ECB Seen Signaling the End of Bond-Buying Program

FRANKFURT—Thursday could mark the end of an era for the European Central Bank, or at least the beginning of the end. The central bank for the eurozone—the second-largest economic bloc after the U.S.—could Thursday signal the winding down of its €2.5 trillion ($2.9 trillion) bond-buying program. This is a keenly anticipated move that would draw…

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CIA Pick Haspel: Agency Wasn’t Equipped to Handle Post-9/11 Interrogation Program

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s top spy pledged Wednesday never to restart the Central Intelligence Agency’s controversial interrogation program, even if ordered to do so by the president. Gina Haspel, addressing the Senate Intelligence Committee that is first considering her nomination to lead the CIA, didn’t fully repudiate the program that many critics…

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Netanyahu Says Secret Files Prove Iran Lied About Nuclear Program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a broadside to the Iran nuclear deal ahead of a deadline for the U.S. to decide on whether to withdraw, presenting what he called new evidence that Iran maintained a secret plan to build nuclear weapons but repeatedly lied about it. Mr. Netanyahu’s Monday allegations, broadcast in Israel and…

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DOJ temporarily ends legal service program for immigrants

Technology pioneer Jaron Lanier delivered a blistering indictment of the ad-supported Internet model on Tuesday, calling for a paid model to support Facebook and Google. Why it matters: Lanier’s talk comes just as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before Congress. Read more toggle Show less Keep reading179 Words The companies aren’t social networks, he…

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