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Doubts About Trump Paying Syria Bill, Dismissal Of Russia’s Superpower Status Done By EU Foreign Policy Chief

According to the EU's foreign policy chief, to stump up what will be a hefty reconstruction bill in Syria, neither Russia nor the U.S. can be relied upon.   European Commission Vice-President Federica Mogherini said that Russia was weak economically even while acknowledging that Russia is a...

Sophisticated Ransomware And Fingerprint Reader Vulnerabilities Are New Hacking Threats

Experts warn there is more to come — including the ability to hack fingerprint readers, after a massive cyberattack that struck 300,000 computers in 150 countries earlier this month has begun to slow.   "It is going to get worse before it gets better because we've becoming more reliant...

Researchers Say Macron Leaks Were Amplified With The Help Of U.S. Far-Right Activists, Wikileaks And Bots

With automated bots and the Twitter account of WikiLeaks also propelling a leak that came two days before France's presidential vote, U.S. far-right activists helped amplify a leak of hacked emails belonging to leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign, some researchers said...

Ahead Of British Election, Warning Of Fake News Danger Sounded By Facebook

In what is the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election, Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news.   During the U.S. presidential election last year, there were many...

Large infrastructural projects: the African Strategy

How does Africa plan to conduct its industrialization over the next decade? With large disparities throughout the continent, in terms of needs and resources, and still areas of instabilities freezing development in some parts of Africa, the continent seems to be moving towards a two-pronged...

Kremlin, Hackers Working Hand-In-Hand, Shows Yahoo Cyber Indictment

The clearest details yet on what some U.S. officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and private Russian hackers was provided by Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc.   Allegedly working...

Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Agency Holds Apple Guilty of Price Fixing for its iPhones

After Russia’s anti-monopoly agency said Apple Inc had arranged for retailers to co-ordinate the prices of its iPhone models, the US company has been found guilty of price-fixing in Russia.   In a charge that could lead to the California-based company being fined, Apple’s Russian subsidiary...

Western economies, up or out?

The tide is rising for Western economies. When they could easily rule the world market with their production capacities, just a few decades ago, or with their hegemonic technological advance, they have been forced into frantic development and much higher risk-taking, by the rise in competition's...

US Think Tank says Military is Being Beefed up by China on Disputed Islands in South China Sea

A U.S. think tank is of the opinion that in the disputed ­Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, China has upgraded its military ­infrastructure, suggests satellite images.   China now ­occupied 20 outposts in the ­Paracels, and that there had been an extensive military build-up on...

No Major Gains Reaped from New Two-Child Policy in China

China isn't having enough babies, despite having the largest population of any country in the world.   In order to avoid significant demographic challenges in the coming decades, the relaxation of China's one-child-only policy has so far failed to boost the country's birth rate enough. This...

Denmark, a cashless paradise for bankers

The kingdom of Denmark is full of surprises but who knew that it would be one day the guinea pig of the world for a cashless economy? Denmark is now likely to become the first country with no more circulating cash. Could the banks’ favorite dream become the citizens’ worst nightmare?

Landing of the Out-Of-Control Chinese Space Station not yet Confirmed

The Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace”, China’s first prototype space station, reached the end of its service life earlier this year after having being launched into orbit in September 2011. In a recent press conference, the Chinese space agency admitted that it had lost contact with the station...
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