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Twitter places fact-check notification on Trump tweet about mail-in ballots

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter ( TWTR.N ) on Tuesday placed a notification fact-checking tweets sent by President Donald Trump claiming that mail-in ballots will be “substantially fraudulent” and result in a “rigged election.”. The notification, which displays a blue ... Full story

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning News

A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. President Trump tweeted : "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.". Twitter placed a warning label under that message and a subsequent tweet. The US president has made several unsubstantiated claims about the validity of mail-in ballots over the past week. Twitter's notification displays ... Full story

New wave of locusts raises fear for summer crops in India

FILE PHOTO: A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. Picture taken February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A new wave of locust attacks has alarmed India’s farmers and experts warn of extensive crop losses if authorities fail to curb fast-spreading swarms by June when monsoon rains spur rice, cane, corn, cotton and soybean sowing. Desert ... Full story

Pentagon's deputy inspector general resigns; latest in watchdog role to depart

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Defense Department’s deputy inspector general resigned on Tuesday, more than a month after President Donald Trump removed him as the Pentagon’s acting inspector general, becoming the latest official in a federal oversight role to depart. An aerial view of the Pentagon in Washington August 31, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed. Glenn Fine’s resignation comes after the Trump administration removed him and three other government ... Full story

TV host Jimmy Fallon 'very sorry' for 2000 blackface skit

NBC's Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has apologised for wearing blackface in a Saturday Night Live skit from 2000. The clip went viral on Monday, and led to calls for Fallon to quit the show. In his apology on Tuesday, Fallon said there was "no excuse" for his actions, and thanked the public "for holding me accountable". Several politicians and media figures, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been embroiled in recent ... Full story

French carmaker Renault to cut 5,000 jobs by 2024: Le Figaro

A logo of Renault carmaker is pictured at a dealership in Nantes, France, May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe. PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault ( RENA.PA ) is about to announce plans to cut 5,000 jobs by 2024 in its drive to save 2 billion euros ($2.20 billion) in costs, according to a report published Tuesday by Le Figaro. The company, still awaiting finalisation of a planned 5 billion euro state loan pending talks between management ... Full story

Twitter will not remove Trump's 'horrifying lies'

Image caption President Trump has used Twitter to repeat false claims about the death of Lori Klausutis. Twitter has refused to delete tweets by US President Donald Trump after a widower publicly implored the company to remove "horrifying lies" about his wife's death, amplified by Mr Trump. Twitter did not comment on Timothy Klausutis' emotional letter, but said it was "deeply sorry" about the pain caused by the president's statements. Mr Trump ... Full story

Brazilian media boycott Bolsonaro residence due to harassment

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro holds a paper with a print of the first page of newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, as he leaves Alvorada Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brasilia, Brazil May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo. BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s four largest news media outlets said they have withdrawn their reporters from coverage of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s official ... Full story

Google to start reopening offices, targets 30% capacity in September

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it would reopen buildings in more cities at roughly 10% of their capacity beginning July 6 and scale it up to 30% in September, if conditions permit. Google and its peer Facebook Inc had allowed their employees to work from home in early March ... Full story

Afghanistan begins freeing 900 Taliban prisoners, urges truce extension

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government said it was in the process of freeing 900 Taliban members from prison on Tuesday, the biggest such release yet, and urged the insurgent group to extend a three-day ceasefire set to end at midnight. The release was part of a prisoner swap under a deal struck by the Taliban and the United States in Qatar in February, as a precursor to peace talks between the Islamist militants and an inclusive Afghan ... Full story

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