NEWS DIGEST 08.05.2021: UK’s Labour Party suffer shocking defeats in local elections

Good morning. This Saturday our news will come via Google News. As polls are being counted in the UK after yesterday’s local elections, the Labour party is still smarting after suffering several defeats in councils across the country, including losing … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 08.05.2021: UK’s Labour Party suffer shocking defeats in local elections

FRANCE ELECTIONS: Last runoff between Macron and Le Pen begins, hackers cause havoc

Paris – VIJAY SHAH via JON HENLEY and The Guardian The last stage of the French presidential elections has begun in earnest, with the European country’s voters choosing between centre-leaning former economist Emmanuel Macron and leader of the far-right nationalist party Front National, Marine Le Pen, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reports. Akin to the recent U.S. presidential elections where Russian hackers were accused of interfering with the system to guarantee a win for current president Donald Trump, the French voting rally has been marred by recent reports of a ‘massive online dump’ of campaign data by unknown parties and attributed to … Continue reading FRANCE ELECTIONS: Last runoff between Macron and Le Pen begins, hackers cause havoc