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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: studyFacebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, users over 65 — regardless of political affiliations — shared “nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains” as 18 to 29-year-olds, the youngest age group studied.



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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: studyFacebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, users over 65 — regardless of political affiliations — shared “nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains” as 18 to 29-year-olds, the youngest age group studied.



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Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylumAustralia gave its strongest hint yet on Wednesday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman in Bangkok would be granted humanitarian asylum, despite efforts by Riyadh and her family to force her return home. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has documented her bid to flee her allegedly abusive family with minute-by-minute social media updates, intensifying the global spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s rights record. “If she is found to be a refugee, then we will give very, very, very serious consideration to a humanitarian visa,” health minister Greg Hunt told public broadcaster ABC.



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Russia Says Syria's Assad Is Popular, Likely to Win New Vote

Russia Says Syria's Assad Is Popular, Likely to Win New Vote“He’s fairly popular, if he wasn’t, the results of the last few years would have been different,” President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the Middle East, Mikhail Bogdanov, said in an interview in Moscow this week. “Of course, I think so,” he added, when asked whether the Syrian leader can triumph in the next presidential vote. Work is scheduled to start early next year on a new constitution for Syria ahead of UN-supervised elections.



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Oil market likely to rebalance early 2019: OPEC ministers

Oil market likely to rebalance early 2019: OPEC ministersOil ministers from leading OPEC nations said Sunday they expect prices will arrest their recent slide and rebalance early next year, when a deal on new production cuts takes effect. Oil prices have shed more than 36 percent since early October to trade at $ 54 (47 euros) per barrel, due to fears of oversupply and weak global demand. “Based on available figures, we have around 26 million barrels of surplus … compared to 340 million barrels in early 2017,” Mazrouei told a press conference in Kuwait City.



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The Latest: Partial shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

The Latest: Partial shutdown likely to extend past ChristmasWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):



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Partial government shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

Partial government shutdown likely to extend past ChristmasWASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down past Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump's demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico.



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U.S. air campaign against Islamic State in Syria likely to end

U.S. air campaign against Islamic State in Syria likely to endNATO allies France and Germany said Washington’s change of course on Syria risks damaging the fight against Islamic State, the militant group that had seized swathes of Iraq and Syria but has now been squeezed to a sliver of Syrian territory. Several of Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress, joined by opposition Democrats, urged the president to reverse course, saying the withdrawal would strengthen the hand of Russia and Iran in Syria and enable a resurgence of Islamic State. Trump, however, gave no sign of changing his mind and lashed out at Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican who is sometimes an ally of the president but who has said a withdrawal would have “devastating consequences” for the United States.



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No-deal Brexit more likely amid 'confused' situation in London, France says

No-deal Brexit more likely amid 'confused' situation in London, France saysA costly British exit from the European Union without a negotiated deal is increasingly likely, France’s European affairs minister said on Monday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote on a deal in the face of defeat. “We must not lose sight of the fact that despite the latest developments, a rejection of the withdrawal agreement is more and more likely,” Nathalie Loiseau told lawmakers. “The risk of a no-deal exit would also be an exit that would be undoubtedly extremely costly for the United Kingdom but which would be damaging for the EU too.” “Some are drawing up other scenarios and the confusion in London remains particularly strong,” she added.



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Mexico's president says he will likely speak with Trump on migration

Mexico's president says he will likely speak with Trump on migrationMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that he will very likely speak with U.S. President Donald Trump in coming days on migration. Lopez Obrador, who took office on Dec. 1, told a press conference his government is monitoring the situation at Mexico's northern border city of Tijuana, where Central American migrants are aiming to enter the United States. (Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel, Writing by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)



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