French military to boost cyber defence in wake of hacking scandals

French military to boost cyber defence in wake of hacking scandals

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview published Sunday that French infrastructure could be vulnerable to cyber attacks and that the country is looking to boost its defences with thousands of “digital soldiers” by 2019. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, Le Drian said the nation’s infrastructure – including […]

Haiti risks cholera outbreak in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Haiti risks cholera outbreak in wake of Hurricane Matthew

A week after a devastating hurricane left hundreds of people dead, Haiti faces a growing cholera outbreak that threatens to make the disaster even more deadly. Civil defence officials have so far put the death toll from the hurricane itself at 336, although a Reuters tally on Monday put the number as high as 1,000 […]

Scores dead and missing in wake of severe flooding in North Korea

Scores dead and missing in wake of severe flooding in North Korea

The death toll from severe flooding in a North Korean border region has risen to 133 with another 395 missing and tens of thousands left homeless, the UN said. Some 107,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the area along the Tumen River, it said in a statement received Monday and citing […]

Britain sees first signs of slowing economy in wake of Brexit vote

Britain sees first signs of slowing economy in wake of Brexit vote

Britain’s economy was battered by the Brexit vote last month and faced a “dramatic deterioration” in activity as orders dried up and business investments were canned, key data showed Friday. The grim news — the first indication of economic contraction since Britain’s shock EU exit vote — was revealed at the end of a week […]

France’s National Assembly votes to extend state of emergency in wake of Nice attack

France’s National Assembly votes to extend state of emergency in wake of Nice attack

France’s National Assembly voted in the early hours of Wednesday to extend the country’s state of emergency for six months following last week’s massacre in Nice. The state of emergency has been in place since the Paris attacks in November, and the extension would see the measures — which give the police extra powers to […]

Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings

Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings

President Barack Obama on Wednesday hosted a meeting focused on how to bridge the divide between police officers and the black and Hispanic communities after a series of high-profile police killings sparked fresh protests throughout the country. The United States is “not even close” to resolving issues between police and the communities they serve, Obama […]

Obama visits grief-stricken Orlando in wake of gay nightclub massacre

Obama visits grief-stricken Orlando in wake of gay nightclub massacre

President Barack Obama arrived in Orlando on Thursday to meet with survivors of the massacre at a gay nightclub and relatives of the 49 people killed, as the U.S. Senate inched closer to a vote on gun control measures. Reprising the role of consoler in chief that he has played following periodic mass shootings since […]