Global ransomware attack causes chaos

Global ransomware attack causes chaos

Image copyright Screenshot Image caption Many reports suggest that screens around the world are getting this message, indicating a ransomware attack is to blame. Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted […]

Google hit with record $2.7bn EU fine

Google hit with record $2.7bn EU fine

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Shopping ads appear at the top of many search result pages Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the […]

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption Béatrice Huret spoke to her Iranian partner by phone just before the trial began A former supporter of France’s far-right National Front party (FN) has gone on trial for helping a man she met in the Calais migrant camp cross the border to Britain. Béatrice Huret is charged with aiding […]

World food security risks growing, Chatham House says

World food security risks growing, Chatham House says

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The Suez Canal is one of 14 “chokepoints” The world’s food security is increasingly reliant on 14 “chokepoints” for trade, a think-tank report has warned. UK-based Chatham House says more needs to be done to protect key transport routes such as the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal and […]

Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip

Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip

Image copyright AFP Image caption Muslim girls were shocked to be targeted by racists during a trip to visit Holocaust memorials German Muslim schoolgirls who went on a visit to Holocaust memorials in eastern Poland say they were racially abused by locals during their trip. The girls, from a Berlin school, spoke on Deutschlandfunk radio […]

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Image copyright AFP Image caption The land borders have been closed for days now Some demands set by four Arab states on Qatar in return for lifting sanctions will be “difficult to meet”, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says. However, Mr Tillerson said the proposals provided a basis for dialogue leading to a solution […]

Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller

Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mueller has come under pressure from influential conservatives President Donald Trump has questioned the neutrality of Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in last year’s US election. Mr Trump said Mr Mueller’s friendship with James Comey, who had been heading the inquiry until sacked from his role as […]

Canadian sniper ‘kills IS militant two miles away’

Canadian sniper ‘kills IS militant two miles away’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Canadian sniper team working in Afghanistan A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month. Military sources told Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper that the gunman is a member of Joint […]

Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport

Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pesto-loving tourists at Genoa airport are happy to pay to keep their precious jars In an era of high-security air travel, many a passenger has fallen foul of the rules banning liquids on planes. But now an Italian airport has decided to waive the 100ml maximum limit – as […]

Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference

Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is not clear what triggered the latest cholera outbreak (file picture of Kibera slum in 2015) Nearly 50 people have contracted cholera while attending a health conference in Kenya’s capital. The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four day forum organised by the Ministry of […]

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