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January 7, 2019

Amid confusion over Syria withdrawal, Pompeo heads to Middle East to reassure US partners

btgbtg/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- With statements from National Security Adviser John Bolton contradicting President Donald Trump creating more confusion about whether the U.S. is withdrawing its 2,000 troops from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to the Middle East for a whirlwind tour to reassure partners that the U.S. will remain a presence in the region. Trump declared in December that ISIS had been defeated and, "Our boys, our young women, our men -- they're all coming back, ..
January 7, 2019

Japanese billionaire pens most retweeted post of all time

RomanOkopny/iStock(LONDON) -- A Japanese billionaire has entered the record books as the author of the most retweeted post ever -- after getting a boost by offering cash to random Twitter users who retweeted him. Yusaku Maezawa, 43, posted his tweet on Jan. 5, and as of Monday morning, the tweet had been retweeted more than five million times. The billionaire got help from Twitter users hoping to cash in on his offer of 100 million yen -- or $925,000 -- to be shared between 100 randomly select..
January 6, 2019

President Donald Trump confirms death of alleged USS Cole plotter killed in US airstrike

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Navy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump confirmed that a U.S. military strike in Yemen last week killed Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaeda operative believed to be involved in the deadly 2000 attack on the USS Cole. Trump tweeted on Sunday that the U.S. military had “delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded” in the attack. “Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” Trump tweeted.” We..
January 4, 2019

German politicians’ personal information leaked on Twitter in mass cyberattack

Mika Schmidt - Pool/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have become the victims of a mass cyberattack after hundreds of documents containing personal information were leaked to Twitter. On Friday, German journalist Michael Götschenberg reported that members of all of Germany's political parties, except for those from the far-right group AfD, had been the victims of a mass cyberattack a few days before Christmas, when a Twitter account leaked hund..