03 December 2020


Japan may ban sales of new ICE vehicles in mid-2030s, report says (22)
Reuters Toyota Prius full- and plug-in hybrid cars are pictured on the assembly line at the automaker's Tsutsumi plant in Toyota, central Japan. TOKYO - Japan may ban sales of new combustion-engine cars by the mid-2030s in favor of hybrid or electric vehicles, public broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday, aligning it with other countries and regions that are imposing curbs on fossil-fuel vehicles.
Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort (13)
By FRANK BAJAK , AP Technology Writer, Associated Press 2020/12/03 19:00 BOSTON (AP) - IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization's initiative for distributing COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries. The researchers said they could not be sure who was behind the campaign,
EXPLAINER: How could US drawdown in Iraq aid IS, Iran? (13)
The planned withdrawal of 500 American forces from Iraq by mid-January, leaving 2,500 in place, is unlikely to have an immediate impact on Iraqi forces' ability to combat remnants of the Islamic State group Via AP news wire Thursday 03 December 2020 06:25 Iraq-US Drawdown-AP Explains (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press.
Iran's president opposes bill that would boost uranium enrichment (16)
Military commanders attend a funeral ceremony of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a scientist who was killed on Friday, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. IRANIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY/AP By NASSER KARIMI | Associated Press | Published: December 2, 2020 TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday expressed his opposition to a bill approved by parliament the previous day to suspend U.N.
2020 likely world's second-hottest year, UN says (5)
World 2020 likely world's second-hottest year, UN says 02 Dec 2020 10:50PM (Updated: 02 Dec 2020 10:57PM) GENEVA: This year is on track to be the second hottest on record, behind 2016, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday (Dec 2). Five data sets currently place 2020 - a year characterised by heatwaves, droughts, wildfires and raging hurricanes - as the second warmest since records began in 1850.
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