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(MENAFN - AFP) French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday.

The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarine DCNS designed for the Indian navy, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The bankrupt US company that controls thousands of artifacts salvaged from the ill-starred Titanic has sued the French government to be allowed to sell some of them.

Premier Exhibitions filed the suit in a Florida federal bankruptcy court to press the French government to clarify it has no interest in the artifacts that would prevent their sale.

The suit, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) South Africa's finance minister has been summoned to appear before a special police investigative unit, a treasury spokeswoman told AFP Tuesday.

Pravin Gordhan was commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) from 1999 to 2009. In 2014, allegations surfaced of a "rogue spy unit" in the tax service during his tenure, allegedly spying on politicians, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The website for cheaters, Ashley Madison, that was hit by a massive hack that exposed millions last year has agreed to bolster its data security after Australian and Canadian investigations found it to be "insufficient or absent," officials said Tuesday.

A joint investigation by the offices of the Australian and Canadian privacy commissioners concluded after ...

(MENAFN - AFP) More people came to live in Ireland in the year to the end of April than emigrated for the first time since 2009, with thousands of Irish citizens returning to the Emerald Isle, official figures showed on Tuesday.

The state agency reported a 14.4-percent increase in net immigration to 79,300, compared with 69,300 the previous year, the country's Central Statistics ...

(MENAFN - AFP) World markets ventured higher on Tuesday, as eurozone data encouraged a measure of optimism and anticipation built for a speech due Friday from the head of the US central bank.

Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, will deliver remarks at an annual conference on monetary policy, with investors keen for any indication of what near-term interest rate decisions ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Fashionistas the world over are snatching up a must-have item for the "boho chic" look -- an embroidered blouse or dress that is, in fact, Ukraine's national costume and new symbol of unity.

Fashion bible Vogue wrote in its US May issue that the peasant-style "vyshyvanka", as it's called at home, has "made waves far past the Eastern European country".

It ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Officials are investigating a new non-travel related case of Zika virus near the port city of Tampa, suggesting the local spread of Zika in Florida may have reached the state's Gulf Coast, the governor said Tuesday.

A statement from Governor Rick Scott's office said only that the Florida Department of Health "is investigating one new individual with non-travel ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Sales of new homes in the United States hit their highest pace in nearly nine year in July, helped by pent-up demand and ultra-low mortgage rates, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

Sales of new single-family houses registered an annual rate of 654,000 units, 12.4 percent higher than June and more than 31 percent higher than a year ago.

That was ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The European Central Bank (ECB) may be forced to bolster its monetary stimulus programmes if governments fail to act to boost their economies, board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday.

"If there is not much taking place on the structural reform front, if there's not much taking place on the fiscal policy front... then the ECB will do more," Coeure told a ...

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