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Britain's mass web-spying faulted by European rights court

Human rights groups and journalists scored a victory against the British government's mass electronic surveillance system on Thursday after Europe's top rights court ruled that the so-called "Big Brother" program violated privacy and free speech.

An emblem on an entrance to the Bank of Spain building is seen in Madrid

Bank of Spain's website hit by cyber attack

The Bank of Spain's website has been hit since Sunday by a cyber attack which has temporarily disrupted access to the site, a spokesman for the central bank said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International...

U.S. lawmakers seek to impose more sanctions on 'menace' Russia

U.S. lawmakers pushed for more aggressive steps to counteract the Russian "menace" on Tuesday, despite Trump administration officials insisting current sanctions were having an effect and vowing to impose more economic pain if Moscow does not change its behavior.

Flanked by fellow Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Senate vote on Russia sanctions unlikely in September: McConnell

Legislation warning Russia it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it were found interfering in November's congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, although he cited his strong interest in such a bill.

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International...

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions for Russian cyber-related activity

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian company for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's malicious cyber-related activities.

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