US WARNS OF TERROR ATTACKS DURING FIFA WORLD CUP

WASHINGTON  The US State Department warned Americans on Friday that terrorists may target World Cup venues in Russia, which is hosting the month-long football tournament, but it did not point to any specific threat. “Large-scale international events such as the World Cup present an attractive target for terrorists,” the department said in a travel advisory. “Although security for the World Cup will…

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PRESIDENT KOVIND LEAVES FOR 3-NATION TOUR

  New Delhi   President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday left on a three-nation visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba. “President Kovind departs for his state visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba,” said a tweet from the President’s office. This is Kovind’s fourth state visit as President. He will be the first Indian President to travel to Suriname and Cuba and first to visit Greece,…

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US APPROVES SALE OF APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTERS TO INDIA

WASHINGTON The United States has approved a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for USD 930 million, the Pentagon said today, emphasizing that this will strengthen India’s ability to defend its homeland and deter regional threats. In addition to the attack helicopters, the contract also includes fire control radars; Hellfire Longbow missiles; stinger Block I-92H missiles; night…

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MERCEDES-BENZ, MASERATI TO RECALL NEARLY 8,000 AUTOMOBILES IN CHINA

BEIJING German carmaker Mercedes-Benz and Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati will recall nearly 8,000 imported automobiles in China, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday. Starting June 12, Mercedes-Benz will recall 7,799 GLS SUV and S automobiles manufactured between January 4, 2017 and June 5, 2017 due to a defective lock on the left door. The company will also recall 25…

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: 20% Wi-Fi HOT-SPOTS IN HOST CITIES POTENTIALLY UNSAFE

MOSCOW A new research from Russia-based cyber security company Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday warned that more than 20 per cent of Wi-Fi hot-spots in the host cities do not use traffic encryption, making them potentially unsafe for use by football fans visiting the cities. The results suggest that football fans should take care of their personal data, especially while using open…

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