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

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SAN FRANCISCO 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. | Video

Worst week in five months for FTSE as EM goes south

LONDON Britain's top share index failed to rebound convincingly on Friday at the end of a turbulent week for markets during which an economic crisis in Turkey spread anxiety across global financials and mining stocks.

Middle East 17 Aug 2018

Italy acts to revoke motorway concession after bridge collapse

GENOA Italy's government on Friday launched a formal procedure aimed at revoking concessions held by Autostrade per l'Italia to operate toll highways after a bridge it managed collapsed this week, killing at least 38 people. | Video

17 Aug 2018

U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

UNITED NATIONS The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.

World 2:33am BST

First a wedding, then hard work - Putin to visit Germany's Merkel

BERLIN Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for talks about the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire.

World, Syria, Middle East 3:41am BST

London mayor Khan consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit

LONDON London's mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organisation that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British capital to assess the impact of a "no-deal" Brexit on access to medicines and food and on law and order.

17 Aug 2018

Exclusive- FBI probing cyber attack on congressional campaign in California: sources

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack on the congressional campaign of a Democratic candidate in California, according to three people close to the campaign.

17 Aug 2018

Trump backs CEOs, proposes easing corporate reporting rules

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump asked securities regulators to explore replacing quarterly reporting requirements with half-yearly filings at the urging of executives including PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi, reigniting a debate about how often companies should give financial updates to investors. | Video

Aerospace & Defence, 17 Aug 2018

Goldman faces U.K. probe over reporting practices - Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc is facing a probe from U.K. regulators over its reporting practices tied to new rules in European markets, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

17 Aug 2018

Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move

WASHINGTON 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. | Video

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