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Russia fires on and seizes Ukrainian ships near annexed Crimea

Russia fires on and seizes Ukrainian ships near annexed CrimeaRussia’s FSB security service said early on Monday its border patrol boats had seized the Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea and used weapons to force them to stop, Russian news agencies reported. The FSB said it had been forced to act because the ships – two small Ukrainian armored artillery vessels and a tug boat – had illegally entered its territorial waters, attempted illegal actions, and ignored warnings to stop while maneuvering dangerously. “Weapons were used with the aim of forcibly stopping the Ukrainian warships,” the FSB said in a statement circulated to Russian state media.



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U.K. Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents: Guardian

U.K. Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents: Guardian“We’ve failed to get answers from Facebook and we believe the documents contain information of very high public interest.”The documents are alleged to contain important information about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The newspaper said they they include confidential emails between senior executives and correspondence with CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Six4Three obtained the documents in a legal action against Facebook, and they are subject to a California court order that forbids them from being shared or made public.Facebook said the materials obtained by the parliamentary committee are subject to the court order, and it has asked the committee “to refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook,” the Guardian reported.



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Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse

Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worseJerry Adler examines the issues with Trump's tweets about the death toll from Hurricane Maria.



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DoJ seizes records of NY Times reporter in leak probe: NYT

DoJ seizes records of NY Times reporter in leak probe: NYTRachel Maddow shares breaking news from The New York Times that the Justice Deparment seized the records of and surveilled a national security reporter who currently works for The New York Times, in an investigation of leaks of classified material.



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Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: MaduroVenezuela’s government seized control Tuesday of the South American country’s Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced. Maduro said the company had been “handed over to the workers” to continue production after the US-based cereals manufacturer said it was ceasing operations. In a statement, the US multinational cited Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis as the reason it was ending its operations in the country.



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Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: MaduroVenezuela’s government seized control Tuesday of the South American country’s Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced. Maduro said the company had been “handed over to the workers” to continue production after the US-based cereals manufacturer said it was ceasing operations. In a statement, the US multinational cited Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis as the reason it was ending its operations in the country.



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'Very Angry Badger' Seizes Part Of 500-Year-Old Scottish Castle

'Very Angry Badger' Seizes Part Of 500-Year-Old Scottish CastleIt's like something from a Monty Python sketch: Portions of a 16th-century



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Miccosukee tribe seizes non-native dad's newborn in hospital

Miccosukee tribe seizes non-native dad's newborn in hospitalMIAMI (AP) — A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father, at a Miami-area hospital.



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Regime seizes two towns from rebels in Syria's Ghouta: monitor

Regime seizes two towns from rebels in Syria's Ghouta: monitorSyria’s regime retook two more towns in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, a war monitor said, pressing an offensive to capture the rebel enclave on the doorstep of Damascus. Government forces seized Kafr Batna and Sabqa in the south of the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, as thousands of civilians fled into regime-held territory. The southern pocket is held by the Faylaq al-Rahman rebel group, which the Observatory says counts some 8,000 fighters in its ranks.



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Syria army seizes dozens of villages in advance on key base: monitor

Syria army seizes dozens of villages in advance on key base: monitorSyrian troops have recaptured dozens of towns and villages from jihadist fighters, a monitor said Sunday, bringing them closer to a key military airport in the country’s northwest. “In the past 24 hours, regime forces have taken at least 79 villages in the southern parts of Aleppo province, an area near the Abu Duhur military airport,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor. Russia-backed regime troops are aiming to reach the Abu Duhur base as part of a weeks-long assault against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which is dominated by Al-Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate.



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