Yesterday Czechs and Slovaks marked 50 years since Soviet tanks crushed the “Prague Spring” democratic reform drive, while protesters used the anniversary to rail against the current Czech government’s ties to the Communist Party.
Firefighters and emergency workers combed yesterday the creek bed downstream from a gorge where sudden heavy rain created a wall of water that swept away tourists on Monday in the southern Italy region of Calabria, killing at least 10 people.
Microsoft Corporation said that hackers linked to Russia’s government sought to launch cyber-attacks on the US Senate and conservative American think tanks, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November’s congressional elections.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said it would extend financial assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were affected by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway accident.
The country needs more citizens like the late former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr, for a better and brighter future, according to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Venezuela’s streets were quieter than normal yesterday but many businesses remained open despite an opposition call for a national strike to protest economic measures announced by socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
With mounting censorship and increasing threats to dissent in the country, reports of a shutdown against micro-blogging website Twitter have worried digital rights experts, journalists and activists as well as common users.