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Missouri Attorney General Opens Probe of Facebook Data Usage

Missouri Attorney General Opens Probe of Facebook Data Usage

Missouri’s Republican attorney general is launching a wide-ranging probe into Facebook Inc.’s use of personal data.
Kim Jong Un Mingles With K-Pop Stars in Overture to Seoul

Kim Jong Un Mingles With K-Pop Stars in Overture to Seoul

North Korea has threatened to go to war over broadcasts across its militarized border that included the K-pop songs of South Korean bands like Red Velvet. On Sunday, Kim Jong Un was clapping along and
South Korean Bands Perform in Pyongyang Ahead of Summit

South Korean Bands Perform in Pyongyang Ahead of Summit

K-Pop girl band Red Velvet performed in front of an audience including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife, with 10 other South Korean music groups, at the first of two concerts this week in
China Urges More Trade Talks as Tariffs on U.S. Goods Begin

China Urges More Trade Talks as Tariffs on U.S. Goods Begin

Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie reports on Chinese manufacturing and retaliatory trade tariffs. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Warns He'll Dump Nafta If Mexico Doesn't Stop Drug Flows

Trump Warns He'll Dump Nafta If Mexico Doesn't Stop Drug Flows

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the U.S. from Central America.
GOP Senator Scott Says Trump Shouldn't Pardon Manafort, Flynn

GOP Senator Scott Says Trump Shouldn't Pardon Manafort, Flynn

President Donald Trump shouldn’t pardon his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and national security adviser Michael Flynn, said Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.
Tech Must Open Up About Algorithms as AI Takes Hold, France’s Macron Says

Tech Must Open Up About Algorithms as AI Takes Hold, France’s Macron Says

Internet companies need to be more transparent about the technology that runs their networks, especially with the emergence of systems fueled by artificial intelligence, French President Emmanuel
Ousted Veterans Affairs Head Warns of Privatization Push

Ousted Veterans Affairs Head Warns of Privatization Push

David Shulkin, removed days ago as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, said political appointees engineered his ouster as they push for “more aggressive” changes to how the sprawling department is run.
Costa Rica Elects Pro-Gay Marriage Leader in Surprise Landslide

Costa Rica Elects Pro-Gay Marriage Leader in Surprise Landslide

Costa Ricans elected a candidate from the ruling party to be their next president, confounding polls which had predicted a win for an evangelical preacher who’d campaigned on his opposition to gay
EDF, IBM Warn U.K. of Shortages, Risks After Brexit, Mail Says

EDF, IBM Warn U.K. of Shortages, Risks After Brexit, Mail Says

Electricite de France SA is among companies warning the U.K. government about significant threats to their businesses after Britain leaves the European Union, according to a report in the Mail on
Syrian Government Declares Full Victory Over Eastern Ghouta

Syrian Government Declares Full Victory Over Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian government declared victory over Islamist-dominated fighters in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta after a relentless six-week siege, cementing President Bashar al-Assad’s rule by
Russian Kemerovo Region Head Resigns After Deadly Mall Fire

Russian Kemerovo Region Head Resigns After Deadly Mall Fire

The veteran local governor of the Siberian region of Kemerovo has resigned over a shopping-mall blaze last week that claimed more than 60 lives.
'Hope And Dignity:' Pope Calls for Peace in Easter Message

'Hope And Dignity:' Pope Calls for Peace in Easter Message

Vatican City (AP) -- On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria" and extending
Israel Says Troops Only Shot at Protesters Charging Gaza Border

Israel Says Troops Only Shot at Protesters Charging Gaza Border

Jerusalem (AP) -- Israel's defense minister on Sunday rejected international calls for an investigation into deadly violence along Gaza's border with Israel, saying troops acted appropriately and

Anti-India Protests Erupt in Kashmir Amid Deadly Fighting

Srinagar, India (AP) -- Massive anti-India protests erupted in several parts of the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Sunday amid fierce fighting between rebels and government forces that left
Trump’s Bid to Move ‘Hellhole’ Embassy Sunk by Architectural Icon

Trump’s Bid to Move ‘Hellhole’ Embassy Sunk by Architectural Icon

Brussels, the European city Donald Trump labeled a “hellhole,” is picking a fight with the U.S. president in an area close to his heart: real-estate development.
Justice Department Asks Court to Drop Microsoft Email Case

Justice Department Asks Court to Drop Microsoft Email Case

The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to drop a pending case over government access to emails stored overseas, saying a new federal law has stripped the case of any practical
Kim Jong Un Mingles With K-Pop Stars in Overture to South Korea

Kim Jong Un Mingles With K-Pop Stars in Overture to South Korea

South Korean popular girl band Red Velvet arrives at a hotel in Pyongyang on March 31.
EPA Chief's Family Also Stayed at Lobbyist's $50-a-Night Condo

EPA Chief's Family Also Stayed at Lobbyist's $50-a-Night Condo

The Environmental Protection Agency says family members of Administrator Scott Pruitt also stayed in the Capitol Hill condominium partly owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist under his $50-per-night
Russia Detains Tycoon Magomedov Over Suspected Fraud

Russia Detains Tycoon Magomedov Over Suspected Fraud

Russia arrested Summa Group co-owner Ziyavudin Magomedov, who has been in talks to sell his stake in a key port, as part of case into suspected embezzlement of state funds for infrastructure and