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Language app Babbel translates European success to U.S. market

BERLIN (Reuters) - It might seem a tall order to persuade people to spend as much to learn a language on their smartphone as it costs to subscribe to a music streaming or video-on-demand service.

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Uber CEO sees commercialization of flying taxis in 5-10 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday he can see commercialization of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years.

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South Korean president endorses Russian presence at Winter Games

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in lauded Russia's participation at the Winter Games on Tuesday, saying it had "made our Olympics better", despite calls from some athletes and anti-doping agencies for Russians to be banned from competing at the event.

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Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said.

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Adecco buys digital recruitment firm Vettery, price not disclosed

ZURICH (Reuters) - Staffing company Adecco said on Tuesday it bought U.S.-based online recruitment platform Vettery for an undisclosed sum to increase its footprint in the digital permanent recruitment market.

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N.B.A. Owner Backs Lawsuit Against Russian Doping Whistle-Blower

Mikhail D. Prokhorov, a Russian oligarch and owner of the Nets, is financing a defamation suit that attacks the credibility of Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov.

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Japan's Sony to form alliance to build taxi-hailing system

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would become the latest blue-chip firm to jockey for position in Japan's taxi and ride-hailing market, with plans for a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based hailing system.

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Trump on Twitter (Feb 19) - President's Day, Russian meddling

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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US show of force sends Russia a message in Black Sea

The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia's increased presence there, a US military official tells CNN.

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After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus.

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UPDATE 1-Oil Search 2017 profit surges; outlines PNG expansion

Feb 20 (Reuters) - Australia's Oil Search on Tuesday reported a near threefold rise in annual core profit, underpinned by robust sales and rising oil and gas prices, and outlined a major expansion in Papua New Guinea.

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Analysis: What Trump's Russia tweets mean

In seeking to honor President Donald Trump's holiday wishes, let's reflect here on what's been going on lately in his telltale Twitter feed.

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Israeli visual aid company OrCam valued at $1 billion

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's OrCam, which has developed a visual aid for the blind, has completed a funding round that values the company at $1 billion, putting it on track for a planned initial public offering (IPO), its chief executive said on Tuesday.

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Japan's Sony Corp to form alliance to build taxi-hailing system: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp plans to form a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based taxi-hailing system in Japan, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday.

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The Shift: On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election.

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The special counsel's interest in Trump's son-in-law includes questions about financing talks with non-Russian foreign investors, sources say

Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, Iran, Winter Olympics: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Presidents of Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in April in Turkey: RIA cites Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Preparations are under way for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to meet in April in Turkey, RIA news agency said on Monday.

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Trump questions why Obama didn't act to stop Russian meddling

President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections.

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Global mining deals jump 15 percent by value in 2017: EY

LONDON (Reuters) - The value of global mining and metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated and companies sold off non-core assets.

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Global mining deals jump 15 pct by value in 2017 -EY

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The value of global mining and metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated and companies sold off non-core assets.

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U.N. chief urges global rules for cyber warfare

LISBON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in future wars.

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Russian magnate Deripaska to quit roles at his two biggest firms

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska plans to step down as the president of the two companies he controls, aluminum giant Rusal and En+ Group , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Colombia coal output down slightly in 2017 to 89.4 million tonnes

BOGOTA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 89.4 million tonnes in 2017, down 1.2 percent from output the year before, the Energy and Mining Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

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How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.

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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia.

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Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.

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Russian Doping Case Rocks Olympic Curling

A Russian may lose his bronze medal after failing a doping test in a sport not accustomed to such high-profile cases, but one that is physically demanding.

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Poland's coal imports from U.S. rose five-fold in 2017

WARSAW, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Poland's coal imports from the United States jumped five-fold last year to 839,000 tonnes due to shortages on the domestic market, data from the state-run ARP agency, which monitors the Polish coal market, showed.

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Europe Edition: Russia, Benjamin Netanyahu, Turkey: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Russian team in shock over Games doping scandal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday, in a scandal that has shocked his teammates and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status.

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Indictment Leaves No Doubt: Russia Backed Trump. But Was It the Difference?

