Wednesday

17th Jan 2018

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EU spy chiefs would limit encrypted communication

EU officials are weighing the possibilities of limiting encrypted messaging to combat terrrorism, the Financial Times newspaper has reported. France’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve will meet his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere Tuesday to discuss new measures that would limit the use of encrypted communications across the EU. A boom in end-to-end encryption in online platforms and apps means they are almost impossible to monitor by Europe’s intelligence services.

Macron eyes France-UK border agreement

French president Macron wants the UK to take in more refugees as he revisits the 2003 Le Touquet agreement, which allows British border controls to take place inside French territory.

Catalonia prepares for rule by Skype

The two biggest parties in Catalonia have vowed to put Puigdemont back in office despite Madrid's threat to maintain direct rule.

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