Greece lawmakers elect country’s first female president

Greece’s lawmakers elected their country’s first female president Wednesday, with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of high court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Speaking after being formally informed of the parliament vote, Sakellaropoulou said she would aim for the “broadest possible consensus” in the course of carrying out her duties. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, head of the Council…

The Worst Possible Day: U.S. Telecommunications and Huawei

Thomas Donahue is a Cipher Brief expert and former Senior Director for Cyber Operations on the U.S. National Security Council Staff.  His article was originally published by National Defense University Press PRISM. As a global power, the United States must be able to sustain military forces and project power anywhere in the world, even in…

TransLink adds more trains to its Canada Line fleet

Four new trains went into service on the Canada Line on Tuesday, making room for an additional 800 passengers during the morning and afternoon rush hours. They are the first of a dozen two-car trains that TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond said will put the transit authority on track to keep up with passenger demand on…

Iran confirms two Russian-made missiles hit Ukrainian airliner

DUBAI – United Arab Emirates – Iran confirmed in a report released Tuesday that two Russian-made antiaircraft missiles hit a Ukrainian airliner that was shot down on Jan. 8, killing all 176 aboard. While Iran’s Revolutionary Guard had previously admitted it shot down the plane, the report marked the first official acknowledgment that two missiles…

NEW ISIS LEADER: Iraqi named new terror figure head

There is a new face of terror in the Middle East. Terror organization ISIS has named its new leader: Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, of Iraq. According to the Daily Mail, two intelligence services have noted al-Salbi — a Sharia law graduate — takes over the terrorist organization’s reins after former leader Abu Bakr…

IMO regulations to have most significant effects on diesel wholesale margins

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 20 By Leman Zeynalova – Trend: International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations to limit the sulphur content in fuel oil used on board ships will have the most significant effects on diesel wholesale margins, Trend reports referring to the EIA December Short-term Energy Outlook (STEO). Beginning on January 1, 2020, the International Maritime…