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Trump postpones rally after date controversy

Trump postpones rally after date controversy

Your browser does not support Javascript. Please turn Javascript on to get the best experience from rte.ieUS President Donald Trump has postponed a controversial rally scheduled for the same day as a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US, following fierce criticism, he has announced.The "Make America Great Again" rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma had been due to mark Mr Trump's return to the campaign trail, but he said on Twitter the event had been postponed "out of respect" for the 19 June "Juneteenth" holiday.Critics had slammed Mr Trump's choice of Tulsa - the site of one of the...

June 13, 2020
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Contact made with UAE over Daniel Kinahan - Taoiseach

Contact made with UAE over Daniel Kinahan - Taoiseach

Your browser does not support Javascript. Please turn Javascript on to get the best experience from rte.ieThe Taoiseach has confirmed there has been contact between the Department of Foreign Affairs and the United Arab Emirates regarding Daniel Kinahan.Leo Varadkar said he was rather "taken aback" to see heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury in his video just dropping "that name that you mentioned as if this was somebody who did not have quite a chequered history in this State and elsewhere".He said: "While I can't comment on any particular garda operation, I can certainly assure you that there has...

June 11, 2020
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Up to 26,000 Lufthansa employees at risk of losing jobs

Up to 26,000 Lufthansa employees at risk of losing jobs

Your browser does not support Javascript. Please turn Javascript on to get the best experience from rte.ieLufthansa admitted today the positions of up to 26,000 employees are surplus to requirements, suggesting many more jobs will be cut at the German carrier than a figure of more than 10,000 flagged a few weeks ago. Speaking after a meeting with trade unions, a Lufthansa spokeswoman said the airline estimates that it has a surplus of 22,000 full-time equivalent positions or 26,000 employees. Lufthansa last week pledged a wide-ranging restructuring, from thousands of job cuts to asset...

June 11, 2020
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IBM turns away from facial recognition business

IBM turns away from facial recognition business

Your browser does not support Javascript. Please turn Javascript on to get the best experience from rte.ieIBM has said it is no longer selling general purpose facial recognition software and is opposed to using such technology for racial profiling or mass surveillance.The stance against facial recognition systems that could potentially be used to target minorities or violate human rights was included in a letter IBM's chief executive sent to members of US Congress."IBM no longer offers general purpose IBM facial recognition or analysis software," wrote Arvind Krishna."IBM firmly opposes and...

June 9, 2020
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EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

Your browser does not support Javascript. Please turn Javascript on to get the best experience from rte.ieBrussels has waded into the dispute between US President Donald Trump and Twitter, backing the social media giant's decision to fact-check two tweets by the US leader.The European Commission's top official on countering disinformation praised Twitter for tagging two claims made by Mr Trump last month about postal ballots in US elections.The intervention came as the European Union urged web giants, including Twitter, Facebook and Google, to do more to tackle the "massive wave" of harmful...

June 10, 2020
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