The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 30th, 2021 evening edition

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Multiple sources, speaking to the Guardian on the condition of anonymity, described Trump’s involvement in the effort to subvert the results of the 2020 election.

Trump’s remarks reveal a direct line from the White House and the command center at the Willard.

Several Trump lawyers at the Willard that night deny Trump sought to stop the certification of Biden’s election win.

They say they only considered delaying Biden’s certification at the request of state legislators because of voter fraud.

The former president made several calls to the lieutenants at the Willard the night before 6 January.

He phoned the lawyers and the non-lawyers separately, as Giuliani did not want non-lawyers to participate on legal calls and jeopardise attorney-client privilege.

Eastman told the Guardian last month that the memo only presented scenarios and was not intended as advice. »

Pentagon to build up US bases in Guam and Australia to meet China challenge

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(CNN) The Pentagon will focus on building up bases in Guam and Australia to better prepare the US military to counter China, a senior defense official said on Monday.

The review is classified, but a senior defense official provided some details about the review's findings.

The Indo-Pacific region was a major focus, because of Secretary Austin's emphasis on "China as the pacing challenge," for the Department, the senior defense official said. »

Fired Employees Sue Google for Breaching 'Don't Be Evil' Part of Contract

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Three former Google employees who were fired by the company in 2019 sued Google on Monday, claiming that the company violated the part of its code of conduct that says “Don’t Be Evil.”.

Employees are expected to sign the contract as a condition of their employment at Google.

The new lawsuit, which alleges a breach of contract by Google, comes as part of drawn out legal proceedings between Google and three former employees who were fired within minutes of each other on November 25, 2019. »

Government to push for international ban of autonomous weapons, or killer robots

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The Government will push for an international ban on fully autonomous weapons, or killer robots, that use artificial intelligence to target and kill people without any human decision-making.

Disarmament Minister Phil Twyford on Tuesday said the Government had decided to take a “tough and uncompromising” stance on autonomous weapons, and seek a ban of fully autonomous weapons on the international stage.

Human Rights Watch arms advocacy director Mary Wareham said New Zealand was demonstrating “high-level” support for international law on killer robots. »