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Trump, Macron among world leaders to take part in Lebanon Aid Conference

Beirut (Lebanon), August 8: Global leaders including US President Donald Trump will participate in an international aid conference on Sunday to support Lebanon, as the country, crippled by corruption, a banking crisis and growing popular defiance against the authorities, is seeking massive relief after blasts in Beirut. The video-conference will be co-hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and the United Nations. Macron said he would make sure any aid goes directly to the Lebanese people and not into “corrupt hands,” during a visit to Beirut on Thursday. Several allies of...

UN reports sharp increase in cybercrime during pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, AUGUST 8: A 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year, many targeting hospitals and health care systems and hindering their work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN counterterrorism chief has said. Vladimir Voronkov told the UN Security Council that the upsurge in phishing sites was part of a significant rise in cybercrime in recent months reported by speakers at last month's first Virtual Counterterrorism Week at the United Nations. He said the UN and global experts don't yet fully understand...
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