Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said. Many ransomware gangs operate from Ukraine and Russia, private sector cybersecurity experts say. Some U.S. officials and analysts have said RussianContinue reading “Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime”

Fanatic anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are continuing to radicalize | COVID-19 Special – DW News

A 20-year old petrol station worker was shot dead in Germany after asking a customer to mask up. The country has seen many protests, sometimes violent, over its hygiene rules – but the shooting was the first death directly linked to the restrictions. It prompted widespread shock and condemnation. It’s an escalation of conspiracy theories.Continue reading “Fanatic anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are continuing to radicalize | COVID-19 Special – DW News”

Russia shatters COVID-19 death record as surge persists, killing 968 in a single day

Russia has recorded a new record-high daily death toll from COVID-19, continuing a persistent rise that has brought new records almost daily in October. The national coronavirus task force reported Saturday that 968 people in Russia died of COVID-19 over the past day — about 100 more daily deaths than were recorded in late September. The taskContinue reading “Russia shatters COVID-19 death record as surge persists, killing 968 in a single day”

A 100-year-old former Nazi guard has gone on trial, facing charges for 3,518 deaths

A 100-year-old man went on trial in Germany Thursday, accused of being an accessory to murder for serving as a Nazi SS guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin during World War II. The trial of the defendant, who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder, was held at the Neuruppin stateContinue reading “A 100-year-old former Nazi guard has gone on trial, facing charges for 3,518 deaths”

Ireland set to agree historical minimum corporate tax rate

Ireland is expected to adopt a 15% minimum corporate tax rate after several months of negotiations with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Sources close to Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe say the Irish government “needs certainty around the rate”, and assurances that Ireland won’t be forced to increase it further. Much ofContinue reading “Ireland set to agree historical minimum corporate tax rate”

Clean environment could become U.N. human right. Not so fast, say U.S., Britain

Rights council to decide on proposal this week U.S., UK, Brazil, Russia among critics – sources Lawyers say right could help in climate cases Britain and the United States are among a few countries withholding support for a proposal brought at the United Nations that would recognise access to a safe and healthy environment asContinue reading “Clean environment could become U.N. human right. Not so fast, say U.S., Britain”

Germany: Nazi death camp secretary caught after fleeing trial

A 96-year-old woman due to go on trial for alleged war crimes as a secretary at a Nazi death camp had gone into hiding. A district court in Germany had issued an arrest warrant for a 96-year-old woman who was due to go on trial on Thursday on charges of complicity in thousands of murders at the Stutthof deathContinue reading “Germany: Nazi death camp secretary caught after fleeing trial”

Two transgender women win seats in German parliament

Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday’s national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which came third in the election, increasing its share of the vote to 14.8% from 8.9% in 2017 and is set toContinue reading “Two transgender women win seats in German parliament”

Germany: Berlin locals vote to expropriate real estate giants

Berliners cast their referendum votes on whether to nationalize thousands of housing units owned by real estate giants. After counting all votes, over 56% voted in favor of the measure. Voters in the German capital, Berlin, alongside casting ballots for the makeup of the new German parliament and for their local legislature, also took part in aContinue reading “Germany: Berlin locals vote to expropriate real estate giants”

German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor

Social Democrats (SPD) ahead – projected results SPD’s Scholz claims clear mandate for pragmatic government But conservative Laschet also vows to seek coalition Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly won Sunday’s national election, projected results showed, and claimed a “clear mandate” to lead a government for the firstContinue reading “German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor”

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