Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.
Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw investment from Turkey, Qatar-official
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new "petro" cryptocurrency will attract investments from Turkey, Qatar, the United States and Europe, the country's cryptocurrency regulator said on Friday.
ADM, Syngenta settle lawsuit over biotech corn exports to China
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co has settled a lawsuit with Syngenta over the seed company's launch of a biotech corn strain that roiled grain exports to China, according to regulatory documents filed on Friday.
Pyeongchang winds return to delay women's super-G
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The high winds which wreaked havoc on the Alpine skiing schedule at Pyeongchang Olympics earlier this week returned on Saturday to delay the women's super-G race.
Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges.
U.S. faces shortage of developmental and behavioral pediatrics specialists
(Reuters Health) - A shortage of clinicians specializing in pediatric behavioral and developmental disorders is translating into long wait times for new patient appointments amid surging demand, a new study suggests.
Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds.
UPDATE 2-'Sinister and systematic attack' by Russians prompts U.S. Congress calls for action
WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats both called for concerted action to combat foreign interference in U.S. elections after Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced indictments of Russians for meddling in the 2016 U.S. campaign on Friday.
Drake gives away almost $1 million in 'God's Plan' music video
LOS ANGELES, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The song is called "God's Plan" and Canadian rapper Drake dropped a music video to match on Friday in which he gave away almost $1 million in cash to people in Miami.
EXCLUSIVE-Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Haiti's president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an "iceberg" and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.
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