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...."We are aware of the report and are looking into it," a spokesman from Microsoft said. The documents said that the CIA had also created "attack and control systems" that could hijack computers powered by Linux-based software. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . It logs the IP [internet protocol] addresses of hijacked machines sending out queries to check if an email address is "live". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . "We need to understand what our triggers are and when that happens not have an emotional hijacking as a result. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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The Crusader: London removals firm fails to deliver clients' belongings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....2. Check it is a member and not hijacking the logo. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
.... . It logs the IP [internet protocol] addresses of hijacked machines sending out queries to check if an email address is "live". ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
...."We are aware of the report and are looking into it," a spokesman from Microsoft said. The documents said that the CIA had also created "attack and control systems" that could hijack computers powered by Linux-based software. ...
Dear Travis... image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:02:53 PM
.... . "We need to understand what our triggers are and when that happens not have an emotional hijacking as a result. ...
East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:40:58 PM
....The trackers will allow officials and traders to monitor trucks travelling to and from the Kenyan port of Mombasa. A device will be attached to vehicles and is intended to help prevent hijacks and goods being tampered with. ...
We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov image
.... It doesn’t feel that way, of course; many of us would probably characterise our social media use as just another form of addiction. This addiction, though, has rather tangible origins: many of the platforms that steal our attention are designed precisely to hijack it and have us divulge, one click at a time, as much of our data as possible. ...
‘I thought I’d bought my first home, but I lost £67,000 in a conveyancing scam’ image
....Mollett says the solicitors had emphasised how important it was to ensure all the funds reached them on time, so he emailed the Sethi Partnership that same day asking about the best way to get the rest of the money – a total of £74,837 to cover the remaining deposit, stamp duty, fees etc – to them promptly to meet the deadline. It was at this point that the fraudsters contacted him, using the email address of the member of staff at the solicitors whom he had been dealing with all through the process – though Mollett was unaware the emails had been hijacked. ...
Mark Carney says we face a ‘lost decade’. The left needs to get its act together | Owen Jones image
.... But insecurity is once again one of the defining features of our age. That’s why it’s so frustrating – unforgivable even – when the new left doesn’t get its act together, when we fail to communicate in a way that is accessible and relates to people’s everyday needs, when sectarian groups try to hijack grassroots movements, when we put proving our own purity ahead of reaching out to the unpersuaded. ...
TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 03:33:59 PM
....Earlier in the week, Germany's Deutsche Telekom revealed that up to 900,000 of its customers had lost their internet connection as a result of the attack. It involves the use of a modified form of the Mirai worm - a type of malware that is spread via hijacked computers, which causes damage to equipment powered by Linux-based operating systems. ...
Banks act to stop transfer scams and errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:30:45 AM
.... Over two years £26,000 of her pay went to another individual with a Nationwide account, and she has spent years fighting to recover it. A new-style fraud, meanwhile, is seeing criminals hijack the emails of builders or solicitors. ...
Barclays to unveil contactless cash withdrawals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:15:01 PM
....Customers with iPhones won’t be able to use the scheme because Apple limits the use of its contactless technology to its own Apple Pay system. Barclays suggested the facility was more secure than inserting a bank card, as it avoided the risk of having the card’s details hijacked by a skimming machine. ...
Barclays tests smartphone cash withdrawals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 05:18:17 PM
....The facility is limited to Android handsets, which trigger the money's release via a "contactless" NFC (near-field communication) transmission. The bank suggests the facility is more secure than slotting in a bank card as it avoids the risk of having the card's details hijacked by a skimming machine. ...
Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 11:21:14 AM
. Home webcams that were hijacked to help knock popular websites offline last week are being recalled in the US. ...
How hackers handle stolen login data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 01:16:30 AM
....By contrast, spammers sought accounts that are in good standing with an internet service or webmail provider and which can support lots of messages being pushed through them. Malicious hackers who wanted to send malware through the accounts were most keen to hijack them and shut out the original owner, he said. ...
Johnson & Johnson says insulin pump 'could be hacked' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 05:00:45 PM
....But Jay Radcliffe - a diabetic and researcher with cyber security firm Rapid7 - said he had discovered it could still be hacked from a distance of 25 feet. He found communications between the pump and its radio frequency remote could be hijacked - in theory allowing a hacker to administer unauthorised injections. ...
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Fraudsters who prey on the disabled image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 04:01:00 PM
.... This was a dormant company, correctly registered, they confirmed. However they had had no idea its name had been hijacked by fraudsters fleecing some of society’s most vulnerable people and now face a time-consuming task removing the associations. ...
Brexit: Ignoring Leave vote would be outrage MPs told image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 12:39:19 AM
.... . But the man who started the petition, Oliver Healey, has claimed that it has been "hijacked" by Remain supporters. ...
Kim Dotcom calls for livestream of extradition appeal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 10:02:36 AM
....In a related development, it has emerged that one of Megaupload's websites is now hosting advertisements for pornography. The news site Torrentfreak reports that an unknown party appears to have "hijacked" the domain despite it still being registered to the FBI. ...
The police chief battling cybercriminals from Russia and Ukraine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM
.... It’s when a junior person in the finance department of a big company receives an email from the chief executive officer of the firm, asking him or her to move money from one account to another. The email is fake; somehow the fraudsters have hijacked the boss’s email account, or created one that is near identical. ...

