Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Image copyright Reuters Friday’s cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. Speaking to Britain’s ITV, he said the world faced an escalating threat, and there was concern about the level of potential attacks on Monday morning. The virus took control of users’ files, demanding payments; Russia and […]

Emmanuel Macron inauguration: French president vows new start

Emmanuel Macron inauguration: French president vows new start

Media caption“Divisions have to be overcome” – newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron has promised to restore France’s global standing, as he was officially inaugurated as the country’s youngest president at the age of 39. “My mandate will give the French back the confidence to believe in themselves,” President Macron said at the elaborate Élysée […]

Ivory Coast: Soldiers cut off second city Bouaké

Ivory Coast: Soldiers cut off second city Bouaké

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Rebellious soldiers took up positions near the military’s headquarters in Abidjan on Friday Angry soldiers have blocked off access to Bouaké, the second largest city in the Ivory Coast, as a revolt over a pay dispute continues. One of the uprising’s leaders said the soldiers were “ready to fight” […]

Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale

Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale

Image copyright Webroot Image caption The ransomware has been identified as WannaCry – here shown in a safe environment on a security researcher’s computer The cyber-attack that struck organisations around the world, including the NHS, was “unprecedented” in scale, Europe’s police agency says. Europol also warned a “complex international investigation” was required “to identify the […]

FBI chief sacking: ‘Four to be interviewed’ to replace Comey

FBI chief sacking: ‘Four to be interviewed’ to replace Comey

Image copyright Getty Images/Reuters/AFP Image caption From left to right: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Republican Senator John Cornyn, New York Appeals Court Judge Michael Garcia and lawyer Alice Fisher The first interviews to find a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey are set to take place. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is among […]

Pope Francis canonises two children at Portugal’s Fatima shrine

Pope Francis canonises two children at Portugal’s Fatima shrine

Media captionPope Francis makes saints of Portuguese shepherd children Pope Francis was greeted by crowds of hundreds of thousands as he made saints of two shepherd children at the Fatima shrine complex in Portugal. “We declare the blissful Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto saints,” the pontiff said to loud applause. It is 100 years since […]

Venezuela protests: Elderly clash with police in opposition march

Venezuela protests: Elderly clash with police in opposition march

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “No more repression” reads a banner held during the “Grandparents March” in Caracas Thousands of elderly Venezuelans have taken to the streets of Caracas and other cities to protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro amid a worsening economic crisis. Police blocked access to a main road in the capital […]

North Korea ‘would hold talks’ with Trump administration

North Korea ‘would hold talks’ with Trump administration

Image copyright AFP/Getty IMages Image caption President Donald Trump has said he would be “honoured” to meet Kim Jong-un if conditions were right North Korea has said it will hold talks with the US “if the conditions were right”, South Korean media reports. A senior North Korean diplomat said dialogue with the Trump administration was […]

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak hit West Africa in 2014-2015 The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified […]

Karabo Mokoena murder: Suspect appears in South Africa court

Karabo Mokoena murder: Suspect appears in South Africa court

Image copyright kayfab_27 Image caption Karabo Mokoena’s killing is being seen as symbolic of violence faced by women in South Africa The man believed to be the boyfriend of a 22-year-old woman whose killing has shocked South Africa has appeared in court in Johannesburg to face murder charges, local media report. Karabo Mokoena’s mother wept […]