World News

Gunfire in Republic of Congo capital

It then resumed at about 8am as military helicopters patrolled southern Brazzaville , witnesses said. Sassou Nguesso served as president from 1979 to 1992 and returned to power in 1997 following a civil war. A general strike last week held in southern Brazzaville was ignored in the north of the city, where Sassou Nguesso is popular. The U.S. State Department said after the election it had received numerous reports of irregularities and criticized the government's decision to cut ...


Alexis Pinturault Wins Fourth Straight World Cup GS Race

Kristoffersen took the slalom title from Hirscher, victor for the past three seasons, however and leads the standings by 111 points with only 100 remaining to be won. Julien Lizeroux of France, who was second after the opening run, went out after straddling the first gate of his final run. Norway's Kristoffersen celebrates after completing the second run of an alpine ski World Cup men's slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia , Sunday, March 6, 2016.


Microsoft Launches Windows 10 IoT Core Preview for Raspberry Pi 3

The new Windows service provides users with key details about advanced threats, offers response recommendations and - like Windows 10 itself - will be continuously updated without any extra efforts by enterprise users, Myerson said. It will also work in tandem with Microsoft's other security solutions, including Advanced Threat Analytics. The big reason Microsoft is excited for ATP, though, is that it sits alongside Windows Defender and other anti-virus and anti-malware tools without ...

Facebook facing German cartel probe over suspected data protection abuses

The terms and conditions Facebook offers users in exchange for an account-handing over their data, which is then used to serve advertisers-could be an "abusive imposition" because of the company's dominant position. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, visited Berlin on a charm offensive last week. Companies can theoretically face a fine of up to 10 percent of their annual turnover by the German competition regulator if they are found to have abused a dominant market position.