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WASHINGTON | Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

WASHINGTON — Google’s CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. CEO Sundar Pichai‘s appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court turns away challenge to California gun control

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing a new invitation to rule on gun rights, leaving in place California restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Sacramento residents who argued that they were unfairly denied permits to be armed in public. The complaint alleged that a prior … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court turns away challenge to California gun control

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

NUSA DUA, Indonesia  — Indonesian President Joko Widodo took aim Friday at sparring for dominance between big economies like the U.S. and China, saying trade wars are an invitation to destruction and are pointless in a “sinking world.” Criticism over the tariffs standoff between Washington and Beijing has been abundant during the annual meeting of … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

NEW YORK | Steve Bannon still expected to speak at Economist festival

NEW YORK  — Steve Bannon’s invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on. The magazine announced Tuesday that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, during The Economist’s “Open Future” gathering later this month. The former Trump strategist and Breitbart executive will be interviewed Sept. 15 in New York by Editor-In-Chief … Continue reading NEW YORK | Steve Bannon still expected to speak at Economist festival

MOSCOW | Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

MOSCOW  — Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group’s biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The announcement of the planned talks comes as the Taliban have expanded their footprint across Afghanistan and launched an unrelenting wave … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow