Aly Raisman slams 'Dateline' special on Larry Nassar, claims NBC 'omitted' key part of her interview

A furious Aly Raisman took to Twitter Sunday to slam the NBC "Dateline" special detailing the gymnastic abuse scandal involving convicted team doctor Larry Nassar.


Why Netflix isn't really a tech company

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters While technology is at the core of Netflix's operation, it is a media company rather than a tech company. Netflix collects user data in the same way as certain tech companies do, but uses it to support its recommendation engines and


Why Natalie Portman is not the real story

Something much more important is happening than Portman's decision not to attend a prize ceremony in Israel.

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What do Trump and Macron want from each other?

It's been a curious marriage of convenience, and it's about to face its ultimate test.


Did North Korea really commit to denuclearisation?

Many celebrated a recent resolution issued by Pyongyang as a sign that it will denuclearise. Here is why they are wrong.


Starbucks' epic fail after an epic fail

Or how after a racist incident, Starbucks chose as a partner an organisation with a track record of racist activism.


Pakistan's long #MeToo moment

Over the past few months, Pakistan has witnessed a growing trend of women speaking up publicly about sexual harassment.


Syria and the beginning of a new Cold War

Russia and the West are transferring their increasingly hostile confrontation to Syria.

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Majority of people believe UK government should fine Facebook after data scandal, poll reveals

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 19.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} According to the exclusive polling for The Independent, 60 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that Facebook should be fine


Anti-Brexit Lords are pitting Parliament against the people

THE Brexit wreckers in the House of Lords have started to inflict significant defeats on the Government this week. They plan to send back to the Commons a raft of amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill which are designed to subvert Brexit, or even stop it a


A very potent protest movement is emerging in Armenia

Self-organising and deeply grass-root, the protest movement in Armenia has the potential of introducing genuine change.


EU sharks want to force the UK to stay in the customs union, a hideously one-sided arrangement that would be disastrous for our economy

SENIOR Cabinet Brexiteers are more concerned about the project than they have been in some time. The reason for this: the concerted push under way to keep Britain in a customs union with the EU forever more. If Britain is to take full advantage of the opp


Thank you, Mr Zuckerberg!

Thanks to your data-collecting and data-selling Facebook machine, I'm a happy man.


How British imperial policies led to the Windrush scandal

Is it really that surprising that the UK government is mistreating the descendants of Caribbeans invited as labourers?


Rape as a political tool in India

The brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim minority group is not just about gender violence.


Meet the EU's next member state: Montenegro

Montenegro is likely to join the EU soon but it will do so under the same political leader it's had since 1991.

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Barbara Bush redefined the role of first lady

Barbara Bush redefined the role of first lady, not with her signature issue (which was literacy), but with the warmth and humility that distinguished her time in the White House. The wife of George H.W. Bush understood that first ladies can wield enormous


Straight man claiming 'painkillers turned him gay' called out by This Morning doctor: "I took it, and it didn't make me any gayer"

Scott Purdy is adamant that the drug Pregabalin gave him homosexual urges despite Dr Ranj Singh's opinion


North Korea is changing

I visited North Korea with an official delegation and here's what I saw and learned.


Commonwealth countries are key in the global fight against malaria

Since I started my second career as a philanthropist almost 20 years ago, I’ve seen more suffering than I ever planned on.


Opinion: Macron has made France Europe's power broker

From white-knuckle handshakes to basking in the pomp and circumstance of a military parade, French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump have built a strong relationship. The pair have regular phone calls and later this week, Macron will


England’s IPL dozen learning as well as earning on cricket’s glitziest stage | Ali Martin

While the Test side and their counties miss them, the players are making the most of their Indian Premier League experience“I don’t think it will ever be straightforward. It’s down to you as a player to be very honest with yourself and if you want t


A weakened Khalifa Haftar means more instability for Libya

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar may have survived his illness but the struggle for his seat has already started.


Khloe Kardashian divides opinion with 'stupid' baby name

KHLOE Kardashian gave birth to her first child last week.


Why UK's 'Prevent' programme doesn't work

Academic staff cannot and should not be counterterror specialists.

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The Comey drama: It's the cop against the con man

Confronted with a con man -- the greatest and most dangerous con man on earth -- James Comey, the ultimate cop, carefully noted every move Donald Trump made. He also took the measure of the President and those he held close. And he monitored his own respo


Why Russia did not respond to the US strikes on Syria

Despite its hostile rhetoric, Russia has taken care to avoid confrontation on the ground in Syria.

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