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    Five men convicted of assassinating Russian opposition leader
    Jun29

    Five men convicted of assassinating Russian opposition leader

    MOSCOW // A jury on Thursday convicted five men of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, but the late politician’s allies said the investigation had been a cover-up and that the people who had ordered his killing remained at large.Nemtsov, one of president Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics, was murdered in 2015 as he...

    Ukraine says global cyberattack is under control as firms and government count cost
    Jun28

    Ukraine says global cyberattack is under control as firms and government count cost

    PARIS // The data-scrambling software epidemic that paralysed computers globally is under control in Ukraine, where it likely originated, officials said on Wednesday, as companies and governments around the world counted the cost of a crisis that is disrupting ports, hospitals and factories.The Ukrainian cabinet said on Wednesday that “all...

    New cyber attacks spread across Europe to the US
    Jun27

    New cyber attacks spread across Europe to the US

    KIEV // A global wave of cyber attacks which began in Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday spread to Western Europe and across the Atlantic, and wrought havoc on government and corporate computer systems.Several multinational companies were targeted, including US pharmaceutical giant Merck, Russian state oil giant Rosneft, British advertising giant WPP...

    New cyberattack creates chaos across Europe
    Jun27

    New cyberattack creates chaos across Europe

    A new cyberattack similar to WannaCry is spreading across Europe, hitting major companies from Moscow to Copenhagen and disrupting governmen systems in Kiev.More than 80 companies in Russia and Ukraine were affected by the Petya virus that disabled computers on Tuesday and demanded users pay $300 (Dh1,100) in cryptocurrency to unlock them....

    Hackers behind global cyberattack likely to strike again, experts warn
    May13

    Hackers behind global cyberattack likely to strike again, experts warn

    Washington // The hackers that launched a global cyberattack that brought chaos to banks, hospitals and corporations are expected to return and many computers remain at risk.Experts warned on Saturday that the hackers can still gain easy access to personal computers that lack a security update issued in March by Microsoft to fix the vulnerability...

    Trump calls on Russia to rein in Assad and Iran during Lavrov meeting
    May10

    Trump calls on Russia to rein in Assad and Iran during Lavrov meeting

    WASHINGTON // US president Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to rein in Syrian president Bashar Al Assad and his key ally Iran, as Washington and Moscow sought to boost their fragile ties with high-profile White House talks.Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, the highest-ranking Russian official to visit Washington since Mr Trump...

    What France’s choice of president means for the world
    May06

    What France’s choice of president means for the world

    Paris // The foreign policy positions of the French presidential contenders are perhaps their starkest divide, with centrist Emmanuel Macron urging close cooperation with international institutions and the far-right Marine Le Pen championing France-first nationalism.Here is how France’s relationship with the world could change depending on...

    French authorities issue warning after hack of Macron files
    May06

    French authorities issue warning after hack of Macron files

    PARIS // French authorities have warned it could be a criminal offence to republish data obtained from a hack of presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails, in an effort to prevent the breach from influencing the outcome of the election on Sunday.Mr Macron’s team said a “massive” hack had dumped emails,...

    Macron ahead as French presidential race nears finish
    May06

    Macron ahead as French presidential race nears finish

    After a bruising campaign overshadowed by scandals and the fear of terrorism, France will choose a new president on Sunday with the centrist former banker Emmanuel Macron the clear favourite to defeat the far-right Marine Le Pen.Voting will take place under strict security similar to the operation mounted for the first round of voting on April...

    Pope prays for an end to ‘vile’ attacks in Syria in his Easter address
    Apr16

    Pope prays for an end to ‘vile’ attacks in Syria in his Easter address

    VATICAN CITY // On the holiest day in Christendom, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria.In his balcony address, Francis prayed that God would sustain those working to comfort and help the civilian population...

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