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Iran nuclear talks venues hit by $10mn ‘state-sponsored’ virus – Kaspersky to RT

Iran nuclear talks venues hit by $10mn ‘state-sponsored’ virus – Kaspersky to RT

The venues of Iranian nuclear talks were targeted by sophisticated spyware, which costs “at least $10 million” and was likely “state-sponsored,” the CEO Kaspersky Lab exclusively told RT. He said his company came under threat as well. Among the hacks primary targets were hotels and conference halls where P5+1 powers (US, UK, France, China, Russia […]

Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her

Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her

Italian police have arrested a nurse suspected of killing at least 38 of her patients because they, or their relatives, were irritating her. The officials also found a selfie, with the nurse giving a thumbs-up in front of a recently deceased patient. Daniela Poggiali, 42, a hospital nurse was arrested in her native town of […]

Top spying fallout: EU summit promises NSA thunder, data-protection storm

Top spying fallout: EU summit promises NSA thunder, data-protection storm

Ahead of the EU summit in Brussels, Germany’s Angel Merkel and France’s Francois Hollande have discussed wiretapping of their communications by America’s NSA. The scandal could push a frustrated EU to change data privacy rules. The EU summit starting Thursday is expected to be hijacked by recent revelations provided by the former NSA contractor Edward […]

Game changer: Swiss banks ditch secrecy

Game changer: Swiss banks ditch secrecy

Switzerland, the world’s largest offshore wealth center, worth an estimated $2.2 trillion in assets, has signed an agreement to share financial information with nearly 60 other countries, which could completely change the country’s financial landscape. The country has made a giant leap towards banking transparency after it signed a convention with the Organization for Economic […]

G20 Syria divide: World’s largest nations speak out against US-led strike

G20 Syria divide: World’s largest nations speak out against US-led strike

As leaders of countries making up half of the world’s population firmly opposed military action against Syria without a UN mandate, the US kept pushing for a strike, claiming that many countries represented at the G20 summit were “comfortable” with it. Although discussion of the Syrian conflict was never officially on the G20 agenda, world […]

Cyprus, Troika agree to 20% tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at Bank of Cyprus

Cyprus, Troika agree to 20% tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at Bank of Cyprus

Cyprus and the Troika have agreed to a 20 per cent tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at the Bank of Cyprus and 4 per cent on deposits held at other banks. A senior Cypriot official told Reuters that a plan to tap nationalized pension funds would not be a part of a plan to […]

Cypriot parliament approves ‘solidarity fund,’ allows capital controls

Cypriot parliament approves ‘solidarity fund,’ allows capital controls

In a bid to secure an EU bailout, the Cypriot parliament has adopted laws creating a “solidarity fund” to pool assets as the basis for an emergency bond issue and allowing the government to impose capital controls for the country’s banks. Nicosia introduced emergency legislation in the parliament late on Thursday to secure a bailout […]

Stop, thief! Run on ATMs in Cyprus as govt mulls savings tax

Stop, thief! Run on ATMs in Cyprus as govt mulls savings tax

Panic withdrawals hit Cyprus after officials announced bailout terms viewed as ‘robbery’ by the public, as the UK is reportedly ready to protect British depositors’ savings. The adage ‘the best way to rob a bank is to own a bank’ has perhaps never before held more truth than now. On Saturday, Cypriot deposit-holders got a […]

Al-Qaeda threatens US and Europe, promises ‘earth-shattering’ attack

Al-Qaeda threatens US and Europe, promises ‘earth-shattering’ attack

A message posted on a jihadist website on Sunday promised that “terrible” attacks will soon strike the US, France, Denmark and other European countries. “Where will the next strike by Al-Qaeda be?” a message on the Ansar al-Mujahidin network read, followed by: “The house of disbelief: America, France, Denmark and other countries in Europe, and in […]