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01/23/2018 - 02:12

Facebook admits social media threat to democracy

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."

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01/23/2018 - 02:12

Facebook admits social media threat to democracy

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."


01/23/2018 - 01:05

Congress votes to end shutdown, funding bill heads to Trump

Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.

Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.


01/23/2018 - 00:15

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.


01/22/2018 - 22:52

Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


01/22/2018 - 21:55

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.

01/23/2018 - 01:51

Root to miss T20 tri-series, Stokes delays return

Joe Root on Tuesday pulled out of England's Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand, as Ben Stokes confirmed his return to international cricket would be delayed by a court appearance.

Joe Root on Tuesday pulled out of England's Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand, as Ben Stokes confirmed his return to international cricket would be delayed by a court appearance.


01/23/2018 - 01:45

Clamour of calls for more UK military funds amid Russia, cyber threat

Former defence secretary Michael Fallon joined calls Monday for more British military spending, as the head of the army said the country may struggle to match Russian battlefield capabilities and another security chief warned a major cyber-attack on the UK is likely by 2020.

Former defence secretary Michael Fallon joined calls Monday for more British military spending, as the head of the army said the country may struggle to match Russian battlefield capabilities and another security chief warned a major cyber-attack on the UK is likely by 2020.


01/23/2018 - 01:22

Manchester United retain top spot in Deloitte 'Money League'

Manchester United narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte's "Money League" report said Tuesday.

Manchester United narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte's "Money League" report said Tuesday.


01/22/2018 - 23:22

Battling Swansea shock Liverpool

Liverpool's progress towards securing a Champions League spot was halted by the Premier League's bottom club and a single goal by Alfie Mawson on Monday as Liverpool's defensive frailties returned.

Liverpool's progress towards securing a Champions League spot was halted by the Premier League's bottom club and a single goal by Alfie Mawson on Monday as Liverpool's defensive frailties returned.


01/22/2018 - 23:14

Russia posing most complex challenge since Cold War: UK army chief

The head of the British army warned Monday that Russia poses the "most complex and capable" security challenge since the end of the Cold War, warning against complacency in a high-profile intervention.

The head of the British army warned Monday that Russia poses the "most complex and capable" security challenge since the end of the Cold War, warning against complacency in a high-profile intervention.

01/23/2018 - 02:12

Facebook admits social media threat to democracy

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good."


01/23/2018 - 01:47

N. American businesses press leaders on new NAFTA deal

Canadian, Mexican and US chambers of commerce urged NAFTA leaders Monday to find common ground to renegotiate the massive free trade deal.

Canadian, Mexican and US chambers of commerce urged NAFTA leaders Monday to find common ground to renegotiate the massive free trade deal.


01/23/2018 - 01:12

UN report backs peacekeeping changes in face of deaths

UN peacekeeping forces need to change the way they operate and not shy away from using force to reverse a worrying trend of escalating fatalities, according to a new report made public Monday.

UN peacekeeping forces need to change the way they operate and not shy away from using force to reverse a worrying trend of escalating fatalities, according to a new report made public Monday.


01/23/2018 - 01:05

Congress votes to end shutdown, funding bill heads to Trump

Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.

Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.


01/23/2018 - 00:08

Macron hosts 140 CEOs in pre-Davos charm offensive

President Emmanuel Macron's campaign for a "French Renaissance" kicked into overdrive Monday as his government welcomed 140 multinational business leaders before this week's jamboree of the rich and powerful in Davos.

President Emmanuel Macron's campaign for a "French Renaissance" kicked into overdrive Monday as his government welcomed 140 multinational business leaders before this week's jamboree of the rich and powerful in Davos.

01/23/2018 - 02:13

Netflix lifted by 'beautiful' quarterly report

Netflix shares raced higher in after-hours trade Monday as the streaming television giant reported better-than-expected gains in its global subscriber base and a quarterly profit that nearly tripled from a year ago.

Netflix shares raced higher in after-hours trade Monday as the streaming television giant reported better-than-expected gains in its global subscriber base and a quarterly profit that nearly tripled from a year ago.


01/23/2018 - 02:02

'Transformers' leads Razzie pack for Hollywood's worst in 2017

"Transformers: The Last Knight" led the pack with nine nominations Monday for the Razzies, Hollywood's anti-awards celebrating the worst films of 2017.

"Transformers: The Last Knight" led the pack with nine nominations Monday for the Razzies, Hollywood's anti-awards celebrating the worst films of 2017.


01/23/2018 - 00:46

'Jumanji' stomps N. American box office competition

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" stomped the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third consecutive weekend, industry figures showed Monday.

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" stomped the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third consecutive weekend, industry figures showed Monday.


01/23/2018 - 00:01

Cosby to perform for first time since assault charge

Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby is to return to the stage for the first time in nearly three years Monday, just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.

Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby is to return to the stage for the first time in nearly three years Monday, just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.


01/22/2018 - 22:35

Rogers ends Vice broadcast in Canada

Canadian broadcaster Rogers announced Monday it would stop broadcasting Vice Media's flagship but money-losing channel Viceland in the country, while also ending their content production partnership.

Canadian broadcaster Rogers announced Monday it would stop broadcasting Vice Media's flagship but money-losing channel Viceland in the country, while also ending their content production partnership.

01/23/2018 - 01:57

NFL Giants name Vikings assistant Shurmur as new coach

Minnesota Vikings offensive co-ordinator Pat Shurmur was hired as coach of the New York Giants on Monday, a day after his team was routed by Philadelphia in the NFL playoffs.

Minnesota Vikings offensive co-ordinator Pat Shurmur was hired as coach of the New York Giants on Monday, a day after his team was routed by Philadelphia in the NFL playoffs.


01/23/2018 - 01:22

Manchester United retain top spot in Deloitte 'Money League'

Manchester United narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte's "Money League" report said Tuesday.

Manchester United narrowly pipped Real Madrid to remain the top revenue-generating club in the world as Premier League sides underlined their growing financial clout, Deloitte's "Money League" report said Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 00:31

Costa keeps Juve in hot pursuit of Napoli

Brazilian Douglas Costa scored the only goal as champions Juventus kept in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli with a 1-0 win against Genoa on Monday.

Brazilian Douglas Costa scored the only goal as champions Juventus kept in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli with a 1-0 win against Genoa on Monday.


01/23/2018 - 00:15

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.


01/22/2018 - 23:43

Baseball Hall of Fame voters reconsider Bonds, Clemens

The ghost of past drug scandals will be hovering over Baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday as the latest batch of inductees are named, with Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens facing an uphill battle to force their way into consideration.

The ghost of past drug scandals will be hovering over Baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday as the latest batch of inductees are named, with Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens facing an uphill battle to force their way into consideration.