Trump Welcomes South Korean Leader Amid Uncertainty Over Summit With the North

Trump Welcomes South Korean Leader Amid Uncertainty Over Summit With the North ImagePresident Trump met with South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, at the White House on Tuesday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times By Mark Landler May 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump welcomed South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, to the White House on Tuesday, as the prospects for Mr. Trump’s landmark ...

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Barraged With Questions by Europe Lawmakers

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Barraged With Questions by Europe Lawmakers ImageThe Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, went to the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday to answer lawmakers’ questions over his social media company’s handling of user data.CreditFrancois Lenoir/Reuters By Adam Satariano and Milan Schreuer May 22, 2018 European lawmakers barraged the Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, with a litany of ...

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Read the full text of Mark Zuckerberg's big 'sorry' speech to Europe

Mark Zuckerberg looks glum during Congress grilling.Reuters Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Brussels on Tuesday to apologise to senior European politicians about his company’s failures in areas such as fake news, mishandling data, and election interference. Zuckerberg will apologise in prepared remarks obtained by Business Insider, and admit that the firm hasn’t taken a broad enough view of ...

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Credit Moon, Not Trump or Kim, for the Breakthrough With North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea—Last summer, South Korea’s new president, only two months into his term, announced sweeping new goals—including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, inter-Korean industrial economic zones and traffic networks that he described as a“New Korean Peninsula Economic Map,” and a peace treaty. “The five-year plans for state affairs announced today will be the blueprint and compass for a ...

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Senators demand answers on Trump's ZTE deal

A bipartisan group of Senators Tuesday demanded answers from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on the Trump administration’s moves to rescue Chinese telecoms firm ZTE. “Given the clear findings ZTE is guilty of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea, why is the administration backpedaling to make it easier for a Chinese company to operate and compete with U.S. companies?” Sen. Chris ...

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Facebook's Zuckerberg to apologise to EU lawmakers over data leak

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg arrived to meet European Union lawmakers on Tuesday ready to apologise for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world’s biggest social media network. Zuckerberg agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about how political consultancy Cambridge ...

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A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests

The paper, published Monday in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, finds that acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, is caused by a two-step process. The first step is a genetic mutation before birth that predisposes a child to the risk of developing this form of leukemia. The second step is exposure to certain infections later in ...

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Mnuchin Says US Didn't Intend to Put ZTE Out of Business

The U.S. didn’t mean to “put ZTE out of business” by penalizing the Chinese telecommunications maker for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The U.S. Commerce Department’s review of penalties against ZTE Corp. for the violations will bear in mind any threats to American security, Mnuchin said Tuesday during a hearing before a ...

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Trump set to press South Korea's Moon ahead of Kim summit

Some US officials believe President Moon Jae-in oversold Pyongyang’s promises when his government relayed Kim’s invitation to Trump for talks in March. At the time his envoy said North Korea was “committed to denuclearization,” but recent statements from the North have cast doubts on Kim’s willingness to negotiate away his nuclear weapons. That in turn has led to skepticism the ...

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