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China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery, other crimes

China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery, other crimes

World
Chinese authorities said Monday they are investigating the former president of Interpol for bribery and other crimes and indicated that political transgressions may have also landed the Chinese official in trouble. In a statement posted on a government website, the authorities said Meng Hongwei, China's vice minister for public security, was being investigated due to his own "willfulness and for bringing trouble upon himself." It elaborated on a terse announcement late Sunday by an agency of the ruling Communist Party that investigates graft and political disloyalty that said that Meng was suspected of unspecified legal violations. Meng is now the latest high-ranking official, and one with an unusually prominent international standing, to fall victim to a sweeping crackdown by the ruling...
Elon Musk accuses BlackRock of helping short sellers

Elon Musk accuses BlackRock of helping short sellers

Finance
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has accused large fund managers such as BlackRock for fueling short sellers, a group of investors he has been criticizing on his Twitter account. In a series of Twitter posts on Thursday night, Musk alleged that BlackRock and other financial firms pocket "excessive profit" from lending shares they hold to short sellers because "they're suffering a net loss." Short sellers are investors who bet on the decline of a security, such as a stock. They make money by selling the shares they borrow, and hope the price falls so they can buy them back at a lower price and make profits from it. ...
Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Sports
Serena Williams accused the umpire of sexism in docking her a game in the US Open final and said she had not been cheating.Naomi Osaka's 6-2 6-4 victory was overshadowed by Williams' extraordinary outbursts in the second set.She received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "liar" and a "thief". Afterwards the American said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game."He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief'," the 36-year-old former world number one added."But I've seen other men call other umpires several things."I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuf...
Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

Technology
President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" — and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google is pushing back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't true: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment." The president's tweets Tuesday echoed his familiar attacks on the news media — and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don't give equal weight to opposing political viewpoints. They also revealed anew his deep-seated frustration over not getting the credit he believes he deserves. The p...
US accuses Russia of 'pervasive' election meddling

US accuses Russia of 'pervasive' election meddling

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US national security chiefs have lined up to warn American democracy is in the "crosshairs" of foreign adversaries for elections in 2018 and 2020.Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said: "We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to weaken and divide the US."Mr Coats said the efforts were less robust so far than in 2016, and did not appear directed at a single party.The Kremlin denies US claims it meddled in its last presidential election.US National Security Adviser John Bolton, FBI Director Chris Wray, National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also spoke at Thursday's White House news conference.Mr Coats said Russia ...