World briefs : EgyptAir plane's black box repaired

EgyptAir plane's black box repaired

CAIRO • One of the two black box flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane that plunged into the Mediterranean last month has been repaired, Egypt's investigation commission said yesterday.

The recorders were found two weeks ago but were too badly damaged, preventing extraction of information on what caused the Paris-to-Cairo flight to crash.


Cyber extortion suspect faces extradition

AMSTERDAM • A Dutch court ruled yesterday that a 38-year-old man can be extradited to Canada to face charges of using a computer to harass and blackmail a teenager who later committed suicide. Judges said Aydin Coban, who denies harassing Amanda Todd, can be sent to Canada after he stands trial in the Netherlands in another cyber extortion case.


Court nixes Iraqi PM's bid for new Cabinet

BAGHDAD • An Iraqi court has dealt a blow to Prime Minister Haider Abadi's efforts to replace a Cabinet dominated by entrenched political parties, invalidating the session that approved his new ministers.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe