Facebook’s Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the ‘right reflex’

Facebook's Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the 'right reflex'

FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats against social media companies, said on Wednesday censoring a platform would not be the … Read more

U.S. senators weigh additional sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2

A view shows Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant in Chelyabinsk

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators said on Wednesday they could draft further sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline if Moscow finishes laying pipes for the project. U.S. sanctions legislation originally sponsored by Senators Ted Cruz, a Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, in December halted work by Swiss-Dutch … Read more

Hong Kong no longer deserves special U.S. status, Pompeo says

Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets to disperse protests over security bill

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under U.S. law, potentially dealing a crushing blow to its status as a major financial hub. China had undermined Hong Kong’s autonomy so fundamentally, Pompeo said, that he could not support … Read more

U.S. bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision

U.S. bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims, sending the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump to veto or sign into law. FILE PHOTO: Police officers wearing face masks guard the U.S. Capitol Building in … Read more

MLB risks losing biggest stars if owners get their way

MLB risks losing biggest stars if owners get their way

What if MLB gets what it wants — players to forego a significant part of their salaries for 2020 — and then a group of players does not show up? That would be victory turning to defeat quickly for the owners, especially if these are star players and particularly since it could spark another round … Read more

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against Google over allegations the company illegally tracked Android users’ location without their consent and even when the location tracking features had been manually disabled, according to a report from The Washington Post. The suit argues Google kept location tracking running in the background for certain … Read more