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Qatar: Contact tracing app security flaw exposed sensitive personal details of more than one million

Serious security vulnerabilities in Qatar’s mandatory contact tracing app, uncovered by Amnesty International, must act as a wake-up call for governments rolling-out COVID-19 apps to ensure privacy safeguards are central to the technology.

An investigation by Amnesty’s Security Lab discovered …

Latam Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Santiago, South American carrier Latam Airlines says it is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it grapples with the sharp downturn in air travel sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The Santiago, Chile-based airline said Tuesday that it and some …

Airbus team arrives in Pakistan to assist investigations into crash

Islamabad, A team of experts from aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Tuesday arrived in Pakistan to assist authorities investigating the plane crash in the southern city of Karachi that killed 97 people on Friday, officials said.

 

“Airbus has sent an …

Russia reports largest single-day death toll from coronavirus

Moscow, Russia reported 174 deaths from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours on Tuesday, the country’s highest single-day death toll from the virus, said dpa international.

 

Russia has recorded more than 360,000 cases of the virus on …

UAE leaders congratulate Georgian President on Independence Day.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to President Salome Zourabichvili of Georgia on her country’s Independence Day, marked on 26th May.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime …

Athens, Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown was imposed in late March to halt the spread of the coronavirus, with only goods suppliers and permanent residents allowed access, The Associated Press (AP) reported. But the country’s low infection rate in the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the government to start the holiday season three weeks earlier than the expected June 15 date, as other Mediterranean countries — including Italy, Spain and Turkey — are grappling with deadlier outbreaks. At Bairaktaris restaurant on central Monastiraki Square in Athens, waiters and staff wearing purple face masks and some with plastic visors, sliced meat from the revolving gyros grill, arranged flowers on widely spaced tables and waited for customers, who remained cautious Monday. Spiros Bairaktaris, the exuberant owner, is carrying on a family business running for 140 years and has framed pictures on the wall of himself sitting next to supermodel Naomi Campbell, singer Cesaria Evora, and other past celebrity customers. He says he’s optimistic about the season despite the slow start. “This has never happened before,” he told the AP. “We normally sit 100 in the inside area, now it’ll be just 30. … There won’t be any bouzouki music or dancing until we get the all-clear from the doctors. “But I think people from all over Europe will come here because we have a low death toll, thank God.” Greece has had nearly 2,900 infections and 171 deaths from the virus. Italy has seen nearly 33,000 coronavirus patients die, Spain has had nearly 29,000 dead and Turkey has had 4,340 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Social distancing regulations and passenger limits have been imposed on ferries and at restaurants to ward off new infections. State-run health services to combat the coronavirus are being expanded to the islands, with intensive care units being placed on five islands: Lesbos, Samos, Rhodes, Zakynthos, and Corfu, along with existing ICU facilities on the island of Crete. Tourism is a vital part of the Greek economy, directly contributing more than 10% of the country’s GDP as Greece struggles to emerge from years of financial crisis. More than 34 million visitors traveled to Greece last year, spending 18.2 billion euros ($19.5 billion), according to government data. With a view of the Acropolis and padded lounge seating, it’s usually hard for cafe goers to find a spot at Kayak, but midday Monday it was still largely empty. “Eighty percent of our business is from tourism, and people in Greece are cautious, they fear they will lose their job,” owner Liza Meneretzi said. “I’ve been running the cafe for 30 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this. But I was born an optimist, so we’ll see how things go.” Source: Bahrain News Agency

Berlin, European shares rose in thin trading on Monday, as optimism over reopening of countries and signs of more stimulus for the coronavirus-hit euro zone economy helped sentiment.

 

The euro zone stock index .STOXXE rose 0.9%, with the pan-European …

In race for tourism, Greece reopens cafes, island ferries

Athens, Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season.

 

Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since …

Basketball’s EuroLeague cancels season because of virus

Berlin, Europe’s top basketball league canceled the remainder of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying health concerns had to be paramount despite numerous attempts to find ways to resume play.

 

The EuroLeague, which is composed of …