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Former IBM Developer Sentenced for Espionage, Theft of Trade Secrets

WASHINGTON —  A former software engineer for IBM in China has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing the source code for highly valuable software developed by the tech company, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday. Xu Jiaqiang, 31, was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in White …

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Four Questions Ahead of Tuesday’s Nominations

NEW YORK —  Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood’s “Me Too” moment has kept right on going. When Academy Awards nominations are announced Tuesday morning, it might be a brief, celebratory reprieve for an industry enflamed by sexual harassment scandals and gender equality protests. Or it might just …

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Tax Cut, US Economy, Fair Trade on Trump’s Davos Agenda

WASHINGTON —  U.S. President Donald Trump will be entering something of a lion’s den when he visits the elitist enclave of Davos next week, rubbing shoulders with the same “globalists” that he campaigned against in winning the 2016 election. Aides said some of Trump’s advisers had argued against him attending …

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Trying to Defend President Trump’s Derision, Diplomatically

“I’ve advised people to keep their heads down and focus on the job at hand,” he said, adding: “It’s not easy.” Historically, few jobs are better than those given to United States ambassadors. Meals come on white tablecloths, maids do the laundry and a car and driver are always waiting …

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To Criticize Duterte in Public, ‘Inhale Courage and Exhale Fear’

“I wrote behind the cloak of anonymity, because when you write something against the government, about the children who are orphaned in this war on drugs, and if you call out the administration for false claims, you receive hate from the government’s army of trolls,” Ms. Laurio said in an …

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In Peru Jungle, Francis Offers a Stirring Defense of Indigenous Peoples

The speech resonated with indigenous leaders here, who have expressed hopes that the papal visit would finally cast a spotlight on their plight. But they also asked why indigenous leaders had been left to stand on the sidelines. Photo A boy held an image of Pope Francis as he awaits …

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Conservative Irish Leader Supports Easing of Abortion Ban

Speaking before the lower house of Parliament on Thursday, Mr. Martin caused a sensation when he announced that — having previously opposed any legalized abortion — he himself would vote for repeal of the Eighth Amendment and support legalized abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. Mr. Martin said that …

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