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Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be 'weapons'

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

An 11-year-old 'cyber ninja' stunned security experts by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys 'can be weaponised'.

World close to 'serious digital sabotage', says spy chief

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

The world may be close to a "serious act of digital sabotage" which could trigger unrest, "chaos and disorder," Dutch spy chief Rob Bertholee warned.

Don't wait to apply for EU licence, ECB tells Brexit banks

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

Banks hoping to move operations from London to other EU states to avoid post-Brexit hurdles should move fast to apply for a licence, the European Central Bank said Tuesday.Licence applications are dealt...

Who are the world's most travelled footballers?

7 April 2017 | 0 comments

Winning football teams today travel more than double than half a century ago, totalling more than 200,000km in a season. Who is the world's most travelled footballer of all time?

50 shades of controversy: a history of the EU exit clause

30 March 2017 | 1 comment

It is a fitting quirk of history that the 264 words shaping Britain's divorce from the EU were brought to life by British representatives over the objections of federalist colleagues who warned of trouble ahead.

Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis, then known as 'consumption' for its slow, remorseless wasting of the human body.

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

Medical tourism has grown into a healthy travel sector as people shop beyond their borders for everything from dental work to plastic surgery, say experts at Berlin's ITB travel fair.

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn.

Zoo rhino killing hints at new European avenue for poachers

8 March 2017 | 0 comments

This week's brutal killing of a rhino in its enclosure at a French zoo points to a new European frontier for greedy poachers that must be closed as a matter of urgency, environmentalists and officials...

Switzerland rated world's best country in US poll

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland is the best country in the world based on its attitude towards education, democracy, business and quality of life, according to an American poll, followed by Canada, UK and Germany.

EU court says states can deny visas to refugees

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that states can deny short-term humanitarian visas to people trying to enter to claim asylum, in a case of a Syrian family trying to come to Belgium.The decision by the...

Test can detect HIV within a week of infection

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's top research institution said Thursday it has patented an HIV test that can detect the AIDS-causing virus within a week of infection, the fastest yet.A "biosensor" developed by scientists of the...

Study links working remotely to more stress, insomnia

15 February 2017 | 0 comments

Working outside an office may spare you from commutes and interruptions by colleagues but it also makes you more vulnerable to unpaid overtime, stress and insomnia, the UN said Wednesday. A new report...

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

13 February 2017 | 0 comments

Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.Judges...

America first, Europe second: Spoof videos vie for Trump's attention

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Dutch TV show's comic message introducing the Netherlands to Donald Trump spawned a series of copycat spoofs around Europe clamouring 'to be second' instead after Trump's vow to make America first.



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