Mike Pence to head Trump transition team

After his surprising victory, US president-elect Donald Trump elevated vice president-elect Mike Pence to head the operation of transition team. The unexpected move diluted the role of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who had been running the Republican’s transition plan for months. Notable Trump deputies Christie, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson,[Read More…]

Zuckerberg denies Facebook role in US elections

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday denied the idea that fake news on the social website has influenced the US presidential elections. Zuckerberg spoke at Technonomy conference in an interaction with David Kirkpatrick, who asked about Facebook’s role in the recently concluded US Presidential elections. Facebook has been under scathing[Read More…]

Chinese police official to head Interpol

A Chinese police official has been elected president of Interpol, raising alarms from human rights groups concerned that the appointment will lead to abuse of the global police organization’s powers to issue international arrest warrants. Meng Hongwei, vice minister for public security since 2004 and the first Chinese to hold[Read More…]

Top Leonard Cohen tracks you should listen to right now

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer, songwriter, and poet best known for penning the oft-covered modern classics like “Suzanne,” “Sisters of Mercy” and “Hallelujah,” died on Thursday night. He was 82 years old. His passing was announced on his Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,[Read More…]

Cohen predicts his own death in heartfelt letter

Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, according to an official announcement on his Facebook page on Thursday night. Though no further details were available, Cohen’s record label, Sony Music, confirmed his death. A New York Times report quoted Cohen’s producer son, Adam saying, “My father[Read More…]

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