Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Image copyright Getty Images Thirty-six people have been charged for their alleged involvement in running a cyber-crime service responsible for more than $530m (£381m) of losses. The Infraud Organisation is said to have dealt in stolen credit cards and passwords and engaged in bank fraud and ID theft. As of March 2017, its dark-web-based service’s […]

Syria war: Death toll mounts after new raids on Eastern Ghouta

Syria war: Death toll mounts after new raids on Eastern Ghouta

Media captionSyrian rescue workers rush to help wounded people after air raids on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta At least 23 civilians are reported to have been killed in a new wave of Syrian government air strikes on a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus. Rescuers and a monitoring group said warplanes bombed several towns in the […]

Asia markets join global stock plunge

Asia markets join global stock plunge

Media captionWall Street’s worst day since the crisis – explained in 90 seconds. Asian markets plunged on Tuesday as investors dumped stocks following heavy falls in the US. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index saw its biggest one-day point drop since 1990. At its worst it was down 7%, before pulling back to 21,610.24. a 4.7% fall. […]

Maldives: Supreme Court judges arrested amid political crisis

Maldives: Supreme Court judges arrested amid political crisis

Media captionTrouble in paradise: Maldives crisis explained Maldives police have arrested the country’s chief justice of the Supreme Court as a political crisis worsens in the Indian Ocean nation. Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another judge, Ali Hameed, were arrested hours after the government declared a state of emergency. No details were given about the […]

North Korea to send ceremonial head Kim Yong-nam South

North Korea to send ceremonial head Kim Yong-nam South

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is unclear whether Kim Yong-nam, who heads the parliament in Pyongyang, will attend the opening ceremony along with US Vice President Mike Pence North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid an easing of tensions during the Winter Olympics. Kim Yong-nam, the […]

Jacob Zuma: Pressure grows on South Africa president to stand down

Jacob Zuma: Pressure grows on South Africa president to stand down

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Jacob Zuma is said to be resisting calls to leave office South African President Jacob Zuma is under growing pressure to step down following talks with senior members of his ANC party on Sunday. Details of the talks were not revealed but party leaders are to hold an emergency […]

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters from far and wide, including some from other countries – flooded Syntagma Square in Athens At least 140,000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia. Many Greeks object to the country of the same name calling itself […]

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint ‘began in 2005’

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint ‘began in 2005’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tainted baby milk scandal will cost Lactalis hundreds of millions of euros The French dairy group at the centre of a baby milk scandal, Lactalis, has admitted some of its products may have been tainted over more than a decade. Millions of boxes of powdered milk have been […]

White House ‘to release’ secret memo on FBI

White House ‘to release’ secret memo on FBI

Media captionAll you need to know about the Trump-Russia investigation A Republican-drafted memo alleging FBI bias against US President Donald Trump will be released on Friday, a senior White House official says. Mr Trump is expected to declassify the document and send it to Congress for release, according to US media. The FBI has voiced […]