Australia's Prime minister Scott Morrison says his country is under a broad cyberattack from a "state-based actor" targeting government, public services and businesses, but declines to name the suspect(s) at this stage. China, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Russia, the United States and a number of European countries are known to have developed advanced cyberwarfare capabilities. But suspicions immediately fell on Beijing, which has clashed repeatedly with Canberra as it looks to increase the cost of Australia speaking out against Communist Party interests.
Can Europe's carmakers trade in their old business model without crushing jobs? As Renault talks of plant closures, François Picard's panel examines conditions for a €5 billion bailout from the state and whether what many consider an overdue reckoning for the industry will indeed accelerate the switch to electric vehicles. "Industrial sovereignty" becomes the buzzword as the planet turns from fossil fuels to batteries to power motors... batteries most often made nowadays in China.