Global / 22/09/2020 US Court rules NSA spying to be illegal

A court ruling has deemed the NSA’s (National Security Agency) program of mass surveillance of US citizens to be illegal. The program was exposed seven years ago by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor. Snowden, who has been living in Russia since and still has charges of espionage in the US, said on Twitter: “Seven...

Global / 22/09/2020 India bans various Chinese apps accused of data theft

India has banned a further 118 Chinese apps amidst heightened tension between the neighbouring countries. 59 Chinese apps were banned by the Indian government in June, with a further 47 removed in July. Included in the blacklisted applications are the wildly popular apps TikTok and PUBG. It is thought many clones which were providing access...

Global / 22/09/2020 Over 140 dead in 20 years: can Mexico save its journalists?

Various press organisations have called for justice after the total death tally of journalists in Mexico has risen to more than 140 over the last 20 years. Five have already been murdered this year, with the latest being Eduardo Ochoa, a freelance reporter shot dead outside his home in the city of Uruapan on August...

Global / 22/09/2020 German government confirms Russian opposition leader was poisoned

It has been confirmed by the German government that Alexei Navalny, the leader of the opposition to the Russian government, was poisoned in what Angela Merkel has called an “attempted murder”. Military laboratory testing in Munich has affirmed the use of the Soviet era nerve agent novichok, which has also been used to poison former...

Global / 22/09/2020 Suspects involved in the Charlie Hebdo shootings on trial

14 people are on trial in France under the accusation of involvement with the 2015 terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices and surrounding areas in Paris. 17 people were killed over the space of three days in the city, and a wave of other devastating incidents rocked the nation over the subsequent years. The...

Global / 22/09/2020 Sudan’s government reaches compromise with five rebel groups

Sudan’s government has reached an agreement with five rebel groups in the midst of one of many civil conflicts that have plagued the country for decades. The deal has provided a welcome hope for the North African state, now led by a transitional government fronted by Abdalla Hamdock and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. Last year,...

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US Court rules NSA spying to be illegal

A court ruling has deemed the NSA’s (National Security Agency) program of mass surveillance of US citizens to be illegal. The program was exposed seven years ago by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor. Snowden, who has been living in Russia since and still has charges of espionage in the US, said on Twitter: “Seven…


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