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Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

World
April 12 (UPI) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday accused Israel of being responsible for causing the blackout a day earlier at the Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran, vowing Tehran will take retaliatory measures, according to state-run media. Zarif made the comments before lawmakers during a national security and foreign policy commission, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Advertisement On Sunday, Iranian officials said an electrical circuit issue had caused a power outage at the Natanz site, with Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, describing the incident as an act of "nuclear terrorism." No casualties or contamination were reported, officials said. Zarif told the lawmakers that Iran's response will be to further advance its nuclear ...
Buffy actress accuses creator Joss Whedon of creating ‘toxic’ environment

Buffy actress accuses creator Joss Whedon of creating ‘toxic’ environment

Entertainment
Joss Whedon, who is behind projects such as Justice League and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, has been accused of creating "toxic and hostile work environments" by a Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress.Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia Chase in the supernatural drama, also said that Whedon, who created the show, was responsible for "ongoing, passive-aggressive threats" to fire her during her time on the show. One of her allegations is that he called her "fat" while she was four months pregnant, adding he asked if she was "going to keep it" during a meeting - apparently a reference to her character and religion. Image: Charisma Carpenter says Whedon called her 'fat' while she was four months pregnant. Pic: Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP Carpent...
US accuses Google of being a monopoly in largest antitrust lawsuit in two decades

US accuses Google of being a monopoly in largest antitrust lawsuit in two decades

Technology
The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google's parent company Alphabet for using "illegal means" to keep its monopoly power.The lawsuit is set to be the biggest in almost two decades and has drawn comparisons to a 1974 case against AT&T, which - after a six-year legal battle - was forced to divest its subsidiaries into individual companies. The last comparable antitrust lawsuit was filed against Microsoft in 1998, which Reuters said cleared the way for "the explosive growth of the internet" as the scrutiny the company received prevented it from thwarting the competition. Image: The lawsuit has bipartisan support in Washington DC Google has not responded to the charges, brought by the Department of Jus...
US report accuses China of ‘digital authoritarianism’

US report accuses China of ‘digital authoritarianism’

Technology
A US report accuses China of "digital authoritarianism" - using technology not only to track its own citizens but to exert power beyond its borders.It warns that China's mounting influence on the digital sphere could soon overshadow that of the US and other democracies.And it expresses concern about its export of surveillance technology.The US has put pressure on other countries to ban Huawei from their mobile networks.And it is also considering a wider ban on other Chinese tech firms such as TikTok.Relationships between the US and China are tense, not just over the role of Chinese tech firms but over the coronavirus pandemic and more general trade between the two nations.Sweeping new security rules in Hong Kong and evidence sugg...
‘Completely unlawful’: US accuses Beijing of ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

‘Completely unlawful’: US accuses Beijing of ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

World
China has accused the US of "stirring up tension" after America's secretary of state said it would take a tougher stance on Beijing's "bullying" in the South China Sea.Territorial disputes over small island chains in the region have been going on for years between China and neighbouring countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Monday: "We are strengthening U.S. policy on South China Sea maritime claims, according to international law, in rejection of Beijing's intimidation, bullying, and claims of maritime empire." Image: Mike Pompeo accused China of trying to build a 'maritime empire' He added: "Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are c...