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3rd Aug 2021

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Report: Brexit referendum website 'maybe' attacked

The website allowing individuals to register to vote in the Brexit referendum last year might have crashed just before the deadline due to a cyber attack, a report from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has found. "The crash had indications of being a DDOS (distributed denial of service) ‘attack’," the report said. The UK government had stated the crash was due to exceptional surges in demand.

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Third-time lucky for one Syrian grandmother in Denmark

In Denmark, Syrian men aged 18-42 are protected against returning, as they would be conscripted into the army, while many women, children and elderly Syrian refugees are having their asylum revoked.

NGOs rescue around 800 people in Mediterranean

The NGO rescue vessel Ocean Viking has 555 people onboard, while Sea Watch 3 has 250. The rescues come as the Libyans intercept over 1,000 people in two days, while another boat in Malta's search-and-rescue zone pleas for help.

Opinion

Amazon deforestation and the EU-Mercosur trade deal

Regrettably, it seems that the EU has turned a blind eye to deforestation in the Amazon. So much so that over 400 NGOs are pushing 'Stop EU-Mercosur', to derail the free trade agreement with South America.

Moldova facing Europe's worst demographic crisis

The loss of population is down to several factors - both negative demographic growth, plus Moldovans leaving for work abroad, or even taking up Romanian citizenships in order to move freely within the European Union.

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