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Facebook enlists Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is leaving the world of politics to take a senior job at Facebook.

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Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs

Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling.

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Futures Movers: Oil scores an end-of-week fillip from U.S.-Saudi tensions

Oil futures rise Friday, with the global benchmark pushing back above $80 a barrel, lifted modestly by worries about potential U.S.-Saudi tensions ...

The Wall Street Journal /
Moon's Push to Ease North Korea Sanctions Falls Flat

South Korea’s president is trying—and so far failing—to rally European support for loosening sanctions on North Korea, a move that risks putting him ...

VoA /
Financial Watchdog: Regulate Cryptocurrencies Now, Or Else

A global financial body says governments worldwide must establish rules for virtual currencies like bitcoin to stop criminals from using them to ...

The Wall Street Journal /
Europe, Asia Nations Join U.S.'s Economic Pushback Against China

U.S. efforts to counter China’s global economic push got a boost from European and Asian countries, which also want to capitalize on Washington’s ...

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Facebook recruits EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny

Facebook has hired former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny by the bloc.

Reuters /
Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June

The global watchdog for money laundering will set up its first rules on oversight of cryptocurrencies by June, a major step towards creating international standards for an asset currently subject to patchy regulations.

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Facebook hires Nick Clegg, Britain’s former deputy prime minister, to lead global affairs

His hiring comes as Facebook navigates increasingly delicate matters of diplomacy with governments around the world, with regulators bringing fresh scrutiny over everything from Facebook's use of customer data to how it intends to safeguard the integrity of democratic elections.

Washinton Post /
Facebook hires Nick Clegg, Britain’s former deputy prime minister, to lead global affairs

Clegg will take over from Elliot Schrage and could put the company on a stronger footing in Europe.

Washinton Post /
Facebook hires Nick Clegg, Britain’s former deputy prime minister, to lead global affairs

Clegg will take over from Elliot Schrage and could put the company on a stronger footing in Europe.

Reuters /
Stocks bounce back despite Italy angst; dollar dips

Stocks rose across the world on Friday with a global index aiming to avoid a fourth consecutive weekly loss, but concerns over Italy's budget weighed on its stocks and bonds.

The Wall Street Journal /
America Struggles to Take Its Pigs to World's Biggest Market

Chinese consumers are increasingly hungry for pork. With U.S. imports more expensive because of tariffs, companies around the world see an opportunity for long-term business—and for a fundamental realignment in the global supply chain.

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China moves to lift confidence as economic growth hits weakest pace since 2009

China's economic growth cooled to its weakest quarterly pace since the global financial crisis, with regulators moving quickly to calm nervous investors as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite.

Engadget /
Facebook hires tarnished UK politician to fix its reputation

These days, all Facebook seems to do is lurch from one public relations crisis to a political one, and back again. Consequently, the company has decided to hire a British former politician, Sir Nick Clegg, as VP of Global Affairs and ...

Washinton Post /
China’s new booze university wants to change how Americans drink

It’s part of Beijing’s push to bring indigenous products to a global market amid fears of greater trade rifts with the United States.

Washinton Post /
China’s new booze university wants to change how Americans drink

It’s part of Beijing’s push to bring indigenous products to a global market amid fears of greater trade rifts with the United States.

USA Today /
Aerolineas Argentinas flight leaves 15 injured after experiencing severe turbulence

Images from inside the Aerolineas Argentinas plane show the cabin in disarray, with oxygen masks and parts of the plane strewn across the ground.        

NY Times /
Weapons: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?

A push for a global agreement on autonomous weapons is stalled, much to the chagrin of advocates who believe a treaty is urgently needed.

Reuters /
Clash over Trump tariffs heats up with barrage of WTO litigation

Disputes over U.S. tariffs and retaliatory moves by other states have sparked 12 requests for adjudication at the World Trade Organization, signalling an escalation in global trade tensions.

CNN /
Man falls 100 feet into mine shaft

A 62-year-old man was trapped for 48 hours without food or water after falling 100 feet into a mine shaft in Arizona.

Engadget /
Uber adds VoIP calling option to its app

Uber now allows riders and drivers to communicate over voice over internet protocol (VoIP) in addition to SMS texts, in-app messaging and ...

Marketwatch /
The Wall Street Journal: U.S. withdrawal from global postal pact draws mixed reactions from businesses

Many American companies applauded the Trump administration’s move this week to pull out of an agreement that makes it cheaper to ship goods to U.S. ...

VoA /
Women-to-Women Business Fund Comes to Britain

A women-to-women investment fund is coming to Britain next month to boost financing for female-owned businesses, its founder said Thursday, as ...

MSNBC /
AIG falls after forecasting more than $1 billion in third-quarter catastrophe losses

The company said the losses were a result of numerous weather events like the typhoons in Japan as well as Hurricane Florence.

Marketwatch /
Dow ends down more than 300 points on global growth worries

Dow ends down more than 300 points on global growth worries

Reuters /
Wall St. slides as Saudi Arabia, Italy add to economic concerns

U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia, further denting ...

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