Sunday

28th Aug 2016

Ticker

Obama rules out economic espionage

US leader Obama in a presidential directive Friday ruled out use of intelligence gathering to "afford a competitive advantage to US companies." He said signals intelligence is "necessary for ... national security," but risks "[harming] our relationships with other nations ... a potential loss of international trust in US firms."

News in Brief

  1. Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants
  2. France's highest court suspends burkini ban
  3. Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
  4. Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
  5. Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
  6. Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
  7. Report: VW will compensate US dealers with €1bln
  8. EU mulls making Google pay news media for content

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