A policeman holds up a sign that reads, "angry police" as he joins other police officers in an unauthorised protest against anti-police violence in front of the Police Prefecture in Paris

French police stage fifth night of protest, Hollande pledges meeting

PARIS (Reuters) – French police staged protests in Paris and other cities for a fifth night on Friday, in a movement showing no sign of abating despite President Francois Hollande’s government attempts to defuse tensions just months before a presidential election. Police say they are no longer sufficiently equipped even to defend themselves and have … Continue reading “French police stage fifth night of protest, Hollande pledges meeting”

An attendee looks at a monitor at the Parsons booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas

Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites

By Jim Finkle, Dustin Volz and Joseph Menn (Reuters) – Cyber attacks targeting a little known internet infrastructure company, Dyn, disrupted access to dozens of websites on Friday, preventing some users from accessing PayPal, Twitter and Spotify. Dyn, whose customers include some of the world’s most widely visited websites, said it did not know who … Continue reading “Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites”

Iraqi special forces soldiers walk inside a church damaged by Islamic States fighters in Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq

Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State

By Stephen Kalin BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) – The din of bullets, mortars and bombs in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella was replaced momentarily on Friday by a sound not heard there for more than two years: the peal of church bells. A cautious calm returned to this historic Christian area following its recapture from … Continue reading “Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State”

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