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Why Android is likely safe from a WannaCry-like attack

Enlarge Image Unlike the Google Pixel, most Android devices are running on outdated operating systems. James Martin/CNET The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft’s crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that are stuck on older versions of an operating system… Read More »

Hardline foes of Iran’s Rouhani rap lack of payoff from nuclear deal

Hardline rivals challenged President Hassan Rouhani in a pre-election debate on Friday over the lack of economic revival since his nuclear deal with big powers, but he said oil exports had resurged and the economy only needed more time to recover. Rouhani was elected by a landslide in 2013 on pledges to end Iran’s international isolation that had… Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile is NOT dead but its future is far from guaranteed

Windows 10 Mobile may not be “dead,” but things are changing. Today, we try to make sense of the recent “Feature2” development and what it means for those on Windows phones. Microsoft’s recent release to the Windows Insider Program on Friday, April 14, caused a bit of a stir. Microsoft did something new with the latest Fast Ring… Read More »

No more US university dreams? Applications from Indian students see drop

Of the colleges surveyed, 26% reported a decline in undergraduate applications from India and 25% reported a decline from China. A large number of US colleges are reporting a decline in applications for admission from international students, including from India and China, because of concerns and anxieties about the Donald Trump administration’s travel orders and a growing perception… Read More »

Kremlin says it wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were “unacceptable” comments one of the channel’s presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press… Read More »

Tesco refuses to ban pyjama-wearing customers from their supermarkets

Tesco has said customers wearing nightclothes in its stores was “not a big issue” after an angry shopper called for a ban on wearing pyjamas and slippers in shops. A “pyjama row” erupted after a customer posted a message on the supermarket’s Facebook page asking mangers to enforce new rules alongside a picture of two women wearing dressing… Read More »

Lloyd’s of London leads business Brexodus from Britain

The business Brexodus is beginning and Lloyd’s of London is leading the charge. The venerable insurance market is one of the City’s great survivors. It has come through innumerable disasters, both natural and man made, from the San Fransisco Earthquake to the 9.11 terror attacks on New York. It has also survived economic and financial disasters and managed… Read More »

Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop

Passengers will be able to fly from London to Australia non-stop when airline Qantas launches its new service from March 2018. Australia’s national carrier says it will connect Perth, in the west of the country, to the UK capital using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The 9,000 mile (14,498km) flight will take 17 hours. Perth will be a hub for… Read More »

Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

Iraqi troops who briefly seized a Mosul hospital believed to be used as an Islamic State base were forced to withdraw from the site, but managed to establish a base for army tanks nearby after days of fierce back-and-forth fighting, residents said. The rapid advance into the Wahda neighborhood where the hospital is located marked a change of… Read More »

Burberry rejects multiple takeover offers from Coach

British luxury fashion brand Burberry (BRBY.L) has rejected multiple takeover offers from U.S. handbag maker Coach Inc (COH.N), the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The market value of the combined company would have been above $20 billion (16 billion pounds), according to the Financial Times. (on.ft.com/2gRcis1) The report said proposals made by the U.S. company were informal and… Read More »