Russia can outgun British troops, leaked report suggests
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:40:54 PM
....In the phone call, which Moscow said was initiated by Britain, both leaders "expressed dissatisfaction with the current parameters of cooperation in both the political and economic sphere". The leaked military report added that the UK and its Nato allies were "scrambling to catch up" with Russia's ability to use electronic means to hijack enemy drones and disrupt other military transmissions, which were described as a "real game changer". ...

Pokemon Go could be key to improving children's health, claims GP
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:31:00 PM
...."The good thing about Pokemon Go is it is not aimed at people who want to walk, but those who are excited by playing games. "The worst thing that could happen would be for it to be hijacked by the health lobby. ...

French 'wine terrorists' flood town
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 01:34:38 PM
....The group, which previously went under the name CRAV, has been active since 1970 in France's biggest wine growing region, now called Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi- Pyrénées, where Sète is located. It has in recent years hijacked tankers of foreign wine and dynamited government buildings or supermarkets. ...

Car owner fights off armed thieves with water hose
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of July 2016 09:34:46 AM
. This man was washing his car at 2am on Monday when he was nearly attacked by two armed hijackers. ...
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Banks need to tackle web fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of July 2016 06:00:26 AM
.... It’s not. The £37,000 was stolen from a reader paying for building work – not knowing that fraudsters had hijacked the builder’s email and changed the account numbers to be paid. ...

MH370 pilot used simulator to plot course over Indian Ocean
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 07:59:28 AM
....Officials have been stymied in their efforts to explain why the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people veered so far off course during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. Theories have ranged from a deliberate murder-suicide plot by one of the pilots, to a hijacking, to a mechanical catastrophe. ...
Hunting ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 11:05:24 PM
....A package of data offering, of access to thousands of infected computers, will be snapped up by another criminal for use in a variety of ways. With access to the computers received, criminals may then install software which, say, hijacks the victim's online banking, or reads usernames and passwords. ...
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:28:17 PM
.... Sales are already up further eight per cent rise in the first half of 2016 compared to the previous year. Viewing the spike as suspect, French wine makers in April hijacked five tankers full of Spanish wine on the border, pouring the equivalent of 90,000 bottles of red and white down the drain in protest at “unfair competition”. ...

CMA's Roger Witcomb: energy inquiry 'ran the risk of being hijacked'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 01:33:43 PM
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Why Germany is fertile ground for violent extremists
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 10:22:44 AM
....Germany’s links to Islamist terrorism go back decades, to long before the current crisis with Isil. A small group of radical Middle Eastern Islamists formed in the 1990s known as the Hamburg cell went on to produce three of the 9/11 hijackers. ...

