Government And Politics

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

Feb 18, 2019

A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook

Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

Feb 18, 2019

Trump is suggesting that key officials involved in the Russia probe were engaged in 'treasonous' behavior

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Feb 18, 2019

Seven British lawmakers have quit the main opposition Labour over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism, in the biggest shakeup in years to Britain's main political parties

Former head of Alternative for Germany on trial for perjury

Feb 18, 2019

The former head of far-right party Alternative for Germany has appeared in court on charges of perjury

Australia blames 'state actor' for hacking political parties

Feb 18, 2019

Australia's prime minister says a "sophisticated state actor" is behind a cyberattack on Parliament's computing network that affected the networks used by major political parties

Australia police say they didn't know Bahraini was a refugee

Feb 18, 2019

Australian police say they did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution when they alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok

German market watchdog bans short-selling of Wirecard shares

Feb 18, 2019

Germany's financial market regulator has issued a two-month ban on short-selling shares in Wirecard AG, whose stock has swung sharply in recent months

Germany: Trump IS fighter demand very hard to fulfill

Feb 18, 2019

Germany's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back Islamic State group militants held in Syria would be "extraordinarily difficult" to fulfill

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Feb 18, 2019

A top White House adviser says President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border

Ex-FBI official: 'Crime may have been committed' by Trump

Feb 18, 2019

McCabe says Rosenstein was 'absolutely' supportive of the decision to launch investigations into whether Trump was inappropriately aligned with the Russians, had obstructed justice

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