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms totaling 24 years over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October last year. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi policies, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after entering…

Armie Hammer, Sofia Richie and more stars slammed for Saudi Arabia trip: ‘F****** sellout’ – Yahoo Celebrity

reportedly attempting to improve its reputation and increase tourism, one year after the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi." data-reactid="16" type="text">Ryan Phillippe, Armie Hammer, Sofia Richie, Scott Disick, Irina Shayk, Winnie Harlow and Ed Westwick are just a few of the notable names facing backlash for visiting the country, which is known…

Saudi Arabia sentences five people to death for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing – The Globe and Mail

A Turkish police officer walks past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to a ceremony near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death. Lefteris Pitarakis/The Associated Press A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and…

Fyre Festival meets Mr. Bone Saw

Social media influencers have been known to promote events around the world for the right price — decisions that sometimes prove to be mistakes. Bella Hadid, who promoted the failed Fyre Festival by vacationing in the Bahamas with other models for a video designed to sell tickets, later apologized for her involvement. Not everyone is…

Kroos scores from corner as Real reach Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia

Isco doubled Madrid's lead just before half-time with a smart volleyed finishToni Kroos' opportunistic goal direct from a corner helped Real Madrid reach the Spanish Super Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Valencia in Saudi Arabia.Kroos' corner was punched in by Valencia keeper Jaume Domenech as he scrambled back towards his line after remonstrating…

Influencers are getting dragged for promoting a music festival in Saudi Arabia

Critics slammed those at the event for ignoring the country's human rights abuses. Image: Daniele Venturelli /  Getty Images By Natasha Pinon2019-12-23 17:23:38 UTC It kind of looked like Coachella.  This past weekend, influencers, actors, and models accepted paid-for trips to Saudi Arabia, in exchange for which they posted from a music festival, MDL Beast,…

Watch an Annular Solar Eclipse on the Other Side of the World Tonight

Photo: ShutterstockA very special type of solar eclipse is happening tonight, but it will be on the other side of the world from the US, visible in the morning in Saudi Arabia, India, and Malaysia. Fortunately it will be livestreamed, so you can catch it from home at around 10:30 EST tonight. The eclipse is…
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Food CAA: Microsoft boss calls India’s new citizenship law ‘sad’

Image copyright Getty Images Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has spoken out about India's controversial new citizenship law.The India-born executive said what is happening is "sad" and he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant succeed in the country's technology industry.His comments come amid ongoing, sometimes violent, protests against the law.The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has…
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New archaeology findings are redefining human history faster than ever

In 1924, a 3-year-old child’s skull found in South Africa forever changed how people think about human origins. The Taung Child, our first encounter with an ancient group of proto-humans or hominins called australopithecines, was a turning point in the study of human evolution. This discovery shifted the focus of human origins research from Europe…

Burisma: US firm says Russia hacked company at heart of Trump impeachment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The report says hackers managed to gain access to Burisma and its subsidiaries' email servers The Ukrainian gas company at the centre of President Donald Trump's impeachment was successfully hacked by Russian military agents in November, a US cybersecurity firm has said.Area 1 Security said it was not clear what…

Sonos hikes prices on the Amp and Port as it moves production out of China

In a statement provided to Engadget, a Sonos spokesperson said:Sonos has been on a journey to diversify its supply chain and expand production into new countries in a manner that is sustainable and supports long term growth. Supporting this effort and investment has resulted in upcoming changes in pricing. Beginning January 9, 2020, pricing in…