CEOs need to prepare now for exponential increase in ransomware attacks, top DOJ official says

A top Justice Department official warned Friday that U.S. business leaders need to do more to prepare for an onslaught of ransomware attacks being carried out by overseas states and criminal groups. “The message needs to be to the viewers here, to the CEOs around the country, that you’ve got to be on notice of … Read more

Meet the unlikely alliance that’s set to oust Netanyahu and lead Israel

A combination of file photos shows Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett speaking in Jerusalem May 14, 2018 and Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid delivering a speech in Tel Aviv, Israel March 24, 2021. Ammar Awad; Amir Cohen | Reuters It was an eleventh hour breakthrough, quite literally.  Less than 30 minutes before his midnight … Read more

Supreme Court rejects Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of $2 billion penalty in baby powder cancer case

In this photo illustration, a container of Johnson’s baby powder made by Johnson and Johnson sits on a table on July 13, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from Johnson & Johnson seeking to undo a $2.1 billion award against it over allegations … Read more

Israel’s Netanyahu may have some cards ‘up his sleeve’ as opponents close in to unseat him

In the past 24 hours, Israel has inched closer to what could be the removal of its longest-serving prime minister. Naftali Bennett of the right-wing Yamina party announced late Sunday his intention to team up with the centrist Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, to form what aims to be a unity coalition. … Read more

Coming Supreme Court decision in major LGBT rights case seen as bellwether of conservative court

The Supreme Court is expected to release a decision in the coming days that could provide the first glimpses of how its 6-3 conservative majority will shape the future of LGBT rights. The case, known as Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, No. 19-123, is a fight over a city policy that bars discrimination based on … Read more

Texas Democrats stage walkout to stop debate on restrictive voting bill, delaying final passage

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaking at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on May 18, 2020. Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool | Getty Images Texas Democrats on Sunday night used every parliamentary tool at their disposal to tank a bill that would add new restrictions to elections in the state, ultimately staging a … Read more

Twitter says it is concerned about the safety of its India staff after police visit office

The Twitter logo is displayed on a smartphone screen on April 14, 2021. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images Twitter said on Thursday it was worried about the safety of its staff in India, days after police visited its office as part of a probe related to the social media firm’s tagging of some ruling … Read more

German industry could see winners and losers as Berlin plots a new political path, ex-Siemens boss says

Germany’s Green Party is riding high in the voter polls and looks set to become a central political force in the country, with federal elections due in September. And while the political pundits and policymakers are busy with the election campaign, business leaders are keenly watching with interest at the developments in Berlin. One such … Read more

Satav’s unfulfilled dream: BJP’s defeat in Gujarat

Rajeev Satav was a simple grassroots-level worker. When he travels home to Maharashtra from Delhi or Gujarat –– which he oversaw for the Congress –– he would visit his village in Kalamnuri and stay there. He was the happiest in his village. When asked “where are you”, the cheerful reply would be “gaon mein hun”(in … Read more

Democrats move to advance sweeping election reform bill that faces long odds of Senate passage

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) touts Senate Democrats legislative accomplishments as he holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 25, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Senate Democrats moved Tuesday to advance a sweeping federal election reform bill, calling it vital to combating a wave of restrictive voting proposals around … Read more