Thursday , August 16 2018

Russian trolls amped up tweets for pro-Trump website’s content

Bloomberg Russia’s social-media trolling operation began stepping up its Twitter presence to new heights in late July 2017 — more than eight months after sowing discord and disinformation in the 2016 presidential election. The burst of activity —revealed in a new, comprehensive dataset of nearly 3 million tweets—had an overriding ...

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Military officers arrested in Maduro assassination bid

Bloomberg Two high-ranking military officials were detained in the ongoing investigation into the attempt on President Nicolas Maduro’s life using explosive-laden drones, Venezuela’s leading prosecutor said. The two join a lawmaker already in custody in what authorities say was a complex plot to assassinate Maduro, the first lady and senior ...

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UAE to spur ties with Australia’s agri, environmental sectors

DUBAI / WAM A UAE delegation, led by Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, concluded an official visit to Australia to promote collaboration on various environmental fronts. During the three-day visit, the delegates attended bilateral meetings with top Australian officials and toured multiple environmental and ...

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