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Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

April 20, 2018 - 8:02am
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook's attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion.
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Person to person: North and South Korea get neighbourly with direct hot line

April 20, 2018 - 7:22am
SEOUL (Reuters) - Diplomatic foes North and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 - and the connection was great, the South's presidential office said.
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America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

April 20, 2018 - 7:20am
AMARILLO, Texas (Reuters) - In a sprawling plant near Amarillo, Texas, rows of workers perform by hand one of the most dangerous jobs in American industry. Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads.
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Soros body mulls future in Hungary as Orban vows migration fight

April 20, 2018 - 6:42am
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The foundation of Budapest-born financier George Soros said on Friday it was considering its future in Hungary after enduring repeated attacks from Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who offered the liberal body an unfond farewell.
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China's ZTE slams U.S. ban, says company's survival at risk

April 20, 2018 - 6:37am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp said on Friday that a U.S. ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair and threatens its survival, and vowed to safeguard its interests through all legal means.
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Facebook to roll out political ad feature in time for German state vote

April 20, 2018 - 6:32am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it would roll out a new feature designed to make political advertising more transparent in time for a key German regional election, as it seeks to restore trust after a massive data breach.
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Students to walkout across the United States in call for gun reforms

April 20, 2018 - 6:16am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School by walking out of classes on Friday, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.
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Some 50 members of migrant caravan reach Mexico, U.S. border

April 20, 2018 - 5:22am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S. border, having endured the long journey despite threats by President Donald Trump to secure the border with National Guard personnel.
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Global stocks set for second week of gains, commodities ease

April 20, 2018 - 5:05am
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks dipped on Friday but were set for a second week of gains after a strong start to the global corporate earnings season, while a rally in commodity prices fizzled out.
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Myanmar policeman describes 'trap' to arrest Reuters reporter

April 20, 2018 - 4:45am
YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.
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Exclusive: Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan - sources

April 20, 2018 - 2:37am
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft, two sources said.
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End of Sorrell's reign heralds change for big ad empires

April 20, 2018 - 2:06am
LONDON (Reuters) - Martin Sorrell's departure from the world's biggest advertising company heralds change for his sprawling WPP empire and may accelerate a shake up of the big ad groups that followed his lead.
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PwC had cleared Facebook's privacy practices in leak period

April 20, 2018 - 1:48am
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's privacy practices were cleared by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in an assessment completed last year of the period in which data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica gained access to the personal data of millions of Facebook users.
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P&G's vitamin boost could signal more to come

April 20, 2018 - 1:05am
LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble's $4.2 billion deal for Merck's vitamin and supplements business is the latest example of a major consumer company stocking up on health-related products.
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China envoy says China will retaliate if U.S. insists on trade war: Xinhua

April 20, 2018 - 12:22am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will retaliate if the United States insists on initiating a trade war, China's ambassador to the United States was quoted as saying by the state news agency Xinhua on Friday.
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Comey says in memos that Trump showed concern about leaks, loyalty, dossier

April 20, 2018 - 12:11am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey in memos recounting conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump last year said Trump repeatedly raised concern over salacious allegations in an intelligence dossier, the need for loyalty and ferreting out leakers.
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China's ZTE slams U.S. ban on sales, says company's survival at risk

April 19, 2018 - 11:41pm
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp said on Friday that a ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair and threatens its survival, and vowed to safeguard its interests through all legal means.
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Asia tech shares spooked by phone warning, oil near highs

April 19, 2018 - 11:16pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world's largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while high oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined sovereign bonds.
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Exclusive: U.S. sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China tariffs

April 19, 2018 - 9:12pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping deposits on U.S. imports of the grain, trade sources and a Reuters analysis of export and shipping data showed.
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Man linked to 9/11 attacks on U.S. captured in Syria: Pentagon

April 19, 2018 - 8:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised "violent jihad," was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
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