The charges against 13 Russians have injected a new twist into a debate that has consumed the political universe since the final hours of election night: How did Trump do it?

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Inside the Russian Troll Factory: Zombies and a Breakneck Pace

Ex-employees of the Internet Research Agency, which was indicted last week over meddling in the 2016 election, described their often bizarre work lives.

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Russian medalist leaves Games amid doping probe: official

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian curling medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has left the Olympic village and surrendered his accreditation after being suspected of testing positive for a banned substance, a Russian Olympic delegation official said on Monday.

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Trump says FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe, draws criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida.

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Global dividends hit record of $1.25 trln in 2017, more to come

MILAN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Global dividends rose 7.7 percent to an all-time high of $1.25 trillion (1 trillion euros) last year boosted by a buoyant world economy and rising corporate confidence, Janus Henderson said on Monday, predicting another record year ahead.

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Dog food brands recalled over possible euthanasia drug

A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall.

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The Interpreter: Russian Meddling Was a Drop in an Ocean of American-made Discord

It does not take much to get Americans to turn against one another. Partisan polarization was well underway before Moscow got involved.

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Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims, ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle’

Here are eight times President Trump has rejected or otherwise doubted that Moscow had a role in interfering with the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump: FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Iran, Russia, Olympics: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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'Bad guy' Russia emerges as central player in Western diplomacy

MUNICH (Reuters) - European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy found common cause this weekend in decrying what they say is Russia's covert campaign to undermine Western democracies.

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Five killed in attack on church in Russia's Dagestan: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man in Russia's southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry.

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Opinion: 'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, will see a superhero from our community on the big screen.

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Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

A Russian curler who won a bronze medal in Pyeongchang has failed a preliminary doping test, complicating Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme.

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Analysis: Trump's Russia delusion bubbles over

President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is really nothing more than a political scheme to rob him of the credit he so rightly deserves for winning that race. Over the last 24 hours, however, that obsession has been tuned up a notch, with Trump unleashing a series of bitter tweets attacking even his own top advisers and agencies for their alleged complicity in this narrative.

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Billion dollar diamond fraud case puts India's state banks in focus

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter

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Trump Blames Obama and Democrats for Failing to Stop Russian Meddling

The president seemed to embrace the idea that sowing discord in American politics had been Russia’s aim, after previously saying little to acknowledge a threat.

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Trump accuses FBI of 'spending too much time' on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented the deadly school shooting in Florida last week.

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Russian medalist at Games suspected of doping: source

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia's efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.

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Far From the Games, a Canadian Skater Says Russia Cost Him a Spot

How doping in Russia and a protracted investigative process helped deny William Dutton a ticket to the Olympics.

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U.S. still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved.

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US airstrikes killed dozens of Russians in Syria, but Moscow is reluctant to discuss it

There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the Defense Ministry, Moscow appears to wish this story would go away.

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U.S.-based Russian news outlet registers as foreign agent

(Reuters) - U.S.-based Russian news outlet RIA Global LLC has registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Justice Department, the fourth Russian-linked media company to do so since November under pressure from the U.S. government.

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How did the Russians allegedly interfere?

CNN's Polo Sandoval examines methods allegedly used by Russians to interfere in the 2016 US election.

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The President tweets that the special counsel's indictments show that Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome of the election

The White House continues to vehemently deny collusion with Russia a day after multiple indictments of Russian nationals and entities were announced by the Justice Department in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

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To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.

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Russian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still ‘Points at the Kremlin’

When Russian trolling techniques were exported to the United States, it seems to have been done with a lack of discipline and secrecy. But that does not mean the operation lacked high-level support.

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Opinion: Indictments reveal strong probability that Russia handed Trump the presidency

As both a prosecutor and defense attorney, I have written and reviewed many indictments. Though often brimming with legalese, they are designed by prosecutors to tell a compelling and detailed crime story. The indictment announced Friday in the Mueller investigation told just such a story -- of Russian attempts to sabotage the American presidential election.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught.

Its election interference didn’t aim at just the outcome — it also targeted attitudes toward our democracy.

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News Analysis: Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.

