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Scientists in Morocco unearth Stone Age hand-axe site dating back 1.3 million years

Archaeologists in Morocco have announced the discovery of North Africa’s oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years, an international team reported Wednesday. The find pushes back by hundreds of thousands of years the start date in North Africa of the Acheulian stone tool industry associated with a key human ancestor, HomoContinue reading “Scientists in Morocco unearth Stone Age hand-axe site dating back 1.3 million years”

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Pegasus Affair: Macron changes phone, reinforces security in wake of spyware allegations

French President Emmanuel Macron has changed his phone and phone number in light of allegations that Pegasus spyware might have targeted him, a presidency official said Thursday, the same day Macron held an emergency meeting on cybersecurity at the Élysée Palace. Macron has demanded “a strengthening of all security protocols” regarding sensitive means of communication, the ÉlyséeContinue reading “Pegasus Affair: Macron changes phone, reinforces security in wake of spyware allegations”

Political furor in Italy after far-right League councilor kills Moroccan immigrant

“If the League thinks that carrying weapons brings security, then that is really worrying,” said centre-left politician Vinicio Peluffo. A member of Italy’s far-right League party was placed under house arrest on Wednesday after shooting dead a Moroccan immigrant following an altercation in a bar. Massimo Adriatici, a League councilor in the northern town of Voghera, killedContinue reading “Political furor in Italy after far-right League councilor kills Moroccan immigrant”

France’s Macron among potential Pegasus spyware targets

Phone number of French president was identified as potential target for surveillance on behalf of Morocco, report says. The phone of French President Emmanuel Macron was targeted for potential surveillance on behalf of Morocco in the Pegasus spyware case, French newspaper Le Monde reported on Tuesday. The French presidency said that if the revelations aboutContinue reading “France’s Macron among potential Pegasus spyware targets”

As migrants continue to reach Ceuta, Spanish pushback hardens

Madrid ups border security in the North African enclave, returns thousands to Morocco, and fires tear gas into the buffer zone. In a bid to prevent more people’s arrival in Ceuta, Spain has upped security along its shared border with Morocco, fired tear gas into the buffer zone between the countries, and returned people whoContinue reading “As migrants continue to reach Ceuta, Spanish pushback hardens”