Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Ransomware Attacks Grow Crippling Cities and Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO -- New Orleans' city government crippled. A maritime cargo facility temporarily closed. Hospitals forced to turn away patients. Small businesses shuttered.The cause in each of these incidents: ransomware attacks. In recent years, hackers have taken to locking...

Scotland’s Leader Warns Johnson He ‘Can’t Deny Democracy’

Scotland s Leader Warns Johnson He Can t Deny Democracy

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed to maintain pressure on the U.K. for another referendum on independence and said the standoff with Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the...

A Local German Scandal Is Now a National Crisis

A Local German Scandal Is Now a National Crisis

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Just over a year ago, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer seemed up-and-coming in German politics. She had succeeded Angela Merkel as boss of their center-right party, the Christian Democratic Union. She even looked like Merkel’s heiress apparent as German...

Germany Just Won’t Let Merkel Depart in Peace

Germany Just Won t Let Merkel Depart in Peace

(Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.In the end, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s departure was more decisive than her 13 months at the helm of Germany’s...

Trump’s Foreign ‘Policy’ Is Just Bullying and Bloviating

Trump s Foreign Policy Is Just Bullying and Bloviating

The starting point for understanding President Donald Trump’s doctrine is his long-standing hostility toward foreign commitments. Unlike George W. Bush and Barack Obama, he is not an “internationalist” who believes that America has a special role in protecting the...

Merkel Succession Collapses, Blowing Open Race to Lead Germany

Merkel Succession Collapses Blowing Open Race to Lead Germany

(Bloomberg) -- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer plans to step down as leader of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union later this year and won’t run as the party’s chancellor candidate in the next election, creating uncertainty over Germany’s political future.Kramp-Karrenbauer believes the...