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  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, May 14- Many companies outside the United States may not have cover for a recent computer-system attack, leaving them potentially with millions of dollars of losses because there has been relatively little take-up of cyber insurance, insurers say. The overall cost of getting businesses going again could run into the billions of dollars, with...

  • LONDON— In a story May 14 about the global "ransomware" cyberattack, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the researcher known as MalwareTech had redirected the attacks to his server. Britain's National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing the cybersecurity researcher, a 22- year-old identified online only as MalwareTech, who—...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in dozens of other countries on Friday. Russian cyber security software maker Kaspersky Lab said its...

  • The attack hit Britain's health service, forcing affected hospitals to close wards and emergency rooms. Related attacks were reported in Spain, Portugal and Russia. Britain's health service was also hit hard Friday as the attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, shutting down wards, closing emergency rooms and bringing medical treatments to a...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A huge cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected dozens of other countries around the world, security researchers said. Hospitals and doctors' surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away...

  • MADRID, May 12- Spain said on Friday a large number of companies, including telecommunications giant Telefonica, had been infected with malicious software known as "ransomware" which locks up computers and demands ransoms. In Spain, the attacks did not disrupt the provision of services or network operations, the government said in a statement.

  • The Industry Ministry said Friday the attack affected the Windows operating system of employees' computers, blocking files and demanding a ransom to free up the system. Microsoft issued a security update on March 14 about vulnerabilities in the Windows system. There were no details on which companies were targeted but telecommunications company...

  • LONDON— Britain's health service was hit Friday by a huge international cyberattack that froze computers at hospitals across the country— an attack that shut down wards, closed emergency rooms and brought medical treatments to a screeching halt. Hospitals in areas across Britain found themselves without access to their computers or phone systems.

  • MADRID _ Telefonica SA on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $830.1 million. The Madrid- based company said it had profit of 15 cents per share. Telefonica shares have climbed 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Banco Popular leads losers in Madrid. MILAN, May 11- European shares pulled back on Thursday with Spanish blue chips suffering their biggest one-day loss in six months, weighed down by losses among banks, while Italian lender UniCredit shone after solid results. DZ Bank chief investment strategist Christian Kahler said he expected German blue chips to rise a...

  • *Barcelona taxi drivers brought case against Uber. If the ECJ does rule that Uber is a transport service, this is likely to have an impact on the Silicon Valley firm's operations in Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Finland where it still runs UberPOP, using amateur drivers to pick up riders. The case was brought by Barcelona taxi drivers who argued that UberPOP...

  • *Barcelona taxi drivers brought case against Uber. LUXEMBOURG/ BRUSSELS, May 11- Uber provides a transport service and must be licensed, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Thursday, in a potential blow to the U.S. firm which says it is merely a digital enabler. "The Uber electronic platform, whilst innovative, falls within the field of transport: Uber...

  • *Barcelona taxi drivers brought case against Uber. LUXEMBOURG/ BRUSSELS, May 11- Uber provides a transport service and must be licensed, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Thursday, in a potential blow to the U.S. firm which says it is merely a digital enabler. "The Uber electronic platform, whilst innovative, falls within the field of transport: Uber...

  • MADRID— Spain's National Court recommends former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato and 31 others should stand trial for fraud and falsifying financial statements in relation to the 2011 flotation of Bankia savings bank, which was later bailed out. Bankia initially reported a 2011 profit of 309 million euros but months later showed a 3 billion-euro loss.

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  • *Barcelona taxi drivers brought case against Uber. LUXEMBOURG/ BRUSSELS, May 11- Uber provides a transport service and must be licensed, the European Union's top court said on Thursday, in a potential blow to the U.S. firm which says it is merely a digital enabler. "The Uber electronic platform, whilst innovative, falls within the field of transport: Uber can thus be...

  • SANTIAGO, May 10- LATAM Airlines will increase seats on flights between Chile and North America and Europe, and add a new route to North America, it said on Wednesday, as it seeks to win regulatory approval for a deal with IAG's British Airways and Iberia and American Airlines Group. Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia have already approved the deal, with some restrictions...

  • May 2- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it would take a charge of up to $100 million after a judge ordered the seizure of its plant in Valencia last month, a move that prompted the halting of its operations in Venezuela. GM, the market leader in Venezuela for 35 years, said executives have expressed a willingness "to talk with government officials and union leaders...