Daily Archives: July 27, 2019

Trump, in phone call, congratulates Johnson on becoming British PM

US President Donald Trump congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming British prime minister in a phone call on Friday and said work had already begun on a US-British free trade agreement. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he had just gotten off the phone with Johnson. “I congratulated him and he’s all set to go,” said Trump. Johnson succeeded Theresa ...

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Rescuers recover 55 bodies after Libya shipwreck

Fifty-five bodies have been recovered so far off the Libyan coast, an aid worker said on Saturday, after a wooden boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized on Thursday. Search operations are continuing to find other missing migrants, a member of Libyan Red Crescent told Reuters by phone. It was unclear how many people were on board and how many are ...

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Australia to ‘lift veil’ on Facebook, Google algorithms to protect privacy

Reuters: Australia said it would establish the world’s first dedicated office to police Facebook Inc and Google as part of reforms designed to rein in the US technology giants, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers. The move tightens the regulatory screws on the online platforms, which have governments from the United States to Europe scrambling to address concerns ranging ...

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