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Germany Demands Apology After Trump Claims Father Was Born There

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that Donald Trump issue a “complete and sincere apology” to the German people, after Trump claimed incorrectly, on Tuesday, that his father was born in Germany. “Of the many insulting things that Donald Trump could say to the German people, alleging that his father was born here is by far the most hurtful,” she said. “He must take it back at once.” Merkel said that Germany would consider breaking off diplomatic relations with the U.S. immediately if Trump did not acknowledge “that his father was born somewhere else.” Despite widely available evidence that Trump’s father, Fred Trump, was born in the Bronx, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, stuck by Trump’s story on Tuesday afternoon. “The President is proud that his father was born in a great foreign country like Germany, and not in a bad foreign country like Puerto Rico,” she said.

A Major Hacking Spree Gets Personal for German Politicians

It's difficult to offer protection to the victims." In the wake of the 2014 Sony Pictures breach, for example, hackers leaked corporate secrets from multiple Twitter accounts; Sony Pictures threatened to sue the social network if it didn't keep up with banning the accounts. Even more similar to the recent incident in Germany was a massive leak on Twitter in 2016 of personal information from Chinese business executives and political affiliates, including birth dates, personal addresses, and national identification numbers. The approach is particularly damaging because it puts victims and their associates at risk of personal attacks. While official details are still unavailable, the data appears to have been collected from multiple web platforms where targets had accounts and reused exposed passwords. "I doubt that it was all from one source," says German security researcher Matthias Merkel. "And there are just some state elections coming up in Germany, nothing federal." But the incident fits into a broader trend of crafting detailed and deeply personal leaks that have long-lasting repercussions for their victims. "This is why it's premature to speculate that it's related to targeting the election process. More Great WIRED Stories How to return and exchange your unwanted gifts Children are using emoji for digital-age language learning 50 years ago, Earthrise gave us the view of a lifetime Capturing the everyday horror of German dairy farming ? Looking for the latest gadgets?
Trump kicks off NATO summit with testy breakfast meeting

Trump kicks off NATO summit with testy breakfast meeting

President calls out energy agreements between Russia and European countries during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business…