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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(Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 22 that may be offensive to some readers.) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB’s alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of the
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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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WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was sending federal help to fight crime in Chicago that has reached “epidemic” proportions. The government is sending gun investigators to Chicago and plans to prosecute firearms cases aggressively, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News when asked about Trump’s statement about the plan in an
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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
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By Timothy Mclaughlin | CHICAGO CHICAGO The Chicago Police Department’s approach to mental health has upset critics who argue a policy barring counselors from taking notes and keeping records of sessions with officers is counterproductive and could be harmful to the cops. As Chicago struggles with a police suicide rate much higher than the national
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ZURICH Roche has bought Vienna-based diabetes management platform mySugr for an undisclosed price, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, joining a growing crowd of companies expanding into app-based digital health services. Privately held mySugr offers a logbook for mobile devices to help people track everything from their blood sugar, medications and activity levels. It has
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Officials hope to reopen a portion of a major roadway and allow more residents to head home on Friday in central Arizona where firefighters have gained significant ground against a fierce, six-day-old wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate. The blaze, dubbed the Goodwin Fire, has charred nearly 25,000 acres (10,120 hectares) and destroyed an unknown
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By Elizabeth Piper and David Milliken | LONDON LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May won backing for her policy programme with a slender parliamentary majority on Thursday in the first test of her authority after an election setback and growing pressure on her Brexit and austerity agenda. May cut short a visit to Berlin and her
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