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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:12 WIB

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country's major political parties have been hit by a hack on their computer networks. The government says the systems were infiltrated by a œsophisticated state actor. Australia's cyber security agencies believe an unnamed foreign government was behind the attacks earlier this month. Computer networks used by all of the major parties were compromised. The breach was uncovered during an investigation into the hacking of computer servers at Parliament House in the national capital, Canberra. œMembers will be aware that the Australian...

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Poland Pulls Out of Israel Meeting over Anti-Polish Comment
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:58 WIB | Global

Poland's prime minister canceled plans for his country to send a delegation to meeting in Jerusalem on Monday after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis". Morawiecki said he was canceling the Polish participation altogether because he considered Katz's comments "racist" and "absolutely unacceptable." The developments mark a new low in a bitter conflict over how to remember and characterize Polish actions toward Jews during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki had already announced Sunday that...

Saudi Crown Prince Signs $20B in Investment Deals in Pakistan
Monday, 18 February 2019 17:51 WIB | Global

Pakistan is expected to bestow its highest civilian honor on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, a day after he signed multi-billion-dollar deals with Pakistan. On Sunday, the crown prince oversaw the signing of unprecedented investment deals with Pakistan worth $20 billion just a few hours after landing in Islamabad on his maiden state visit. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan along with senior civilian and military officials received the Saudi leader at the Air Force base outside the capital city. Khan later himself drove him to the palatial prime minister's...

Vatican Expels Former US Cardinal McCarrick
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:02 WIB |

The Vatican said Saturday that Pope Francis has defrocked disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick. In July of last year, Francis accepted McCarric''s resignation from the College of Cardinals following allegations he had sexually abused minor and adult seminarians over a period of decades. McCarrick appealed the decision expelling him from the priesthood, but it was upheld and McCarrick was notified of the decision Friday. . The Vatican statement said its decision "is definitive and admits of no further recourse or appeal." Source : VOA

US Senate Confirms Barr as Attorney General
Saturday, 16 February 2019 04:17 WIB |

The U.S. Senate voted 54-45 Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, who will now oversee special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling and contacts between Moscow and members of Trump's inner circle. Barr begins his second stint as America's top law enforcement official. He served as attorney general during the George H.W. Bush administration, having been unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 1991. This time around, most Democrats opposed his nomination. While praising Barr's resume, they decried his expansive views on...

Pompeo: US, Europe Can Cooperate on Iran Despite Differences
Friday, 15 February 2019 19:11 WIB | Global

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States and Europe could still work together on Iran, despite differences over what the United States calls the world's "leading state sponsor of terror." Pompeo, speaking at a diplomatic conference in Warsaw, said "there was not a defender of Iran in the room," which he called proof that Europe and the U.S. still shared concerns about Iran's nuclear activities. Earlier in the day, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Britain, France and Germany of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran. He said the European nations...

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