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Log in, look out: Cyber chaos spreads with workweek's start

Microsoft released a patch in March, but computers and networks that hadn't updated their systems were still at risk. Last year, 75 percent of crypto ransomware - malware that encrypts files on the target machine to force its owner to pay a ransom in exchange for their decryption - originated from the Russian-speaking hacker underworld. [Full Article...]

Ransomware Cyber-Attack A Wake-Up Call, Microsoft Warns

Op Gen Oorth said today it was still "a bit early too say who is behind it, but we are working on a decrypting tool". "Both staff and patients were frankly pretty appalled that somebody, whoever they are, for commercial gain or otherwise, would attack a health care organization", he said. [Full Article...]

James Comey will not testify before Congress on Tuesday

James Comey will not testify before Congress on Tuesday One source close to Trump said that while they didn't know whether Trump was recording White House conversations, they also wouldn't be surprised if he was. It was during a one-on-one dinner between Trump and Comey that Trump says he asked Comey if he could confirm he wasn't under investigation, which Comey did. [Full Article...]

Comey don't play that: ex-FBI director defies Trump

Comey don't play that: ex-FBI director defies Trump One source close to Trump said that while they didn't know whether Trump was recording White House conversations, they also wouldn't be surprised if he was. However, Trump later clarified that he would have fired Comey even without Rosenstein's recommendation. In my mind, Mr. Comey's firing encapsulates everything President Trump has been doing wrong. [Full Article...]

Richmond RCMP investigate homicide following 'brazen incident'

Richmond RCMP investigate homicide following 'brazen incident' The victim has been identified as Jasdeep Singh Klair, who is known to police. Homicide investigators have identified the man found dead in his auto on Granville Road on Sunday as 24-year-old Surrey Man Jasdeep Singh Klair. The recovered vehicle was stolen from Surrey in March and is a 2010 orange or reddish Kia Forte. "This homicide occurred in a heavily populated residential area at a bu... [Full Article...]

N.Korea says missile can carry nuclear warhead

North Koreans wave national flags and artificial flowers as they march next to a float with models of different missiles across Kim Il-sung Square during a military parade. Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said the G-7 summit his country is hosting later this month would discuss how to deal with the risk North Korea's missile launchings pose to global security. [Full Article...]

Xi urges countries to coordinate development policies, reject protectionism

Xi addressed the leaders on the second day of the forum on his new Silk Road plan, a huge infrastructure project meant to revive ancient land and sea trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. South Korea's delegation to the forum said Sunday that it held a brief meeting with its North Korean counterpart, Yonhap News reported. "It will be an initiative that would put an end to terrorism". [Full Article...]

Army Mutiny Over Pay Spreads Across Ivory Coast

Army Mutiny Over Pay Spreads Across Ivory Coast Today, the rebel soldiers in Bouake took up positions in a square in front of the police headquarters, shooting into the air to prevent residents gathering for a planned protest against the rebels' actions. The soldiers received 5m francs ($8,370) in January, and were due to get the rest of the sum this month. The soldiers staged the revolt over delayed bonus payments promised by the governmen... [Full Article...]

Major bank levy will affect borrowers, warn CEOs

Major bank levy will affect borrowers, warn CEOs The Turnbull Government announced the end of the troublesome Medicare rebate freeze which has been forcing up the cost of GP visits and threatening the spread of bulk billing. Borrowing would be limited to spending on capital works - infrastructure counted as assets and thus removed from debt calculations. "This is good, common-sense financial management", Mr Morrison said. [Full Article...]

TUI Group reiterates guidance despite "challenging environment"

TUI Group reiterates guidance despite The group targets an additional turnover of over one billion euros as a result of the expansion. These two segments contribute half of our operating result on a full year basis. Europe's largest travel and tourism company, TUI , Monday reported a seasonal loss of 193.3 million euros (212.1 million USA dollars) for the first six months of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, excluding the late timing impact... [Full Article...]

France inaugurates new President Emmanuel Macron

France inaugurates new President Emmanuel Macron Mr Philippe's appointment ticks several boxes for 39-year-old Mr Macron, France's youngest president, who took power on Sunday. More than 230 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in France since January 2015, many carried out in the name of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group. [Full Article...]

France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office

France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office The inauguration ceremony took place in the Elysée Palace . During his inaugural address on Sunday, President Macron pledged to restore the confidence of the French people in their country's future. "The division and fractures in our society must be overcome", said the centrist politician. I know that the French expect much from me. "Nothing will make me renounce to defend the interests of Fr... [Full Article...]

European Union condemns North Korea's test-launch of ballistic missile

European Union condemns North Korea's test-launch of ballistic missile Japanese officials said the missile flew for about 30 minutes, travelling about 500 miles and reaching an unusually high altitude of 1,240 miles. "I think this was a message to South Korea after the election". Last week the South elected a new president, Moon Jae-In, who advocates reconciliation with Pyongyang and said at his inauguration that he was willing "in the right circumstances" to visit... [Full Article...]

Backed Forces Seize Key Syrian Town, Dam On Road To Raqqa

Backed Forces Seize Key Syrian Town, Dam On Road To Raqqa Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said earlier on the same day that he could not imagine the U.S. having to choose between Turkey's strategic partnership and a "terrorist organisation". "Every weapon that reaches their hands is a threat toward Turkey", Cavusoglu said in comments that were televised live. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he hoped the decision will be cha... [Full Article...]

U.S. urges Southeast Asian countries to intensify pressure on DPRK

U.S. urges Southeast Asian countries to intensify pressure on DPRK Diplomats say US pressure has caused some irritation in ASEAN , including Malaysia, which has maintained relations with Pyongyang in spite of the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother at Kuala Lumpur International airport on February 13. [Full Article...]

Sears in spat with maker of Craftsman power tools

He specifically calls out one of those suppliers, One World, a Chinese company that is one of the manufacturers of Craftsman power tools. He said that a subsidiary of China-based Techtronic Industries plans to sue Sears over the terms of their supply agreement. [Full Article...]

USA believes North Korea launched KN-17 missile

Outside experts don't believe the North can do that yet, but each new test pushes them closer to the goal. The U.S. military said the type of missile fired on May 14 was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". North Korea launched another ballistic missile on Sunday, which it said was aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large-scale heavy nuclear warhead", the lat... [Full Article...]

Hunt: No second wave of cyber attacks

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said some out-patient appointments had been cancelled on Monday, especially at Selby War Memorial Hospital, but most were not affected. On Friday a number of agencies and businesses around the globe, including the U.K.'s National Health Service , were disrupted by the malware, which is estimated to have hit over 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, R... [Full Article...]

China pledges to invest $124bn in projects under Belt and Road scheme

China pledges to invest $124bn in projects under Belt and Road scheme Xi expressed hope for cooperation in areas including law enforcement, economic policy and anti-corruption. It was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began a month ago, when Xi and Trump launched a 100-day action plan on economic cooperation during their meeting at the USA leader's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. [Full Article...]

Friday's massive ransomware cyberattack will probably get worse, experts warn

Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. Before, Microsoft had made such fixes available only to mostly larger organizations that pay extra for extended support, yet millions of individuals and smaller businesses still had such systems. [Full Article...]


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