MH370 search team: 'We've been looking for the missing plane in the wrong place'
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....Fugro's controlled glide hypothesis is also the first time officials have lent some support to contested theories that someone was in control during the flight's final moments. Since the crash there have been competing theories over whether one, both or no pilots were in control, whether it was hijacked - or whether all aboard perished and the plane was not controlled at all when it hit the water. ...

FBI gives up on 45-year-old crime of hijacker who leaped from plane with ransom money
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Pokémon Go game leaves children 'susceptible to being hijacked', NSPCC warns
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How can I protect my data if my laptop is stolen? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 08:45:58 AM
. I’m trying not to get my personal details, er, hijacked if my laptop is stolen. ...

Prankster Lee Nelson hijacks Trump's Turnberry opening with swastika golf balls
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Hedge funds have a lot to answer for, no wonder they're paid so well image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 06:44:41 PM
.... EasyJet had advanced in stages from zero dividend in 2010 to a 40% ratio last year. A move to 50% looks more like a continuation of the same flight path than a hijacking. ...
Sim-swap fraud claims another mobile banking victim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of April 2016 06:00:10 AM
....Chris Sims was sitting in his Nottingham home a fortnight ago when his iPhone, on the EE network, suddenly stopped working. Within 75 minutes the fraudsters who had hijacked his phone had, through his online banking app, emptied his bank account of £1,200 and applied for an £8,000 loan in his name. ...
IMF joins PROJECT FEAR: Fund warns Brexit Would damage UK economy  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 03:10:00 PM
.... . UKIP leader and Grassroots Out spokesman, Nigel Farage, said: "The IMF has been hijacked by the architects of the failing EU project, so of course they want the UK to remain. ...
IMF: EU exit could cause severe damage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:27:13 PM
....". UKIP leader Nigel Farage also criticised the IMF, saying it had "lost its way" in recent years and had been "effectively hijacked" by pro-EU bosses. ...
IMF says Britain leaving the EU is a significant risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:00:10 PM
....UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who is a spokesman for another group Grassroots Out, sought to undermine the warning by claiming it was an example of the establishment protecting its own interest. “The IMF has been hijacked by the architects of the failing EU project, so of course they want the UK to remain,” he said. ...
Tata Steel: ministers start hunt for buyers for British assets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 09:30:00 PM
....The issue has led to a fierce row between pro- and anti-EU campaigners. Stephen Kinnock accused Brexit campaigners of “cynically attempting to hijack and exploit” the steel crisis to their own advantage. ...
Brexit campaigners accused of trying to exploit steel crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 03:55:43 PM
. Stephen Kinnock, who represents the constituency that contains the Port Talbot steelworks, accused Brexit campaigners of “cynically attempting to hijack and exploit” the steel crisis to their own advantage. ...
As MP for Port Talbot, I believe Brexit would be disastrous for British steel | Stephen Kinnock image
.... Of course there are no risk-free options in this situation and it is possible that a buyer will not be found in the right timeframe, in which case we must do whatever it takes, including looking at nationalisation. Since getting back to the UK from Mumbai, I have been infuriated by the spectacle of the leave campaigns cynically attempting to hijack and exploit this crisis for their own advantage. ...
The Brexit muddle means pragmatism must win the day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 09:45:37 AM
....During a recent visit to the UK, I was struck by the extent to which the question of whether the country should remain in the European Union is dominating the media, boardroom discussions, and dinner conversations. While slogans and soundbites capture most of the attention, deeper issues in play leave the outcome of the 23 June referendum subject to a high degree of uncertainty – so much so that a single event could end up hijacking the decision. ...
MPs criticise DWP for confusion over April state pension changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of March 2016 12:01:01 AM
....In today’s report, the committee calls on the DWP to contact those who are expected to receive less in the early years of the new state pension than previously or have gaps in their contribution record and set out the ways of improving their situation. Related: Osborne’s pension U-turn shows the Treasury has been hijacked | Polly Toynbee. ...
Energy secretary warns of £500m 'electric shock' after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 12:01:04 AM
