French National assembly to approve copyright bill

Monday, March 20, 2006 The French National Assembly is to adopt a bill, known as DADVSI (« Droits d’Auteurs et Droits Voisins de la Société de l’Information », “author’s right and related rights in the information society”), tomorrow. This bill reforms the French code of intellectual property (CPI) and other laws, mostly in order to implement the 2001 European directive on copyright. […]

Former SA Deputy President Appears In Court

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Former Deputy President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has appeared in a Durban court to face corruption charges. Mr Zuma was dismissed by the President, Thabo Mbeki, earlier in the year, following the conviction on fraud charges of his financial advisor, Schabir Shaik. Retrieved from “”

Reus to miss Euro 16 due to injury

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Today, Joachim Löw, manager of the German national football team, dropped Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus from the UEFA Euro 2016 squad. Marco Reus, who turned 27 years old today, is suffering from a groin injury. He also missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup with an ankle injury. Löw said their medical staff wasn’t sure Reus […]

Talks continue over UN resolution on Lebanon war

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 There has been more fighting between Israel and Hezbollah as attempts to reach a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Lebanon continue. The Arab League is proposing an amendment calling for Israel’s immediate and complete withdrawal from Lebanon, a condition that is not in the current draft. There are also objections to the resolution’s call for […]

Remote Assistance service of Windows OS vulnerable to attack

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 Until a patch is issued, Microsoft recommends that users close or block TCP port 3389, the port opened when the Remote Assistance service of its Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) is enabled. The Remote Assistance feature is a service of the OS that allows Internet Technology administrators of corporate workgroups remote access to other desktops to […]

88th annual Brita Kongreso draws to a close

Monday, May 7, 2007 The 88th annual Brita Kongreso (British Congress) in Letchworth, England drew to an official close, Sunday, after a weekend of presentations, courses, lectures, and activities in Esperanto. With the final excursion to Cambridge (town of the Third Universal Esperanto Congress in 1907) taking place on Monday, the event will draw to a final close at the […]

British doctor killed while on honeymoon

Thursday, July 31, 2008 Catherine Mullany, a newly married British woman, and her husband, Ben Mullany, have been shot while on honeymoon in Antigua. Catherine died on the scene, while Ben is in a critical condition in Hospital. The families of the Mullanys have described themselves as “deeply shocked and devastated.” The incident occurred at 05:00 Antigua time (09:00 GMT) […]

Zarqawi shows face in new video

Saturday, April 29, 2006 The first “visual issue” of the Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was issued April 25, 2006, by the Mujahideen Shura Council. A thirty-four minute video containing an approximately twenty minute oration by Zarqawi, footage of him leading mujahideen in training on the battlefield and in a war room, and seated amongst local leaders […]