2 KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Sunday that Russia was behind a cyberattack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing “hybrid war” against its neighbor. The statement from the Ministry of Digital Development came a day after Microsoft said dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies had been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware. That disclosure suggested the attention-grabbing defacement attack on official websites last week was a diversion. “All evidence indicates that Russia is behind the cyberattack. Moscow continues to wage a hybrid war and is actively building up its forces in the information and cyberspaces,” the ministry statement said. The attack comes as the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine looms and diplomatic talks to resolve the tense standoff appear stalled. Microsoft said in a short blog post Saturday that it first … [Read more...] about Ukraine claims Russia behind cyberattack in ‘hybrid war’
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Coronavirus in numbers: UK reports further 398 deaths Sign up for FREE health tips to live a long and happy life SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Brits are still living with coronavirus restrictions, with strict rules around isolation times, working from home, wearing face masks and travelling abroad. As we learn to live with the ongoing pandemic rules often change, and a set of changes are coming into force this week, from Monday. Related articles Lord Frost exposes how EU really sees UK – bloc wants Brexit to fail Covid warning: Next variant could be 'more severe' Across the UK coronavirus cases have soared in recent weeks due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus. As of … [Read more...] about Covid rule changes you need to know – everything coming into force this week
Martin Lewis has spoken of his devastation and helplessness as six million Brits face fuel poverty due to budget-busting energy prices. The money saving expert “choked up” with emotion and felt a “wave of nausea” listening to stories of people facing a cost-of-living crisis. Following filming of his ITV show last week, Martin, 49, said he was shaking and felt “impotent” after hearing that a single mum who lost her partner to Covid couldn’t afford her energy bills. Martin is now calling on the Government to urgently intervene to prevent millions being plunged into further fuel poverty. He says: "After my show last week I felt completely impotent. I got a wave of nausea at the thought of millions of people who will be forced into fuel poverty in April. My voice choked on air. “I got home to an empty house - my wife was filming abroad and my little girl was in bed - and I was so upset, I was shaking. “It's deeply frustrating - we are facing a cost of living crisis. “Let's … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis reveals ‘nausea’ over rising bills as millions face fuel poverty
Published 6 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said the next announcement about the BBC licence fee will be the last - and it was time to discuss new ways to fund and sell "great British content". She said "the days of the elderly being threatened with prison sentences and bailiffs knocking on doors" were over. Her comments come as unconfirmed reports say the government is expected to freeze the £159 fee for two years. A BBC source said there had been similar speculation before. The licence fee's existence is guaranteed until at least 31 December 2027 by the BBC's royal charter, which sets out the broadcaster's funding and purpose. The annual fee is then set by the government, which announced in 2016 that it would rise in line with inflation for five years from April 2017. Money raised from the licence fee pays for … [Read more...] about Nadine Dorries: BBC licence fee announcement will be the last
PROFESSOR Jonathan Van-Tam has quit his role as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England. Sir Jonathan is leaving his secondment at the Department of Health in March 2022 and returning to his post at Nottingham University. Who is Jonathan Van-Tam? Jonathan Stafford Nguyen Van-Tam MBE is a British specialist in influenza, including its epidemiology, transmission, vaccinology, antiviral drugs and pandemic preparedness. Van-Tam was awarded an MBE (military section) in the 1998 New Year's Honours when he was Acting Major Jonathan Stafford Nguyen-Van-Tam, Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force. It was awarded in recognition of his work in designing a first aid kit to meet the special requirements of large groups of teenagers on camping expeditions. On October 2, 2017, he took up the role of deputy chief medical officer for England. LATEST NEWS SNOW JOKE SIEGE ENDS SNOW DAY DUKE REBUKE … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Van-Tam and why did he quit as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England?
Free NHS prescriptions to end from April? What you need to know Get pensions news and advice plus latest money alerts for FREE now SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Recent Government proposals suggest that the eligibility threshold for free medication through the NHS is set to be aligned with the state pension age, which is 66. Currently, people in England become eligible for this “freebie” benefit when they turn 60 which means people who would otherwise qualify for free prescriptions in their 60s will have to wait longer. Related articles 'First prescriptions, now this’: Pensioners to lose free bus pass Free bus pass available for Brits outside state pension age Age UK is one of the many … [Read more...] about NHS prescriptions: Ending free medication for over 60s to hit unpaid carers
A rush transcript of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" airing on Sunday, January 16, 2022 on ABC News is below. This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors. For previous show transcripts, visit the "This Week" transcript archive . RADDATZ: Thanks so much for joining us this morning, Brad. Let's turn to the challenges now facing President Biden as he prepares to mark one year in office after enduring the toughest week of his presidency. His latest legislative priority stalled after a week of intensive lobbying for voting rights. He failed to convince moderate Democrats to scrap the Senate filibuster. Overseas, after a week of failed diplomacy, more than 100,000 Russian troops remain massed near Ukraine’s border. The prospect of war there, looms larger. On the economy, inflation jumped at its fastest pace in 40 years as pandemic-battered supply chains struggle to keep up with consumer demand. And on the pandemic, the … [Read more...] about ‘This Week’ Transcript 1-16-22: Dr. Vivek Murthy, Rep. Jim Clyburn & Tom Bossert
There’s a renewed focus on how emergency notifications are sent to residents during wildfires, dangerous criminal situations and hazardous weather after Marshall fire evacuees complained about a lack of warning in the first hours of the Dec. 30 wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed more than 1,100 homes and businesses. Boulder County evacuees have said a better notification system could have helped them save pets and family heirlooms as well as offered better guidance on escape routes from the fire’s path. In a world of rapidly changing technology, the methods used by emergency authorities to warn citizens of danger range from Reverse 911 calls to landlines to direct messaging via people’s cellphones to radio and television announcements to old-fashioned door-to-door knocking. While Colorado residents receive Amber Alerts and National Weather Service notifications on their cellphones, those messages are regulated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. … [Read more...] about In Colorado, cellphone users must opt-in to receive local emergency alerts. Here’s how to do that.
MILLIONS of Brits won't pay more for their TV licence fee in a rare bit of good news for squeezed household budgets. The government is set to freeze the charge for watching telly for the next two years to cushion the cost of living crisis. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is expected to announce this week that the charge will be pegged at £159 until 2024. The TV licence fee usually goes up each year in April and last year went up from £157.50 It was the fifth year in a row the price of a licence increased and back in 2016 it cost £145.50. The fee is set by the government and has risen in line with inflation every year since 2017 - until now. Households are now set to avoid a rise in 2022, just as the cost of other bills and essentials are rising , creating a cost of living crisis. Food prices are rising adding more to grocery bills and energy costs have shot up for households. Most read in Money FEELING LUCKY? … [Read more...] about How to get a TV licence for free and save £159 a year as fee set to be frozen
Prince Harry has said he fears for the safety of his family after he was chased by a pack of photographers at a charity event with sick kids in 2021. The incident happened as the Duke of Sussex met with ill children at Kew Gardens, London, last summer. He had flown back briefly from LA for the July 1 unveiling of the Diana, Princess of Wales memorial statue, MyLondon reported . The day before he had met with seriously ill children and young people at a WellChild garden party and afternoon tea at the gardens. After he left, it is believed that his car was chased by paparazzi photographers. His fears are especially chilling because of how Princess Diana died in a car crash when she was being chased by the press in Paris, in 1997. The Duke of Sussex is now stuck in a legal battle with the Home Office over a decision not to let him pay for police protection for his family when in the UK. Prince Harry says he fears for his family's safety ( Image: … [Read more...] about Prince Harry fears for his family’s safety in UK after being ‘chased by photographers’