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Foreign tourists hurt in bus blast near Egypt’s pyramids

Foreign tourists hurt in bus blast near Egypt’s pyramids

World
At least 17 people have been injured in a blast targeting a tourist bus in Egypt.The roadside bomb attack happened near the new Egyptian museum close to the Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo. Most of those hurt were foreign tourists, it has been reported. No one is believed to have been killed. Image: The blast blew out windows on the bus Image: No Britons are believed to have been on board the vehicle The wounded have been taken to hospital nearby.A witness, Mohamed el Mandouh, said he heard a "very loud explosion" while sitting in traffic near the site of the blast. Advertisement ...
Government looks to protect votes from risk of foreign interference

Government looks to protect votes from risk of foreign interference

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter The government wants to introduce new laws to protect elections and referendums in the UK from the risk of interference by foreign powers.Announcing the move, the minister for the constitution Kevin Foster MP stated: "There is no evidence that British elections or referendums have been compromised." However, he added: "But we need to review and refresh our analogue laws for a digital age, and ensure there are robust safeguards against hostile states, foreign lobbyists and shadowy third parties."According to the government's announcement, the new plans could tackle these potential agents of influence by::: Barring people from running for office if found guilty of abusive behaviour;:: Requiring online election material ...
Ecuador orders arrest of former foreign minister

Ecuador orders arrest of former foreign minister

World
An Ecuadorian judge has ordered the arrest of a former foreign minister, highlighting political tensions in the country that evicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the countrys London embassy. Ricardo Patiño said in a video message on social media that hes being wrongfully pursued for calling for peaceful protests against President Lenin Moreno. Patiño said in the message released on Thursday that he had left Ecuador legally and was in another territory, but did not provide any further details about his location. He spoke in a room with a bare wall behind him. Some media reports say Patiño went to Peru and then flew to Mexico. Ecuadorian prosecutors said Patiño left Ecuador by crossing a land border on Wednesday night after a judge denied their request for an arrest order. They sai
Boeing awarded $65M in foreign military sales for small-diameter bombs

Boeing awarded $65M in foreign military sales for small-diameter bombs

Business
April 16 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded a 10-year $ 65 million contract to provide small-diameter bombs to 12 foreign nations. This contract, which was announced Monday by the U.S. Defense Department, provides for integration, sustainment and support of the small diameter bomb Increment I miniature munition and carriage system on various platforms around the world. Support includes testing, engineering, management, technical and logistical activities. The number of bombs wasn't specified. The sales are to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Israel, South Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Singapore -- as well as future country with an approved letter of offer and acceptance. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $ 2.5 million are being obligated on the firs...
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu appoints new foreign minister

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu appoints new foreign minister

World
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minisister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Israel Katz as the country's acting foreign minister Sunday. Katz, who is Israel's intelligence and transportation minister, issued a statement on Twitter, expressing his gratitude to Netanyahu for appointing him as foreign minister two months after he announced he would give up the position in government. "I thank the prime minister for the trust, and I am pleased to head the ministry. We will continue to promote and lead Israel's foreign policy to further achievements, alongside the prime minister," Katz wrote. Since Netanyahu came to power as the head of the country in 2009, the position of foreign minister has been filled by himself since 2015 or Avigdor Lieberman. As acting foreign minister, Katz will serve a 3-m...