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East-west tensions break out over sharing migrants

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US to hit Chinese hackers with sanctions

Obama sees growing threat to US economic and security interests

Russian law sparks web surveillance fears

New rule requires companies to store data onshore

Police officer killed in Kiev clashes

Protesters oppose reforms giving eastern regions more autonomy

Google under fire for India market abuse

Initial regulators’ report suggest breaches of competition law

Israeli gas companies hit by Egypt find

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Israeli spy tools exports raise concerns

Privacy International says surveillance technology sold to Colombia

League cries foul at new US Soccer rules

NASL alleges attempts to move to Division I are being blocked

Egypt to hold elections in October

Parliamentary vote comes amid criticism of crackdown on dissent

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