The government is set to hold a large-scale drill aimed at countering cyberattacks by the end of March in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, government sources said Thursday. The drill is being designed to simulate an actual attack and will involve the world’s largest virtual network involving thousands of people, according to the sources. Source Japan Times
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China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. The development is likely to be welcomed by the German government. Source: Reuters
Turkey came very close to crossing Greece’s red lines in the Aegean last week, when a Turkish coast guard vessel fired shots in Greek territorial waters east of the islet of Farmakonisi, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told Skai Television’s “Istories” program Tuesday night. Source Ekathimerini