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

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. Read More …

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

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …