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Nation state cyber attacks on rise, says Europol

THE HAGUE: Global ransomware attacks are increasingly linked to nation states, with the lines between politics and crime often blurring, Europe’s police agency said on Tuesday. Key ransomware attacks include the so-called WannaCry and NotPetya malware, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in 2017, demanding that users pay ransoms to regain access. “Ransomware retains its dominance,” ...

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Maldives president took gifts from island developers: report

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has been implicated in an island leasing scam, days ahead of an election The president of the Maldives appeared to accept lavish gifts from a billionaire developer who was later leased two islands in the paradise archipelago without bidding for them, a corruption watchdog alleged Tuesday. The claims — including that President Abdulla Yameen directly participated ...

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Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN probe

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar’s powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday, as they released the final part of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to…

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EU summit to lay out end-game plans – Tusk

BRUSSELS, Sept 18 (Reuters) – European Union leaders will discuss how to wind up negotiations with Britain on its withdrawal from the EU when they meet in Austria on Thursday, summit chair Donald Tusk said on Tuesday. Warning there was still a risk that talks could collapse,…

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OPEC chief: Cartel must stay together as US sanctions Iran

OPEC must stick together for the good of the global economy as founding member Iran faces renewed U.S. sanctions, the head of the cartel said Tuesday — though he did not address how an already-tight market will make up for the loss of Iranian supply. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo also said an agreement between OPEC and non-members that cut production and ...

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How Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record

(CNN)Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set an astonishing new marathon world record on Sunday, running two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in Berlin. In doing so the 33-year-old obliterated the previous record, set 14 years ago by fellow countryman Dennis Kimetto, by 78 seconds. It’s the latest achievement for perhaps the greatest marathon runner in history, who has won 10 of ...

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How Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record

(CNN)Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set an astonishing new marathon world record on Sunday, running two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in Berlin. In doing so the 33-year-old obliterated the previous record, set 14 years ago by fellow countryman Dennis Kimetto, by 78 seconds. It’s the latest achievement for perhaps the greatest marathon runner in history, who has won 10 of ...

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