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  • UPDATE 1-Iran lawmakers authorize firm action against US "terrorist" acts

    UPDATE 1-Iran lawmakers authorize firm action against US Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday requiring the government take firm steps to respond to "terrorist actions" by U.S. forces, state TV reported, retaliating against Washington's blacklisting of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. President Donald Trump on April 8 designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist group, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces. Tehran reacted to the designation, which took effect on April 15, by naming the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) a terrorist organization and the U.S. government a sponsor of terrorism.


  • ISIS claims Sri Lanka attacks; official says bombings were retaliation for Christchurch assault on Muslims

    ISIS claims Sri Lanka attacks; official says bombings were retaliation for Christchurch assault on MuslimsThe Islamic State claimed responsibility for bombings at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that killed 359 and injured 500.


  • White House economist sees no impact on oil prices from Iran sanctions

    White House economist sees no impact on oil prices from Iran sanctionsWashington (AFP) - The decision to tighten sanctions on Iran will have "no material impact" on oil prices given the large US supply of petroleum, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Tuesday.


  • How 11 People Are Trying to Stop Fake News in the World’s Largest Election

    How 11 People Are Trying to Stop Fake News in the World’s Largest ElectionOne of the operations most vital to Facebook Inc. at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, California, headquarters, and in more ways than one. This is Boom Live, one of seven tiny fact-checking firms at the heart of Facebook’s efforts to rebuild some of its credibility during India’s elections. Based on the early tallies, more than 60 percent of India’s 900 million eligible voters are expected to cast ballots between now and May 19, as the center-left Congress Party tries to seize power from the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party.


  • Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphone

    Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphoneSamsung on Monday said it is delaying the launch of its folding smartphone after trouble with handsets sent to reviewers. Some reviewers who got their hands on the Galaxy Fold early reported problems with screens breaking. The South Korean consumer electronics giant planned to announce a new release date for the Galaxy Fold in the coming weeks.


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