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    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...

    G7 states reach no deal on UK call for further Syria and Russia sanctions
    Apr11

    G7 states reach no deal on UK call for further Syria and Russia sanctions

    LUCCA, ITALY // Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialised nations reached no agreement on a British suggestion that sanctions be tightened against Syria and Russia.Before the two-day meeting, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson had said he wanted to discuss imposing fresh sanctions over last week’s chemical...

    Companies face conflict between ethics and profit in war zones
    Mar12

    Companies face conflict between ethics and profit in war zones

    Paris // Some multinationals working in conflict zones are turning to ethically dubious practices to keep their factories operating, employees working and goods flowing.French-Swiss cement manufacturer LafargeHolcim admitted this month that it resorted to “unacceptable” practices in 2013 and 2014 to keep its Jalabiya plant in Syria...

    Book review: The Despot’s Accomplice challenges the West’s commitment to democracy
    Mar09

    Book review: The Despot’s Accomplice challenges the West’s commitment to democracy

    The new millennium has been unkind to democracy, but never has the brand suffered greater damage than it did in 2016. The populist winds that have been roiling the world finally reached the Atlantic, marking Britain and the United States’s retreat into nativism. Through the hallowed means of the ballot, Britain voted itself out of the...

    Trump picks Putin critic as adviser on Russia
    Mar03

    Trump picks Putin critic as adviser on Russia

    NEW YORK // The White House is preparing to appoint a respected academic and critic of Vladimir Putin as its chief Russia expert, in a sign that Donald Trump’s “bromance” with the Russian leader is cooling amid a growing scandal about ties between their administrations.Fiona Hill, a British-born analyst and writer, has advocated...

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