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Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed
Health

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The Mexican government said on Friday it had suffered a major cyber hack of data held by the armed forces, including details about President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's heart condition that led to his hospitalization in January.The president, speaking at a regular news conference, said information published in local media overnight from the hack of the Defense Ministry was genuine, and he confirmed revelations about his own health problems."It's true, there was a cyber hack," he said, saying that hackers had exploited a change in the military's IT systems.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAccording to media reports, the hack accessed six terabytes of data from the Defense Ministry, including information about criminal figures...
Taxes can be key to social justice, pope tells business leaders
Business

Taxes can be key to social justice, pope tells business leaders

Pope Francis gestures during the meeting with the participants of the International Congress of Catechists at the Vatican, September 10, 2022. REUTERS/Remo CasilliRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterVATICAN CITY, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Taxes are "an often misunderstood" tool of social justice and should not be seen as an example of a government overstepping its powers, Pope Francis told an audience of Italian business leaders on Monday.The Argentine-born pope spoke ahead of a general election on Sept. 25 in Italy, a country noted for endemic tax evasion, where a right-wing coalition promising major tax cuts is on course for a clear victory. read more "What taxes and duties are in the modern world and democracies is very important, [they are] an often misunderstood...
Baidu revenue contracts but beats estimates on cloud business growth
Business

Baidu revenue contracts but beats estimates on cloud business growth

Men interact with a Baidu AI robot near the company logo at its headquarters in Beijing, China April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 30 (Reuters) - China's search engine giant Baidu Inc (9888.HK) beat quarterly revenue estimates on Tuesday, underpinned by growth in its cloud business, even as it reported its first year-on-year quarterly revenue contraction in two years.Total revenue shrank by 5% to 29.65 billion yuan ($4.43 billion) in the second quarter, compared with analysts' average estimate of 29.30 billion yuan, according to Refinitiv data.U.S.-listed shares of the company rose 3.2% in premarket trading.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterEven as Baidu's core advertising sales continu...
‘It felt like my insides were crying’: China COVID curbs hit youth mental health
Health

‘It felt like my insides were crying’: China COVID curbs hit youth mental health

HONG KONG, Aug 30 Reuters) - Zhang Meng had a breakdown last December. The 20-year-old found herself sobbing on the stairs of her dorm, driven to despair by repeated COVID lockdowns of her university campus in Beijing.The lockdowns had meant she was mostly confined to her room and unable to meet up with friends. There were also strict curbs on when she could visit the canteen or take a shower. Describing herself as someone who craves in-person social interaction, Zhang said the restrictions had "removed the safety net that was holding me up and I felt like my whole being was falling down".That month, she was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterYao, also 20 and who asked that his first name not be used, had his first br...
Coric beats Tsitsipas to win Cincinnati and signal return to fitness
Fitness

Coric beats Tsitsipas to win Cincinnati and signal return to fitness

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Resurgent Borna Coric powered past fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (0) 6-2 to win the Cincinnati Open on Sunday, signalling his return to full fitness from shoulder surgery and showing that he will be a threat at the U.S. Open.On the comeback trail after undergoing right shoulder surgery last year, Coric returned to the ATP Tour in March and after eight months on the sidelines was back in the winner's circle claiming the biggest title of his career.Ranked 152 and in the tournament via a protected ranking, Coric capped a remarkable week, that included a second round victory over Rafa Nadal, with a brilliant final that no doubt marks the 25-year-old Croatian as a dark horse contender when play gets underway at Flushing Meadows on Aug. 29.Register now for FREE unlimit...
Factbox: Egypt keeps former powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood out of politics
Politics

Factbox: Egypt keeps former powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood out of politics

A Muslim Brotherhood member shouts solgans in front of riot police during a demonstration protesting the government's decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah DalshRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJuly 29 (Reuters) - After years of sweeping crackdowns on dissent, Egypt is set to launch a political dialogue, but the once-powerful and now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is excluded.Long viewed as the most influential Islamist movement in the Middle East, the Brotherhood rose to power in Egypt's first modern free election in 2012, a year after veteran President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising.But the Brotherhood's success, which followed decades of...