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EU's Tusk 'to decide on Brexit extension in coming days'

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European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday told EU lawmakers that he was discussing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request for an extension of the October 31 Brexit deadline with the leaders of the other 27 member states and would make a decision 'in the coming days'. Mia Womersley reports.

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U.S. senators want social media users to be able to take their data with them

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Three U.S. lawmakers active in tech issues will introduce a bill requiring social networks like Facebook to allow users to pack up their data and go elsewhere, Warner's office said in a statement on Tuesday.

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The World in Pictures

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Some of the best images of the day taken by Reuters photographers across the globe and selected by our editors.

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Japan enthrones emperor in ancient ceremony

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Facebook announces steps to clamp down on misinformation ahead of 2020 election

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Facebook has announced steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election, on the same day it disclosed the removal of a network of Russian accounts targeting U.S. voters on Instagram.

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Opera adds Bitcoin support to its Android crypto wallet

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Opera has officially added Bitcoin support to its Android browser app, nearly a year after it first introduced a built-in crypto wallet.Read More

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Sandbox VR raises $11 million from elite Silicon Valley and Hollywood investors

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Sandbox VR has raised an additional $11 million in funding from notable Silicon Valley and Hollywood icons, from Andreessen Horowitz to Katy Perry.Read More

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Disperse raises $15 million for computer vision that tracks construction site progress

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Disperse, a startup that uses AI to help construction companies capture visual data from sites, has raised $15 million in a series A round of funding. Read More

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EU says swift roll-out of 5G is key; must be grounded in core EU values: draft document

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The European Union should become the leading market for deployment of 5G mobile networks and its developments because it is key for enhancing the bloc's competitiveness, according to draft presidency conclusions seen by Reuters.

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William Hill Sports Book of the Year shortlist announced

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The six-strong shortlist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award was announced on Tuesday, with twice winners Donald McCrae and Duncan Hamilton in contention for the 2019 prize.

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Reforms fail to please Lebanon's protesters

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Lebanon approved an emergency reform package in response to protests over dire economic conditions, but the moves did not persuade demonstrators to leave the streets or investors to halt a plunge in its bonds. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Fintech Revolut to launch in the U.S. by year-end with Mastercard deal

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Digital banking app Revolut is set to begin issuing its cards in the United States by the end of this year via a partnership with payments company Mastercard Inc MA.N, the two companies said on Tuesday.

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Facebook reveals new measures to combat misinformation and voter suppression ahead of 2020 election

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Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression on Monday ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election.Read More

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Signal AI raises $25 million to automate reputation management and monitoring

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Signal AI (formerly Signal Media), a startup leveraging AI to automate business intelligence and media monitoring tasks, has raised over $25 million.Read More

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