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    U.S. Warned of Russian Firm Kaspersky as Early as 2004

    U.S. Warned of Russian Firm Kaspersky as Early as 2004


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    A Russian cybersecurity firm whose products current and former U.S. officials suspect Moscow has used as a tool for spying was flagged by U.S. military intelligence as a potential security threat as early as 2004.
    After U.S. Push, Asian Nations Tighten Screws on North Korea

    After U.S. Push, Asian Nations Tighten Screws on North Korea


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    Southeast Asian countries are cracking down on North Korea’s conduits for doing business in the region, a change for many after months of U.S. pressure, though some remain reluctant participants in the campaign to isolate Pyongyang.
    Saudi Arabia Pursues Cash Settlements as Crackdown Expands

    Saudi Arabia Pursues Cash Settlements as Crackdown Expands


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    Authorities in Saudi Arabia are widening a corruption probe that has reached the upper echelons of the royal family and entangled prominent businessmen who are now being asked to surrender assets in exchange for their freedom.
    NATO Apologizes for Offending Turkey

    NATO Apologizes for Offending Turkey


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    The head of NATO apologized to Turkey Friday after its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pulled his troops from a joint exercise he said had offended him and the nation’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
    France Gambles on Jobless Benefits for Those Who Quit

    France Gambles on Jobless Benefits for Those Who Quit


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    French President Emmanuel Macron plans to extend unemployment payments—until now reserved for fired or laid-off workers—to people who voluntarily leave their jobs to start their own businesses or take up on-demand work like driving for Uber.
    Israel Sees Rising Threat From Iran After ISIS

    Israel Sees Rising Threat From Iran After ISIS


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    While much of the world celebrates the impending defeat of Islamic State, Israeli officials look at Syria and see little reason for joy. To them, a lesser enemy is being supplanted by a far more dangerous one—Iran and its allies.