Germany’s parliament to debate and vote on liberalizing cannabis rules

[ad_1] German lawmakers are expected to vote on a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, which would decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy it for recreational purposes BERLIN — German lawmakers are expected to vote Friday on a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, which would … Read more

AT&T says massive cell outage caused by technical error, not cyberattack

[ad_1] AT&T said Thursday that a nationwide cellphone outage that affected more than 1.7 million customers and disrupted 911 services in several states was caused by an error made while it was expanding its network — not by a cyberattack. Spokesman Jim Greer said AT&T would continue to assess the outage, which began spiking early … Read more

France Will Cut Spending as It Sees a Weaker Economy Ahead

[ad_1] France is entering an era of belt-tightening, as the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, economic slowdowns in Germany and China and record-high interest rates take a bigger-than-expected toll on growth. The French will find themselves faced with cuts of 10 billion euros ($10.8 billion) in government spending, on items including environmental subsidies and education, … Read more

UK and EU agree to cooperate on tackling illegal immigration as post-Brexit relations thaw further

[ad_1] LONDON — Britain and its former partners in the European Union have struck a deal to cooperate more on tackling illegal migration, in the latest sign of a thawing in relations between the two sides following Brexit. The British government said in a statement Friday that U.K. border agencies and Frontex, the EU’s border … Read more