News : World

British lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

Saturday  19:50,   24 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Britain's parliament was hit by a cyber attack on Saturday in which hackers tried to access email accounts, politicians and officials said, just over a month after a ransomware attack crippled parts of the country's health[...]

China, U.S. agree aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

Saturday  19:16,   24 june 2017
Reuters

China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this[...]

Amnesty for militants in Syria's Raqqa aims to promote stability

Saturday  17:16,   24 june 2017
Reuters

<p>A civil council expected to rule Raqqa once Islamic State is dislodged from the Syrian city pardoned 83 of the jihadist group's low-ranking militants on Saturday, a goodwill gesture designed to promote stability.</p>A civil council[...]

Amnesty for militants in Syria's Raqqa aims to promote stability

Saturday  17:16,   24 june 2017
Reuters

<p>A civil council expected to rule Raqqa once Islamic State is dislodged from the Syrian city pardoned 83 of the jihadist group's low-ranking militants on Saturday, a goodwill gesture designed to promote stability.</p>A civil council[...]

Death toll from Pakistan attacks rises to 57

Saturday  16:20,   24 june 2017
AFP

The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 57, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month.Officials in Quetta[...]

How Canada’s small military produced deadly, record-breaking snipers

Saturday  15:55,   24 june 2017
MSN

A Canadian sniper's reportedly record-breaking long-distance kill fits a tradition of expert marksmanship in the country's military.Canadian sniper 'kills IS militant 2 miles away' in Afghanistan. It's reported bullet took 10 seconds to hit[...]

The Latest: Lebanon's Hezbollah condemns Mecca bombing

Saturday  14:05,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>Lebanon's Hezbollah has condemned a bombing near the Grand Mosque in Mecca.</p>1[...]

Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

Saturday  13:55,   24 june 2017
AFP

Qatar said Saturday that a 13-point list of demands made by Saudi Arabia and its allies impinged on its sovereignty and failed to meet US expectations they be "reasonable".The four Arab governments delivered the demands to Qatar through[...]

Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension: Russian embassy

Saturday  13:51,   24 june 2017
Reuters

Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday. Some 330 Marines[...]

French entrepreneur changes children's lives — one cheap book at a time

Saturday  13:50,   24 june 2017
USA TODAY

<p>It’s Sunday on a long spring weekend in Paris, and the mini Parisians of the 18th arrondissement are all jostling for a spot in the Jacqueline de Romilly library.</p>It’s Sunday on a long spring weekend in Paris, and the mini Parisians of[...]

French journalist wounded in Mosul dies

Saturday  13:50,   24 june 2017
BBC News

Veronique Robert was injured while reporting on an advance by Iraqi forces against IS militants.Véronique Robert was wounded in the blast, which killed two colleagues, on Monday, and was returned to France for treatment, France Télévisions[...]

London council evacuates tower blocks as fire fallout widens

Saturday  12:41,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday after a local government agency evacuated four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and the insulation around gas pipes, expanding the focus beyond the external [...]

US wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city: army

Saturday  12:20,   24 june 2017
AFP

One of America's most wanted terrorists may have escaped a five-week battle with Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city, which began with a raid to capture him, the military said Saturday. Isnilon Hapilon, a veteran Filipino[...]

Dutch journalists freed in Colombia

Saturday  12:20,   24 june 2017
BBC News

Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are released after a day of conflicting reports about their fate. Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were handed over to a delegation from the Colombian Ombudsman's Office, the agency confirmed in a tweet.National[...]

Virgin Media hack risk is a wake-up call to check your router

Saturday  10:25,   24 june 2017
USA TODAY

<p>Imagine someone peering into your living room through your home's surveillance cameras. Or a stranger sending messages to your child by way of their stuffed animal.</p>SAN FRANCISCO — Imagine someone peering into your living room[...]