Rwanda government critic Rwigara acquitted

Rwanda government critic Rwigara acquitted

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Diane Rwigara is a prominent critic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame A Rwandan court in the capital, Kigali, has acquitted government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother of charges of inciting insurrection and forgery. Ms Rwigara was imprisoned for over a year, after being barred from running in presidential elections…

French government fears ‚major violence’

French government fears ‚major violence’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The scene on Thursday in Nantes, as school students protested against education reforms The French government says it fears „major violence” in Paris on Saturday as the national „yellow vests” protest movement shows little sign of easing. The government said it was scrapping the fuel tax increases in the budget…

The UK government admits Brexit will inevitably leave Britain poorer

The UK government admits Brexit will inevitably leave Britain poorer

LONDON — Brexit will inevitably leave Britain worse off than had it remained in the EU, the UK Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. Hammond has previously repeatedly insisted that „when the British people voted [in the EU referendum] they did not vote to become poorer.” However, Theresa May’s government will today release official assessments…

The Saudi government reportedly targeted and punished several dissidents after McKinsey identified them in a report

The Saudi government reportedly targeted and punished several dissidents after McKinsey identified them in a report

McKinsey reportedly created a nine-page report gauging public response to Saudi austerity measures announced in 2015, and found that three dissidents had a major influence over negative coverage on Twitter.

The US government appeared to take a shot at Tesla after the company touted the Model 3’s safety features

The US government appeared to take a shot at Tesla after the company touted the Model 3’s safety features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement on Tuesday that it does not evaluate vehicle safety beyond its star rating system — an apparent response to Tesla’s claim that its Model 3 sedan gives occupants a lower probability of receiving a serious injury in a crash than any other vehicle tested…

The UK government is accusing Russia of waging a secret cyberwar across the globe

The UK government is accusing Russia of waging a secret cyberwar across the globe

The Russian military intelligence agency accused of the attempted assassination of former spy Sergei Skripal has carried out a swathe of attacks in the UK and abroad on political institutions, financial systems, transport networks and the media, according to the British government. This secret international cyberwar has included the targeting of the US presidential elections…

Italy’s new government is squabbling with one of the country’s most famous footballers over immigration

Italy’s new government is squabbling with one of the country’s most famous footballers over immigration

Mario Balotelli, during a famous incident after scoring in a Manchester Derby in 2011 Screenshot/Sky Sports A somewhat unusual political battle is emerging in Italy, as its new interior minister finds himself battling with one of the country’s biggest sports stars. Footballer Mario Balotelli and Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Northern League, have fought…

The government is hiding its Brexit plans by making firms sign secretive ‚gagging agreements’

The government is hiding its Brexit plans by making firms sign secretive ‚gagging agreements’

migration vehicles pass parked lorries on the M20 motorway, which leads from London to the Channel Tunnel terminal at Ashford and the Ferry Terminal at Dover, in southern England, Britain July 31, 2015. Reuters / Neil Hall The government is reportedly making companies sign secretive non-disclosure agreements preventing them from publishing the impact of Brexit.…

German government confirms cyber-attack

German government confirms cyber-attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is investigating the breach Germany is investigating a security breach to its defence and interior ministries’ private networks, a government spokesman has confirmed. A notorious Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear, or APT28, is being widely blamed in German media. They…