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Japan’s Abe becomes longest serving PM as scandal allegations persist

“Abe has led his ruling coalition to six national election victories since returning, surviving allegations of cronyism and scandals over falsified data by bureaucrats” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. But since a cabinet reshuffle in September, two ministers – both close allies of Abe – have resigned over allegations of election campaign law violations. Source: 95kqds.com

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Hannity rages after second impeachment witness claims Pompeo called him about envoy to Ukraine

“Fox News host Sean Hannity lashed out after a second impeachment witness claimed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called him about the U.S. envoy to Ukraine” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Yovanovitch testified in a closed-door deposition last month how she believed Pompeo or “somebody around him” reached out to Hannity on allegations that she was undermining Trump.A newly released transcript shows David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified he “understood” that Pompeo phoned Hannity to ask if he had any evidence to support allegations made about former U.S. Ambassador to…

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Prosecutors in Sweden have dropped their rape investigation into Julian Assange

“Prosecutors in Sweden said on Tuesday that they will formally drop an investigation into allegations of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange” writes Will Martin for businessinsider.com. Swedish prosecutors in 2010 had been considering two allegations against Assange: One of rape, and the other of molestation.Swedish prosecutors had dropped their investigation into Assange in August 2015, saying they could not pursue the case while he was in the embassy.A Swedish court ruled in June that Assange would not be extradited to Sweden from the UK, but that investigations into the…

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No 10 denies claims it covered up war crime allegations

“Downing Street has said claims the government covered up allegations of unlawful killings and abuse by British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq are untrue” writes Kate Proctor for theguardian.com. Their report alleges that British special forces tried to cover up the deaths to avoid being prosecuted for war crimes.The court has previously concluded it was credible that British troops committed war crimes in Iraq related to the mistreatment of detainees. Source: theguardian.com

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Lawmakers turned their fire on Goldman Sachs over Apple Card and said the bank needs to explain its algorithm

“Goldman Sachs is the bank partner for Apple’s new credit card, Apple Card, and has been engulfed in allegations of sexism for the last week” writes Charlie Wood for businessinsider.com. Prominent Democratic lawmakers have turned their fire on Goldman Sachs over allegations that its credit decisions for the Apple Card are sexist.His tweets prompted outcry that Goldman Sachs might be relying on algorithms which automatically give women a lower credit score for no discernible reason. Source: businessinsider.com

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Telegram Wants Dismissal of SEC Allegations

“The lawsuit, however, forced the company to suspend its blockchain launch, at least for the time being” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. Telegram, the company behind the issuance of Gram token, has requested the judge of the New York Southern District Court to dismiss the charges against it brought by the Securities and Exchange Regulator (SEC).While raising funds, the company guaranteed the investors to launch its blockchain before October 30, 2019, else they will be eligible for a refund.Notably, the platform raised $1.7 billion from private investors in two rounds…

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Goldman Sachs will let people appeal their Apple Card credit limit after allegations of sexist algorithms

“She added that anyone unhappy with their credit limit for the Apple Card can appeal, and Goldman Sachs may reevaluate their credit line” writes Isobel Asher Hamilton for businessinsider.com. Goldman Sachs has a message for angry Apple Card customers worried about alleged sexist credit limits: “We hear you.”. Goldman Sachs is the banking partner for Apple’s new credit card, Apple Card, and has been at the centre of a furore over whether its algorithms make sexist decisions about credit limits.Apple Card’s credit decision process is not aware of your marital…

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Goldman Sachs releases statement in response to ‘sexist’ Apple Card allegations

“In a tweet, Apple card issuing bank Goldman Sachs has now released a statement in denial of these allegations” writes Iphone Wireless Charger for 9to5mac.com. In its statement, Goldman Sachs says that Apple Card credit decisions are made on an individual basis and the credit line is individual to each applicant.Apple Card is advertised as “created by Apple, not a bank” so it would only seem fair for them to take direct responsibility of the matter with a formal statement. Source: 9to5mac.com

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International court clears way to hear cases against Russia on Crimea and eastern Ukraine

“Ukraine argues that Russian authorities who assumed power in Crimea have been discriminating against Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians there” writes Assignment Editor On for washingtonpost.com. Kyiv also argues that ethnic Ukrainians who have refused to identify as Russian citizens have been subject to discrimination. Source: washingtonpost.com

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