World Brief: 7 Ukraine soldiers killed in clash with separatists

7 Ukraine soldiers killed in clash with separatists

KIEV • Ukraine said yesterday seven of its soldiers had been killed and 14 wounded in the bloodiest clashes with pro-Russian separatists in two months. The news of the highest daily death toll since Ukraine reported seven of its soldiers dying on May 24 follows a flurry of talks between world leaders and Moscow on stopping the 26-month conflict.

Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters the fighting had become very, very heated in the past few days.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


US can join EU case on cross-border data feeds

DUBLIN • The United States can join a landmark case on the legality of cross-border data transfers, an Irish court ruled yesterday, giving US authorities a platform to defend their surveillance laws before the European Union's top court.

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems filed a case against Facebook, which has its European headquarters in Dublin, over data transfers from the EU to the US, to determine whether personal privacy is protected from US government surveillance.

REUTERS

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