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SOUTH AFRICA

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff...

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015

GERMANY

BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany said on Friday it had approved Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry's purchase of data encryption firm Secusmart, whose customers include Chancellor Angela Merkel...

3 Dec 2014

GERMANY

German papers ridicule Oettinger for comments

BERLIN, GERMANY: German newspapers have ridiculed incoming EU Digital Commissioner Guenther Oettinger after he blamed "stupid" celebrities for having their private nude pictures hacked and spread online.

1 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Porsche's former boss to stand trial

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: A German court ruled that Porsche's former chief executive and financial officers must stand trial for alleged share price manipulation in a failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008.

29 Aug 2014

GERMANY

German cop appears on cannibalism charges

DRESDEN, GERMANY: The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim to satisfy his cannibalism fetishists started in Dresden on 22 August.

22 Aug 2014

GERMANY

Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany debated retaliatory measures against the United States on Tuesday after reports of an alleged double agent stoked still smouldering public anger over the NSA scandal.

9 Jul 2014

GERMANY

Criminal probe into Merkel phone snooping

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany's federal prosecutors have opened an investigation over alleged snooping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

6 Jun 2014

FRANCE

World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.

6 Sep 2013

GERMANY

Germany slams British action against Guardian

BERLIN, GERMANY: A German human rights official on Wednesday, 21 August, sharply criticised a British crackdown on the Guardian newspaper over its publication of US security secrets leaked by Edward Snowden.

22 Aug 2013

GERMANY

German military knew about PRISM: report

BERLIN, GERMANY: The German military has known for years of the sweeping US online surveillance programme PRISM, a newspaper reported Wednesday, citing a NATO document from the Afghanistan mission.

18 Jul 2013

GERMANY

Pope to sue German magazine over 'Vatileaks' cover

BERLIN, GERMANY: A German magazine said on Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI was preparing to sue it for publishing a cover satirising the "Vatileaks" leaked-documents scandal that has rocked the Vatican.

13 Jul 2012

GERMANY

CeBIT 2012: Eugene Kaspersky calls for international cyber-security organisation

HANOVER, GERMANY: Cyber-espionage, cyber-sabotage and potentially even cyber-warfare are genuine threats facing our world - and the discoveries of the first state-sponsored malware programs demonstrates the new capabilities that can be applied by these Internet threats.

9 Mar 2012

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