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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey’s defence startup rounded up high-profile investors to build a high-tech border wall

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey founded a defence company called Anduril which hopes to secure the Mexican-Amerian border with a high-tech “virtual” wall. The company has received funding from high-profile investors including Founders Fund and controversial software company Palantir. Palmer Luckey, the controversial Oculus VR founder who departed the company for […]
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey’s defence startup rounded up high-profile investors to build a high-tech border wall
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The world is less peaceful now than at any point in the past decade

The world is less peaceful now than at any point in the past 10 years as the number of refugees worldwide reached the highest level in modern history, according to a new report. Refugees now account for about 1% of the global population. The economic cost of the decline in […]
The world is less peaceful now than at any point in the past decade
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Trump’s possible game plan for the upcoming US-North Korea summit: Be prepared to walk out if things go poorly — or invite Kim Jong Un to Mar-a-Lago if they hit it off

President Donald Trump’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could be followed by another meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. US officials said to multiple media outlets that Trump was considering the idea of a leisurely activity with Kim, including golfing, if […]
Trump’s possible game plan for the upcoming US-North Korea summit: Be prepared to walk out if things go poorly  —  or invite Kim Jong Un to Mar-a-Lago if they hit it off
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More US diplomats have fallen ill in China with brain injuries like those linked to mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba

Several US embassy workers in Guangzhou, China, have been diagnosed with brain injuries after hearing mysterious sounds. Previously, 24 US diplomats and their family members were diagnosed with similar injuries after hearing similar sounds in Cuba, which prompted speculation that they were being attacked with some kind of “sonic weapon.” […]
More US diplomats have fallen ill in China with brain injuries like those linked to mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba
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National Security Adviser John Bolton reportedly angered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and was barred from a major meeting between Trump and a top North Korean official

National Security Adviser John Bolton was absent from President Donald Trump’s meeting with a top North Korean official last week. Bolton ruffled some feathers in April by speculating that the Trump administration was “looking at the Libya model of 2003, 2004” as part of potential negotiations with North Korea. Secretary […]
National Security Adviser John Bolton reportedly angered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and was barred from a major meeting between Trump and a top North Korean official
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The US military is reportedly looking to install anti-missile defences in Germany — and it’s sure to rankle Russia

The US military is reportedly considering installing an anti-missile system in Germany to bolster European defences. Experts warn that deploying the anti-missile system could inflame tensions with Moscow. The Pentagon denies there are any plans to install the system in Germany. The US military is reportedly considering installing an anti-missile […]
The US military is reportedly looking to install anti-missile defences in Germany  —  and it’s sure to rankle Russia
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After a dozen employees quit in protest, Google has reportedly decided not to renew its contract for military drone initiative Project Maven

The pressure to stop working with the military appears to have been too much for Google as the company reportedly will not renew a contract to build artificial intelligence tools for the Pentagon. According to Gizmodo, company managers notified employees during a meeting Friday. Google’s relationship with the Department of […]
After a dozen employees quit in protest, Google has reportedly decided not to renew its contract for military drone initiative Project Maven
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Border Patrol agents say Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ border policy isn’t immediately working, and officials are bracing for an ‘eruption’ from Trump

The amount of arrests for illegal border crossings is expected to remain high for the month of May, Trump administration officials and Border Patrol agents told The Washington Post. The development shows that the Trump administration’s recent efforts to crack down on the border have not immediately produced the deterrent […]
Border Patrol agents say Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ border policy isn’t immediately working, and officials are bracing for an ‘eruption’ from Trump
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TRUMP: The North Korea summit is on

President Donald Trump on Friday said the highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was back on and scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. Trump emphasised that the talks with North Korea would be a “process” but said he felt the results would ultimately be “positive.” A […]
TRUMP: The North Korea summit is on
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Andrew McCabe memo recalls conversation with Rod Rosenstein in which the deputy attorney general reportedly revealed Trump wanted him to mention Russia in statement on James Comey’s firing

Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe documented a conversation with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein reportedly indicated President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russia in a statement on the firing of then-FBI director James Comey. Rosenstein pointed to Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation […]
Andrew McCabe memo recalls conversation with Rod Rosenstein in which the deputy attorney general reportedly revealed Trump wanted him to mention Russia in statement on James Comey’s firing
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Obama officials rushed to explain photos from 2014 that went viral showing locked-up immigrant children — and Trump’s facilities look the same

Several 2014 photos of detained immigrant children in cages went viral in May, and former Obama administration officials rushed to offer explanations. The former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau had even shared the images on Twitter, mistakenly believing they were taken during Donald Trump’s presidency. The former officials doubled down on […]
Obama officials rushed to explain photos from 2014 that went viral showing locked-up immigrant children  —  and Trump’s facilities look the same
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Trump’s hard-line negotiation methods could be ruining the US’s reputation

President Donald Trump has long branded himself an expert negotiator. Recent policy decisions, including his recent exit from planned talks with Kim Jong Un, have cast doubt on Trump’s ability to successfully deal with international actors. Experts say Trump’s erratic ways are jeopardizing US credibility. President Donald Trump has long […]
Trump’s hard-line negotiation methods could be ruining the US’s reputation
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Putin has lost faith in Trump’s promise to improve US-Russia relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin said President Donald Trump’s promises to improve US-Russia relations have stalled because of political firestorms currently engulfing the Trump administration. Speaking to international journalists on Friday, Putin offered a veiled criticism of ongoing US investigations, like the one targeting Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, […]
Putin has lost faith in Trump’s promise to improve US-Russia relations
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Samantha Bee calls for abolishing ICE: ‘Let’s shut it the f— down’

TBS’ Samantha Bee on Wednesday joined the increasingly popular movement to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Bee argued that ICE has grown emboldened and cruel under the Trump administration, and has split up families, deported non-criminal immigrants, and even detained American citizens. “So no, let’s not just reform […]
Samantha Bee calls for abolishing ICE: ‘Let’s shut it the f— down’
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Trump cancels meeting with Kim Jong Un

The White House canceled the highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Donald Trump said that he had been looking forward to the summit but that “tremendous anger and open hostility” in the North Korean government’s recent statements compelled the president to cancel the meeting. The […]
Trump cancels meeting with Kim Jong Un
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How to download everything Apple knows about you

Apple updated its privacy policy on Tuesday, partially in response to new European privacy regulation. As part of the update, Apple debuted a new tool that lets you easily download all of the data the company has about you. That tool is available only in a few regions for now. […]
How to download everything Apple knows about you
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A top tech investor says cameras watching your every move is inevitable in the US: ‘It’s not my fault what the future holds, so if it’s scary I apologise’

Sarah Guo of Greylock Partners predicts that someday surveillance cameras will watch your every move and that it will change people’s behaviour. “There’s a saying, ‘You are who you are when no one’s watching,'” Guo said at a recent tech event, adding that she thinks “we’re going to be watched” […]
A top tech investor says cameras watching your every move is inevitable in the US: ‘It’s not my fault what the future holds, so if it’s scary I apologise’
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A bullet was sent to the home of Malaysia’s top anti-corruption official investigating a former prime minister — and now he’s back to finish what he started

Malaysia’s top anti-corruption official once had a bullet sent to his home while investigating a financial scandal linked to then-Prime Minister Najib Razak. In an emotional speech on Tuesday, Mohd Shukri Abdull said during the 2015 investigation he was harassed and witnesses disappeared. During a visit to the US, Shukri […]
A bullet was sent to the home of Malaysia’s top anti-corruption official investigating a former prime minister  —  and now he’s back to finish what he started
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