SINGAPORE/TORONTO Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on.
WARSAW/BUDAPEST While the election of Emmanuel Macron as French president with a vision of closer European Union integration was a relief to much of Europe, for Poland and Hungary it fanned fears of losing influence.
His predecessor, socialist Francois Hollande, welcomed the 39-year-old at the steps of the presidential place during the red-carpet ceremony. Macron won France’s presidential elections with 66.1 percent of the vote on May 7, while his rival Marine Le Pen received 33.9 percent.
Any human colonization of Mars would center around the discovery or creation of water sources. Humans need great quantities of H2O to survive, and studying the geology of Mars may unlock clues to long-standing mysteries surrounding the Red Planet.
PARIS — In the aftermath of a historic presidential election, France’s politics are in upheaval. A generation of political leaders has been swept aside. New ones are emerging.
A phenomenon known as getting ‘Winstoned’ (a portrait of Winston Churchill adorns the new £5 notes) has emerged following the introduction of new plastic polymer banknotes in September 2016. READ MORE: Protesting cabbies offer George Osborne ‘huge line of coke’ on 1st day as newspaper editor
BEIJING — Qian Qichen, an imperturbable Chinese diplomat who as foreign minister and vice premier steered his country on a pragmatic course through the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and bitter quarrels with the United States, died here on Tuesday.