17 May 2019

EU leaders: We won’t follow Trump’s Huawei ban

One day after US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over telecom threats, thereby enabling the US government to extend its ban on Huawei technology to the private sector, the leaders of Germany, the Netherlands and France announced that their countries are not planning to copy the US government’s

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22 Apr 2019

Hacker Breaks Into French Government’s New Secure Messaging App

Last week, an independent security researcher managed to get access to a brand new encrypted messaging application used by French government officials. The application is available for download on the Google Play Store, but normally only people with an official government email address can use it. Despite reports claiming that

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11 Apr 2019

Libya fighting kills 56, European powers jostle over conflict

According to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), the battle for Tripoli between the internationally recognized Libyan government and forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has so far killed 56 people and injured another 266, while 6,000 Tripoli residents have been displaced. Haftar is leading a push

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04 Feb 2019

EU countries recognise Juan Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

The UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark have officially recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, pushing the Maduro regime further into diplomatic isolation. The countries promised to recognize the opposition government if the Maduro regime did not call for elections within 8 days. The past few

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23 Jan 2019

French Defence Sec: ‘Cyber-war has begun’ and France will hack first

Shifting the general European tone on the subject from secretive to open, the French Defense Secretary recently declared in a speech that “cyber war has begun” and that the country has added cyber capabilities to its arsenal that it is prepared to use proactively. The speech invites close collaboration between

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07 Jan 2019

An estimated 50,000 joined France’s first yellow vest protest of 2019

“French security forces fired tear gas and flash-balls after a march through picturesque central Paris went from peaceful to provocative Saturday as several thousand protesters staged the yellow vest movement’s first action of 2019 to keep up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron. It was the first such attack on government

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07 Nov 2018

France arrests six right-wing extremists over plot to attack Macron

“French police on Tuesday arrested five men and a woman, all from the radical far right, suspected of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, an official close to the investigation said. The source said France’s domestic spy agency (DGSI) ordered the raids in three different regions after obtaining intelligence

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04 Nov 2018

Hackers obtain nuclear power plant plans in France

“Thousands of sensitive documents pertaining to nuclear power plants, prisons and tram networks have been stolen from the servers of a French company in a cyberattack, German and French media have reported Friday. A spokeswoman from Ingerop quoted by NDR said more than 11,000 files from a dozen projects were

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31 Oct 2018

France: Russia not helping to stabilize Central African Republic

France has accused Russia of working towards its own interests and not towards that of the country in the Central African Republic, where Russia has sent weapons and 175 trainers, with plans to send more. The Russian presence there is the largest on the continent in decades, and has been

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19 Oct 2018

ISIS vows Eiffel Tower drone attack

Only months after Paris installed a massive glass bullet proof wall and anti-terrorism defense system around its iconic landmark, ISIS propaganda has threatened a suicide drone attack on the Eiffel Tower. In a striking image released by an ISIS-affiliated group, the Tower sits within a set of crosshairs while a

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