“Goosebumps” tops the box office charts, as the adaptation of the popular children’s book series earned $23.5 million in its opening weekend.
A South Korean intelligence agent found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying his team had used spyware to tap the mobile phones and computers of private citizens in the latest scandal involving the spy agency.
A bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data, called the “USA Freedom Act”, is blocked in the United States Senate. A follow-up vote to extend for two months the current “USA Patriot Act” program which authorizes the collection of so-called telephone “metadata” also fails to pass.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Russia could once again pose the greatest threat to Britain’s security, adding the country’s spy agencies were stepping up efforts to counter this.