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Health
Woman dies during a ransomware attack on a German hospital
Woman dies during a ransomware attack on a German hospital
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A woman in Germany died during a ransomware attack on the Düsseldorf University Hospital, in what may be the first death directly linked to a cyberattack on a hospital. The hospital couldn’t accept emergency patients because of the attack, and the woman was sent to a health care facility around 20 miles away.

It could be the first death directly linked to a cybersecurity attack.

Law
Former German soccer player Christoph Metzelder accused by public prosecutors for alleged possession of child porn
Former German soccer player Christoph Metzelder accused by public prosecutors for alleged possession of child porn
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In September 2019 investigators raided two addresses of Christoph Metzelder, a former soccer player for the German national team. They confiscated a computer and phone investigating a possible possession and distribution of child pornography.

Public prosecutors have handed in proceedings to the court of Düsseldorf, and the court needs to decide if the indictment would be admitted. Investigators did not provide any information regarding the accusations following a request by SPIEGEL.

Sports • Soccer
Inter have beaten Shaktar to reach UEFA Europa League final
Inter have beaten Shaktar to reach UEFA Europa League final
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Internazionale reached the UEFA Europa League final after an easy win against Shakhtar Donetsk by 5:0 in Dusseldorf.

Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, both twice, and Danilo D'Ambrosio scored the goals for Internazionale.

Internazionale will play for the Europa League title against Sevilla in the final in Cologne on August 22.

Sports • Soccer
UEFA Europa League semi-finals are set
UEFA Europa League semi-finals are set
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The line-up for the UEFA Europa League semi-finals to be played on August 16 and 17 is complete.

On Sunday, August 16, Sevilla will face Manchester United in Cologne,

Monday, August 17, will have Internazionale versus Shakhtar Donetsk playing in Dusseldorf.

All matches to be played at 19:00 (UTC).

Sports • Soccer
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals are set
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals are set
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The line-up for the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals to be played on August 10 and 11 is complete.

On Monday, Manchester United will face Copenhagen in Cologne and Internazionale Milano and Bayer Leverkusen will play in Dusseldorf.

Tuesday will have Shakhtar Donetsk against Basel at Arena AufSchalke and Wolves versus Sevilla at MSV Arena.

All matches to be played at 19:00 (UTC).

Sports • Soccer
UEFA Champions/Europa League closing stages set for August in Portugal, Germany and Basque Country
Champions League
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UEFA announced yesterday several details for the remaining Champions League and Europa League matches. The interrupted rounds of 16 are scheduled to restart on August 5 at unconfirmed locations.

Afterwards, Champions League matches from the quarter-finals up to the final will be played between August 12-23 in Lisbon, while Europa League matches are to be played between August 10-24 at four German cities (Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen).

Finally, the Women's Champions League will wrap up in the Basque Country region of Spain between August 21-30.