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Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet

How many of Trump’s twitter followers are bots? Twitter says itwon’t take down a controversial weekend tweet from President Donald Trump — the tweet North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho described as a declaration of war. On Sept. 23, Trump tweeted, “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” The phrase “Little Rocket Man” refers to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a statement on Monday, Ri said: “Since the United States ...

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WhatsApp is blocked in China

China’s multifaceted messaging app: WeChat Popular messaging app WhatsApp has been largely blocked in China. According to the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), network measurement data suggests that Chinese internet service providers started blocking access to WhatsApp on September 23. Public reports on Twitter indicate that WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, became inaccessible for some people on September 19. Over the last few months, there have been a number of WhatsApp disruptions in China. WhatsApp declined to comment on its status there. The most recent move to censor ...

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Carmelo Anthony raising money for Puerto Rico relief

Hurricane Maria leaves trail of devastation Carmelo Anthony, who is half Puerto Rican, is trying to raise money to help those suffering from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico, which is suffering a financial crisis, was hit hard by the storm. It has been left almost entirely without electricity in the midst of an 11-year economic recession. Anthony started a YouCaring fundraising campaign on Friday in an effort to raise $ 1 million for the people of Puerto Rico. By Monday he’d raised just over $ 200,000. This ...

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NASCAR says U.S. allows people 'right to peacefully express' themselves

How NFL teams responded to Trump during anthem NASCAR said it respects both the national anthem and that the U.S. Constitutionprotects the right to free speech. The anthem has elicited strong reactions throughout the sports world. In the NFL, the WNBA, MLB and even in the world of pro tennis, athletes have taken a knee during the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner at sporting events in a gesture first used by Colin Kaepernick. The former 49ers quarterback began kneeling in 2016 as a way to protest the treatment of black ...

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What next for Germany's economy, carmakers and Europe?

The German economy – in 60 seconds Angela Merkel will be German chancellor for a fourth term. But she won’t have an easy ride. The rise of the far-right, and other small parties, in Sunday’s election has made it tough for Merkel to form a government that commands a majority in parliament. The euro sagged against the dollar on Monday on the prospect of months of political wrangling before the future direction of Europe’s biggest economy becomes clear. Here’s what the vote could mean for Germany, Europe and the rest ...

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London architect fights climate change with timber high-rises

With an eye on sustainability, architects embrace timber Architects are turning to one of the oldest construction materials to solve a new problem: how to build homes without damaging the environment. A London firm says sustainable timber could help the city address its housing shortage while reducing carbon emissions. “If you look at a building’s climate footprint over 14 years, it is about 80% the building materials that go into it,” Andrew Waugh, a founding partner at Waugh Thistleton, told CNNMoney. “We need to change the way we live for ...

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German election reaction; Brexit negotiation reboot; New tech takeover

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Meh about Merkel: Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor but with a reduced share of the vote as a far-right party made major gains. Investors aren’t batting an eye. European markets were largely flat in early trading and the main German index — the Dax — was swinging between minor gains and losses. Asian markets mostly closed the day in negative territory. U.S. stock futures were dipping a bit, but the move down was modest. Merkel, 63, has led the ...

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Megyn Kelly turns to daytime for a shot at her own 'Oprah effect'

Critics abound for Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones Megyn Kelly is a talented, experienced television anchor. She is also an arrestingly glamorous presence on air. And coming off a year of highly personal confrontations with Donald Trump, she is certainly a well-known name to most Americans. What she is not, however, is Oprah. For reasons perhaps only understood by the management of NBC News, the network seems intent on trying to turn Kelly, whose chief claim to fame was her frequently sharp and steely questioning of mostly political figures ...

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Airlines are still struggling to get into devastated Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria leaves trail of devastation Major commercial airlines are still struggling to fly to Puerto Rico after last week’s hurricane. Hurricane Maria’s destructive path through the U.S. territory left at least 10 people dead. The storm also razed buildings, flooded streets and cut off power and communications for millions of people. Residents who are looking to escape the devastation, meanwhile, don’t have many options. At San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, the island’s main air travel hub, flights in and out were extremely limited. The devastation at Puerto ...

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Pro-Trump media goes on offense for President in NFL controversy

Ravens, Jaguars kneel during national anthem President Trump’s supporters in the media came out in full force this weekend, supporting the President after he called for the firing of NFL players who have chosen to raise awareness of racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. “Don’t give me this crap that you want to support reform and stand up against social injustice,” snarled Judge Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News show Saturday evening. “Shame on you. Shame on all of you. And shame on you too, Roger Goodell, for ...

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