America has long used cash and propaganda to try to steer the outcome of foreign votes.

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News Analysis: Trump’s Conspicuous Silence Leaves a Struggle Against Russia Without a Leader

President Trump depicted indictments charging Russians with interfering in America’s politics as a vindication for himself rather than a threat to the United States.

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Trump’s National Security Chief Calls Russian Interference ‘Incontrovertible’

Lt. General H.R. McMaster accused Moscow of engaging in “disinformation, subversion and espionage.” The comments highlighted a sharp division in the White House on how to talk about Russia’s actions.

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Exclusive: Indian banks may take more than $3 billion hit from PNB fraud - tax department

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian banks could take a hit of more than $3 billion from loans and corporate guarantees provided to diamond companies at the center of a massive alleged fraud at the state-run Punjab National Bank, the tax department has estimated.

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Ex-Russian ambassador calls allegations a 'hunting spree'

The former Russian ambassador to the US called the allegations that Russia meddled in the US election part of a "hunting spree" and says it has "spoiled the trust" between the two nations.

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UPDATE 3-Three held as $1.8 bln fraud ripples through Indian banks

* Three arrested to remain under police custody til March 3-court

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Ice Hockey: Russians shut out U.S. men, claim group lead

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored twice earning the Olympic Athletes from Russia a bruising 4-0 win over the U.S. men's ice hockey team on Saturday, to claim the top spot in their preliminary round group.

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See fake posts linked to Russia

A federal indictment against 13 Russian nationals provides new insight into how the Internet Research Agency, a Kremlin-linked Russian troll group, set up a vast network of fake American activist groups. The group also used the stolen identities of real Americans in an attempt to wreak havoc on the US political system.

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McMaster responds to Russian indictments

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster responds to the indictments of 13 Russian nationals for their roles in attempted meddling in the 2016 election, saying evidence of Russian interference is "incontrovertible."

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UPDATE 6-U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.

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Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions: director

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the 1970s, when people worried that an international conflict would break out and largely sided with the government, the director of a new movie set in that era has said.

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The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

Employees and associates of the Internet Research Agency, a shadowy company based in St. Petersburg, are accused of trying to interfere in the 2016 election.

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Ukraine progress should soften sanctions on Russia: Germany's Gabriel

MUNICH (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday said he favored easing some sanctions imposed on Russia if a ceasefire could be implemented in eastern Ukraine with the help of U.N. peacekeepers.

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Russians romp into women's semi-finals with Swiss rout

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic Athletes from Russia team trounced Switzerland 6-2 in an entertaining clash at the Kwandong Hockey Centre on Saturday to book a spot in the semi-finals of the women's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

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Inside a 3-Year Russian Campaign to Influence U.S. Voters

Using American bank accounts, drivers’ licenses and disposable phones, about 80 Russians worked to disparage Hillary Clinton, promote Donald Trump and sow discord.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.

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Editorial: Stop Letting the Russians Get Away With It, Mr. Trump

Robert Mueller’s latest indictments show how real the threat to U.S. elections is. When will the White House acknowledge it?

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Russians Bought Bank Accounts From California Man, Mueller Says

A California man illegally provided hundreds of bank account numbers to a Russian social media operation, the special counsel revealed.

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How the Russians did it

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Russian indictments could set stage for more Mueller charges

(Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three organizations for allegedly interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election sets the stage for the prosecution of Americans who may have helped the Russian effort, some legal experts said.

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Florida, Russia, Turkey: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Idaho thinks it has a better idea than Obamacare

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Californian pleads guilty to ID fraud tied to Russian probe

A California man pleaded guilty to identity fraud in a second case unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election.

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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.

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UPDATE 1-'Sinister and systematic attack' by Russians prompts U.S. Congress calls for action

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats joined together to call for more concerted action, and pressure on social media companies, to combat foreign interference in U.S. elections after Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced indictments of Russians for meddling in the 2016 U.S. campaign on Friday.

