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Israel seeks to contain fallout from Trump intel sharing with Russia

Earlier this week, Trump came under fire after it was revealed he shared the sensitive intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U.S. "As president I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled WH meeting), which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety", Trump wrote in Tuesday's two-... [Full Article...]

World Leaders Condemn North Korea Missile Test

The Hwasong-12's range is estimated at 5,000km, with its speed reaching between Mach 15 and Mach 24 upon re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, the South's Yonhap News Agency says . Dictator Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the launch and, according to state media, warned that USA territories were within reach and that the North was capable of a retaliatory strike. [Full Article...]

Microsoft faulted over ransomware while shifting blame to NSA

The VEP was established to determine whether the government should withhold or disclose information about computer software security vulnerabilities. It locks down all the files on an infected computer. The latest NSA tool to be used by criminals is dubbed EsteemAudit . It said computers running on the desktop and server editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system are most impacted. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal

Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal Trump's suggestion came after the White House faced scrutiny for a series of contradictions and inconsistencies in its narrative of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. "He said it once at dinner and then he said it twice during phone calls", he added. "But there's no evidence President Trump at this point will somehow involve in collusion here". [Full Article...]

Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting

I need to see it sooner rather than later. The Senate Judiciary Committee also sent a letter to McCabe on Wednesday requesting "all such memos, if they exist, that Mr. "I don't think I know of any member I've talked to publicly or privately - Democrat or Republican - that doesn't think that Jim Comey deserves a chance to tell his side of the story". [Full Article...]

South Korea says communication channel with North must reopen

South Korea says communication channel with North must reopen It also warned that Washington would also target and "call out" countries supporting Pyongyang. North Korea, technically still at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty, regularly threatens to destroy the United States , Japan and South Korea and has said before it will pursue its nuclear and missile programmes to counter perceived U.S. [Full Article...]

More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump

More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump The largest jump in arrests is among immigrants with no criminal record, report USA Today and the Washington Post . The number of people deported from the USA has declined under President Donald Trump. The number of people caught crossing the border with Mexico is down significantly since the begin of the year, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [Full Article...]

After the new president, new faces for France's parliament

After the new president, new faces for France's parliament The man compiling the candidate list of the Republic on the Move party told Reuters the announcement would probably fall a hundred or so short of the 577 names needed to fight every seat in France's National Assembly. According to the Council, on May 14, outgoing French President Francois Hollande will delegate his powers to Macron. Among those who won't be on the party slate is former Prime Min... [Full Article...]

Trump says 'hostile' media could prompt him to cancel daily press briefings

Trump says 'hostile' media could prompt him to cancel daily press briefings Warner said McCabe pledged to tell the committee if the White House attempted to influence the investigation in any way. For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon's chief of staff almost 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House conversations might be secretly recorded. [Full Article...]

What Are You Celebrating, 3 Years Of Non-Performance? Rahul Asks BJP

What Are You Celebrating, 3 Years Of Non-Performance? Rahul Asks BJP Gandhi said in a series of tweets. Pointing to farmer suicides and unemployment in the country, Gandhi said the last three years were a "betrayal" of the mandate the government had received. He further said the BJP was simply an election-fighting machine, but added that Congress needed to present the electorate with a better approach to governing India. [Full Article...]

Whisky gaffe for United Kingdom minister on Sikh temple visit

Whisky gaffe for United Kingdom minister on Sikh temple visit In his latest gaffe, the Foreign Secretary upset a female worshipper when he said Britain will be able to strike a new free trade deal with India that'll remove tariffs from whisky moved between Britain and India. The former London mayor's slander didn't end there as he responded to the woman by claiming to know several Sikhs who consumed alcohol. "I am a practicing Sikh and to me that is abso... [Full Article...]

Comey Memo Could Thrust Trump Into a Deeper Legal Quagmire

In its report, The New York Times said the memo was shared with FBI officials and was part of a paper trail Comey created to document what he perceived as the president's improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. "I'm not going to take a memo, I want the guy to come in", Senator Graham said. "He wasn't briefed on the source and method of the information either", McMaster told... [Full Article...]

US Admiral Harris: 'The actions of North Korea are unacceptable'

US Admiral Harris: 'The actions of North Korea are unacceptable' Moreover, North Korea has in the past timed cyberattacks to coincide with its banned weapons tests - like the ballistic missile launched Sunday - as a way of subtly flaunting the country's technological advances despite its global isolation. [Full Article...]

Putin willing to turn over transcript of Trump meeting with Russians

Putin willing to turn over transcript of Trump meeting with Russians On Tuesday, Trump tossed accelerant on that simmering feud. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. A speech was added in Saudi Arabia to provide an "inspiring yet direct" message to the Islamic world, according to national security adviser H.R. [Full Article...]

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked To Drop Flynn Probe

McMaster had said the Post story was false "as reported ", a carefully worded denial that went on to dispute something that the story had not alleged. In a statement, Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, said the partnership between the U.S and Israel was solid. But other nations appeared to be reconsidering. [Full Article...]

France's Macron delays unveiling government

On his second full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron has met with the United Nations secretary-general for talks on global issues such as peace and security. But Francois Baroin, who is running the Republicans parliamentary campaign, said his party won't cut any deals with Macron. Emmanuel Macron postponed the naming of his new government by 24 hours on Tuesday to give authorities ... [Full Article...]

Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is threatening to subpoena it. (Chaffetz, in his "request" letter to the FBI: "If true, these memoranda raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede the investigation.") But the big question is what the Republicans will do if or when they actually see the memo. [Full Article...]

ASEAN sees huge business potential in China's B and R initiative

Speaking at the end of the forum, China's leader said the 30 heads of state who attended the summit in Beijing and nearby Yanqi Lake signed a communiqué to promote an open global economy, rebalance globalization, and deepen trade liberalization. [Full Article...]

Comey memo says Trump asked to halt Flynn investigation

Mr. Flynn resigned as NSA after it emerged that he gave the Vice-President an inaccurate account of a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosur. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., wondered why, if the memo exists, Comey had not informed Congress of such a conversation about ending an ... [Full Article...]

Cyber Attack: RBI issues alert to banks over ransomware

He said a cyber coordination centre will start operating from next month to take precautions against such attacks. It says most of the work is complete, but there may be some minor disruption to IT services today as systems are brought back online. [Full Article...]


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