.... Threatening to cut off supplies or drastically increase prices,” she will say. “We can’t let our energy security be hijacked as a political pawn to bring Europe to its knees. ...
Ransomware spam spike prompts warnings image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 12:30:37 PM
....The spam surge had helped establish Locky as a "significant presence" in the ransomware world, said Mr Dela Paz. The attackers sending out large amounts of Locky spam were using the same network of hijacked computers, known as a botnet, that was used to distribute the Dridex banking trojan. ...
£25,000 stolen online. But even more shocking: Barclays washes its hands of it image
....It’s not just the fact that a “life-changing” £25,000 was stolen from a couple scraping together the money to build an extension. It’s not even the fact that they fell victim to the clearly very sophisticated hijacking of an email account. ...
Britain’s pro-EU firms should put their mouths where their money is image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of February 2016 09:00:18 AM
....Those who genuinely believe in the EU and the single market should be leading the way. If they don’t, the Remain campaign risks being hijacked by doom-laden letters signed with encouragement from the government press office. ...
EU deal: How David Cameron took on the eurozone and won image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 08:00:11 AM
.... . Paris also opposed the use of the word “existing” to describe the role of the EU’s financial supervisors, fearing it would be hijacked by the British to permanently hinder future expansion of Brussels' regulatory powers. ...
Computing the costs of connectivity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 12:22:22 AM
....After the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, conspiracy theories abounded. One of them was that the Boeing 777 aircraft had been remotely hijacked and taken over. ...
Rebuilding public trust in money - and Government - will take a long time image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 06:46:55 PM
.... In France, the Front National is just another summer of mass migration away from a major political breakthrough; not since the civil war has the unity of the Spanish nation looked so precarious. Populist regimes apparently intent on dismantling core democratic institutions and mores rule in both Hungary and Poland, while even in Britain, to date a comparative haven of political stability, the once centrist Labour Party has been hijacked by the radical Left. ...
Crippled EU is no longer the 'anarcho-imperial monster' we once feared image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 08:51:16 PM
.... . The forum was immediately hijacked by EU insiders and used for the opposite purpose, a drama I witnessed first-hand as Brussels correspondent. ...
Sale of Camden Town Brewery a sign of craft beer’s fizzing into the mainstream image
....Inevitably, the success of small players has alerted the likes of AB InBev and SABMiller, which will form one company producing more than 500m hectolitres a year once their £71bn tie-up is finalised. But SIBA’s managing director, Mike Benner , says that takeovers by brewing multinationals do not necessarily mean the craft beer revolution has been hijacked by the money men. ...
Heathrow delays have gone on too long, let’s act image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 5th of December 2015 05:40:16 PM
.... Increasingly, he concludes, the rules are set to benefit the few rather than the many. Government has become hijacked by big business and finance, with the market fixed accordingly. ...
Facebook bows to Belgian privacy ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 04:45:07 PM
....Cookies are text files that record the web activity of users and the one in question, which Facebook has named datr, can live in a web user's browser for two years. Facebook has argued that the cookie provides better security for the site's members by preventing the creation of fake accounts, reducing the risk of accounts being hijacked, protecting users' content against theft and deterring denial-of-service attacks. ...
Paris climate talks: cosy relationship between politicians and business must end #COP21 image
....Expect to hear about the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture in Paris. It is supposed to help small farmers adapt to climate change while reducing emissions, but has been hijacked by synthetic fertiliser companies like Yara and Monsanto. ...
Cyber-thieves 'target Black Friday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 12:16:31 AM
.... . And ThreatMetrix had seen evidence of crime groups using botnets, networks of hijacked computers, to batter away at login screens searching for loopholes and bugs. ...
Ministers will lobby European commission over VAT on tampons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 10:33:03 PM
....The Conservative would-be rebels had held up the VAT rate as an example of the EU having too much influence over domestic taxation. Bernard Jenkin, the Eurosceptic MP for Harwich and North Essex, was attacked by the SNP for “shamelessly” hijacking the debate to promote anti-EU aims but he said he supported the sentiment of the proposals as well. ...
