Russia’s space programme hit by western cyber attack

Western hackers have turned Russia’s own ransomware against it in a cyber attack on the country’s space agency, data obtained by security experts suggests. A group of hackers linked to the cyber activist organisation Anonymous boasted of stealing files from... Read more

500 container ships stuck outside Shanghai as Xi’s zero Covid policy wreaks havoc

Almost 500 container ships are stuck in congestion outside Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping’s “zero Covid” policy wreaks havoc on global trade. Repeated restrictions designed to stamp out the fast-spreading omicron variant have led to shortages of staff to... Read more

Heathrow faces pressure to drop rise in landing fees

Heathrow is under pressure to drop plans for higher landing charges after the airport welcomed the most travellers since the start of the pandemic. Almost 4.2m passengers used Heathrow in March, the highest level for two years. Meanwhile, experts said... Read more

Ridding Twitter of its Left-wing bias could be Elon Musk’s finest achievement

It has struggled to monetise its estimated 330m users and it hasn’t managed to construct the same kind of micro-targeted ad systems that have made Facebook and Google so powerful.  Musk is perhaps the greatest entrepreneur of the last two... Read more

Brussels backs £6.3bn foreign takeover of defence behemoth Meggitt

A £6.3bn foreign takeover of one of Britain’s biggest defence companies has moved a step closer after it won backing from Brussels. The sale of Coventry-based Meggitt has been cleared by the European Commission, which said that the company’s US... Read more

Mortgage lenders bet on sharp slowdown

The mortgage market appears to be adapting to the danger posed by slowing growth when the sugar rush of public money comes to an end. Fixed rate mortgages are governed by what the lenders think is likely to happen to... Read more