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Telefonica is set to acquire UK geolocation data startup Statiq for $4.2 million, sources say (TEF)
Mar04

Telefonica is set to acquire UK geolocation data startup Statiq for $4.2 million, sources say (TEF)

The Spanish telecoms giant is boosting its advertising division. Spanish telecoms company Telefonica is in talks to acquire the British mobile geolocation data startup Statiq for $4.2 million (£3.5 million), according to multiple industry sources. Not all the paperwork has been signed but deal is likely to be announced as soon as this month...

Russia Controversy Persists Amid New Revelations About Trump Administration
Mar03

Russia Controversy Persists Amid New Revelations About Trump Administration

President Donald Trump’s administration continues to grapple with new revelations of previously undisclosed meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ admission that he met twice with Kislyak during last year’s presidential campaign and failed to disclose those talks during...

Russian ambassador at center of Sessions firestorm did not attend corresponding Democratic convention event
Mar03

Russian ambassador at center of Sessions firestorm did not attend corresponding Democratic convention event

Sergey Kislyak did not attend a corresponding Democratic National Committee event to one he attended at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak did not attend a corresponding Democratic National Committee event to one he attended at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he held an...

Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy
Mar03

Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy

Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, is a low-key veteran diplomat who associates say is one of the most unlikely diplomats to wind up in the center of controversy. Kislyak, whose conversations with close associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have repeatedly embarrassed the new administration, is 66 years old,...

More Revelations Prevent Trump Administration from Moving Past Russia Controversy
Mar03

More Revelations Prevent Trump Administration from Moving Past Russia Controversy

After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted he met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during last year’s presidential campaign and failed to disclose those meetings during his Senate confirmation hearing, the new administration continues to grapple with other revelations of previously undisclosed meetings with Kislyak....

In Ukraine: Sex workers march demanding legalisation
Mar03

In Ukraine: Sex workers march demanding legalisation

Some 50 activists holding red umbrellas and wearing red plastic helmets staged the first-ever march through Kiev. Dozens of sex workers and human rights campaigners gathered in Kiev on Friday demanding the legalisation of prostitution in Ukraine.Some 50 activists holding red umbrellas and wearing red plastic helmets staged the first-ever march...

Germany warns Ukraine over graft
Mar03

Germany warns Ukraine over graft

Germany’s foreign minister has told Ukrainian lawmakers fighting graft will undermine Russian aggression. The comments came as authorities open a probe into Ukraine’s tax boss. …read more Source:...

US Admiral in Disputed S. China Sea: ‘We Will Be Here’
Mar03

US Admiral in Disputed S. China Sea: ‘We Will Be Here’

America will continue to patrol the South China Sea to ensure freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed region, a U.S. admiral said Friday amid questions whether U.S. involvement in one of Asia’s potential flashpoints will change. “We will be here,” Rear Adm. James Kilby said on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl...

Russia, NATO in first high-level military talks since freeze
Mar03

Russia, NATO in first high-level military talks since freeze

Pro-Russian activists stand on top of a tank outside a museum in Donetsk, Ukraine, in March 2014/AFP-FileMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Mar 3 – Senior Russian and NATO military chiefs on Friday held their first phone talks since ties between the two sides collapsed over the crisis in Ukraine, the defence ministry in Moscow said. The chairman of the...

AG’s Recusal Portends Continued Pressure on Russia Meddling
Mar03

AG’s Recusal Portends Continued Pressure on Russia Meddling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not have been clear about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, but this much is evident: The controversy over any Kremlin involvement in American politics is not going to fade away anytime soon. Sessions on Thursday became the second high-ranking member of the Trump administration to...

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