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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...
Australia’s Star Entertainment keen to operate Sydney casino ‘under supervision’
Entertainment

Australia’s Star Entertainment keen to operate Sydney casino ‘under supervision’

Visitors to Sydney's Star Casino play electronic slot machines, February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterSept 27 (Reuters) - Star Entertainment Group (SGR.AX) on Tuesday accepted the findings of an inquiry that stated the casino operator unfit to hold a licence in Sydney, but said it should be permitted to continue operating under "strict supervision".The country's second-biggest casino operator said in a statement that it has developed a remediation plan, outlining actions to address "root-cause failings" mentioned in the inquiry report released earlier this month.Australia's casino sector has faced intense scrutiny over the last three years after Star's larger rival Crown Resorts was found unfit to hold gambling lice...
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...
‘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...
Russian politician detained for criticising Ukraine invasion
Politics

Russian politician detained for criticising Ukraine invasion

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Yevgeny Roizman was shown being detained at his home in a video published on social media on Wednesday, in the latest move by authorities to punish critics of the war in Ukraine.Video of the arrest showed Roizman, former mayor of the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, being taken away by law enforcement officials.Roizman was seen in the video telling reporters that he was being investigated under a law against discrediting the armed forces. He said he was being arrested "basically for one phrase, 'the invasion of Ukraine'".Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAsked where he had said that, he replied: "I've said it everywhere and I'll say it now."State news agency TASS cited Yekaterinburg security services as conf...
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...
Australia’s Star Entertainment flags lower revenue on COVID, regulatory costs
Entertainment

Australia’s Star Entertainment flags lower revenue on COVID, regulatory costs

A tourist poses for pictures at the main sign of The Star Casino, owned by Echo Entertainment, at Pyrmont Bay in Sydney July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS)Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJuly 29 (Reuters) - Australia's Star Entertainment Group Ltd (SGR.AX) said on Friday its annual revenue would dip from year-ago levels, pulled down by long spells of operating restrictions, pandemic-led border closures and high regulatory costs.The country's no.2 casino operator expects a normalized revenue of A$1.53 billion ($1.07 billion) for fiscal 2022, compared with A$1.55 billion last year.The company further cautioned that total costs for its mega-project Queen's Wharf Brisbane are expected to shoot about 10% higher from previous outlook of...