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    World Bank raises US$500 million with ‘pandemic bonds’
    Jun29

    World Bank raises US$500 million with ‘pandemic bonds’

    WASHINGTON: The World Bank raised US$500 million to finance rapid response to disease outbreaks, including through sale of its first-ever “pandemic bonds,” the bank announced Wednesday. Drawing on the slow response to the 2013 Ebola outbreak in Africa in which thousands died, the World Bank designed the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility...

    Fresh cyberattack likely ‘more sophisticated’ than WannaCry: Europol
    Jun29

    Fresh cyberattack likely ‘more sophisticated’ than WannaCry: Europol

    The malware, which first surfaced on Tuesday in Ukraine, locks away a computer’s data and tells users they must pay to get is all back. …read more Source: Hindustan...

    Germany's Gabriel urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
    Jun28

    Germany's Gabriel urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    KRASNODAR, Russia (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday called for Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to extend a harvest-related ceasefire, saying it could help pave the way for a political solution. …read more Source: The...

    MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads
    Jun28

    MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads

    Investigators into the MH17 disaster hope emotional video testimony from victims’ relatives can spur a response for new information in Ukraine, where the jet was downed. AFP Photo THE HAGUE: International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts Wednesday...

    Germany’s Gabriel urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
    Jun28

    Germany’s Gabriel urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    KRASNODAR, Russia – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday called for Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to extend a harvest-related ceasefire, saying it could help pave the way for a political solution. … …read more Source:...

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort registers as foreign agent
    Jun28

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort registers as foreign agent

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, ac… …read more Source: The...

    MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads
    Jun28

    MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads

    June 29, 2017 12:45 AMTHE HAGUE (AFP) – International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts on Wednesday (June 28) to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Fresh cyberattack likely ‘more sophisticated’ than WannaCry
    Jun28

    Fresh cyberattack likely ‘more sophisticated’ than WannaCry

    Staff monitor the spread of the WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack from the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul -AFP THE HAGUE: The wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America is similar to last month’s WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appears potentially “more sophisticated,” the European police agency said Wednesday....

    New wave of cyberattacks spreads across globe
    Jun28

    New wave of cyberattacks spreads across globe

    Customers queue in a supermarket in Kharkiv, Ukraine in this picture obtained from social media. — Reuters photo Second global outbreak in less than two months, virus similar in its demands to WannaCry ransomware KIEV: A wave of cyberattacks hit Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe and North America on Tuesday, in the second...

    European Union extends Russia sanctions until Jan 2018
    Jun28

    European Union extends Russia sanctions until Jan 2018

    The European Union formally extended its economic sanctions on Russia on Wednesday, a widely expected step that keeps restrictions on business with Russian energy, defence and financial sectors until Jan. 31, 2018. The sanctions were imposed in July 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula and Moscow’s...

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