Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security

The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented at a press briefing earlier today, has four areas of focus: 1)…

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Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against attack on rebel stronghold

(CNN)President Donald Trump warned Syria and its allies Russia and Iran on Monday against attacking the last major rebel stronghold of Idlib province in the country’s northwest. US officials have grown worried that an assault on Idlib could involve the use of chemical weapons if the rebels are able to…

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Britain says Brexit will open door to tougher Russia sanctions

Ministers consider harder US-style regime, with City commercial interests at stake The UK government has said a potential battery of tougher sanctions against Russia could be introduced once Britain has left the EU next March, raising the prospect that it will join the US in preventing Russian sovereign debt from…

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