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Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Data Requests

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Microsoft Corp has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court in Seattle,

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Bulgaria Dismisses U.S. Embassy Warning of Threat to Sofia Bus Line

SOFIA, March 24 – The Bulgarian government on Thursday angrily dismissed a U.S. embassy warning to its citizens to avoid a busy transport hub in the capital because of a potential threat against a bus line, and said there was no credible threat. The warning comes two days after Daesh suicide bombers killed at least

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Israeli Firm Helping FBI to Open Encrypted iPhone: Report

TEL AVIV, March 23 – Israel’s Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday. If Cellebrite succeeds, then the FBI will no longer need the help of

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U.S., at U.N., To Raise Iran’s “Dangerous” Missile Tests

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 12 – The United States will raise during U.N. Security Council consultations next week the issue of Iran‘s recent ballistic missile launches and is urging countries to cooperate on undermining Tehran’s missile program, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Friday. “We will raise these dangerous launches directly at

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Daesh Commander Still Alive, Badly Wounded: Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT, March 10 – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that Daesh’s military commander was badly wounded but still alive, appearing to contradict U.S. officials who said he was likely killed in a U.S. air strike. The U.S. officials said on Tuesday that Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen

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Iran Warns U.S. Warship to Leave Area of Naval Exercise

DUBAI, Jan 27 – Iran’s navy on Wednesday warned a U.S. warship to leave an area of the Sea of Oman where the Iranians were holding an exercise, the Tasnim news agency said. The agency, close to the Revolutionary Guards, reported that after the warning to the vessel, it left the area instantly and “the

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U.S. Offers Turkey Technology to Block Daesh at Syria border

By Warren Strobel, Jonathan Landay and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Jan 21 – The United States is accelerating efforts to help Turkey clamp down on its border with Syria, senior U.S. officials said, and for the first time will offer technologies to Ankara to help it secure the frontier. Washington and Ankara have been discussing for

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Four-Country Talks on Taliban to Begin in Pakistan

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 – Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are set to begin talks on Monday aimed at restarting the Afghan peace process and eventually ending 14 years of bloodshed fighting the Taliban insurgents. Officials from the four countries will meet in Islamabad, Pakistan foreign office sources said, in what

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Trial of Baltimore Officer Who Shot Freddie Gray to Begin

By Ian Simpson Nov 29 (Reuters) – Trial begins on Monday for a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black man from an injury he suffered while in police custody that triggered rioting and protests and fueled a U.S. debate on police brutality. Officer William Porter, 26, is the first of six

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