Nigeria accuses UNICEF staff of spying, halts activities

FILE PHOTO: A banner with the UNICEF logo is seen hanging on a makeshift school at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye/File Photo MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – The Nigerian military on Friday accused United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) staff of spying for Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria, and ...

Read More »

Capita Army recruitment delays: ‘I felt I had given up my dream’

Image copyright Chloe Burdett and James Tyson Image caption Chloe Burdett and James Tyson The Army needs another 5,500 troops to reach its target for a fully-fledged force. But after giving a £495m recruitment contract to outsourcing giant Capita, the time taken from application to basic training has run as long as 321 days. Some 47% of applicants drop out ...

Read More »

Macron calls Ford’s decision over Bordeaux plant ‘hostile’

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Ford’s (F.N) decision to end production at its plant in Blanquefort, southern France next year was “hostile” and said his government was actively seeking a buyer for the ...

Read More »

Yemenis in Hodeidah hope truce holds as warring parties talk peace

HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) – Yemenis dared to hope on Friday that a ceasefire agreed in the contested port city of Hodeidah might bring a permanent end to fighting that has driven many from their homes and into an existential struggle for food and medical care. Members of the Houthi delegation participating in the peace talks in Sweden shake hands with ...

Read More »

Sondra Locke: Any Which Way You Can actress dies aged 74

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke in 1982 Actress Sondra Locke, who was best known for making six movies with Clint Eastwood, has died at the age of 74. She earned an Oscar nomination for her first film, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, in 1968. Locke became romantically involved with Eastwood whilst making The ...

Read More »

Facebook discovers bug that may have affected up to 6.8 mln users

FILE PHOTO: The entrance sign to Facebook headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Friday it has discovered a bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million people who used Facebook login to grant permission to third-party apps to access photos. The company said ...

Read More »

EU leaders call for urgent action against disinformation

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders called for urgent action to combat fake news on the Internet at a summit on Friday, saying more needed to be done to safeguard next year’s EU election against disinformation. The bloc’s 28 heads of state backed a plan to help stop what the United States, NATO and the EU say are Russian attempts ...

Read More »
Skip to toolbar