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Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation.Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft.The announcement was made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian meddling.Three Russian companies are also named in the indictment.The Trump-Russia saga in 200 wordsOne of them is the Internet Research Agency, based in St Petersburg, which the 37-page indictment said "had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system, including the 2016 US presidential election".Speaking at a news conference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there was...
Barclays Bank charged over Qatar loans

Barclays Bank charged over Qatar loans

Business
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Barclays Bank PLC with "unlawful financial assistance" related to billions of pounds raised from Qatar in 2008.The same charges were bought against Barclays PLC in June last year.The move to charge Barclays Bank as well is significant because it holds the banking licence that allows it to operate in different countries.So, if Barclays was found guilty, it could lose that crucial licence.In 2008, to avoid a government bailout, Barclays took a £12bn loan from Qatar Holdings, which is owned by the state of Qatar.Under that deal Barclays loaned £2.3bn back to Qatar Holdings.The SFO alleges that loan was used either directly, or indirectly, to buy shares in Barclays, which the SFO says is "unlawful financial assistance".In response, Barclays said: "Bar
Laidlaw kicks Scotland to victory over France – highlights & report

Laidlaw kicks Scotland to victory over France – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Six NationsScotland (14) 32Tries: Maitland, Jones Cons: Laidlaw 2 Pens: Laidlaw 6France (20) 26Tries: Thomas 2 Cons: Machenaud 2 Pens: Machenaud 2, Serin 2Scotland put defeat by Wales behind them to overcome France at Murrayfield and revive their Six Nations campaign.The first of two Teddy Thomas tries put France into an early 10-0 lead before Sean Maitland crossed for Scotland.Thomas gathered a lucky bounce to score again but the hosts replied via Huw Jones' try, only for Maxime Machenaud's second penalty to put France 20-14 up.Greig Laidlaw kicked six penalties, to two from Baptiste Serin, to steer the Scots home in a tense second half.Scotland will next face reigning champions Englan...
Warnings over hackers at South Korean Olympics

Warnings over hackers at South Korean Olympics

Technology
The US Government has warned its citizens to be aware of cybersecurity risks during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.The warning comes as researchers and experts identify North Korea as an increasingly aggressive threat in cyberspace.Hackers in Pyongyang are believed to be behind a series of sophisticated cyber heists targeting the SWIFT global financial messaging service between 2015 and 2016, and the WannaCry ransomware which hit the NHS last year.A message issued by the the Department for Homeland Security and the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) warned that "at high-profile events, cyber activists may take advantage of the large audience to spread their message".:: North Korean athletes arrive for Winter OlympicsImage:A North Korean delegation of 32 athletes a...