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Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey Turkey has angrily opposed any American support for the Peoples Protection Units, known as the YPG, saying the group is linked to an internationally recognized terrorist organization that has carried out attacks in Turkey. Announcing the decision without waiting to meet with Erdogan is "humiliating" considering the sensitivity of the matter to Turkey, said Bulent Aliriza, director of the Tur... [Full Article...]

Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

Macron said France and Germany had come "at a historic moment in their history" and both have a responsibility to fight against populism and restore faith in the European project. The two core European powers wanted to give "a new push" to their cooperation and "new momentum" to the Franco-German axis, added Merkel. The run-up to the meeting had been marked by a row among senior German politicia... [Full Article...]

James Comey rejects invitation to testify before Senate committee

Trump's tweet came after media reports that Comey declined to pledge his loyalty to Trump shortly after the new president was sworn in. The president also appeared to double down on his suggestion - which he first made in a tweet Friday - that he would consider canceling White House press briefings because of what he characterized as the news media's "hostility" toward members of his communicat... [Full Article...]

Watch Derek Jeter Give Heartfelt Speech During Jersey Retirement Ceremony

The No. 2 will never be worn by another member of the New York Yankees. "I say this very humbly", he told the fans, " there isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever ". 2 had on the organization. "There's nothing to report on that, absolutely nothing", Jeter told the New York Daily News. "He's probably the last guy - he's it". [Full Article...]

Bad Hombre Crackdown: Sessions Ramps War on Drug Traffickers

This isn't to say that there's no risk in investing in cannabis companies, but the risk investors face is likely more centered on the operations of the company being invested in, not from regulation. The implementation of Sessions's memo will be overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who has come under criticism in recent days for the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigatio... [Full Article...]

NK Claims CIA Planning Biochem Attack Against Kim Jong

NK Claims CIA Planning Biochem Attack Against Kim Jong USA and South Korean intelligence agencies have allegedly attempted to assassinate Kim Jong Un , North Korean state media report . It said they had "ideologically corrupted" and bribed a North Korean surnamed Kim - the most common Korean surname - and turned him into "a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership". [Full Article...]

Most UK patients saw no change on Monday after cyber attack - minister

Given the attack's widespread nature, even such a small sum would stack up quickly, though few victims seem to be paying up so far. The WannaCry ransomware attack took the world by surprise, but reminded us all of fundamental lessons in cybersecurity . [Full Article...]

South African opposition wants secret ballot on Zuma vote

South African opposition wants secret ballot on Zuma vote This after a high court ruling recently ordered President Jacob Zuma to reveal the reasons for his controversial cabinet reshuffle. "There is a fear that by going through an intense process of organizational renewal, we are going to lose some of our values and traditions", he said. [Full Article...]

Theresa May vows to advance workers' rights if she wins election

May said the plans are the greatest expansion in workers' rights by any Conservative government in history. "By working with business, reducing taxes and dealing with the deficit we have delivered steady improvements to the economic prospects of working people". [Full Article...]

EU urges end to Venezuela violence against protesters

While demonstrations in the capital remained largely peaceful, rallies in other parts of the country descended into violence. An 18-year-old died during a protest in the western state of Tachira after being shot by gunfire in the thorax, prosecutors said, bringing to at least 39 the number of people killed since April 1. [Full Article...]

Low-paid staff would lose £2200 under Tory workers' rights reforms, says Labour

In Liverpool, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron will address the Royal College of Nursing's annual congress. He will say: "In the past seven years the Tories have driven our National Health Service into crisis". "But make sure you register ". A new £500 million fund will help ensure the NHS avoids a winter crisis and 2.5 million cancer patients will be helped by delivering in full the cancer str... [Full Article...]

Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governments

The attack held users hostage by freezing their computers, popping up a red screen with the words, "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. [Full Article...]

Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special prosecutor

The sudden and shoddy way that Trump dismissed Comey came as the FBI's investigations operation zeroed in on unethical and illegal actions by Trump and his aides through questionable contacts with Russian Federation before the 2016 Presidential election. [Full Article...]

Police warn: If you're hit by cyberattack, don't pay the ransom

The world's biggest ransomware attack levelled off overnight after wreaking havoc in 150 countries, as Russian President Vladimir Putin called it payback for the U.S. But individuals with personal computers running Windows operating systems should also take precautions. "We should expect similar attacks regularly in the coming days and weeks", Giullaume Poupard, head of French government cyber... [Full Article...]

Energized Ducks even Western finals, beat Predators 5-3

Game 3 is Tuesday night in Nashville, where the Predators have won nine straight playoff games dating to a year ago, including a league-best 5-0 this postseason. "They have a lot of talent out there", Johansen said. “Playing a full season and getting into playoff action has been great for me. "That's all I'm trying to do". [Full Article...]

Chinese President Xi promises inclusive trade prosperity while Trump pushes 'America first'

He urged Xi called for governments to pursue "greater openness and cooperation" and "reject protectionism". He compared countries to "swan and geese" that can "fly long and safely through winds and storms because they move in tandem and help each other as a team". [Full Article...]

India skips Belt and Road Summit; Pakistan, China firm on CPEC

Xi announced that China will contribute an additional 100 billion yuan (about U.S. $14.5 billion) to the United States $40 billion Silk Road Fund to scale up financial support for the Belt and Road Initiative. From 2013 to 2016, Chinese companies invested over $60 billion in the countries and regions, creating more than 180,000 local jobs, and paid $1.1 billion in tax to local governments. [Full Article...]

Trump may pick new FBI director by next week

President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new justice for the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 31, 2017. "I was thinking about it during this period of time", he said. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9, two days before Comey was to testify before Warner's committee, citing frustrations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's... [Full Article...]

Whatsapp privacy policy affects users' rights?, SC to examine

Whatsapp privacy policy affects users' rights?, SC to examine A five-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra raised the query while it was hearing petitions challenging WhatsApp's privacy policy on the ground it allegedly infringed a user's fundamental right to communicate freely. "Whether service providers, particularly monopolies and quasi monopolies, who operate services incidental and ancillary to telecommunications and in the course of which they carr... [Full Article...]

National Security Adviser McMaster denies that Trump gave classified info to Russian Federation

The president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known. "The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation", McMaster said. [Full Article...]


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