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UK data watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica office in London


Officers from Britain's information regulator are raiding the London offices of data firm Cambridge Analytica after being granted a warrant as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information.

New US law changes rules for cross-border data requests


A measure signed into law Friday by President Donald Trump changes the rules for cross-border law enforcement requests to internet firms and could render moot a long-running court battle between the US government and Microsoft.

UK High Court grants Cambridge Analytica search warrant to ICO


A British High Court judge has granted an application by the country's data protection watchdog for a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's London offices, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said Friday.

Messi on bench as Argentina face Italy


Fans in Manchester were left disappointed as Lionel Messi was only named among the substitutes for Argentina's glamour friendly against Italy at Manchester City's Etihad stadium Friday.

Partner of France attacker has been detained: prosecutor


The woman who lived with the gunman who killed three people and took hostages at a supermarket in southwest France has been detained for questioning, the country's top anti-terror prosecutor said Friday.

US asks China not to implement ban on foreign garbage


The United States asked China Friday not to implement a ban on imports of scrap materials, after the world's top scrap buyer abruptly shut the door to many types of waste, throwing the global recycling industry into turmoil.

Russian girl who shames politician becomes internet star


A little girl in pink has become an internet hero in Russia after making a menacing gesture at the governor of the Moscow region as he sought to calm a protest over a toxic landfill whose emissions have sickened dozens.

French police officer 'fighting for his life' after hostage swap


A French policeman shot by a gunman Friday after swapping himself for a hostage in a siege at a supermarket in southwest France is "fighting for his life," President Emmanuel Macron said.

Winter Arctic sea ice again grew far less than normal


U.S. government scientists say ice covering the Arctic ocean reached its second lowest extent on record this winter.

Brazil, missing Neymar, brush World Cup hosts Russia aside


Five-time world champions Brazil showed no signs of missing Neymar as they fine-tuned preparations for this year's World Cup with a confident 3-0 victory over tournament hosts Russia Friday.

Afghan army faulted for sloppiness with blood-type testing


Sloppy blood collection and identification by Afghanistan's army may have led to the deaths of wounded Afghan soldiers who received the wrong blood type, a U.S. watchdog said.

Musk deletes Facebook pages of Tesla, SpaceX after challenged on Twitter


Verified Facebook pages of Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc disappeared Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users.

US steps up threat to quit UN rights council


The United States warned Friday that it was losing patience and again threatened to quit the U.N. Human Rights Council after the Geneva-based body adopted five resolutions condemning Israel.

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto


President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday averting a government shutdown at midnight, acting just hours after saying he was considering a veto.

16 hurt in French militant shooting spree, two seriously: Macron


Sixteen people were wounded, two seriously, along with the three killed in Friday's shooting spree in southwest France by a man claiming allegiance to the Daesh (ISIS) group, President Emmanuel Macron said.

'For all people' first list to register in Sidon-Jezzine: NNA


A joint list headed by Popular Nasserist Organization leader Osama Saad and Ibrahim Azar officially registered Friday morning for the Sidon-Jezzine electoral district, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Rusal says Russia should be exempt from U.S. aluminium tariffs


Russian aluminium producer Rusal said Friday it believed Russia should be exempted from tariffs on aluminium imports to the United States.

ISF arrests man suspected of throwing firecrackers at police


The Internal Security Forces said it arrested a man Friday after he was caught throwing firecrackers at ISF personnel at a Beirut sports stadium in January.

Dane accused of brutal submarine murder was 'loving psychopath'


Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who is accused of brutally killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine, described himself as a "loving psychopath," a former associate told a court Friday.

Defense Minister denies embezzlement accusations


Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf Friday denied local media reports that alleged his ministry was embezzling public funds.