Media

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

Apr 18, 2018

The chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app

Pro-Putin youth group to form counter-protest squads

Apr 18, 2018

The youth wing of Russia's dominant party says it will begin training groups of activists to mobilize quickly to conduct counterdemonstrations to opposition protests

International team to investigate in slain journalist case

Apr 18, 2018

Slovakia's prosecutor general has signed a deal to create an international team to investigate into the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

Apr 18, 2018

Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data

EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

Apr 18, 2018

The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place

Germany urges probe into Russian reporter's balcony fall

Apr 18, 2018

The German government says the death of a Russian journalist who fell from his balcony should be investigated

Comic Rebel Wilson fights appeal of her $3.6M defamation win

Apr 18, 2018

Actress Rebel Wilson has returned to an Australian court to fight a magazine publisher's appeal of an order to pay the actress a record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.6 million) in damages for defamation

The Latest: British regulator considers Russian broadcaster

Apr 18, 2018

Britain's broadcast regulator says it has launched seven new investigations into the impartiality of Russian state-owned TV channel RT, saying it has seen a rise in potential breaches of its code since the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter

Seoul says parts of inter-Korean summit will be aired live

Apr 18, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to allow live television broadcasts for parts of the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week

Canadian drug mule sentenced in Australia for cocaine cruise

Apr 18, 2018

An Australian court has sentenced a Canadian woman to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth $16 million into Sydney in luggage aboard a luxury cruise ship

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