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BRIEF-Synopsys Says CEO Art De Geus' FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $6.7 Mln

* SYNOPSYS INC SAYS CO-CEO AND CHAIRMAN ART J. DE GEUS' FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $6.7 MILLION VERSUS $5.7 MILLION IN FY 2016 - SEC FILING

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Special Counsel Issues Indictment Against 13 Russian Nationals Over 2016 Election

The special counsel charged 13 foreigners associated with Russia and three Russian organizations with illegally using social media platforms to sow political discord.

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Russians accused of creating US social media groups to interfere in election

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment Friday against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of violating US laws to interfere with US elections and political processes.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 16) - Russia, Florida, DACA

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Meet Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Russian Oligarch Indicted in U.S. Election Interference

A secretive oligarch often called “Putin’s cook,” he is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Russian bots push pro-gun messages after shooting

Russia-linked bots are promoting pro-gun messages on Twitter in an attempt to sow discord in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, monitoring groups say.

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Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw investment from Turkey, Qatar: official

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new "petro" cryptocurrency will attract investment from Turkey, Qatar, the United States and Europe, the country's cryptocurrency regulator, Carlos Vargas, told reporters on Friday.

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Russian mercenaries in Syria abandoned by Putin, mother says

KEDROVOYE, Russia (Reuters) - The mother of a Russian man who is believed to be working as a military contractor in Syria said on Friday the Kremlin had abandoned her son and those fighting alongside him.

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Malicious cyber activity cost U.S. up to $109 billion in 2016: White House report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated in a report on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-Merkel sees no threat in new gas pipe to Russia, Poland disagrees

* Polish PM: Nord Stream 2 menaces Ukraine's existence (Adds quotes from Polish PM)

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Minority government better than SPD alliance: top German conservative argues

BERLIN (Reuters) - An influential member of Angela Merkel's conservatives on Friday urged the German chancellor to form a minority government instead of a planned alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD), saying the SPD would not be a reliable partner.

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Agreement near on Democrats' Russia memo: Schiff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are "very close" to reaching agreement with the FBI and Department of Justice on redactions to a memo that seeks to rebut assertions of bias in the probe of U.S. President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, the panel's top Democrat said on Friday.

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WhatsApp to go ahead with 'full feature' money transfer service in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - WhatsApp will launch a "full feature" inter-bank money transfer service in India, its biggest market, after a test involving a million users, National Payments Corp of India said.

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BRIEF-Citigroup Says CEO Corbat's Annual Compensation For 2017 Is $23 Mln

* CITIGROUP - ON FEB 15, PERSONNEL & COMPENSATION COMMITTEE APPROVED INCENTIVE COMPENSATION AWARDS FOR 2017 PERFORMANCE TO CEO, OTHER SENIOR EXECUTIVES‍​

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Motor racing: Russian rookie Sirotkin will surprise, says Williams

LONDON (Reuters) - Williams say Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin has earned his place at the Formula One team on merit and is likely to surprise people this season.

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Ice hockey: Russians up and running with big win over Slovenia

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - After a stunning opening loss to Slovakia, Kiril Kaprizov scored a hat-trick as the Olympic Athletes from Russia stormed back on Friday to crush Slovenia 8-2 and set up a key group game against the United States in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Saving Winter Is More Than About Snow. It’s About Jobs.

Aggressive action on the climate is essential to save the sports celebrated at the Winter Games and the businesses that depend on them.

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Hackers stole $6 million from Russian bank via SWIFT system: central bank

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia (Reuters) - Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million) from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said on Friday.

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The Getaway: The Great American Road Trip: Shorter and More Popular Than Ever

Seeking convenience and adventure (while avoiding airport security, baggage fees and the hassle of flying with Fido), more travelers are hitting the road.

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Exclusive: Walmart in talks to buy more than 40 percent of India's Flipkart - sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia's third-largest economy, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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CORRECTED-Gazprom demands discounts from Russian pipemakers as investments peak

* Gazprom seeks 20 pct discount on large diameter pipes - sources

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CORRECTED-RPT-Gazprom demands discounts from Russian pipemakers as investments peak

* Gazprom seeks 20 pct discount on large diameter pipes - sources

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Hackers stole $6 million in attack on SWIFT system, Russian central bank says

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia (Reuters) - Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million rubles ($6 million) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday.

