Christmas warning as karaoke machines can be hacked by strangers putting children at risk 

Karaoke machines that can be hacked leave children vulnerable to unsolicited voice recordings from strangers, a Which? study has warned ahead of Christmas.  The study found security flaws in popular children’s karaoke products, which meant they could be hacked via Bluetooth connections.   The results were a part of the consumer group’s latest investigation of seven devices sold by major...

Denuclearization ‘off the table’ as North Korea rhetoric returns 

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed, the starkest statement yet emphasizing the gulf between the two sides ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang. U.S. President Donald Trump sought to play down a recent surge in tensions with North Korea,...

Greta Thunberg says people underestimate ‘angry kids’ as decade ends with one of hottest years on record

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg said the world was underestimating "angry children" as she arrived for this year's international climate summit in Spain after a three-week journey crossing the Atlantic.  Her arrival came as the UN said this decade will be the warmest on record, with 2019 among the top three hottest years in history.    “Everyone should do what they can to be on the right...