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NEW YORK | Trump inaugural committee boss: I’m not probe target

NEW YORK — The head of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee said Monday that he’s been assured that he isn’t the target of a criminal investigation, despite reports that prosecutors are probing the committee’s finances. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported last week that federal prosecutors in New York are examining whether … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump inaugural committee boss: I’m not probe target

LONDON | UK parliament seizes Facebook files from app executive

LONDON— Britain’s parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it seeks answers from the social media company about its data protection policies. The parliament’s digital committee sought the documents ahead of an international hearing it’s hosting on Tuesday to look into disinformation and “fake news.” … Continue reading LONDON | UK parliament seizes Facebook files from app executive

LUCKNOW, India | Tens of thousands in India demand rebuilding of Hindu temple

LUCKNOW, India— Tens of thousands of Hindus gathered in northern India on Sunday renewing calls to build a Hindu temple on a site where a 16th century mosque was attacked and demolished by Hindu hard-liners in 1992, sparking deadly Hindu-Muslim violence. The demonstrators chanted slogans demanding the building of the temple and waved a banner … Continue reading LUCKNOW, India | Tens of thousands in India demand rebuilding of Hindu temple

LONDON | The Latest: Businesses tentatively back Brexit deal

LONDON— The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Businesses and trade groups have given tentative approval to the draft Brexit deal while also calling for more details, highlighting lingering questions about the final agreement. It’s a “positive step,” said Mike Hawes, CEO of the Society of Motor Manufacturers … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Businesses tentatively back Brexit deal

LONDON | The Latest: Top Brexit supporter backs no confidence in May

LONDON— The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A leader of the pro-Brexit faction in Britain’s Conservative Party has confirmed that he’s filed a letter of no-confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May and that he thinks former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would be a strong candidate to … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Top Brexit supporter backs no confidence in May

NOUMEA, New Caledonia | The Latest: Early results: New Caledonians back French ties

NOUMEA, New Caledonia — The Latest on New Caledonia’s independence referendum (all times local): 9:30 p.m. New Caledonian voters are supporting the “Non” vote against independence from France with more than half the votes now counted in the referendum on its future. The office of the French High Commissioner for the South Pacific territory says … Continue reading NOUMEA, New Caledonia | The Latest: Early results: New Caledonians back French ties

ISTANBUL | Saudis blame ‘fistfight’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s death

ISTANBUL— Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media came more … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Saudis blame ‘fistfight’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s death

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia lawyers’ group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights

CANBERRA, Australia  — The president of Australia’s top lawyers’ group has told a parliamentary inquiry that proposed cybersecurity laws to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by extremists and other criminals would significantly limit individuals’ privacy and freedom. A parliamentary committee on Friday began … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia lawyers’ group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights