Month: June 2017

TORONTO The U.S government this week warned American industrial firms about hacking activity targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, a security report seen by Reuters on Friday said, the latest event to highlight the power industry’s vulnerability to cyber attacks. Since at least May, hackers used tainted “phishing” emails to “harvest credentials” so they could
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By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships after members of Congress protested, congressional and aid sources said on Friday. Reuters reported on Thursday that Trump was considering issuing an order that would
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Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week’s Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne. The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent’s serve in the next game to claim the
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LONDON The head of the local council in the London borough where at least 80 people died in a fire in a social housing tower block resigned on Friday after he was criticised for the organisation’s handling of the disaster. “As council leader, I have to accept my share of responsibility for these perceived failings,”
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LONDON Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked three lawmakers from his leadership team who defied him by voting in favour of an amendment calling for Britain to stay in the EU’s single market, deepening rifts in his Labour party over Brexit. Labour lawmaker Chuka Umunna had proposed an amendment to the Conservative government’s
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BERLIN Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) French division reported inaccurate delivery figures to German headquarters for years to make its performance look better, Der Spiegel said on Friday, citing a report by the carmaker’s internal auditors. The auditors found a number of cars were registered by their owners “several months or even years” after the deliveries were recorded
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NEW YORK, June 30 Actress Naomi Watts says her new television series “Gypsy” is part of a recent trend of productions with strong female characters. Watts, who is also an executive producer of “Gypsy,” plays a Manhattan therapist who dangerously inserts herself into the lives of her patients’ acquaintances and family. “Gypsy,” a 10-part series created and
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BELFAST The prime ministers of Britain and Ireland should become “directly involved” in stalled talks between Northern Ireland’s political parties about restoring a power-sharing government, Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Friday. Sinn Fein lawmaker John O’Dowd told BBC radio the United Kingdom government needed to stop what he saw as a partisan approach
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By Martyn Herman | DUESSELDORF, Germany DUESSELDORF, Germany Esteban Chaves admits he is on a steep learning curve as he prepares for his Tour de France debut. The 27-year-old Orica-Scott rider has hardly raced professionally in France, but many are predicting he can challenge the likes of champion Chris Froome and fellow-Colombian Nairo Quintana. “This
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TALLINN The European Union’s chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker confessed that he still does not own a smartphone on Friday but pledged to help build a “digital future” for the bloc. He was speaking alongside the prime minister of Estonia, which has transformed its post-Soviet economy in part through new technology. As his government takes the
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