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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

FTC weighs action against Facebook over plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Report: Donald Trump wants US to buy Greenland

Trump has expressed interest in the self-governing part of Denmark — which is mostly covered in ice — asking advisors if it is possible for the US to acquire the territory, The Wall Street Journal said Thursday, citing people familiar with the discussions.
Police in the Philippines are investigating the imageboard 8chan, which has been accused of creating a safe space for far-right mass shooters, according to The Wall Street Journal.

8chan is under police investigation in the Philippines

Police in the Philippines are investigating the imageboard 8chan, which has been accused of creating a safe space for far-right mass shooters, according to The Wall Street Journal
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook’s cryptocurrency to debut next week backed by Visa, Mastercard, Uber, and others

These companies include major financial organizations like Visa and Mastercard, and internet darlings like PayPal, Uber, Stripe, and Booking.com. Each will invest around $10 million to fund development of the currency, and will become part of the Libra Association, an independent consortium that will govern the digital coin independently of Facebook.
Huawei has delayed the launch of its highly anticipated foldable phone, the Mate X, from June to September.

Huawei delays launch of foldable Mate X following Galaxy Fold failure

The Chinese tech giant told CNBC and The Wall Street Journal that it was doing extensive testing to make sure the device was ready for consumers, and that the company was taking a “cautious” approach following the failed launch of Samsung’s own foldable device, the Galaxy Fold.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Final words of pilot of crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane revealed

One of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302’s pilots told the other “pitch up, pitch-up” moments before the Boeing 737 Max jetliner crashed three weeks ago, a new report has revealed.

US tabloid spends $200,0000 buying Bezos texts to girlfriend

US tabloid National Enquirer bought revealing messages between world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his then-secret girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, for $200,000.

US to make final statement on Jamal Khashoggi’s death

The State Department has insisted that despite recent reports by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the U.S. had not yet reached a determination regarding the death of writer and activist Jamal Khashoggi.
Kevin Systrom, left, and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of Instagram. Christie Hemm Klok for The New York Times

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.
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Apple removes 25,000 ‘illegal’ apps from App Store in China

Apple has reportedly pulled more than 25,000 apps from its App Store in China that were deemed to fall foul of Chinese regulations. At least 4,000 of these apps were tagged with the word “gambling,” according to Bloomberg, while the 25,000 figure comes from state broadcaster CCTV.

Spotify hits 83 million paid subscribers

Spotify’s quarterly earnings are in, with the popular music streaming service announcing that it now has 83 million paid Premium subscribers, up from the 70 million number that Spotify hit at its last update in January. Total monthly active users also crossed 180 million last quarter as well.
Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer and confidante for President Donald Trump, exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York, April 16, 2018 in New York City. Drew Angerer - Getty Images

Donald Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client ‘perhaps illegal’

Donald Trump on Saturday said his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen may have acted illegally after it emerged he had secretly taped a discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with the US president.
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Donald Trump to slam restrictions on Chinese investments as trade dispute escalates

President Donald Trump this week is due to launch the next phase of his economic confrontation with Beijing, with new restrictions on Chinese investments to clamp down on access to sensitive American technologies.

Report: Donald Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

Donald Trump told Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he could ship 25 million Mexicans to his country and make him lose an election — one of several odd statements he made at last week’s acrimonious G7 meet, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

President Trump reimbursed lawyer for payment to porn star – Ex-New York mayor

Donald Trump reimbursed his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president’s own statements on the matter.

Telegram cancels its much-hyped initial coin offering

Secure messaging service Telegram is canceling its initial coin offering (ICO), an anonymous source told The Wall Street Journal today, and it won’t be opening up its digital coins for public sale.

Iran calls Saudi crown prince ‘delusional’ after prince warns of war

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has lashed out at Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, after the 32-year-old heir to the throne warned war with Tehran could be just 10 to 15 years away.

Serena Williams eager to hit with big guns again

Serena Williams is through taking baby steps on the comeback trail after the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia in September.

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Nigeria strikers, Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey were on parade for their Belgian side Genk on Friday.

Paul Onuachu, Stephen Odey help Belgian side Genk to narrow victory

Nigeria strikers, Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey were on parade for their Belgian side Genk on Friday.
Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State, FMOH, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abuja while providing an update on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID19), and Lassa Fever in the country.

Nigeria: Lassa fever vaccines still a work-in-progress

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), says there is no vaccine available yet against Lassa fever in the country.
Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.

Bordeaux boss commends Samuel Kalu for improved attitude in training

Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa says Samuel Kalu now has a better attitude towards training.
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has congratulated Odion Ighalo on his maiden appearance for Manchester United on Monday.

Odion Ighalo set to equal Frank Lampard’s goal record in Manchester United vs Watford...

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo could equal a goal record held by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard if he gets to score in his Old Trafford debut against his former club Watford on Sunday.
This handout picture taken on February 4 and released to AFP on February 21, 2020 by Xiao Yao shows he receiving treatment at a hospital after infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus in Jinzhou in China’s central Hubei province. XIAO YAO - AFP

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

The 27-year-old, who works in the southwest city of Chengdu, only realised something was amiss as the clock ticked midnight into the year of the rat on January 25.