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  • UK: The Eat Out to Help Out scheme caused a “significant” rise in new coronavirus infections – study

    October 30, 2020

    The Eat Out to Help Out scheme caused a “significant” rise in new coronavirus infections, a new study has suggested. According to the University of Warwick, the sharp increase in COVID-19 infection clusters emerged a week after the scheme began. The government’s initiative was designed to boost the economy after the national lockdown, and allowed pubs and ...

  • Manchester Arena bombing: Guilty plea to fraud charges over precursor chemicals bought on Amazon

    October 29, 2020

    A man has pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to chemicals bought by the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that Yahya Werfalli’s bank details were used to buy hydrogen peroxide on Amazon. The chemicals were acquired by brothers Salman and Hashem Abedi for the bomb that killed 22 people in May 2017 Werfalli, ...

  • US focused on disrupting finances for Somalia’s al-Shabab

    October 29, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS — The United States strongly backed efforts to disrupt the illegal financing methods used by Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group, which according to U.N. experts raised more than the $21 million it spent last year on fighters, weapons and intelligence. U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is committed ...

  • FBI warning: Trickbot and ransomware attackers plan big hit on US hospitals

    October 29, 2020

    US healthcare providers, already under pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, have been put on high alert over Trickbot malware and ransomware targeting the sector. The warning over an “imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers” comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ...

  • Covid-19 sniffing Security Dogs coming to a City near you

    October 29, 2020

    Sniffer dogs are successfully being trained to sniff out Covid-19 on humans and according to a leading security firm their use could become mainstream by Easter 2021. Security dogs are well known for their super sniffing abilities – money, drugs, explosives. However, recent trials have been successful in using canines to sniff out Covid-19 leading to ...

  • UK under pressure as COVID-19 epidemic doubling every 9 days

    October 29, 2020

    The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat a surge of COVID-19 cases and “rescue Christmas” as scientists warn that the number of people hospitalized with the disease in the U.K. could almost triple by the end of next month unless something more is done now. Mark Walport, a former chief ...

  • Security of supply is crucial to the future energy system says IEA

    October 29, 2020

    Security of supply needs a more comprehensive approach if the energy transformation challenges are to be met, IEA indicates in a new report. Evolving challenges include cyber threats, extreme weather events and not least the rapidly growing shares of variable renewable generation from wind and solar. And each of these impacts on security of supply in ...

  • Lockdowns return to France and Germany as Europe confronts second wave

    October 29, 2020

    Two of Europe’s biggest economies are reinstating some form of national lockdown, as the continent confronts a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. From Friday people in France will only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical reasons. President Emmanuel Macron said the country risked being “overwhelmed by a second wave that no doubt ...

  • Knife attack in Nice: Woman decapitated as three die in ‘suspected terror attack’

    October 29, 2020

    A woman has been decapitated in a suspected terror attack in Nice, French police say. Three people have died and several others are injured after a knife attack reportedly took place near the Notre Dame church. Nice’s mayor Christian Estrosi told reporters: “The suspected knife attacker was shot by police while being detained, he is on his ...

  • Short of medics as virus surges, central Europe sounds alarm

    October 29, 2020

    Soldiers in Poland are giving coronavirus tests. American National Guard troops with medical training are headed to the Czech Republic to work alongside doctors there. A Czech university student is running blood samples to labs, and the mayor of the capital is taking shifts at a hospital. With cases surging in many central European countries, firefighters, ...

  • Nearly 200 European airports at risk of insolvency due to COVID-19 impact, warns a new report

    October 28, 2020

    Nearly 200 airports across Europe are at risk of insolvency due to the collapse in air travel, the European airports’ trade body has warned. A report by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has estimated that 193 airports on the continent “face insolvency in the coming months if passenger traffic does not start to recover by the ...

  • Manchester Arena Inquiry: Staff ‘identify suspicious behaviour not ethnicity’

    October 28, 2020

    Behaviour is the major factor when identifying a terror suspect, rather than ethnicity, a security expert told the Manchester Arena Inquiry. Tony Holyland from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) said Salman Abedi’s actions on the night he bombed the venue should have raised suspicion. Twenty-two people died in the attack on 22 May 2017. Mr Holyland said Abedi’s ...

  • European holidaymakers to blame for COVID second wave, says health expert

    October 28, 2020

    The “mass movement” of European holidaymakers keen to relax after lockdowns lifted this summer is largely to blame for the continent’s second wave of coronavirus infections, a public health expert told Euronews. “Anybody who drives down the motorways in France in August will see the lines of Dutch caravans moving south, almost like a migration of ...

  • Enel Group hit by ransomware again, Netwalker demands $14 million

    October 27, 2020

    Multinational energy company Enel Group has been hit by a ransomware attack for the second time this year. This time by Netwalker, who is asking a $14 million ransom for the decryption key and to not release several terabytes of stolen data. Enel is one of the largest players in the European energy sector, with more ...

  • 10 ATMs damaged amid overnight unrest in Philadelphia

    October 27, 2020

    Police say 10 ATMs were damaged late Monday and early Tuesday in Philadelphia. Police said officers responded to the 600 block of Wendover Street, in Philadelphia’s Manayunk section, at about 11:50 p.m. Monday after an ATM exploded at Dalessandro’s Steaks. “The loud boom woke me up,” said area resident Kristen Mckernan. It was not clear if any cash ...

  • Coronavirus: Antibodies fall rapidly after COVID infection, dashing hopes of herd immunity – study

    October 27, 2020

    Hopes that the population will become immune to COVID-19 have been dashed by new research showing antibodies fall rapidly after recovering from the disease. So-called herd immunity has been proposed by some scientists as a better alternative to lockdowns in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. It would require around 50-60% of the population to have protection against the ...

  • Tanker stowaways: ‘Hijacking’ ends after UK special forces storm ship off the Isle of Wight

    October 26, 2020

    Seven people were detained when military forces stormed a tanker suspected to have been hijacked off the Isle of Wight. Sixteen members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) ended a 10-hour standoff which started when stowaways on board the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda reportedly became violent. The stowaways, believed to be Nigerians seeking UK asylum, were handed over ...


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