Russia hacked Danish defence for two years, minister tells newspaper

COPENHAGEN Russia has hacked the Danish defence and gained access to employees’ emails in 2015 and 2016, NATO member Denmark’s defence minister told newspaper Berlingske on Sunday. The report comes at a time when several Western governments, including the United States, France and Britain, have accused Russia of resorting to hacking to influence elections —…

German lawmaker cites "grave differences" as foreign minister heads for Israel

BERLIN Lack of progress on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict poses a long-term threat to Israel, a key member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said in an interview on Sunday, citing Israel’s reliance on the military and police. The comments came as Germany’s foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, headed to the region. Norbert Roettgen, head of Germany’s parliamentary…

Scottish Conservatives open up lead over Scottish Labour

LONDON The Scottish Conservative Party has opened up a 10 percentage point lead over the Scottish Labour Party in an opinion poll, reaching 28 percent, while the Scottish National Party remains in front on 43 percent, pollster Survation said on Sunday. “Survation’s latest poll in Scotland on behalf of the Sunday Post shows the Scottish…