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Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.New York state Attorney General Letitia James announced the action on behalf of seven oth

US states announce antitrust probe of Facebook

US states announce antitrust probe of Facebook

A coalition of US state officials announced Friday they had launched an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant "has stifled competition and put users at risk."New York state Attorney General Letitia James released a statem

Spain court to probe 8 police over Catalan referendum violence

Spain court to probe 8 police over Catalan referendum violence

A Spanish court has ordered eight police officials to be put under formal investigation over their alleged role in a violent crackdown against a banned 2017 independence referendum in Catalonia, according to a ruling published Thursday.Footage beamed around th

Guatemala's UN-backed anti-corruption body shuts down

Guatemala's UN-backed anti-corruption body shuts down

UN anti-corruption prosecutors pulled the curtain down on more than a decade of high-profile investigations in Guatemala when its mandate ended Tuesday, heightening fears of a return to impunity in the Central American country.President Jimmy Morales sparked a

Key suspect freed in case of 43 missing students in Mexico

Key suspect freed in case of 43 missing students in Mexico

A key suspect in the kidnapping of 43 students who disappeared in Mexico in 2014 has been freed, lawyers said Tuesday, in what the victims' families said showed the "failure" of the investigation.Prosecutors had accused Gildardo "El Gil" Lopez of being on