Coronavirus: US buys up almost entire world supply of COVID-19 drug remdesivir

The US has bought up almost the entire global supply of one of two drugs used to treat coronavirus which UK patients helped test. Remdesivir, which was developed to treat Ebola, is produced almost exclusively by US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Read More …

Australia to invest a record A$1.35bn in cyber security

Dubbed the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (Cesar) package, the investment will help Australia identify cyber threats, disrupt foreign cyber criminals and build industry partnerships, said Australian prime minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Noting that malicious cyber activity undermines the Read More …

New swine flu with pandemic potential identified by China researchers

Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study in the US science journal PNAS, although experts said there is no imminent threat. Named G4, it is Read More …

Lithuania: Explosion in Vilnius was planned during daytime with people around

The bomb placed at the building housing international company in Vilnius last October did not go off but it could have caused major damage to the building and injured many people, Rolandas Kiskis, chief of Lithuania’s criminal police, says. The Read More …

London: 22 officers injured and police cars smashed after street party in Brixton

Twenty-two officers have been injured and police cars smashed up during “significant disorder” following a street party in Brixton overnight. Footage on social media showed a line of police retreating from crowds of people running at them with makeshift weapons Read More …

UK DASA: Competition document – Countering Drones – Finding and neutralising small UAS threats Phase 2 [Update]

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can develop the technology needed to counter Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS) and demonstrate how these can be integrated together to form a capable system. Please note this is the Read More …

US soldier plotted with Satanic neo-Nazis to ambush his own unit overseas, feds say

A U.S. soldier assigned to an installation in Europe has been charged with trying to plan a deadly ambush on members of his own unit during an upcoming deployment with the help of an “occult-based neo-Nazi” group known as the “Order of Read More …