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Enough Project Applauds Tough US Approach on South Sudan

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations recently said that South Sudan’s government is responsible for the country’s brutal four-year conflict, and that the U.S. should exert its influence to end the fighting. At least one analyst says he appreciates Nikki Haley’s hard-hitting remarks. “The United States has a lot of leverage that it has not used previously and it really needs to happen at the moment,” said Brian Adeba, deputy director of policy for the Enough Project, an activist group that has been tracking atrocities in the war. “And…

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Ahead Of Apple’s iPhone X Launch, Company’s South Korean Offices Raided

South Korean authorities reportedly raided Apple’s office in Seoul earlier this week, just ahead of the launch of the company’s 2017 flagship — the iPhone X. While both Apple and South Korean authorities are silent on the reason for the raids, a report in Metro.UK on Thursday said it was done with regard to Apple’s business practices in the country. According to both Metro and Apple Insider, the timing of the raid is conspicuous and could have been done to hamper the success of the iPhone X, which is launching in the country on Friday….

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Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota

Enlarge this image A protest sign sits in the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, in Silver Creek, Neb. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Nati Harnik/AP TransCanada, the company that owns and operates the Keystone Pipeline, says that an estimated 210,000 gallons, or 5000 barrels, of oil have spilled near the small town of Amherst, S.D. The cause of the leak is under investigation, according to the company’s website. TransCanada crews detected a drop in pressure at about 6 a.m. CT Thursday morning and shut down the pipeline….

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