United Nations, Facebook, Hamas: Your Monday Briefing

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday’s crude bombing attack, which was the fifth terrorist attack in the country this year.

“It’s really important that we show business as usual rather than allow terrorists to disrupt our way of life and stop us doing what we’re doing,” said Sadiq Khan, the mayor, as London Fashion Week began on the day of the bombing with a defiant shrug.

Above, armed police officers outside a Scottish Premiership soccer match in Glasgow on Saturday.



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Arrivals of migrants in Italy have plunged in recent months, leading some to charge that the government in Rome was paying off Libya’s warlords, condemning migrants to misery in militant-run detention centers there.

Italian officials denied such payments and said that they had instead resorted to diplomacy. “We approached the issue slowly, slowly, Italian style,” a deputy foreign minister said. “We spoke to everyone.”

Separately, Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister, announced his intention to lead his center-right party’s ballot again in the next elections.



How Facebook Is Changing Your Internet

Behind the scenes, Facebook is involved in high-stakes diplomatic battles across the globe that have begun fragmenting the internet itself.

By JONAH M. KESSEL and PAUL MOZUR on Publish Date September 17, 2017.

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• A clash is brewing between America’s tech giants and an increasing number of governments worried about the companies’ influence and reach. Many regulators are mimicking Europe’s stance on digital privacy, using tougher rules to control how parts of the internet are run.

Our correspondents looked at how Facebook, which is used by more than two billion people each month, tries to win over wary regulators. “Ultimately, it’s a grand power struggle,” said David Reed, an early pioneer of the internet.

Our media columnist argues that Facebook should reveal more about what it knows about…

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