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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

This Black Politician Wants To Make Sure France’s “Forgotten” People Aren’t Left Behind

French conservative politician Rama Yade made her mark on the political landscape by speaking her mind — and often contradicting her boss, the massively unpopular former president Nicolas Sarkozy. BuzzFeed News sat down with the Senegalese-born former secretary for human rights, who says despite the possibility of a President Marine Le Pen, the far right doesn't have a monopoly on France's "forgotten" people. Rama Yade at the BuzzFeed News office in Paris. BuzzFeed News Yade, who was once one of France's most popular politicians, last week failed to qualify to stand in the April 23 first-round presidential vote. But she stopped by the BuzzFeed News office in Paris to talk about what's been a shit-show of a campaign season, Le Pen's chances, her own role as a political outsider and the state of French politics today. You've said that you're "on a mission." What does that mean? It means that I am not in a political career. I do not make a living fr..

Chinese Social Media Calls For Boycott Of United Airlines

Via Twitter: @JoeWongComedy BEIJING — Millions of Chinese people have expressed their anger on social media over reports that an Asian-American man was dragged off a United Airlines plane — with many calling it racism, and some even demanding a boycott of the airline. Pictures and videos of the man, with blood pouring from his mouth, were shared on the microblog service Weibo, after an eyewitness report the man said he was targeted by United Airlines because he was Chinese. Americans were quick to slam the airline for mistreating a passenger — but in China, where patriotic consumers and state media are highly sensitive to any signal that foreign companies are unfairly taking advantage of Chinese consumers, the incident took on a different color. On Tuesday afternoon, the Chinese hashtag “United Airlines forces passenger off a plane” was the top trending tag on microblog service Weibo, with 169 million views and hundreds of thousands of posts. Many social media users in China saw the ..

People In China Are Calling For A Boycott Of United Airlines

Via Twitter: @JoeWongComedy BEIJING — Millions of Chinese people have expressed their anger on social media over reports that an Asian-American man was dragged off a United Airlines plane — with many calling it racism, and some even demanding a boycott of the airline. Pictures and videos of the man, with blood pouring from his mouth, were shared on the microblog service Weibo, after an eyewitness report the man said he was targeted by United Airlines because he was Chinese. Americans were quick to slam the airline for mistreating a passenger — but in China, where patriotic consumers and state media are highly sensitive to any signal that foreign companies are unfairly taking advantage of Chinese consumers, the incident took on a different color. On Tuesday afternoon, the Chinese hashtag “United Airlines forces passenger off a plane” was the top trending tag on microblog service Weibo, with 169 million views and hundreds of thousands of posts. Many social media users in China saw the ..

The Crowdsourced Russia Twitter Investigation Has Prompted A Harassment Complaint

An American social media personality and journalist filed a criminal complaint Monday against the journalist and former British MP Louise Mensch, alleging a "months long campaign of cyber stalking and harassment." Cassandra Fairbanks, a conservative correspondent for the Russian government-owned news agency Sputnik, claims in the complaint, submitted to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center and shared with BuzzFeed News, that Mensch "has initiated a witch hunt against me, engaging in serious libel and encouraging others to dig up personal information." Fairbanks's complaint appears to be first formal action against Mensch, who is the hub of a loose, crowdsourced investigation into Russian influence in American politics and society, rooted in the theory that Russian involvement in Donald Trump's electoral victory goes well beyond the extensive propaganda and hacking already documented by US intelligence agencies. That set of Twitter investigators have at times pointe..

Even By Latin America’s Standards, Donald Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Bad

Carlos Barria / Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's early approval ratings look more like the average Ecuadoran or Guatemalan president's than a US commander in chief's, a political science team finds. After reaching a historic low of 35% approval early in his term last month, Trump's approval rating rose to 40% on Monday following the US missile strike on Syria, according to Gallup, still near record lows for a new US POTUS. To put Trump's early low approval rating in perspective, political scientist Ryan Carlin of Georgia State University and his colleagues at the Executive Approval Project team looked at how presidents in democracies throughout the Western Hemisphere have fared in approval early in their terms. Overall, "Trump’s ratings are low compared to most presidents in the [Western] hemisphere since the return to democracy in the 1980s," Carlin told BuzzFeed News by email. In that time, 18 South and Central American presidents have fallen w..

