Posts tagged as attacks

Latvian police warn about ransomware attacks

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

In 2019 the State Police Economic Crimes Unit recorded a possible cyberattack on a Latvian education institution, and over the past two years, small and medium sized enterprises have been frequently the victims of these types of attacks, according to the State Police on January 29. The State Police periodically receives complaints from both physical and legal persons about various ransomware attacks, which gains access and encrypts a user’s computer…

Iran and climate change – top international issues on U.S. Democratic debate

Thursday, June 27, 2019

As the U.S. Democratic Party seeks to nominate its presidential candidate, the first televised debate has been held, where Iran and action again climate change have been the top foreign policy issues. The debate of Wednesday, June 26, included New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and popular female candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is leading the polls at the moment. Iran nuclear deal German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports that only…

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia, Iran threatens more US drone attacks

Monday, June 24, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Saudi Arabia on Monday in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s navy chief warned Iranian forces wouldn’t hesitate to shoot down more U.S. surveillance drones from their skies. The downing of the drone, valued at more than $100 million, saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran after…

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Monday, June 24, 2019

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, challenging him to face public secrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the Times of London, Hunt said Johnson needs to earn the public’s trust by facing television debates before 160,000 Conservative Party members vote on which…

Sri Lanka attacks: Who are the victims?

Monday, April 22, 2019

The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday. Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks. About 500 people are injured and at least 35 foreigners are among the dead. The Easter Sunday bombings were the deadliest violence Sri Lanka has witnessed since…

Venezuela crisis: More migrants cross into Brazil despite attacks

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The number of Venezuelans entering Brazil is rising, officials say, despite Saturday’s attacks on makeshift migrant border camps. A Brazilian army spokesman said about 900 Venezuelans were expected in the state of Rorarima on Monday, a steep rise in the daily average. The numbers of people trying to flee Venezuela’s economic collapse are stoking regional tensions. There is fresh uncertainty following the issuing of new banknotes. Banks and shops are…

Germany arrests 4 suspected ISIS members; 1 suspected in attacks on US troops

Thursday, June 7, 2018

German authorities have arrested four Iraqis suspected of membership in the Islamic State group, including one who is alleged to have carried out attacks that killed and wounded U.S. troops. Federal prosecutors say the men were arrested Wednesday in the towns of the western cities of Dortmund and Bottrop, and Amberg-Sulzbach county in Bavaria. In a statement Thursday, prosecutors said 27-year-old Mohammed Rafea Yaseen Y. is suspected of joining the…