Daily News Digest May 24, 2018

Judge orders top Pentagon lawyer to testify about alleged meddling in the 9/11 case

The judge in the Sept. 11 trial ordered the Pentagon's top lawyer and the fired Guantánamo war court overseer on Wednesday to testify in July in a defense bid to get the death-penalty case dismissed for alleged outside meddling by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

North Korea claims nuclear test site demolished with series of explosions

North Korea said Thursday that it had destroyed its Punggye-ri nuclear test site. North Korean officials brought about two dozen international journalists to the testing area, in the northeast part of the country. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy was the only U.S. broadcast network correspondent there to witness several large explosions

China is not even pretending anymore in the South China Sea — it put 400 buildings on one of the disputed islands

Buildings on Subi Reef, which is closer to Vietnam and the Philippines than mainland China, were analyzed by nonprofit Earthrise Media, using images from DigitalGlobe satellites. Since photographs were first taken in 2014, the team discovered a large number of buildings, parade grounds, radar quipment, and even basketball courts had been built.

North Korea says US Vice-President Pence's comments 'stupid'

A senior North Korean official has dismissed remarks by US Vice-President Mike Pence as "stupid", casting further uncertainty about a planned meeting between the two countries' leaders.

Blocked by Trump: Twitter Users Sound Off on Being Barred

Judge rules Trump can't block Twitter users.

Zuckerberg set up fraudulent scheme to 'weaponise' data, court case alleges

A company suing Facebook in a California court claims the social network’s chief executive “weaponised” the ability to access data from any user’s network of friends – the feature at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

 

 

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