World affairs: Facebook ‘being investigated by FTC for Cambridge Analytica scandal

After British TV Channel 4 made an undercover investigation over British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica for use of 50 million facebook users data to rig polls across the globe including US presidential poll in 2016.

Facebook could be investigate by US Federal Trade Commission for this data breach.

British and European parliaments have called Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give a testimony over that.

According to Bloomberg, Zuckerberg not taken part on emergencial meeting on Facebook HQ in Silicon Valley. He’s keep quiet over that.

Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix was suspended by the firm today.

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UK: May seeks snap election to 8 june

United Kingdom faces another election. The British Prime Minister Theresa has announced the plan to seek a snap election to parliament. It be hold on 8 june and should be voted by parliament on Wednesday.

May said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.

Explaining the decision, the PM said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”.

Conclusion: Comeback to polling stations.

UK: Scotland leaving EU no matter what – May said

The row over Scottish and UK about Brexit has another chapter today. The British Prime Minister Theresa May has response to SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson. She has claimed that Scotland will be leaving the European Union regardless of whether or not it votes for independence.

Theresa May also warned against “constitutional game-playing”.

Robertson had accused Mrs May of breaking promises to secure a UK-wide agreement on Brexit.

She said there would be further talks with devolved administrations.

It came after Scotland has announced a second independence referendum in 2018.

Conclusion: Britons are furious with Scotties

 

Europe: UK faces hefty Brexit bill – Juncker says

Speaking to Belgian Parliament, The EU commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK it faces a “very hefty” bill for Brexit. He promised two years of “tough negotiation”, when discussions on leaving terms get under way between the government and the European Union.

Exit will not come “at a discount or at zero cost”, he said.

Conclusion: Tough talks in Brussels.

Europe: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

The most awaited speech in UK was gave it today by Prime Minister Theresa May. She said the UK “cannot possibly” remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean “not leaving the EU at all”.

But the PM promised to push for the “freest possible trade” with European countries and to sign new deals with others around the world.

She also announced Parliament would get to vote on the final deal agreed between the UK and the EU.

But Labour warned of “enormous dangers” in the prime minister’s plans.

Conclusion: May wanna a Brexit more than Britons.

 

 

UK: EU ambassador tells colleagues to challenge ‘muddled thinking’

Brexit makes another victim. British ambassador to European Union, Ivan Rogers, has steps down today. In his farewell message, he urged British colleagues in Brussels to challenge “muddled thinking and… speak truth to power”

Writing to staff, Sir Ivan Rogers said ministers needed to hear “unvarnished” and “uncomfortable” views from Europe.

Earlier it emerged Sir Ivan would be leaving his post several months early.

The UK’s government said he had quit so a successor could be in place before Brexit negotiations started.

Conclusion: Britain and their problems with EU.

UK: Downing Street consider to be invite Trump for a state visit

The ties among US and UK can be strength on. British government study to be send a invitation to US elected-president Donald Trump for a state-visit in 2017.  It has stressed the importance of maintaining the “special relationship” between the countries.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokeswoman said: “An invitation for a state visit is one of the things that is under consideration following the election of a new US president. One of the issues under consideration is the 2017 state visits.”

Conclusion: Further protests in London for President Trump.