Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Security services tried to steal encryption keys, says world’s largest SIM card maker

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Security services tried to steal encryption keys, says Gemalto

Campaigners supporting the Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill during a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on February 17th. The Netherlands legalised assisted suicide in 2002 but the issue remains controversial there. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Hague Letter: A new survey shows nearly two-thirds of doctors had helped patients to die

The cyberattack on the Netherlands began at 10am local time on Tuesday and continued for at least seven hours, during which all the main government websites were out of action. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Alarm over fact that site host mistook external attack for technical problem

Conspiracy theories: the West says the killers were Russian-backed separatists while Moscow claims the missile was fired by Ukrainian air force. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/EPA

Dutch unwillingness to set out details of warning has led to growing suspicion

Croatia’s justice minister Orsat Miljenic (left) shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selkovic prior to a session of the International Court of Justice in The Hague  yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

International Court of Justice draws line between ethnic cleansing and genocide

Facebook: in a world where hacking is increasingly the criminals’ tool of choice, how well-equipped are we to drive cyber investigations in pursuit of crucial evidence?  Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

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The moment the gunman is arrested in the studio for disrupting the evening news, reportedly demanding airtime. Photograph: AFP Photo/ANP/NOS

Quick-thinking guard leads to him to studio full of security cameras and police pounce quickly

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb: ‘If you don’t like it here because some humourists are publishing a little newspaper you don’t like, may I say that you should just f*** off.’ Photograph: Robert Vos/AFP/Getty Images

Rotterdam Letter: Ahmed Aboutaleb a sure-footed politician in melting-pot city

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