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Olympics Figure Skating Live Results: Yuzuru Hanyu and Nathan Chen Coming Up

The men’s figure skating short program features several top contenders. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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U.S. Condemns Russia for Cyberattack, Showing Split in Stance on Putin

The attack was aimed at Ukraine but crippled computers around the world.

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Volatility holds key to bank revenue revival from 2017 slump: survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Revenues at the world's 12 biggest investment banks fell to their lowest levels since 2008 last year, a survey showed on Friday, while a return to more volatile global markets in 2018 could be a mixed blessing for their business.

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The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds

A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.

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White House blames Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

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Kraft Heinz meets cost-cut target of $1.7 billion by 2017 end

(Reuters) - U.S. food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co had achieved the target of cutting $1.7 billion in costs by the end of 2017, the company said in a presentation on Thursday.

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U.S. probe finds bitcoin mining operation interfered with broadband network

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday an investigation had found that a Brooklyn bitcoin mining operation interfered with T-Mobile US Inc's broadband network.

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U.S. tries to keep some Russia probe details secret despite Republican memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday fought in federal court to keep some minor details of its counterintelligence probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election under wraps, even after President Donald Trump had unwrapped them.

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Apple says working to fix Telugu script bug causing device crash

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday a bug in some versions of its operating systems is causing its devices to crash when a single character in Telugu, an Indian language, is sent to the device or typed in text editor.

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In Florida, an AR-15 Is Easier to Buy Than a Handgun

While Florida has a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases, anyone with a clean record can buy military-style semiautomatic rifles in a matter of minutes.

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White House blames Russia for 'NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

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UPDATE 3-White House blames Russia for 'NotPetya cyber attack

* U.S. vows attack will be met with "international consequences"

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U.S. official: 'Would be surprised' if Russia doesn't face sanctions under new law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday she would be surprised if the United States doesn't at some point impose sanctions on Russian firms or entities covered by a U.S. sanctions law that went into effect in late January.

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U.S. regulator warns of cryptocurrency 'pump-and-dump' schemes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator warned investors on Thursday about cryptocurrency "pump-and-dump" scams that aim to rip off investors by inflating the price of volatile virtual tokens through spreading bogus information.

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Some Apple iPhones crash on Telugu script bug: report

(Reuters) - A bug in some versions of Apple Inc's operating systems is causing iPhones to crash when a single character in Telugu, an Indian language, is sent to the device or even typed in text editor, the Verge reported on Thursday.

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Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia Limited Reports 11.06 pct Passive Stake In Iclick Interactive Asia Group Ltd As Of Dec 31, 2017

* SUMITOMO CORPORATION EQUITY ASIA LIMITED REPORTS 11.06 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ICLICK INTERACTIVE ASIA GROUP LTD AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2ErGiKy) Further company coverage:

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UK blames Russia for cyber attack, Moscow decries Western campaign

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which swept across Europe and beyond, hitting companies and other users after initially targeting Ukraine.

Monkeys and Apes nytimes.com

Trilobites: Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015

Deforestation on the island has harmed the primates, but a study found they also disappeared from more intact forests, suggesting people may be killing them.

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Trump nominee for key U.S. energy post says would oppose Russia pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for a top State Department energy position said on Thursday he would oppose Russia's proposed natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea to Germany - the Nord Stream 2.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Your Designs: Olympic Logos for Russia and the Two Koreas

What should the Olympic Athlete From Russia logo look like? How about the Korean Unification Flag? We asked readers for their design proposals.

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More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement

Black people have been striving to remind the world for years that Africa is a continent, not a country.

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Moscow says has evidence of Western meddling in Russian election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has tangible evidence of "the destructive interference of some Western countries" in Russia's domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election next month, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told a briefing on Thursday.

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BBVA-backed U.S. digital banking startup Azlo readies for launch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Azlo, a U.S. digital banking startup that is majority-owned by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A., will open for business this week, marking the latest effort by the Spanish lender to attract a new generation of digital-savvy customers.

