The sale of Alitalia, Italy’s flag carrier, has been delayed until next April, adding to uncertainty in the European airline industry

The sale of Alitalia, Italy’s flag carrier, has been delayed until next April, adding to uncertainty in the European airline industry following a stri(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Pyongyang has been boosting its cyberwarfare capabilities in recent years, taking aim at both government targets as well as corporate networks. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

North Korean hackers stole a major trove of classified data, including South Korean and US war plans, in a major security breach last year, a parliam(...)

5-Star Movement founder Beppe Grillo  addresses the party’s congress last month in Rimini. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s traditional political parties have pledged to back a new electoral law this week that is seen penalising the anti-establishment 5-Star Movemen(...)

Political couple: Jane and Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles in 2015. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

It’s late September in the picturesque city of Burlington, in Vermont, and the famous New England fall is not yet in its full autumnal glory. Along th(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: dissolved the lower house of parliament on Thursday, setting the stage for an October 22nd election. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Politicians love to invoke crises and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe can certainly claim one on his watch. Since North Korea lobbed its first mis(...)

 Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month. Mr Abe said(...)

Micheál Martin said any democratic party would have difficulties doing business with Sinn Féin and the controlling manner in which it conducts politics. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter government with Sinn Féin, describing the party as “IRA apologists” and “cult-(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter government with Sinn Féin, describing the party as IRA apologists and cult-lik(...)

WannaCry ransomware attack: Cybercrime is very much a global phenomenon but the solutions begin at home
Dealing with a global threat

The nature of the threat posed by cybercriminals was perhaps most powerfully demonstrated during last year’s US presidential election. The fact that t(...)

Then Democratic presidential candidates  Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton take part in a debate  at Wynn Las Vegas hotel in October 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

As the United States continues to focus on the hurricanes battering the Gulf of Mexico and the latest tensions between Donald Trump and the Republican(...)