Four crew members kidnapped following attack on Greek oil tanker off coast of Togo

Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages, the West African nation’s navy and Greek authorities said, two days after a similar attack in the waters of neighboring Benin. Of the missing crew members, two are Filipinos, one is Greek and… Read More Four crew members kidnapped following attack on Greek oil tanker off coast of Togo

Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler hold talks over $50billion merger

The boards of French automaker Peugeot SA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Wednesday agreed to pursue a $50 billion merger, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that could transform the global auto industry. The two companies have yet to announce a formal agreement, and a deal could collapse as executives dig into… Read More Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler hold talks over $50billion merger

Facebook agrees to pay £500,000 fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000 pound (an equivalent of $644,000) fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Britain’s information rights regulator said on Wednesday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced questioning by U.S. and EU lawmakers over how the political consultancy obtained the… Read More Facebook agrees to pay £500,000 fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Turkish police foil attack plot, detain 43 suspected Islamic State members

Turkish authorities have detained 43 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State and of plotting attacks targeting celebrations of Turkey’s national day on Tuesday, police and state media said. The detentions came two days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a raid by U.S.… Read More Turkish police foil attack plot, detain 43 suspected Islamic State members

Spanish police clash with Catalan protesters in central Barcelona

Spanish police and militant elements in a thousands-strong crowd of protesters clashed in the streets of Barcelona close to police headquarters late on Saturday as a pro-independence demonstration by a direct action group turned violent. The protest began around 7:30 p.m. and as the crowd grew to around 10,000, according to police estimates, demonstrators threw… Read More Spanish police clash with Catalan protesters in central Barcelona

Driver arrested as police discover 39 dead persons in truck near London

Police were given more time on Thursday to question a driver arrested on suspicion of murder after 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, were found dead in a refrigerated truck near London, with the investigation focusing on human trafficking. Officers searched three properties in the County Armagh area of Northern Ireland. The driver has… Read More Driver arrested as police discover 39 dead persons in truck near London

Russian hackers hijack Iranian cyber-espionage operation

Russian hackers piggy-backed on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organizations in dozens of countries while masquerading as attackers from the Islamic Republic, British and U.S. officials said on Monday. The Russian group, known as ‘Turla’ and accused by Estonian and Czech authorities of operating on behalf of Russia’s FSB security service,… Read More Russian hackers hijack Iranian cyber-espionage operation