Taliban on the cusp of securing wheat, gas, and oil deal with Russia, officials say

Taliban officials attending an international conference in Moscow in October 2021. ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Image Taliban-led Afghanistan is set to strike a deal with Moscow soon on imports of oil and gas. The negotiations come as the world increasingly closes itself to Moscow's energy market. With its banks sanctioned, the Taliban said it would […]

As the government shutdown over Trump’s border wall rages, a journey along the entire 1,933-mile US-Mexico border shows the monumental task of securing it

Skye Gould/Andy Kiersz/Business Insider The US government is currently shut down because President Donald Trump is demanding billions of dollars to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, and Congress won’t fund it. Of the 1,933 miles along the border, 1,279 miles is unfenced. Most of the barrier that currently exists, and that the Trump […]

Facebook is failing to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says

Enlarge / Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos. (credit: Dave Maass) Facebook is failing to live up to the responsibility it faces for adequately securing the vast amount of personal information it amasses, the social network’s top security executive said in a leaked phone call with company employees. “The threats that we are facing have […]

‘No 100% safety’: Florida toxic materials could leak as Irma hits, EPA ‘aggressively’ securing sites

Published time: 11 Sep, 2017 00:11 Scores of Environmental Protection Agency staff have been working to secure equipment and isolate hazardous materials at Florida’s 54 Superfund sites in the hours before Hurricane Irma made landfall – two weeks after similar sites were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Read more Superfund sites are heavily contaminated former industrial […]

‘Lost years’ & ‘stagnation’? Doubts linger as longtime leader Merkel on way to securing new term

Angela Merkel could become the joint longest-serving modern German chancellor, according to the latest polls – that’s despite standing accused of “putting problems on the back burner” and lingering doubts that her new term may bring “stagnation” for Germany. With less than a month to go until the next German federal parliamentary elections, Merkel’s Christian […]

Liverpool have things to work on after securing Champions League return – Jordan Henderson

Liverpool ensured their passage into Europe’s elite competition after a convincing 4-2 win over Hoffenheim. Emre Can helped himself to a double, while Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino also got on the scoresheet. The Reds, who secured a top-four finish last term, weren’t involved in the Champions League last season. Skipper Henderson is delighted his […]

Car-charging company is on a tear, buying GE stations, securing investments

Enlarge / Closeup of Chargepoint electric-vehicle charger at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). (credit: Getty Images) Car-charging network ChargePoint announced that it would buy General Electric’s electric vehicle (EV) charging stations today for an undisclosed amount of money. ChargePoint also announced a $ 43 million investment from Siemens, which will be […]