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Hyperinflation meets tech: Cash-scarce Venezuela sees boom in payment apps

CARACAS (Reuters) - Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash.

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Number of crypto hedge funds soars amid bitcoin volatility

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies more than doubled in the four months to Feb. 15, despite sharp falls in the value of the virtual coins in recent weeks, data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT showed on Thursday.

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EU tells Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more for users

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's justice commissioner told Facebook , Twitter and Google on Thursday to do more to bring their user terms in line with EU law, ramping up pressure on the tech giants after their efforts were deemed too little.

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Israeli startup CommonSense Robotics raises $20 million

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's CommonSense Robotics, whose technology enables retailers to offer quick and affordable grocery deliveries, said on Thursday it has raised $20 million in an early-stage investment round, bringing its total funding to $26 million.

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How Nathan Chen Became an Artist

He’s the United States’ best shot at an Olympic gold medal in figure skating. His embrace of a Chinese defector’s story may help him get there.

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UK blames Russia for global cyberattack

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UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser.

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Fresh A400M charge clouds strong Airbus 2017 profits

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus took a 1.3 billion euro ($1.6 billion) hit on its delayed A400M military transport plane, lifting charges on Europe's troubled defense project above 8 billion euros and clouding higher than expected underlying profits and cash.

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UPDATE 3-Fresh A400M charge clouds strong Airbus 2017 profits

PARIS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Airbus took a 1.3 billion euro ($1.6 billion) hit on its delayed A400M military transport plane, lifting charges on Europe's troubled defence project above 8 billion euros and clouding higher than expected underlying profits and cash.

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Coincheck hit by lawsuit as investors seek restart of cryptocurrency withdrawals

TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency investors launched a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday, seeking to force the Tokyo-based exchange to allow them to withdraw assets worth $183,000 frozen after last month's $530 million heist of digital money.

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Trump-Russia probe muddies House hearing on U.S. threat assessment: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans are resisting requests by Democrats for U.S. intelligence chiefs to present their annual global threat report to a congressional panel so they can avert a likely showdown with the head of the FBI over aspects of the Trump-Russia investigation, two Democratic sources said on Wednesday.

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French start-up Sigfox faces 5G juggernaut in Internet of Things

PARIS (Reuters) - French start-up Sigfox, which builds networks to connect washing machines and other objects to the internet, says it is struggling to meet its growth targets due to high expectations for alternative, forthcoming 5G services.

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BRIEF-Liberty Global Reports Q4 And Full-Year 2017 Results

* ‍IN 2018 EXPECT ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW OF $1.6 BILLION AND P&E ADDITIONS OF $5.1 BILLION​

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BRIEF-Carriage Services Announces 2017 Annual Results And Raises Rolling Four Quarter Outlook

* CARRIAGE SERVICES ANNOUNCES 2017 ANNUAL RESULTS AND RAISES ROLLING FOUR QUARTER OUTLOOK

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BRIEF-Iff Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2017 Results

* SEES FULL YEAR 2018 CURRENCY NEUTRAL SALES GROWTH OF 3 PERCENT TO 5 PERCENT

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Op-Ed Contributor: Poor People Deserve Better Than Food in a Box

I know all about how people who use SNAP benefits are humiliated. A Trump proposal will make it worse.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Editorial: Why Does Trump Ignore Top Officials’ Warnings on Russia?

His refusal to take on the Russian threat to our democracy violates his oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.’

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Olympics: Skeleton: South Korea's Yun banks on home comforts

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin is not getting distracted in his bid to win his country's first gold medal in the men's skeleton at the Pyeongchang Olympics, his team's head coach said on Wednesday.

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Paulson holds stake steady in gold investments in fourth quarter of 2017: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based Paulson & Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, kept its stake in gold investments during the fourth quarter of 2017, while other heavyweights including...

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Russian gets 12 years in U.S. prison for role in hacking scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a computer hacking scheme that compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

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Applied Materials first-quarter results, current-quarter forecast beat on chip demand

(Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc reported first-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street estimates as the world's largest semiconductor equipment maker benefited from higher demand for flat panel displays and chips used in electronic items.

