Daily Archives: July 15, 2018

Russia blocked 25mn cyber attacks on IT infrastructure during World Cup – Putin

Russia has come under nearly 25 million cyber attacks targeting its critical information systems and infrastructure during the FIFA World Cup tournament, Vladimir Putin revealed. “Throughout the duration of the World Cup, we neutralized almost 25 million cyber attacks and other criminal activities against the information infrastructure of Russia, which, in one way or another, were associated with the holding ...

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Google engineer beaten to death, 3 critical in Indian lynch mob attack fueled by ‘kidnapping’ rumor

One man has been killed and three are fighting for their lives after an angry mob of 200 ruthlessly beat them, responding to a public call for “help” in which the group of men was misidentified as suspected child kidnappers. Google software engineer, Mohammad Azam, was beaten to death while three others, including a Qatari national, were severely injured by ...

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‘Don’t agree on Europe over heads of Europeans’ – Finnish media pens open letter to Trump & Putin

Donald and Vladimir, the floor is yours for a tango, but don’t divide the world into spheres of influence, two leading Finnish journalists have urged, in a warning letter to both leaders ahead of their meeting in Helsinki. “President Trump often seems to be in search of short-term political benefit at the expense of US allies, the international community,” journalists ...

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‘Israeli rockets’ strike Syrian military positions near Aleppo – state media

Syrian military positions near Aleppo airport have come under a missile strike, state media reports, blaming Israel for the attack. The strike targeted “one of our military positions north of the airport in Aleppo,” a military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency, stressing that the damage from the aggression was “limited to material.” The source denounced the raid as ...

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Murder suspect shoots 3 officers in Kansas City before dying in gunfight

A murder suspect in Kansas City shot three police officers before he was fatally shot during a gunfight with other officers, according to local authorities. The incident began when officers were conducting an investigation at the Sky-Vu Motel while seeking a person of interest in the death of Sharath Koppu, an Indian student at the University of Missouri, who was ...

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What is the likely outcome of the Trump-Putin meeting? (POLL)

When Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki in just a few hours, will there be chemistry? Will they see into each other’s souls? Will they be instant BFFs? Speculation is running rife as to what the outcome will be. Just a few details of the “conversation” – as US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman called it – are ...

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'Make Peace Great Again': Finns protest Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki (PHOTOS)

Protesters have hit the streets of the Finnish capital to protest the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, slamming both leaders ahead of the highly anticipated event. Around 2,500 demonstrators turned up for the protest on Sunday, just one day before Trump and Putin are scheduled to hold their one-on-one meeting. They held signs ...

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Hawaii gets new island as erupting volcanic crater continues to spew lava into sea

Lava flows that have been cascading into the sea have formed a brand new, small island off the coast of Hawaii after a crater at Mount Kilauea exploded with the force of a 5.2-magnitude earthquake. Friday’s crater explosion sparked a slow-moving flood of lava that destroyed hundreds of homes at Kapoho, on the Big Island. A once-scenic bay dotted with ...

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Putin meets Macron ahead of World Cup final, gives flowers to French first lady (VIDEO)

Russian President Vladimir Putin met his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron ahead of the World Cup final between France and Croatia. He marked the occasion by presenting France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron with flowers. The French president was invited to the Kremlin a few hours before the World Cup final. It’s Macron’s second visit to Russia in the past few days. ...

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Even if I get Moscow as 'retribution,' critics will say it's not good enough – Trump

No matter how well his meeting with Vladimir Putin goes – and even if he was gifted the entire city of Moscow – the media and Democrats will say it’s not good enough, Trump tweeted before the one-on-one session. The US president wrote on Sunday evening that he was on his way to Helsinki, and that he was “looking forward ...

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