WASHINGTON/MOSCOW - Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are agreeing to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West.
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North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials
North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.
'Fair' or 'vague'? EU sizes up May's Brexit rights offer
Theresa May said her offer to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain after Brexit was "very fair and very serious", but her EU peers were skeptical, with Belgium's leader saying it could contain a nasty "cat-in-the-bag" surprise.
Oil slide muddies inflation outlook, weighs on stocks
World stocks struggled to hold onto earlier gains on Friday and were poised for a flat end to the week following another wobble in energy shares, while a tentative bounce in oil prices helped commodity-related currencies gain against the dollar.
Deadly London apartment blaze began in Hotpoint fridge freezer, police say
A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London apartment block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday.
Japanese warship takes Asian guests on cruise in defiance of China
Japan's largest warship steamed into the South China Sea this week in defiance of Chinese assertiveness, with Asian military guests on board to witness helicopters looping over the tropical waters and gunners blasting target buoys.
Venezuelan soldier shoots protester dead in airbase attack, minister says
A Venezuelan military police sergeant shot dead a protester who was attacking the perimeter of an airbase on Thursday, the interior minister said, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people.
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