Posts tagged as global

France, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Ukraine and the UK uncovered global criminal hacking scheme

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Police in six European countries have helped dismantle ‘Emotet’, a global criminal hacking scheme. Law enforcement authorities in France, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Ukraine and the United Kingdom were involved in the major operation to uncover the network. Police in Canada and the United States, as well as Europol, were also involved. The scheme had stolen data from banks in the US and several European countries, causing an estimated $2.5…

Dubai displays tech reputation with global robotics contest

Friday, November 1, 2019

Seeking to bolster its image as a forward-looking metropolis, Dubai hosted the largest-ever international robotics contest this week, challenging young people from 190 countries to find solutions to global ocean pollution. Event organizers say their selection of Dubai as host reflects a vote of confidence that this oil-rich Emirati sheikhdom can be a global hub for innovation. They also expressed hope that bringing together tomorrow’s scientists and engineers will help…

Lithuania climbs to 11th spot in global Doing Business ranking, 4th in the EU

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Lithuania has risen three notches in the World Bank’s Doing Business report this year, ranking 11th among 190 economies, its highest spot so far. Economy and Innovation Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius expects Lithuania to make it to the top ten next year. “The Law on Insolvency of Legal Entities, which is not included in this year’s report, but has already been adopted and will take effect early next year, […] will…

China’s 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests

By Joe McDonald on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

China’s Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country’s global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack drone and other products of a two-decade-old weapons development effort rolled through Beijing as soldiers marched past President Xi Jinping and other leaders on Tiananmen…

Global climate protests begin in Australia before UN summit

Friday, September 20, 2019

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Friday at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a “global climate strike” kicked off in Australia’s largest city, Sydney, and the national capital, Canberra. Australian demonstrators called for their nation, which is the world’s…

Global economic growth rut at risk of deepening despite rate cuts

Friday, July 26, 2019

A global economic growth rut risks deepening, despite expectations that major central banks will cut rates or ease policy further, according to Reuters polls of over 500 economists who remain worried about the U.S.-China trade war. Major sovereign bond yields have tumbled as recent economic data have mostly underscored those concerns on growth, which appears to be slowing across most industrialised and important developing economies. But at the same time,…

Global stocks steady after big Asia falls post US payrolls

Monday, July 8, 2019

Global stock markets recovered their poise Monday after a big sell-off in Asia in the wake of unexpectedly strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve will aggressively cut interest rates. Fed leaders have indicated they are ready to cut rates to support economic growth amid signs of a slowdown in the U.S. economy in the wake of the tariff war with China. However, the 224,000 increase in U.S.…

Putin uses G-20 to strengthen alliances, soothe tensions

By Vladimir Isachenkov on Friday, June 28, 2019

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin used a series of talks with global leaders at the Group of 20 summit on Friday to strengthen old alliances and try to soothe tensions with rivals. Putin used his meetings with the leaders of China and India to find common ground on issues such as opposing protectionism, while his long-delayed talks with the American and British leaders likelier touched on thornier issues. Putin’s meeting with…

Lithuania: Coalition expansion talks completed, Vilnius University up in global rankings

Monday, June 24, 2019

Last week, four parliamentary parties continued coalition negotiations, two men were sentenced for spying for Russia, Government vowed to reduce shadow income in construction and car sale sectors. Coalition negotiators complete talks, fail to agree on child benefit Representatives of four parties in Lithuania, holding negotiations on a future ruling coalition, said on Thursday, June 20, they have completed their work, acknowledging, however, their failure to agree on the child…

Latvia is among global leaders in legal rights affecting women at work – World Bank

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Latvia was one of six economies to earn a perfect score on an index of laws ensuring equal economic opportunities for women over the course of their working lives, the World Bank said in its study “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform”. Latvia alongside with Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, and Sweden earned the top score of 100, meaning the country’s laws give women and men equal…