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Le Pen’s National Rally is likely to be tied with “lobbyists close to the American government,” the French president claimed as polls show his party is losing support just days ahead of the European Parliament vote. Recent polls show Macron’s party La République En Marche (LREM) is trailing behind Le Pen’s right-wing National Rally and […]

A corruption scandal has Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s grip on power slipping by the day. With a no-confidence motion likely, can Austria’s right and left wings team up to boot the 32-year-old leader from office? In a matter of days, Kurz has accepted the resignation of former coalition partner head Heinz-Christian Strache, and sacked Interior […]

Default feminine voices used in AI assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri promote gender stereotypes of female subservience, a new UN report has claimed, prompting the internet to ask the question: “Can you harass code?” The report, released Wednesday by the UN’s cultural and scientific body UNESCO, found that the majority of AI assistant […]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s infamous wellness empire Goop is expanding its visionary mission of selling overpriced hemorrhoid creams to insecure women: Now the scam will target men, too. Gender equity! World-renowned for hawking $100 ‘enriching’ face oils and $66 jade eggs that give your vagina Harry Potter powers, Goop has bravely debuted a podcast called ‘Goopfellas’ in […]

The Irish internet privacy watchdog is investigating whether Google’s collection and use of personal data on its Ad Exchange platform violates EU laws, potentially putting the tech giant on the hook for millions of euros in fines. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) opened a probe into the search behemoth’s compliance with the sweeping data […]

The US is quietly upgrading its Aegis Ashore missile defense site in Romania, possibly to allow it to launch offensive Tomahawk cruise missiles, military analyst Mikhail Khodarenok has learned. This could be the first time in decades Tomahawks return to Europe.  A low-key modernization effort is taking place at Deveselu, where Aegis Ashore is stationed in […]

US Central Command has asked the Pentagon to send up to 10,000 additional troops to the Middle East, citing threat from Iran even as the Trump administration boasted about having successfully ‘deterred’ Tehran already. A CENTCOM request for 5,000 troops was reported by Reuters on Wednesday, citing two anonymous US officials. The reinforcements would be […]

A French reporter who exposed cronyism in President Emmanuel Macron’s administration has been summoned for questioning by domestic intelligence, the fifth journalist subjected to the chilling treatment within a month. Le Monde journalist Ariane Chemin has been directed to appear before the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) next week, according to the paper’s editorial […]