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U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Read More

 

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Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. More »

 

U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning

(Reuters) - Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Army to detail the steps it is taking to safeguard children from lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation into hazards on military bases. More »

 

Chinese internet stock sell-off may shake faith in FANGs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A steep downturn in heavyweight Chinese internet stocks and recent weakness in half of the so-called FANG group have some investors worried that a key component of Wall Street's near-decade long rally may be low on fuel. More »

 

Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge 'games' on the economy

ANKARA (Reuters) - A day after two major ratings agencies downgraded Turkey closer to junk status amid a currency crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would challenge those playing "games" on the economy. More »

 

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance. More »

 

Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, but Trump defended his move and said he planned another one soon. More »

 

VW's CEO was told about emissions software months before scandal: Der Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, German magazine Der Spiegel said. More »

 

Iran says navy mounts new defense system on warship

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's navy has mounted a locally built advanced defensive weapons system on one of its warships for the first time, the Iranian navy chief was quoted as saying on Saturday, as tensions mount with the U.S. military in the Gulf. More »

 

Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee wins renewal of protective order

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee won renewal of a protective order on Friday against a onetime business manager accused of subjecting the 95-year-old "Spider-Man" co-creator to elder abuse after taking charge of his affairs earlier this year. More »

 

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