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    UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday answered questions in the House of Commons in London on a number of issues, including the case of the Cambridge Analytica data mining firm and the humanitarian situation in Syria.

    On Cambridge Analytica Case

    Speaking on Cambridge Analytica, Theresa May said that the case should be properly investigated. She added that the UK government has no contracts with the company of its parent company.

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    "What we have seen in Cambridge Analytica, the allegations are clearly very concerning, it is absolutely right that they should be properly investigated," May told parliament.

    The investigation into Cambridge Analytica was opened after media reported last week that the company had collected the personal information of about 50 million Facebook users without their permission. The firm worked for US President Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral campaign, and a campaign in favor of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, in order to develop a mechanism that would predict and influence the behavior of voters.

    On Syria

    Theresa May addressed the issue of the humanitarian situation in Syria, amid violations of the ceasefire by militants in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta. She said that the UK stressed the necessity to ensure that civilians are protected and that humanitarian aid is delivered to the suburb.

    READ MORE: Moscow Warns Washington Against Conducting Strike Against Syria

    The statement comes amid a humanitarian operation in East Ghouta. The Russian Defense Ministry said that as of Tuesday, about 80,000 people, including children, have left the embattled Damascus suburb. The evacuation became possible following the introduction of a daily five-hour humanitarian break proposed by Russia.

    Tensions in the area remain high, with militants violating the ceasefire regime despite the adoption of UNSC Resolution 2401. Syrian forces have been opening fire in response to militant shelling, while the Western states have blamed Damascus and Moscow for the military escalation in the area.

    The resolution, passed by the UN Security Council in February, calls on all parties to the conflict to stop hostilities and adhere to a long-term humanitarian ceasefire for at least 30 days across the entire Syrian territory in order to ensure the safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid supplies, as well as the medical evacuation of injured people.


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