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Exclusive-Facebook cracks down on harmful real networks, using playbook against fakes

(Reuters) -Facebook is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts, the company told Reuters. Read More

 

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China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia

WASHINGTON/CANBERRA (Reuters) - China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region. More »

 

Georgieva pressured World Bank employees to favor China in report -ethics probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ranking in the bank's "Doing Business 2018" report, according to an independent investigation released Thursday. More »

 

Attorney for Clinton campaign indicted in U.S. Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An attorney who represented Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign was indicted on Thursday for lying to the FBI, as part of U.S. Special Counsel John Durham's probe into origins of the FBI's investigation of ties between Russia and former President Donald Trump's campaign. More »

 

Fed's Powell orders sweeping ethics review after officials' trading prompts outcry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has ordered a sweeping review of the ethics rules governing financial holdings and dealings by senior officials at the U.S. central bank, a Fed spokesperson said on Thursday. More »

 

Analysis: Investors brace for a great fall in China

LONDON (Reuters) - International investors that have been piling into China in recent years are now bracing for one of its great falls as the troubles of over-indebted property giant China Evergrande come to a head. More »

 

Italy makes COVID health pass mandatory for all workers

ROME (Reuters) -The Italian government approved on Thursday some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world, making it obligatory for all workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection. More »

 

Analysis-Powell, juggling policy and renomination, now faces an ethics blowup

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is perhaps as predictable as it is problematic: Within days of news that two Federal Reserve bank presidents had engaged in controversial stock trades, one of the fiercest critics of the U.S. central bank's financial system oversight demands new ethics rules that would bar such dealings in the future. More »

 

Biden approval drops to lowest of presidency: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Public approval of U.S. President Joe Biden has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency, with Americans appearing to be increasingly critical of his response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. More »

 

Kono seen as top contender as Japan PM race set to start

TOKYO (Reuters) - Candidates to become Japan's prime minister officially launch their campaigns on Friday, with popular vaccine minister Taro Kono expected to be the top contender to replace Yoshihide Suga. More »

 

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