Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Speed hits loom, other OSes need fixes By John Leyden and Chris Williams 2 Jan 2018 at 19:29 Final update A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft…

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Russia and Venezuela’s Plan to Sidestep Sanctions: Virtual Currencies

By NATHANIEL POPPER, OLEG MATSNEV and ANA VANESSA HERRERO JAN. 3, 2018 People waiting outside a bank in Caracas, Venezuela, last month to exchange the Venezuelan bolívar for a new local currency. Venezuelan officials have plans to go a step further with a virtual currency in order to circumvent American sanctions. Credit Federico Parra/Agence France-Presse…

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Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

By STEVE WEMBI and JINA MOORE DEC. 30, 2017 Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were abducted in March while investigating crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit Bertil Ericson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Timo Mueller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya — A man suspected in the killing of two United Nations experts in…

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Exclusif – Le Centre de certification minière (CEEC) brandit des preuves d’acheminement du Coltan de la RDC vers le Rwanda

CAS-INFO.CA 20 décembre, 2017 Convoité par les multinationales des télécommunications à travers le monde, le coltan en provenance du Congo est souvent l’objet d’exploitation illicite selon plusieurs rapports d’ONG – Photo d’illustrations. Par Edmond Izuba Accuser le Rwanda d’exploiter illégalement les matières premières en RDC n’est pas nouveau. Avec preuves à l’appui, ça, c’est tout…

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Statement by H.E. Ambassador Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, at the Open Debate of the UN Security Council on the “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Addressing Complex Contemporary Challenges to International Peace and Security”

Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations 国際連合日本政府代表部 December 20, 2017 (As delivered)           Let me begin by expressing my deep appreciation to Secretary-General Guterres for participating in today’s open debate and sharing with us his vision on how the UN, particularly the Security Council, can effectively address complex contemporary…

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Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months

PRESS  RELEASE 21/12/2017 Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months On 21 December 2017, the Council prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2018. This decision follows an update from President Macron and Chancellor Merkel to the European Council of 14 December 2017 on the state of implementation…

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Is White House-Tillerson difference over DPRK the good cop,bad cop strategy?

 December 15, 2017   WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Are the U.S. top brass’ starkly contradictory remarks on possible talks with Pyongyang merely an indication of no fundamental changes in U.S. policies or a clever double-pronged attempt to ease the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula? Some experts seem to think it’s the latter. TILLERSON’S…

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Macron says nuclear deal is basis for ties with Iran

December 19, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal is the “basis of Paris-Tehran cooperation” and “unchangeable”. In a meeting during which he received credentials of Iran’s new ambassador to France Abolghassem Delfi, Macron expressed satisfaction over cordial relations between France and Iran and voiced France’s willingness to negotiate…

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How Deutsche Bank Enabled A Dirty Offshore Bank To Move Dark Mone

The German giant processed hundreds of millions of dollars of suspicious transactions into the US for a Cyprus bank awash with dirty money linked to the Kremlin, Syrian chemical weapons, organised crime, and ISIS. Posted on December 15, 2017, at 2:04 a.m. Tom Warren, Investigations Correspondent Alex Campbell, Deputy UK Investigations Editor This is Part…

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Exposed: Kremlin-Linked Slush Funds Funnelling Money To Syria’s Chemical Weapons Financiers

Inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks, confidential files expose Kremlin connections to a network of shadowy people fronting for Syria’s chemical weapons programme, ISIS, and organised crime. Posted on December 14, 2017, at 2:01 a.m. Alex Campbell, Deputy UK Investigations Editor Tom Warren, Investigations Correspondent This is Part Two of a BuzzFeed News investigation.…

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