Theresa May will strengthen the UK's digital defences through a £15m online security pact with Commonwealth allies amid warnings over the growing threat of cyber warfare from Russia. Leaders from the 53-nation bloc are expected to sign the world's largest cyber declaration, pledging to join forces to combat criminals and hostile actors engaged in potentially devastating cyber attacks, and to support smaller nations to raise their security standards by 2020. It comes after UK and US intelligence agencies issued an unprecedented joint alert on the threat of "malicious cyber activity" by Russian state-sponsored hackers, as tensions with Moscow deepen over airstrikes in Syria. Read more Russian hackers 'targeting millions of devices around world' Speaking ahead of an official meeting with Commonwealth leaders, Ms May said: “Cyber security affects us all, as online crime does not respect international borders. “I have … [Read more...] about Russian cyber threat pushes UK to sign world’s largest digital security pact
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Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit. Complaining more often, declaring you’re ‘gasping’ for a cup of tea and feeling flattered when you get asked for ID when visiting a bar also made the list. Other warnings include preferring a night in with a board game, knowing your alcohol limit and struggling with technology. Read more Key symptom of old age reversed 'surprisingly easily', study finds Women 38% poorer than male colleagues when they reach old age The baby boomer generation are at risk of becoming problem drinkers The study, commissioned by Future You to highlight the benefits of Turmeric+ tablets, also found feeling stiff and talking about your joints a … [Read more...] about Forgetting people’s names and feeling stiff are the top signs of getting old, study finds
France is currently embroiled in a series of travel strikes that threaten to bring the country to its knees. Emmanuel Macron's government is facing a "spring of discontent" 50 years on from the famous protests of May 1968, as parallel disputes involving the country's key transport players conspire to create nightmarish conditions. An effigy of the young president, in power for less than a year, has already been set ablaze in Nantes at a time when Mr Macron is preoccupied with events in Syria. His approval rating has meanwhile dropped from 57 per cent to 40 per cent since his inauguration. Read more French strikes: Air France and SNCF are pitched against liberté Just 11 per cent of France's workforce is unionised, among the lowest in the EU, but its trade bodies retain powerful voices and are not afraid to risk public ire to defend their rights. Why are French railway workers on strike? The country's railway workers are engaged in industrial action over … [Read more...] about Why is France’s transport network mired in strikes and what does it mean for British travellers?
You know that feeling when something seems too good to be true – when it looks like a lot has happened in your favour recently, so it's suspicious? Some people can't get over this feeling, and their good fortune takes a sinister turn in their mind. People who have an irrational aversion to being happy suffer from something called "cherophobia." It comes from the Greek word "chairo," which means "I rejoice." It basically means that they are afraid to participate in anything fun. Read more Nine signs your marriage isn't as happy as you think it is This is the root of happiness in the brain, according to science 9 experts reveal the secrets to true happiness for International It's not the activities that are scary, it's the fear that if you let go, and are happy and carefree, then something terrible will happen. Cherophobia isn't widely-used or well-defined, and isn't in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which is the main … [Read more...] about Cherophobia is the fear of being happy – here are the signs that you might have it
When you’re a star, as a revered philosopher almost said, you can do anything to them. You can even grab ’em by the balls. On Sunday evening the porn star Stormy Daniels will do just that. She will metaphorically take her Commander-in-Chief’s gonads in hand and give them a painful yank. Daniels’s CBS interview about the affair with Donald Trump, which she alleges ranged from 2006 to 2007, was recorded weeks ago but was delayed by legal grappling. It will finally be broadcast at midnight our time. The interview will offer a diversion from other concerns about Trump’s fitness for office. For a few days, such banal questions as “When will he start the nuclear war?”, and “How many more key personnel must he lose before he appoints the Unabomber as Secretary of Defence?” will simmer on the back burner. Bubbling away on the front hob will be a question of character rather than sanity. What kind of man starts an affair with a … [Read more...] about Stormy Daniels is emerging as the feminist hero from the Donald Trump affair