Friday, 3 December 2021

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Raids worldwide as police reveal vast hack of criminal encrypted phones

SYDNEY – International law enforcement agencies on Tuesday revealed a vast three-year global operation to infiltrate encrypted phones with violent criminal groups, resulting in hundreds of arrests worldwide. Unveiling the “world’s most sophisticated” sting, agencies from Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the United States said they “operated” the supposedly secure ...

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Heads of global organizations issue joint call for vaccine equality

Photo Credit: Aleksandra Gigowska/ Shutterstock.com WASHINGTON – World leaders must make a “new commitment” to a more equal distribution of coronavirus vaccines to bring the pandemic under control, the heads of four major global organizations said on Tuesday. Their joint rallying cry comes as concerns rise that vaccine inequality between ...

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‘World’s leading bank robbers’: North Korea’s hacker army

Photo: Shutterstock SEOUL: Nuclear-armed North Korea is advancing on the front lines of cyberwarfare, analysts say, stealing billions of dollars and presenting a clearer and more present danger than its banned weapons programs. Pyongyang is under multiple international sanctions over its atomic bomb and ballistic missile programs, which have seen ...

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Taylor Swift set to be given ‘BRITs Global Icon Award’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock LONDON – Taylor Swift is set to make history as the first ever female to be given BRITs Global Icon Award at the ceremony. The 11-time Grammy Award winner, 31, will join former winners Elton John, Robbie Williams and David Bowie in being given with the ...

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Governor of Georgia suspends gas taxes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Amis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order that temporarily suspends gas taxes in the state to prevent a hike in fuel prices in the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. “Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed an executive order to temporarily suspend gas ...

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Vax Live concert raises $302m for vaccine

Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in $302 million, exceeding the goal for the organisation’s campaign. Global Citizen announced Saturday that the funds raised helped procure more than 26 million doses at the “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the ...

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Post-Brexit UK-EU trade plummets

LONDON – Trade between Europe and Britain plunged by a record amount in January, the UK’s first month outside the EU single market after 47 years of bloc membership, data showed on Thursday. The EU’s Eurostat statistics agency said that exports from Europe to the UK sank by 27.4 per ...

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UK, EU to discuss ‘structure’ of Brexit talks after walkout threat

LONDON: European and British negotiators will be in touch Monday to discuss the “structure” of post-Brexit trade talks, despite London s threat on Friday to walk away unless there was a major shift in Brussels  approach. An EU spokesman tweeted that chief negotiator Michel Barnier held video talks with his British ...

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Eiffel Tower reopens after evacuation due to bomb threat

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there. The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant staff ...

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