UK and EU remain far apart in post-Brexit trade talks as deadline looms

British and EU negotiators are continuing talks over the weekend but remained divided on Sunday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said Sunday that the EU is “continuing to make demands that are incompatible with our independence. We cannot accept Read More …

UK: Unknown object comes within 10ft of aircraft in high-risk near-miss at Leeds Bradford airport

A report revealed that the object presented a “high” risk of collision with the plane during the incident on 1 September. According to the UK Airprox Board, which investigates near misses between aircraft, “the object appeared without warning and there Read More …

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

Russia focuses on freeze-dried vaccine doses as transport fix

Russia expects to produce primarily freeze-dried Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine doses by the spring, a top official said, eliminating the need for transport at ultra-low temperatures as part of an ambitious plan to inoculate its population. Vaccine developers globally are Read More …

TSA seeks enhanced screening capabilities for air cargo

Federal regulators want to improve industry’s ability to perform air cargo security checks and explosives detection technology to help meet forthcoming international requirements for screening 100% of export freight on all-cargo aircraft, the Transportation Security Administration’s air cargo chief said Read More …

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

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

Cocaine worth $500m found hidden in charcoal shipment

Police in Paraguay have found a record 2.3 tonnes of cocaine hidden among a charcoal shipment destined for Israel. They said the drugs had an estimated street value of $500m (£383m). It is the largest drugs seizure police have made Read More …