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Russian politicians dismiss Theresa May 'election meddling' criticism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Senior Russian politicians have dismissed accusations by Theresa May that Moscow has meddled in elections and carried out cyber-espionage. On Monday night, Mrs May accused Moscow of “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. She said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies”. Russian senators accused the UK’s PM of “making a fool of herself” with a “counterproductive” speech. Mrs May’s comments, at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at London’s Guildhall, were in contrast to those of US President Donald ...

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After Withering Criticism Over $100 Premium, Best Buy Won’t Sell Full-Price iPhone X at All

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this week, we reported on Best Buy’s highly unusual move to slap a $ 100 premium on the already-expensive iPhone X. The company defended this profit-taking attempt by framing it as a positive, arguing its customers somehow benefited from paying an extra $ 100 for a high-end iPhone. At the time, the company stated: “Our prices reflect the fact that no matter a customer’s desired plan or carrier, or whether a customer is on ...

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EA Boss Says Mass Effect: Andromeda Got Too Much Criticism, Franchise Could Return

The Mass Effect series is one of EA’s biggest and best-known series. Its latest version, Andromeda, launched in March and was not as well-received as the previous games. Now, EA boss Patrick Soderlund has come forward to say that Andromeda might have received more criticism than it deserved. He also says he believes Mass Effect series can come back someday, but only if it feels “relevant” and “fresh.” “I usually don’t do this, but this is one of those places where I feel like the game got criticised a little ...

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Criticism of Prevent 'stems from ignorance'

One of Scotland Yard’s most senior police officers says criticism of the government’s Prevent programme is based on “ignorance”. It was set up to stop people being drawn into terrorist activities, but has been labelled “toxic” by critics. “They don’t understand properly how Prevent works,” Commander Dean Haydon told the BBC’s Asian Network. He added that some criticism came from parts of the community that “don’t want Prevent to work in the first place”. The programme was set up by Labour in 2003 and its remit was widened by the ...

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Treasury secretary's fiancée to resign from Hollywood CEO job after senator's criticism

Steve Mnuchin in 90 seconds Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s fiancée will sever ties to the Hollywood business Mnuchin once headed. Louise Linton plans to step down from her position as interim CEO of Dune Entertainment, a film financing firm, according to a letter from Treasury reviewed by CNNMoney. Linton took over the top spot at Dune Entertainment earlier this year, as Mnuchin headed for Washington. News that Linton plans to resign comes two weeks after Senate Finance Committee member Ron Wyden, a Democrat, sent a letter to a Treasury ethics ...

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Conservative manifesto: Social care plans spark criticism

The Conservatives’ proposed revamp of the way people pay for social care have been criticised by an ex-government adviser and opposition parties. There is universal acknowledgement that the system was overdue for reform, as social services in England can no longer finance rising demand. The plans will see many more people paying for more of their home care. Concerns have been led by former government advisor Sir Andrew Dilnot who proposed a cap on costs in 2011. Sir Andrew criticised the decision to abandon the cap idea and said the ...

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Der Spiegel: Trump beheading cover sparks criticism

Germany’s influential weekly news magazine Der Spiegel has come under fire for a cover image showing US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. Some German newspapers criticised the cartoon, while the German vice-president of the European Parliament called it “tasteless”. The cartoonist, Edel Rodriguez, said the image represented “the beheading of democracy”. US-German relations have deteriorated under President Trump, who has criticised the policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said last month that her policy of welcoming masses of migrants who arrived in Germany had been a ...

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Nintendo Responds To Criticism That Switch Launch Lineup Is “Weak”

Much has already been said about the Nintendo Switch launch lineup and how it compares to the Wii U. Now, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has weighed in, acknowledging that some people see the launch slate as “weak,” but stressing that launch is just the start for the hybrid console. “Some of those who have seen this lineup have expressed the opinion that the launch lineup is weak,” Kimishima said during an earnings briefing this week. “Our thinking in arranging the 2017 software lineup is that it is important to continue ...

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Ministers 'silent' over criticism of EU ambassador

Ministers have been urged to stand up for civil servants following criticism of the UK’s outgoing EU ambassador. Dave Penman, leader of the FDA union for senior Whitehall staff, said there had been a “deafening silence” from senior government figures since the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers. In a note to staff, Sir Ivan attacked “muddled thinking” about Brexit. Some politicians welcomed his resignation and said someone “committed to Brexit” should be appointed. The European Commission said it regretted Sir Ivan’s departure, describing him as “a very professional, very knowledgeable, ...

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Steelers rally behind Tomlin after icon's criticism

1:49 PM ET PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no problems defending their head coach in light of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw’s public criticism of Mike Tomlin. In fact, the comments might just galvanize Pittsburgh for the playoffs. “We weren’t happy about it,” guard David DeCastro told ESPN. “Hopefully it will fire us up the rest of the way.” Bradshaw, appearing on Fox Sports 1’s ‘Speak For Yourself’ on Friday, said Tomlin isn’t a great coach and reduced him to a “cheerleader guy.” “I don’t know what he ...

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