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After firing, Bannon returns to his ‘killing machine’

WASHINGTON: With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump’s White House from outside than he was within. In the hours following his firing on Friday, those fears seemed warranted, as the conservative voices who viewed Bannon as one of their own howled in rage over Trump's decision to fire his chief strategist. The reaction was most notable from Breitbart News, the hard-right news site that stephen ran before he joined Trump’s presidential campaign last year.…

Fake news warning in Germany after Muslim ‘mob’ story

BERLIN: German media and politicians warned on Friday against an election-year spike in fake news after ultra-conservative website Breitbart claimed a "mob" chanting 'Allahu Akhbar' had set fire to a church on New Year's Eve. After the report by the US website was widely shared on social media, police in the city of Dortmund clarified that no "extraordinary or spectacular" incidents had marred the festivities. The local newspaper, Ruhr Nachrichten, meanwhile charged that elements of its online reporting on New Year's…