April 21, 2019 – Most-Viewed Bills | Congress.gov

April 21, 2019

1. H.R.1044 [116th] Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
2. H.Res.109 [116th] Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
3. S.386 [116th] Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
4. H.R.5428 [115th] Stand with UK against Russia Violations Act
5. H.R.6 [116th] American Dream and Promise Act of 2019
6. H.R.25 [116th] FairTax Act of 2019
7. H.R.5 [116th] Equality Act
8. H.R.1 [116th] For the People Act of 2019
9. H.R.420 [116th] Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act
10. H.R.1957 [116th] Taxpayer First Act of 2019

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Deter? Detente? NATO Has Lessons for the North Korean Conundrum | Defense One


In the current moment of uncertainty and debate in the U.S.-ROK alliance about how to proceed in dealing with North Korea, it is useful to look for lessons in the experience of the transatlantic alliance.

For decades, NATO has debated how to best balance deterrence and détente. The debate has its origins in the 1960s, as NATO adjusted to a changing world, and the Harmel Report of 1968, which argued that alliances serve both military and political purposes and must set agendas to maintain adequate defenses while promoting dialogue with the aim of resolving conflicts.

Source: Deter? Detente? NATO Has Lessons for the North Korean Conundrum – Defense One

Myanmar’s top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists | Reuters

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Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy.

“They were sentenced for seven years and this decision stands, and the appeal is rejected,” Supreme Court Justice Soe Naing told the court in the capital, Naypyitaw, without elaborating.

Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, have spent more than 16 months in detention since they were arrested in December 2017 while working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys.

Source: Myanmar’s top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists – Reuters

Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content | Reuters


Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.

The company offers its 2.3 billion users features such as menus and prompts in 111 different languages, deemed to be officially supported. Reuters has found another 31 widely spoken languages on Facebook that do not have official support.

Source: Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content – Reuters

Supreme Court arguments underway on Trump census citizenship question | Reuters


Closely watched arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court got underway on Tuesday on a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan opponents have called a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part in the population count.

Source: Supreme Court arguments underway on Trump census citizenship question – Reuters

British Telecom’s Italian job had London roots, say investigators | Reuters


A criminal investigation into accounting fraud inside British Telecom’s Italian unit has uncovered more evidence of what prosecutors say was the involvement of senior executives in artificially inflating the division’s financial performance.

Emails seized by the police and reviewed by Reuters show for the first time why Italian prosecutors allege that top BT employees were at the heart of the problem, contrary to the company’s assertions that managers at head office knew nothing about the misconduct.

Source: Exclusive: British Telecom’s Italian job had London roots, say investigators – Reuters

Samsung retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples after defect reports: source | Reuters


Samsung Electronics is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, as the firm smarts from the reputational blow of postponing the launch of its first foldable smartphone.

The South Korean tech giant met with embarrassment ahead of the device’s U.S. release on April 26, with a handful of technology journalists reporting breaks, bulges and blinking screens after just a day’s use.

Source: Samsung retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples after defect reports: source – Reuters

Zelenskiy faces battles with Ukraine’s hostile parliament | Reuters


Before Ukraine’s new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was even elected, an opposition leader was plotting to curb his powers and make it easier for him to be impeached.

Zelenskiy is expected to take office next month. His ability to work with parliament, known as the Rada, will be crucial to meeting the expectations of his voters and passing reforms to keep foreign aid flowing.

Source: Zelenskiy faces battles with Ukraine’s hostile parliament – Reuters

On South America’s largest solar farm, Chinese power radiates


In an arid, lunar-like landscape in the sunny highlands of northern Argentina, South America’s largest solar farm is rising, powered by funding and technology from China.

Local officials said they had sought help at home, the United States and Europe without success. Potential lenders and partners, they said, were spooked by the project’s size and the fiscal woes of Jujuy province, one of the poorest in the country.

The Import-Export Bank of China saw it differently.

Source: On South America’s largest solar farm, Chinese power radiates

India Election 2019 | Reuters.com


Millions of Indians are voting in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who cast his ballot in his home state of Gujarat and again underlined the need to combat “terrorism.”

Source: India Election 2019 | Reuters.com