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IBM lawsuit casts diversity in starkly competitive terms

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's insistence in a new lawsuit that its efforts to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce are trade secrets bucks a trend towards transparency and highlights how companies can see the issue in competitive terms, business and legal experts said.

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Applied Materials profit, revenue top estimates on higher chip demand

(Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc , the world's largest supplier of tools for chipmakers, reported first-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street estimates, driven by higher demand for flat panel displays and chips used in electronic items.

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Mosaic network will reward researchers with its own cryptocurrency

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of academics and technology experts will soon launch a blockchain-powered network that will reward quality research with its own cryptocurrency called Mosaic.

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More banks joining $14 billion debt for Blackstone's TR unit buy

LONDON (Reuters) - More banks are poised to join a $14 billion financing backing U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp , banking sources said on Wednesday.

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U.S. weighs plans to prevent Russian meddling in future elections: Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and the U.S. intelligence community are discussing plans to prevent Russia from interfering in future elections, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, a after the nation's top intelligence officials said they expected Moscow to continue such efforts.

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More Israelis believe police than Netanyahu, polls show

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Almost half of Israel's electorate believe the country's police, who say they have gathered evidence against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called for him to be charged with bribery, a poll showed on Wednesday.

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Treasury's Mnuchin says sanctions against Russians 'in the near future'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Wednesday that sanctions against wealthy Russians in retaliation for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election would be released shortly.

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SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX, fresh off the successful launch this month of the world's most powerful rocket, won an endorsement on Wednesday from the top U.S. communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites.

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Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is raising the price of its YouTube TV online service for new customers as it adds channels from Time Warner Inc's Turner, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, the company said Wednesday.

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U.N. says bombs will litter Mosul for more than a decade

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Iraqi city of Mosul will remain strewn with unexploded bombs for a decade, endangering a million or more civilians who want to return home following the end of three years of Islamic State occupation, a U.N. demining expert said on Wednesday.

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Democrat hopes to resolve Russia memo issues 'very soon'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday the White House and FBI wanted too much information kept from the public in a still-secret Democratic memo related to probes of Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Blankfein: Economy is higher under Trump than if Clinton won

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Exclusive: Russia's En+ invites banks to pitch for $1 billion share sale - sources

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's En+ Group has invited international banks to pitch for the sale of $1 billion(721.60 million pounds) of shares in the company that manages the aluminum and hydropower businesses of Russian businessmen Oleg Deripaska, three sources said.

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CFTC Commissioner urges crypto companies to self-regulate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top official for a U.S. financial regulator is urging players in the burgeoning cryptocurrency sector to boost their self-policing.

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Inflation grows faster than expected in January

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Portugal tourist arrivals spike 12 percent to new record in 2017

LISBON (Reuters) - The number of foreign tourists visiting Portugal rose nearly 12 percent last year to a record 12.7 million people, contributing to the once-bailed out country's strongest economic...

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Rise of the data protection officer, the hottest tech ticket in town

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology.

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Israeli tech firm undercuts facial recognition to bolster privacy

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Big brother is watching. But in the future he may no longer be so all-knowing.

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From Russia with love: OAR skier weds athlete not invited to Games

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian freestyle skier Semen Denshchikov on Wednesday married a skeleton racer who was not invited to compete in Pyeongchang in a Valentine's Day ceremony meant...

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Feature: A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia

In the land of Tolstoy, Turgenev and now Putin, what are the stories Russians are telling themselves?

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Russian civilians in Syria not linked to our military: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday he could not rule out that there were Russian civilians in Syria, but that they had no connection to the Russian armed forces.

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Mi mi mi: super fans of China's Xiaomi stoke IPO ambitions

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wang Bin, 29, is a serious "mi fan", one of the ardent followers of Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd, the maker of smartphones and other electronic products that looks headed for a big initial public offering, perhaps as early as this year.

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Japan Display books fourth straight quarterly loss, no partner yet

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc reported a fourth straight quarter of loss and said its search for a global partnership was taking more time than expected, showing its growing struggles as customers shift to a newer display technology.

