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Facebook ‘profits from hate’ claims engineer who quit

Facebook ‘profits from hate’ claims engineer who quit

Technology
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Johnson says UK will quit Brexit talks if no deal by Oct 15

Johnson says UK will quit Brexit talks if no deal by Oct 15

World
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is talking tough ahead of a crucial round of post-Brexit trade talks with the European UnionBy JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 6, 2020, 9:53 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked tough on Sunday ahead of a crucial round of post-Brexit trade talks with the European Union, saying Britain could walk away from the talks within weeks and insisting that a no-deal exit would be a “good outcome for the U.K.”With talks deadlocked, Johnson said an agreement would only be possible if EU negotiators are prepared to “rethink their current positions.”The EU, in turn, accuses Britain of failing to negotiate seriously.Britain left the now 27-nation EU on Jan. 31, three-and-a-half years afte
‘Tips’ campaign helped more than 1M in U.S. quit smoking, CDC says

‘Tips’ campaign helped more than 1M in U.S. quit smoking, CDC says

Health
Aug. 26 (UPI) -- More than 1 million American adults quit smoking between 2012 and 2018 after seeing messages from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign, according to figures released Wednesday by the agency. Those who saw public service announcements, or PSAs, created through the initiative were nearly 20% more likely than others to attempt smoking cessation, the data showed. Advertisement Up to 40% of smokers attempted to quit after seeing the PSAs, while roughly one-third of smokers who didn't see the messaging attempted to quit during the seven-year periods they aired on television and elsewhere, the agency researchers said. The findings were published by the CDC's electronic, peer-reviewed journal, Preventing Chronic Diseases. The ...
Ministers quit as violent protests grip Beirut after blast

Ministers quit as violent protests grip Beirut after blast

World
Two Lebanese government ministers have quit following the devastating explosion in Beirut that killed more than 150 people, as violent protests gripped the city for a second straight day. As protesters called for a sustained uprising to topple the country's leaders, police fired tear gas and clashed with hundreds of people attempting to breach the heavily guarded parliament. A fire broke out at an entrance to parliament square as rock-throwing protesters tried to break into the cordoned-off area, Lebanese TV channels showed.In the political fallout of the blast, information minister Manal Abdel-Samad said she was resigning "given the magnitude of the catastrophe" and "in response to the public will for change". ...