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Day: May 13, 2017

UAE princesses facing trial in Belgium over accused of trafficking servants
Arab world, ENGLISH

UAE princesses facing trial in Belgium over accused of trafficking servants

    Eight princesses are facing trial after they were accused of trafficking servants into Belgium and treating them in an inhumane way. Princess Sheikha al-Nahyan and her seven daughters, from the United Arab Emirates (UEA), travelled to Belgium regularly and brought with them at least 20 servants, all women, to wait on them hand and foot 24 hours a day. One servant went to the police after escaping from the luxury suite in the Conrad Hotel in Brussels where the princesses were staying in 2008. She claimed her and her peers were working long hours, sometimes without enough food, did not have beds to sleep on and were not in possession of visas, Deutsche Welle reports. Belgian police launched an investigation and found the women were living in inhumane conditions. The eight pr...
Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack
America, ENGLISH

Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

    A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access. Security researchers said they observed some victims paying via the digital currency bitcoin, though they did not know what percent had given in to the extortionists. Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observ...
Donald Trump meeting with Sergei Lavrov release photo by Moscow
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump meeting with Sergei Lavrov release photo by Moscow

    US President Donald Trump meeting with Russia's Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office were issued by the Russian state news agency TASS, and subsequently published by much of the global media Donald Trump's administration was left red-faced Thursday after Moscow surprised it by releasing pictures of a closed-door meeting between the US president and Russia's top diplomat. The images -- issued by the Russian state news agency TASS, and subsequently published by much of the global media -- showed a grinning Trump shaking hands with Sergei Lavrov and the Russian ambassador in Washington, Sergei Kislyak, during an Oval Office meeting. That Wednesday meeting was already being seen as a major diplomatic coup for the Kremlin, a red carpet welcome just months after being hit with US sa...
Brussels should pay Brexit bill not UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brussels should pay Brexit bill not UK

    Brussels could be forced to pay the UK a Brexit divorce bill, rather than the other way round,  has said. The Foreign Secretary accused the EU of trying to bleed this country white with an expected bill of as much as €100bn (£84bn) to settle liabilities on withdrawal. He claimed the UK could definitely walk away without paying, and said Britain's share of EU assets is so valuable that Brussels may end up having to hand over money. Boris Johnson Asked whether he agreed with former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith that Britain might end up receiving a payment, Mr Johnson told the Daily Telegraph: I do, I think there are very good arguments. There are assets, I don't want to get too much into the detail of the negotiation but there are assets that we share, that we have ...
Cyber attack: A young UK researcher accidentally stops NHS and across the globe
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cyber attack: A young UK researcher accidentally stops NHS and across the globe

    A 22-year-old UK cyber security researcher accidentally managed to stop the spread of a ransomware attack that hit the NHS and organisations across the globe. The health service faces a weekend of chaos after the unprecedented attack forced hospitals to cancel and delay treatment for patients. The Royal London, St Bartholomew's, Whipps Cross and Newham are some of numerous hospitals to be hit by the attack, with messages flashing up saying that their files have been encrypted and they must pay cash or lose access to them. Using hacking tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency, the ransomware infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. However, working alongside Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, a British cyber s...