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Chinese online retailer JD.com raises $2.5 billion for logistics arm

BEIJING (Reuters) - JD.com Inc said on Wednesday it had raised $2.5 billion for its logistics arm, as the second-largest Chinese e-commerce firm seeks to further bolster its position in online retail in its home country and beyond.

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Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather than part with purse

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station's luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media...

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Baidu earnings beat forecasts, eyes U.S. listing for video unit iQiyi

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese internet search firm Baidu Inc posted a forecast-beating quarterly revenue increase and unveiled a U.S. listing plan for its Netflix-like video platform iQiyi as it looks to rev up new drivers for growth.

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US intel chiefs unanimous: Russia is targeting 2018 elections

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday "there should be no doubt" that Russia sees the 2018 US elections as a target.

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Airbnb's 'Experiences' business on track for 1 million bookings, profitability

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb Inc's year-old tours and activities business is booking tens of thousands of travelers every month and is likely to be profitable late next year, the company said on Tuesday, highlighting success in its efforts to grow beyond renting rooms and homes.

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U.S. 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russia: U.S. intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned on Tuesday that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections by using social media to spread propaganda and misleading reports, much as it did in the 2016 campaign.

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More than half the people getting food stamps are children or seniors

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Russia, White House, Benjamin Netanyahu: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Trump still doesn't believe Russia interfered

President Donald Trump still isn't buying that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

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China's Baidu tops revenue and profit estimates, shares rise

(Reuters) - China's Baidu Inc reported on Tuesday quarterly profit and revenue that beat analysts' estimates, powered by strong performances of its search and newsfeed services.

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Shareholder Deason sues Xerox in U.S. to block Fujifilm deal

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason asked a court on Tuesday to block the company's merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , claiming the U.S. photocopier maker's board failed shareholders by approving a deal that undervalues the company.

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Russia is targeting 2018 U.S. elections, U.S. intel chiefs say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. national security officials said on Tuesday they had "no doubt" Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections, adding Moscow believes it succeeded in its effort to undermine U.S. democracy by meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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NY top court says 'private' Facebook photos can be disclosed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state's highest court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook users may be required to turn over photos and other information that are relevant to litigation, even if they are shielded by "privacy" settings.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn

As the midterm elections approach, Russia is likely to throw more propaganda at Americans in an effort to deepen political divisions, American intelligence chiefs said.

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More Russian cyber attacks on elections 'likely': U.S. intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia is likely to pursue more cyber attacks on elections in the United States, U.S. intelligence community leaders said on Tuesday, with just months to go before U.S. congressional and local elections in November.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Dozens of Russians Are Believed Killed in U.S.-Backed Syria Attack

Although only four Russians have been confirmed dead, reports continue to circulate that many more died in fighting in eastern Syria on Feb. 7-8.

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Mardi Gras paradegoers throw more than beads

Beads! Beads! Beads! It's all anyone ever thinks about when it comes to Mardi Gras.

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Ice Hockey: U.S. women down Russia on strength of record-quickest goals

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set an Olympic record for the fastest two goals scored by a single player, helping power the U.S. women's ice hockey team to a 5-0 win over an outgunned Olympic Athletes from Russia team on Tuesday.

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Lithuania's Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced it intended to do so.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Was Warned of Rob Porter’s Background Months Earlier Than Acknowledged

The F.B.I. told White House officials last March about problems in the background of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal. The White House has said it learned of the issues in July.

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FBI: Porter background check done in July 2017

During a Senate Intellignece Committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray says the FBI completed a background check on former White House staff secretary Rob Porter in July 2017, despite the White House saying the check was never completed.

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CIA director strongly denies report Russia bilked U.S. spies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo strongly denied on Tuesday a report that Russia bilked U.S. spies out of $100,000 by offering compromising information on President Donald Trump.

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Some Russians killed in US airstrikes in Syria

Several Russians who had been hired as paramilitary contractors were among more than 100 men killed in US airstrikes in northern Syria last week, according to their friends and families.

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U.S. senators voice concern over Chinese access to intellectual property

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they were concerned about what they described as China's efforts to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual property through Chinese companies with government ties.