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Obama orders review of 2016 election cyberattacks

U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to review cyberattacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, the White House said Friday. In October, the U.S. government formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyberattacks against Democratic Party ...

Dec 10, 2016

Migrant shoots at Greek policeman, flees, kills himself

A Greek police source says a migrant stopped for a routine check by a police patrol shot at and slightly wounded a policeman and then fatally shot himself. The source, speaking under condition of anonymity because the case is still under investigation, said the ...

Dec 10, 2016

China halts North Korean coal imports

China announced Saturday that it was suspending coal imports from North Korea for three weeks, in line with the latest United Nations sanctions against the hermit state. “After the adoption of U.N. Security Council resolution 2321 … China is suspending North Korean coal imports,” ...

Dec 10, 2016

Indonesian police detonate bomb in neighborhood, arrest four

Indonesian police said they safely detonated a bomb in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday after arresting suspected Islamic militants who were planning to attack the presidential palace. People living within a 300-meter (yard) radius of the boarding house where ...

Dec 10, 2016

Mexico quietly marks 10 years of drug war

Ten years after Mexican troops were unleashed against drug cartels, the country will mark the anniversary without fanfare on Sunday, with murders rising again and the military eager to return to barracks. President Enrique Pena Nieto, who inherited the drug war when he took ...

Dec 10, 2016

U.S. allies in Europe caution Trump over Syria strategy

Key U.S. allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s approach to Syria, warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia, Damascus’ main backer, will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria. The diplomatic persuasion ...