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Security Firm Says Chinese Hackers Intercepted Text Messages

Security Firm Says Chinese Hackers Intercepted Text Messages

Chinese hackers with a history of state-sponsored espionage have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners in a targeted...

Turkey Says Its Forces Captured 18 Syrian Soldiers in Syria

Turkey Says Its Forces Captured 18 Syrian Soldiers in Syria

 Turkey’s defense minister said Thursday its forces captured 18 Syrian government soldiers in northeastern Syria, including two who are wounded....

India Asks WhatsApp to Explain Privacy Breach

India Asks WhatsApp to Explain Privacy Breach

India has asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp to explain the nature of a privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected...

As Economy Slows, New ECB Head Lagarde Faces Big Challenges

As Economy Slows, New ECB Head Lagarde Faces Big Challenges

Europe’s economy is losing strength. Top officials at the European Central Bank are at odds over policy. And it’s even...

Rights Envoy Urges Greece to Transfer Migrants to Mainland

Rights Envoy Urges Greece to Transfer Migrants to Mainland

A European top official says the situation in Greece’s migrant camps is “explosive” and is urging the country’s authorities to...

Germany: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Germany: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago the Berlin Wall fell, ending the divide between the communist East and the democratic West.  The fall...

Going Its Own Way: Twitter Bans Political Ads from Its Service

Going Its Own Way: Twitter Bans Political Ads from Its Service

In a major break from other internet companies, Twitter said on Wednesday it would no longer accept political ads, a...

Syria’s Warring Parties Meet to Draft New Constitution

Syria’s Warring Parties Meet to Draft New Constitution

Syrian government and opposition delegates have begun meeting to draft a new constitution as a prelude to U.N.-supervised elections for...

Hungary’s Orban: Good Relations With Russia Are Necessity

Hungary’s Orban: Good Relations With Russia Are Necessity

Hungary’s prime minster said Wednesday after hosting a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that good relations with Russia are...

Twitter to Ban Political Advertisements

Twitter to Ban Political Advertisements

Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating...

Global Trafficking Networks Behind British Migrant Tragedy

Global Trafficking Networks Behind British Migrant Tragedy

British and Belgian police are continuing to investigate the people-smuggling networks that helped to transport the 39 migrants who were...

Facebook Removes 3 Russian Networks It Says Engaged in Foreign Interference in Africa

Facebook Removes 3 Russian Networks It Says Engaged in Foreign Interference in Africa

Less than a week after the Africa-Russia Summit, Facebook has suspended three networks of Russian accounts it says were engaging...