1. Sanctions tit-for-tat Russia has unanimously approved a first reading of a bill that will make it a criminal offence to observe sanctions imposed by the US or other countries, as part of counter-sanction measures against Washington. If enacted, the law will make it a crime — punishable by jail time or a fine — to refuse to supply services to or do business with a Russian citizen by citing US or other sanctions, Reuters says. The US last month imposed sanctions on some Russian companies and business people to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. 2. Data about-face Facebook has suspended 200 apps in its review of apps with access to large quantities of its users’ data. The move is in response to the scandal that engulfed the social media network after Cambridge Analytica misused user data, costing Facebook billions in lost market value. The apps have been suspended pending an investigation into how they use consumers’ data. 3. Ebola vaccine f...

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