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Trump says US to target firms doing business with N. Korea

New York - US President Donald Trump on Thursday paved the way for sanctions against foreign companies doing business with North Korea, a dramatic ratcheting up of pressure on the regime.

Major Australia terror attack 'inevitable', top cop says

Sydney - A major attack in Australia is "inevitable", one of the nation's top counter-terrorism police officers said Wednesday, warning that "anything can happen at any time".

EU to launch cybersecurity 'safety labels'

Brussels - The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday to step up its response to cyber attacks, including a new intelligence-sharing agency, cyber war games and product safety labels.

Britain wants post-Brexit security treaty with EU

London - Britain called Monday for a new security treaty with the European Union after Brexit to try and prevent terror attacks, days after a bomb exploded on a London Underground train.

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

Kabul - Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia.

Equifax releases details on cybersecurity breach

On Friday, credit-reporting firm Equifax announced its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, in the aftermath of a huge data-breach of 143 million Americans' personal information.

Manhunt underway after London Underground bomb attack

London - British police launched a manhunt on Friday after a bomb detonated on a packed London Underground train, unleashing a "wall of fire" that injured at least 29 people in the country's fifth terror attack in six months.

Emergency services attending 'incident' at London Underground station

London - Emergency services said they were responding to an "incident" in which people were injured at an Underground station in west London on Friday, following media reports of an explosion."We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green tube station.

Trump says Iran breaking 'spirit' of nuclear deal

Washington - Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Iran for violating "the spirit" of a deal curbing its nuclear program, weeks before the US president must decide whether to stick by the agreement.

Apple explains that awkward Face ID demo

Apple has explained why Face ID failed to work during the company's iPhone X event. The embarrassing on-stage incident was apparently caused by human error and was not a technical problem. The damage has already been done for the new feature though.

Republicans seethe as Trump flirts with Democrats on immigration

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday infuriated some of his staunchest supporters by appearing to back away from vows to curb illegal immigration and embracing a deal with opposition Democrats.

No deal on DACA after meeting with Democrats, Trump says

Washington - No deal has been finalized on measures that would protect young immigrants on the DACA program after a meeting with top congressional Democrats, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Washington - Top US congressional Democrats emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday claiming progress on a deal that protects young immigrants and boosts border security, while not including a border wall.

12 terror attacks foiled in France this year, minister says

Paris - Twelve terror plots have been thwarted in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, warning that the threat remains "strong".

Britain 'committed' to European security despite Brexit

London - The British government said Tuesday that it would continue its close cooperation with the European Union on security, months after suggesting security could be used as a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations.

Best Buy drops Kaspersky products amid Russia concerns

Washington - US electronics retailer Best Buy has stopped selling products by leading computer security firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns the company has links to Russian intelligence, the two companies confirmed Friday.

Security-minded web browser Cocoon goes free for all

A free web browser is aiming to offer privacy-minded Internet users a safer way to navigate online. Cocoon uses cloud technology to proactively protect against hacks, ransomware and malicious sites. It also comes with encryption and an IP address shield.

Vienna halts construction of anti-terror walls after outcry

Vienna - Austria's chancellery on Thursday halted the construction of anti-terror walls outside its office in Vienna after critics slammed the government for failing to provide similar protective measures in main tourist areas.

Trump to meet security advisers Sunday over 'hostile' N.Korea test

Washington - US President Donald Trump will convene his national security team Sunday and weigh possibly drastic economic sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang test-fired what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb able to fit atop a missile.

Trump moves to squeeze Venezuela's access to finance

Washington - The White House on Friday amped up pressure on Venezuela's cash-strapped government, restricting access to vital US capital markets and escalating a standoff between Washington and Caracas.

Barcelona boosts security at tourist spots after attacks

Barcelona - Barcelona will boost police patrols at tourist sites including the iconic Sagrada Familia church and major sports and cultural events in the wake of last week's deadly vehicle attacks in Spain, officials said Wednesday.

Italy boosts protection of art treasures after Spain attacks

Rome - Italy on Sunday boosted terror prevention measures surrounding the country's architectural and artistic treasures and major pedestrian areas in response to the attacks in Spain, Finland and Russia.

After terror attack, Barcelona under fire over security barrier

Barcelona - Barcelona's authorities came under fire Saturday for failing to put up security barriers at the seaside city's main tourist thoroughfare, Las Ramblas, the site of a deadly jihadist attack two days ago.

Over half of Windows 7 PCs have no antivirus installed

Microsoft's latest security report contains several interesting statistics on Windows antivirus usage. Over half of all PCs running Windows 7 have no antivirus software installed or have it turned off. The situation's not much better on newer versions.

Lions and sandbags: Europe protects against car attacks

London - Barriers, sandbags and concrete lions are among the preventive measures deployed in European city centres in the wake of a spate of vehicular terror attacks across the continent over the past year.

Russian court to hear plea for files on vanished Swedish diplomat

Moscow - Russia on Thursday set a hearing date next month for descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who vanished after being jailed in the Stalin-era USSR, as they sue the security service for access to its archive.

Russia says foiled IS-led suicide bomb attacks in Moscow

Moscow - Russia's FSB security service said Monday that it had captured a gang planning major attacks on Moscow transport networks and shopping centres, directed by members of the Islamic State jihadist group from Syria.

Turkey detains Russian 'planning drone attack on US warplane'

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Thursday detained a Russian suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group for allegedly plotting a drone attack on an American warplane at a US base in southern Turkey.

US, allies slam Chinese island-building

Manila - The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue.

China scores diplomatic coup in sea row

Manila - China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks.
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