Dec 16, 2016

Russia election hacking seen a major threat in U.S., Europe

U.S. allegations that Russia hacked political party computers and leaked documents to sabotage the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton have echoes in Europe, where both France and Germany plan elections in 2017. Here is what officials are saying about the Russian cyberthreat: United States ...

Dec 14, 2016

South Korea's youth unemployment rate rises to record high

South Korea’s youth unemployment rate rose to a record high in November, following political protests that paralyzed the government and led parliament to vote to impeach the president. The unadjusted jobless rate for people aged 25 to 29 rose to 8.2 percent in November, ...

Dec 14, 2016

Australian word of the year is 'democracy sausage'

If you have ever struggled to decipher Australian English slang, then you may be baffled by “democracy sausage,” the word of the year Down Under. The Australian National Dictionary Centre defined it Wednesday as a sausage served on bread and bought at a polling ...

Putin foe Alexei Navalny announces 2018 Kremlin bid

Dec 13, 2016

Putin foe Alexei Navalny announces 2018 Kremlin bid

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced Tuesday he will run for president in 2018 after a retrial on graft charges he dismisses offered him an opening to declare his bid. In an email sent to supporters, the 40-year-old anti-corruption campaigner and outspoken critic of ...