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EU parliament backs copyright bill targeting US tech giants

STRASBOURG, France — European Union lawmakers approved a copyright directive Tuesday intended to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes. But outspoken critics say the contentious measure could have major implications for US tech companies and could censor anyone who posts on the internet.

Mueller finds no collusion but leaves obstruction open

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign “conspired or co-ordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital.

The unmarked, slightly musty room next to the Swedish ambassador’s office in Pyongyang’s diplomatic quarter has been kept in an odd state of limbo for years.

Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or co-ordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Police also defused explosive devices in a car.