Drone ships move closer to reality as Inmarsat gets on board  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 5th of September 2015 05:45:33 PM
.... . Mr Spithout added: “Without a crew on board, who is there for pirates to hijack?” . ...
Paddy Power and Betfair agree to merge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of August 2015 07:09:29 AM
.... In other strategic moves, online gaming group 888 has agreed to buy its rival Bwin. party but GVC Holdings, owner of Sportingbet, is trying to hijack the deal to buy Bwin. ...
Joan Bakewell: Why it's not so great being a baby boomer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of August 2015 11:00:43 AM
....” It was retroactive piece of legislation. They had made plans about their future, their housing, their bills, and they found they had been hijacked into working longer in a world that had not warned them that was going to happen. ...
Email overload: how to escape the tyranny of the inbox image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 06:00:12 AM
....Whatever you do, do something. It’s not sustainable to let email hijack your agenda every day. ...
Man gets free pizza for a year after pitting Three and O2 against each other on Twitter image
....A British man has won himself free pizza for a year after he pit the marketing departments of two British phone companies against each other on Twitter. The 'hijack' of the marketing campaigns began when mobile company O2 offered its Twitter followers free pizzas delivered to their office. ...
Carphone Warehouse hackers 'used traffic bombardment smokescreen' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 10th of August 2015 06:00:47 PM
.... . To mount a DDoS attack, a global network of hijacked computers, known as a botnet, is used to bombard the target computers with traffic, overloading them and potentially forcing them offline. ...
NatWest and RBS suffer hacker attack that leaves customers unable to access accounts image
.... . "It's well within the capabilities of many online criminals, who can take order hijacked PCs to bombard a website with traffic. ...
Amnesty International says prostitution is a human right – but it's wrong image
. Has Amnesty International been hijacked by proponents of the global sex trade? When the human rights nonprofit convenes its International Council Meeting next week in Dublin, delegates from around the world will be asked to vote on a proposal to recognize prostitution as a human right. ...
Greece crisis: Yanis Varoufakis admits 'contingency plan' for euro exit image
....Varoufakis, who once proposed wiring up tourists in a bid to clamp down on tax evasion, denounced media accounts of skullduggery as far-fetched. In a tweet responding to a report revealing the plan in Sunday’s conservative newspaper, Kathimerini, he tweeted: “So, I was going to ‘hijack’ Greek citizens’ tax numbers? Impressed by my defamers’ imagination. ...
BT chiefs push Ofcom for higher broadband prices image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 05:00:33 PM
.... . Joe Garner said Ofcom’s ongoing, once-a-decade review of the communications market was “motivated by improving outcomes for customers” but risked being “hijacked by corporate rivalries”. ...
Social media mishaps and tips on how to avoid them image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of July 2015 08:43:18 AM
....The hashtag took off and was soon trending. Cellecta Insulation gathered some unimpressed replies when it tried to tap into the hype (see below), such as: “This is a terrible attempt at agile marketing #fail #hijack. ...
Tories want businesses to pick up slack as budget targets in-work benefits image
.... This year, they have led a high-profile campaign to highlight low pay at major retailers’ annual shareholder meetings. The big retailers who have spoken to the Guardian say the government and its backers are trying to hijack that campaign to divert attention away from the planned benefit cuts. ...
Airline collusion: it's nothing new and will be difficult to prove, analysts say image
....Industry defenders point to cumulative losses of $55bn in what they call the “lost decade” after 9/11, when the airlines lurched from crisis to crisis, including a dramatic spike in oil prices and the financial crisis of 2008. Virtually every major US airline has been in bankruptcy at some point since the 2001 plane hijackings, only turning the corner recently with $22bn in profits over the past five years. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 27th of June 2015 01:18:13 AM
. Campaigners have hijacked Tesco’s annual meeting with calls to pay its supermarket workers the living wage, amid a shareholder revolt over chief executive Dave Lewis’s multimillion-pound pay deal. ...
Greek exit real prospect as eurozone hardens towards belligerent Athens image
.... The summit has to grapple with major issues such as David Cameron’s in/out referendum on the EU, sanctions on Russia, and the Mediterranean refugee emergency. Leaders, especially Merkel, do not want next week’s summit hijacked by Greece. ...

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