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Researchers: We’ve Discovered Power Grid-Wrecking Software
Jun12

Researchers: We’ve Discovered Power Grid-Wrecking Software

PARIS – Researchers have found a troubling new form of power grid-wrecking software, tying the discovery to a recent Ukrainian blackout in two reports published Monday. The malicious software has the ability to remotely sabotage circuit breakers, switches and protection relays, the reports say, a nightmare scenario for those charged with keeping...

U.S. Envoy Haley Berates UN Rights Council, Demands Reforms
Jun07

U.S. Envoy Haley Berates UN Rights Council, Demands Reforms

GENEVA – U.S. President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday berated the U.N.’s top human rights body, calling it a “forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion” that allows rights abusers to whitewash their images and foes of Israel to criticize the Jewish state unfairly. Nikki Haley, in the first...

Special Counsel’s Trump Investigation Includes Manafort Case
Jun03

Special Counsel’s Trump Investigation Includes Manafort Case

WASHINGTON – The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the...

Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpit
Jun01

Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpit

Armed police remove a man from Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 at Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne, Australia June 1, 2017. David Henderson/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) Passengers and crew on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur tackled a fellow passenger who attempted to enter the cockpit shouting he had a bomb, authorities...

Putin: Russian State has Never been Involved in Hacking
Jun01

Putin: Russian State has Never been Involved in Hacking

President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and scoffed at allegations that hackers could influence the outcome of elections in the United States or Europe. But the Russian leader admitted the possibility that some individual “patriotic” hackers could have mounted some attacks amid...

Putin Visits France, Hopes to Mend Strained Ties with West
May29

Putin Visits France, Hopes to Mend Strained Ties with West

On a visit likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles on Monday for what the newly-elected French leader said would be “demanding” talks on Syria, the Ukrainian crisis and other thorny issues driving the rift between...

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate
May27

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to...

China Urges Balance on Environment, Economy in Antarctica
May23

China Urges Balance on Environment, Economy in Antarctica

BEIJING — A Chinese leader on Tuesday urged international representatives to strike a “proper balance” between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica, as the frozen continent’s vulnerability to climate change raises worries that some nations could seek to exploit its natural resources. China is seeking to carve out a...

China Says no Mining in its Immediate Plans for Antarctica
May22

China Says no Mining in its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

BEIJING — China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area’s susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks, government officials said Monday. China’s growing interest in the frozen...

UK Newspaper Ranks Jamaican Mary Seacole Autobiography in Best 100 Nonfiction Books
May19

UK Newspaper Ranks Jamaican Mary Seacole Autobiography in Best 100 Nonfiction Books

The United Kingdom’s Guardian newspaper has ranked the autobiography of Jamaican Mary Seacole as Number 62 on its list of the top 100 nonfiction books in history. The autobiography, entitled “The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands,” was published in 1857 Seacole is sometimes known as “the black Florence Nightingale” for her...

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