Even By Latin America’s Standards, Donald Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Bad

Carlos Barria / Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's early approval ratings look more like the average Ecuadoran or Guatemalan president's than a US commander in chief's, a political science team finds. After reaching a historic low of 35% approval early in his term last month, Trump's approval rating rose to 40% on Monday following the US missile strike on Syria, according to Gallup, still near record lows for a new US POTUS. To put Trump's early low approval rating in perspective, political scientist Ryan Carlin of Georgia State University and his colleagues at the Executive Approval Project team looked at how presidents in democracies throughout the Western Hemisphere have fared in approval early in their terms. Overall, "Trump’s ratings are low compared to most presidents in the [Western] hemisphere since the return to democracy in the 1980s," Carlin told BuzzFeed News by email. In that time, 18 South and Central American presidents have fallen w..

Here’s Why The World Treats Chemical Weapons Differently Than The Regular Kind

It’s not just a suggestion — it’s the law. Last week, the US launched a military strike against the Syrian government in response to its use of chemical weapons. The response has been decidedly mixed. While members of the media immediately praised President Donald Trump's decision, international human rights advocates were more muted. Generally anti-war, the statements still managed to praise the administration for upholding international law. (More on that in a second.) U.s. Navy / Getty Images At least part of the reason that it's hard to nail down what would draw another US strike right now is because of Obama's "red line" moment back in 2012. Speaking at a press conference, he declared that the use of chemical weapons by Syria against its people was a "red line" that the US would not tolerate being crossed. But that line was pretty definitively crossed in 2013, when the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched an attack that killed more than ..

This Is The Russian Hacker Detained In Spain For Helping Hack The US Elections

Vitaliy_87 / Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO — For years Pyotr Levashov, aka Peter Severa, was known to authorities as one of the world’s most prolific spam kingpins. Levashov, who lived in St. Petersburg, travelled freely under a lifestyle so lavish that one fellow Russian hacker told BuzzFeed News he “would have embarrassed an oligarch.” Last week, he was arrested in Barcelona while vacationing with his family under an international warrant at the request of the US. Normally, the arrest of a spammer wouldn’t illicit international headlines, no matter how prolific. But over the weekend Levashov’s wife told the Russian state-owned broadcaster Russia Today that her husband’s arrest was due to his involvement in a “computer virus” which was “linked to Trump’s win.” Immediately, online forums were abuzz that one of the Fancy Bears — a group of Russian, government-linked hackers — had been caught. Yet the arrest of Levashov, a well-known figure in cybercriminal circles, has less to do with the..

This Is The Russian Hacker Detained For Maybe Helping Hack The 2016 Campaign

Vitaliy_87 / Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO — For years Pyotr Levashov, aka Peter Severa, was known to authorities as one of the world’s most prolific spam kingpins. Levashov, who lived in St. Petersburg, travelled freely under a lifestyle so lavish that one fellow Russian hacker told BuzzFeed News he “would have embarrassed an oligarch.” Last week, he was arrested in Barcelona while vacationing with his family under an international warrant at the request of the US. Normally, the arrest of a spammer wouldn’t illicit international headlines, no matter how prolific. But over the weekend Levashov’s wife told the Russian state-owned broadcaster Russia Today that her husband’s arrest was due to his involvement in a “computer virus” which was “linked to Trump’s win.” Immediately, online forums were abuzz that one of the Fancy Bears — a group of Russian, government-linked hackers — had been caught. Yet the arrest of Levashov, a well-known figure in cybercriminal circles, has less to do with the..

This Russian Hacker’s Wife Says He Was Arrested For Being “Linked To Trump’s Win”

Vitaliy_87 / Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO — For years Pyotr Levashov, aka Peter Severa, was known to authorities as one of the world’s most prolific spam kingpins. Levashov, who lived in St. Petersburg, traveled freely under a lifestyle so lavish that one fellow Russian hacker told BuzzFeed News it “would have embarrassed an oligarch.” Last week, he was arrested in Barcelona while vacationing with his family under an international warrant at the request of the US. Normally, the arrest of a spammer wouldn’t illicit international headlines, no matter how prolific. But over the weekend Levashov’s wife told the Russian state-owned broadcaster Russia Today that her husband’s arrest was due to his involvement in a “computer virus” that was “linked to Trump’s win.” Immediately, online forums were abuzz that one of the Fancy Bears — a group of Russian, government-linked hackers — had been caught. Yet the arrest of Levashov, a well-known figure in cybercriminal circles, has less to do with the U..

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