As Putin Begins 4th Term, Inauguration Highlights His Vast Power

As Putin Begins 4th Term, Inauguration Highlights His Vast Power

“The symbolic Putin is omnipotent, like St. George slaying the Western dragon, but the flesh-and-bones Putin is barely capable of solving Russians’ everyday problems or preventing tragedies,” Andrei Kolesnikov, an associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center, wrote in a commentary on Mr. Putin’s continued popularity despite the economic slump. “The president answers for the symbolic…

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Trump begins state visit with Macron discussing his polls

Trump begins state visit with Macron discussing his polls

JUST WATCHEDHow the Macron-Trump bromance evolvedReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCHHow the Macron-Trump bromance evolved 01:51Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump served up a dinner of Dover sole and political talk on the first night of his inaugural state visit, with intensive discussions over the Iran deal and Syria still to come on Tuesday.Trump’s friendly discussion with French President…

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Facebook begins fact-checking news for users in India, one of its largest markets

Facebook begins fact-checking news for users in India, one of its largest markets

Facebook is introducing third-party fact-checking in India, with a pilot program first starting in the state of Karnataka. Facebook says the fact-checking program is aimed at fighting “the spread of false news,” and the company has partnered with independent journalism initiative BOOM, which is certified by the International Fact-Checking Network. According to The Indian Express,…

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HyperloopTT begins construction of first full-scale system

HyperloopTT begins construction of first full-scale system

Elon Musk may have his Boring ambitions, but others are eying a different solution to the transportation problem. Instead of simply building high-speed highways underground, hyperloops instead try to reduce vehicular congestion and travel time with fast-moving capsules. HyperloopTT one of the two biggest hyperloop companies has just proudly announced the arrival of its first…

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Texas begins operation to send National Guard troops to the border

JUST WATCHEDBorder sheriff: Guard deployment unnecessaryReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCHBorder sheriff: Guard deployment unnecessary 03:13 (CNN)Texas is preparing to deploy National Guard troops and vehicles to the border with Mexico, the state’s top military commander said Friday.About 250 troops will be sent by Monday to the state’s 1,254-mile long border with Mexico, Army National Guard Brig.…

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