Increased fears about global stability and the rise of new military powers is driving a return to steady growth in worldwide defence spending.
A new analysis of arms spending from Jane’s Defence Budgets report found that outlays on weapons, equipment rose 1pc in 2016, to a global total of $1.57 trillion.
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Time For Truth: (The Telegraph) – $1,570,000,000,000: how much the world spent on arms this year
Hundreds of photos and videos of naked women used as collateral for loans on a Chinese online lending service have leaked onto the web, highlighting regulatory problems in the fast-growing peer-to-peer marketplace.
A 10-gigabyte file posted on the internet exposed the personal details of more than 160 young women who were asked to provide the explicit material to secure money through online lending platform Jiedaibao.
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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Naked selfies used as collateral for Chinese loans
Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are not acting quickly enough to tackle hate speech, according to the European Commission, which has told the companies to get their act together.
If the Silicon Valley companies do not speed up their response to tackling illegal hate speech on their platforms, they will be be held accountable under European law, the Commission said Sunday.
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Time For Truth: (c|net) – US tech giants not acting fast enough on hate speech, EU charges
Analysts believe the outcome of the ballot on constitutional reform could have massive global implications.
With many European leaders already coming under severe pressure from anti-EU parties ahead of elections next year the significance of the Italian result is huge.
Egypt imposed a big security clampdown in its cities on Friday as mass demonstrations called to protest against austerity measures failed to take place.
Riot police and armored vehicles filled the otherwise empty streets of central Cairo, but most people stayed at home.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Egypt imposes big security clampdown, protests fail to materialize