• Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heads to Unknown Destination

    An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, moving shortly before...

  • Donald Trump Aug 18, 2019

    Iranian Tanker to Leave Gibraltar Soon Despite US Pressure

    The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made a last-minute effort to seize it again. The head of the company sorting paperwork and procuring for the Grace 1 oil tanker in the British overseas territory said the vessel could be...

  • DIRECTOR Aug 17, 2019

    ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Animator Richard Williams Has Died

    Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old. The Oscar-winning artist died from cancer at his home in Bristol, England, on Friday, his daughter Natasha Sutton Williams said Saturday. Williams’ career straddled the...

  • Facebook May 14, 2019

    WhatsApp Discovers Spyware That Hijacked Phones

    Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said late Monday. The Financial Times identified the actor as Israel’s NSO Group, and WhatsApp all but confirmed the identification, describing hackers as “a private company that has been known to work with...

  • president Dec 16, 2018

    Tear Gas in Paris, but Fewer Protesters and Bigger Demands

    A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest nationwide outcry, but the smaller crowds pushed fervently for one of their expanding demands, a citizen’s referendum to help define policy. The most resonant call Saturday was a leap from...

  • president Dec 15, 2018

    Scuffles With Police in Paris But Protest Mostly Peaceful

    Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vest” movement. Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters who headed down the side streets off the French capital’s famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, some with...

  • European Union Dec 15, 2018

    Macron Urges Calm, Paris Police Prepare for More Violence

    French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris. The “yellow vest” movement, which began its demonstrations Nov. 17 initially to protest an increase in fuel taxes, soon morphed into an expression of rage about the...

  • New York Jul 5, 2018

    Sanctioned Russian Oligarch Linked to Cohen Has Vast US Ties

    Long before Viktor Vekselberg was tied to a scandal over the president and a porn star, the Russian oligarch had been positioning himself to extend his influence in the United States. Working closely with an American cousin who heads the New York investment management Columbus Nova, Vekselberg backed a $1.6 million lobbying campaign to aid Russian interests in Washington. His...

  • spokesman Mar 20, 2018

    Report: Dutch Spies Caught Russian Hackers on Tape

    The Netherlands’ spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, a Dutch newspaper and television show jointly reported Friday. Reports carried in the respected daily Volkskrant and the current affairs show Nieuwsuur say hackers working for the Dutch General...

  • Associated Press Dec 15, 2017

    US Prosecutors Move to Cash in on Drug Ring's $8.5M in Seized Bitcoin

    U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that’s exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader’s arrest a year ago. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah cites the digital currency’s volatility in court documents pressing for the sale. The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 when...

  • Facebook Jul 5, 2017

    Ukraine Claims It Prevented Second Cyberattack

    Ukrainian authorities have avoided a second cyberattack, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in an announcement that suggests that the effort to wreak electronic havoc across Ukraine is ongoing. Ukraine is still trying to find its feet after scores or even hundreds of businesses and government agencies were hit by an explosion of data-scrambling software on June 27. Avakov said in...

  • Hillary Clinton May 6, 2017

    French Cybersecurity Agency to Probe Macron Hacking Attack

    France’s election campaign commission said Saturday “a significant amount of data” — and some fake information — has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack on centrist Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign. It urged citizens not to relay the data on social media to protect the integrity of the French vote. France’s government cybersecurity agency will investigate the attack,...

  • Donald Trump Apr 23, 2017

    France Begins Voting in Presidential Poll in Test for Populism

    Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that’s seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world....
    More than 50,000 police and gendarmes were deployed to the 66,000 polling stations for Sunday’s election, which comes after Thursday’s deadly attack on the Champs-Elysees in which a police officer...

  • JUDGE Apr 11, 2017

    US Says Global Spam Scheme Targeted After Mastermind Nabbed

    U.S. authorities announced Monday they are working to dismantle a global computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year. The Russian man alleged to be at the head of the scheme was arrested Friday in Spain....
    The U.S. Justice Department said it was working to take down the sprawling Kelihos botnet, which at times was made...

  • Twitter Feb 15, 2017

    New Warning of Potential Yahoo Email Account Breach

    Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company’s investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users’ data several years ago. Yahoo confirmed Wednesday that it was notifying users that their accounts had potentially been compromised but declined to say how many people were affected. In...

  • Donald Trump Dec 28, 2016

    Lithuanian ‘Elves' Combat Russian Influence Online

    Elves against trolls — it sounds like something out of “The Lord of the Rings.” But to Ricardas Savukynas, the battle he’s fighting is no fantasy. The 43-year-old business consultant and blogger is part of an informal internet army of Lithuanians trying to counter what they describe as hate speech and pro-Russia propaganda. “I am just a regular guy from...

  • London Oct 20, 2016

    ‘That Will Be Our Future': US, UK Cybersecurity Officials Say Destructive Hacks Are Coming

    The world should brace itself for more physically destructive hacks, two senior cybersecurity officials said Wednesday, warning that a more dangerous era of hacking was already upon us. Paul Chichester, the director of operations at Britain’s new National Cyber Security Center, told an event hosted by British defense think tank RUSI that electronic intrusions were on their way to becoming...

  • Head Jul 31, 2016

    Muslims Go to Catholic Mass Across France to Show Solidarity

    Muslims in France and Italy flocked to Mass on Sunday, a gesture of interfaith solidarity following a drumbeat of jihadi attacks that threatens to deepen religious divisions across Europe. From the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few miles from where 85-year-old Rev. Jacques Hamel had his throat slit Tuesday by two Muslim fanatics, to Paris’ iconic Notre Dame,...

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