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Six Russians charged over hacks targeting Novichok probe, French elections and the Winter Olympics

Six Russians charged over hacks targeting Novichok probe, French elections and the Winter Olympics

Technology
The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber attacks, including trying to undermine UK efforts to hold Moscow accountable for the Salisbury spy poisoning. Mug shots of the men, aged between 27 and 35, were released on a poster with the words: "Wanted by the FBI". The charging announcement came as Britain accused Russian cyber spies of attacking the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics before they were postponed, and of posing as Chinese and North Korean hackers to target the 2018 games.Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, described the actions of Russia's GRU military intelligence service as "cynical and reckless". Image: It's alleged Russian spies attacked the Olympic Games The UK named the specific group it said was...
Paris teacher beheaded in terrorist attack, French officials say

Paris teacher beheaded in terrorist attack, French officials say

World
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Paris middle school teacher was killed and beheaded in an attack Friday after reportedly showing his classroom cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, said police, who shot and killed the attacker. The attack in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburban area in northwest Paris, is under investigation by France's anti-terror prosecutor for "murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise" and "criminal terrorist association," authorities said. Advertisement French President Emmanuel Macron visited the school and spoke with teachers. "One of our compatriots was murdered today because he taught ... the freedom to believe or not believe," Macron said. "We must stand all together as citizens." Police said parents had threatened the history teacher after the teacher showed students ca...
French police raid homes of gov’t officials as part of COVID-19 inquiry

French police raid homes of gov’t officials as part of COVID-19 inquiry

World
Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities on Thursday raided the homes of the former French prime minister and current and former health ministers over Paris' response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The raids were carried out in connection with an investigation by Paris prosecutors after they received a number of complaints from coronavirus patients, doctors, police and other officials. Advertisement Police conducted morning raids at the home of former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, health hinister Olivier Veran and former health minister Agnes Buzyn. Officials also searched Veran's office. Authorities also searched the home of Sibeth Ndiaye, former spokeswoman for President Emmanuel Macron, officials said. The investigation of public officials is targeted in scope to examine specific aspects of the gove...
Iga Swiatek beats American Sofia Kenin in French Open final

Iga Swiatek beats American Sofia Kenin in French Open final

Sports
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Poland's Iga Swiatek denied American Sofia Kenin of her second Grand Slam victory of 2020 with a straight-sets triumph in the French Open final Saturday in Paris. Swiatek, 19, won the 84-minute match 6-4, 6-1 for her country's first major tennis title. She had three aces, 25 winners and 17 unforced errors in the victory. Kenin, 21, had three aces, 10 winners and 23 errors. Advertisement "I'm so happy that my family was here, finally. It's crazy. I'm just overwhelmed," Swiatek said after her win. Swiatek sprinted out to a 3-0 lead in the first set before Kenin won the fourth game of the match. Kenin went on to tie the set at 3-3 before Swiatek won the seventh and eighth games. Kenin broke Swiatek to win the ninth game. Swiatek broke Kenin for the final point of the first s...
French Open finals, NBA Finals lead weekend sports schedule

French Open finals, NBA Finals lead weekend sports schedule

Sports
Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The 2020 NBA Finals and the men's and women's finals for the 2020 French Open tennis tournament headline the weekend sports schedule, which also features dozens of football games. Major League Baseball's American League Division Series and National League Division Series also could extend through the weekend as team's compete in best-of-five series. Advertisement The NBA Finals might be the biggest sports stage this weekend in the United States, but American Sofia Kenin also will be fighting for a Grand Slam on Saturday on the clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris. Kenin, 21, clinched a spot in the final on Thursday with a straight-sets semifinal victory over Petra Kvitova. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., resident will face Iga Swiatek of Poland in the final. "They aren't going...