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Facebook is facing heightened scrutiny of its conduct in countries with authoritarian regimes amid reports that an events page for Russia’s most prominent dissident was blocked by the company at the insistence of the Russian government.

Four More Detainees Release from Gitmo

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba / AP

Four more detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility were released from the prison and sent to Afghanistan, according to an announcement made by the Pentagon on Saturday.

Iranian-American Human Rights Activist Blasts Beverly Hills Hotel

Lisa Daftari

Iranian-American human rights activist and journalist Lisa Daftari blasted the Beverly Hills Hotel last week while accepting an award at a gala being hosted in the controversial hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who has come under fierce criticism for imposing Sharia law in his country and oppressing women.

Hillary Loves Castro

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Hillary Clinton was the main architect of the deal reached with Cuba and her advocacy towards opening a new relationship with the Castro regime began almost immediately when she became secretary of state, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin.

Paramount Bans ‘Team America’ Screenings

Kim Jong Il Dead

In response to Sony’s refusal to release The Interview over threats of violence from hackers believed to be angry over the comedy’s plot involving the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un several theaters said they would screen Team America: World Police instead. However, Paramount won’t allow their North Korean dictator assassination comedy to be screened either.

Castro Visit to White House Not Ruled Out

Raul Castro

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House spokesman on Thursday declined to rule out an eventual visit to the White House by Cuban President Raul Castro a day after President Barack Obama announced plans to normalize U.S. relations with Havana.

EU Court Says Hamas Should Be Removed from Terror List

Palestinian members of the marine unit of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, ride in a pickup truck as they take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis.

Two NYPD Officers Slain in Apparent Retribution Attack

Police guard the scene where two NYPD officers were shot / AP

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an “assassination”, hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men.

Two NYPD Officers Slain in Apparent Retribution Attack

Police guard the scene where two NYPD officers were shot / AP

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an “assassination”, hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men.