Nashville, Tennessee – Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting “for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday.An ongoing Chinese hacking campaign known as Volt Typhoon has successfully gained access to numerous American companies in telecommunications, energy, water and other critical sectors, with 23 pipeline operators ...

REUTERSWASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits was unchanged at a low level last week, pointing to continued labor market strength that is driving the economy.Labor market resilience, together with elevated inflation have led financial markets and some economists to expect that the Federal Reserve could delay cutting interest rates until September. A few economists ...

Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon meet in Malacañang, April 18. -- PPA PoolMANILA – Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon agreed on Thursday to deepen defense cooperation and expressed serious concern over the South China Sea, where the Philippines and China have had maritime run-ins.China ...

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas stood pat for a fourth straight meeting in April, keeping its benchmark rate at a near 17-year high of 6.5%. — CRAGBy Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, ReporterHIGHER FOR LONGER interest rates will keep inflation at bay but at the cost of slower economic growth, analysts said.Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Eli M. Remolona, ...

The main islands of Luzon and the Visayas on Thursday experienced red and yellow alerts for a third day in a row as the country suffered extreme heat. — PHILIPPINE STAR/MIGUEL DE GUZMANBy Sheldeen Joy Talavera, ReporterTHE MAIN ISLANDS of Luzon and the Visayas on Thursday experienced red and yellow alerts for a third day in a row as the ...

Additional electric fans are placed inside a classroom as students cope with the hot summer weather. — PHILIPPINE STAR/EDD GUMBANBy Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, ReporterSINGAPORE — The Philippines should localize its approach to education challenges considering its archipelagic nature, a United Nations expert said, as climate change and other emerging risks disrupt classes nationwide and delay the country’s learning recovery efforts ...

The first stationary gasoline engine developed by Carl Benz was a one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for the first time on New Year’s Eve, 1879. — group.mercedes-benz.comFrom the early days of open-roofed motorized transportation to the technologically advanced self-driving sustainable vehicles of today, the evolution of comfort and design in modern cars has been a captivating journey inspired by innovation ...

MINILAND Amazing MalaysiaCOMING from a strong year for the Malaysian tourism industry, travelers are now invited to try out Lego adventures both old and new at the Legoland Malaysia Resort.Last year, Malaysia saw 29 million tourist arrivals. For the Lego-themed resort in particular, Filipinos are among the top five markets coming to visit.“Over the Easter period, we had a lot ...

1 of 3WITH temperatures ranging from 30 to 40 degrees in many cities in the Philippines, malls have become places to seek refuge from the hot weather. Here are some activities — ranging from Taylor Swift listening parties, furry costume contests, and table tennis lessons — visitors can try out in various malls in the country:APRIL 19All’s fair in love ...

HUGH GRANT in a scene from 2024’s The Regime.LONDON — British actor Hugh Grant has settled a lawsuit against the publisher of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid newspaper, The Sun, he said on Wednesday, while the lawyer for Prince Harry said the royal could also be “forced” to agree a deal.Mr. Grant, alongside King Charles’ son and others, was suing News Group ...