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UK hospitals report tech problems in possible cyberattack

Affected hospitals and doctors' surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments, with people being advised to seek medical care only in emergencies. At the Royal London Hospital operations were cancelled and staff were ordered not to touch their computers. Staff can not access patient data, which has been scrambled by ransomware. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia first stop on Trump's landmark overseas tour

Donald Trump on Thursday announced his first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia , Israel and the Vatican - the spiritual centers of Islam, Judaism and Catholicism. Those concerns were compounded when one of Trump's first executive orders was to ban travel from seven Muslim-majority countries - a ban that federal courts have stayed in part because it may have targeted... [Full Article...]

Benjamin Netanyahu throws Hamas policy paper on Israel into the bin - literally

Despite Haniyeh's reputation as an affable leader who helped push Hamas to compete in elections that were expected to moderate the organization, the years of conflict with Israel and estrangement from Fatah have hardened the newly elected political leader and made him more inclined to go along with the military wing, said one analyst. [Full Article...]

Sakshi bags silver at Asian Championships

Sakshi bags silver at Asian Championships She in the process also created history by becoming the first Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal - with a bronze - previous year. Sakshi simply failed to match the agility and speed of her rival. Vinesh Phogat lost the final in women's 55kg category and Divya Kakran in 69 Kg to settle with silver medals. Right from the start, the Japanese player took a solid 4-0 lead by throwing the Indian ... [Full Article...]

South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

The university attracts a steady stream of devout American Christians, despite North Korea's history of handing down long sentences with hard labor to missionaries accused of various transgressions. In a statement released after Moon's election victory became clear on Tuesday, Abe said he looked forward to cooperating with Moon to "further contribute to peace and prosperity in the region". [Full Article...]

North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions Ties between Seoul and Beijing have soured over the South's deployment of a controversial USA anti-missile system aimed at guarding against threats from the nuclear-armed North. The Thaad battery was hurriedly installed in Korea during the snap election campaign. The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), meanwhile, chose the day after Moon's election to announce it had established a Korea Miss... [Full Article...]

Mattis: Devil is in the details of Russia's Syria proposal

Mattis: Devil is in the details of Russia's Syria proposal Fighting eased in Syria y after a deal signed by government backers Russian Federation and Iran and militant supporter Turkey to create four " de-escalation zones " began to take effect. Syrian government warplanes could be heard from Eastern Ghouta around midday on Saturday, according to an AFP correspondent in the militant-held town of Douma. [Full Article...]

Man creates ruckus at Kapil Mishra's hunger strike, AAP denies link

In a letter, Kapil told Kejriwal, "Someone told me if these details are revealed, the public won't let you stay in power for another moment". Earlier on Thursday morning, Mishra said he will continue his indefinite fast till Delhi Kejriwal shared details on the expenses on foreign trips of AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Satyendar Jain and Durgesh Pathak during the last ... [Full Article...]

PM May says British hospitals not deliberately targeted in cyber attack

At least 16 National Health Service-related organizations were affected, officials said , although patients' medical information did not appear to be compromised. A number of the hospital's services have been affected and the trust is asking patients to give deep consideration as to whether or not they need to attend any emergency departments, in order to help them during this time . [Full Article...]

Steve Harvey unapologetic about asking staff to leave him alone

In a mock memo, she wrote for The Hollywood Reporter: "I can not thank you enough for making Season 4 of the "Steve Harvey" show one of the best experiences of my life". "I've always had a policy where you can come and talk to me", Harvey said to ET. "I'm in my makeup chair, they walk in the room". This ends now. NO MORE. [Full Article...]

DMK questions PM Modi's silence on fishermen issue during Colombo visit

DMK questions PM Modi's silence on fishermen issue during Colombo visit PM Modi ends Sri Lanka trip with swipe at Pakistan. Pro-China Rajapakse's political allies had called for a black flag protest during Modi's visit to Sri Lanka, accusing India of trying to grab land in a strategic port district. In fact, India's business interests in Sri Lanka are being opposed vehemently by Rajapaksa backed politicians and trade unions. He hailed the spirit of Indian-origin Tamil... [Full Article...]

Russian photographer's presence in Oval Office raises alarm

Russian photographer's presence in Oval Office raises alarm It was a curious choice for a meeting that took place less than a day after Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey, who was leading the investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russian officials. After the White House meeting, Tillerson and Lavrov are expected to depart for Alaska to attend a meeting of the Arctic Council, which the United States has chaired for the past two years. [Full Article...]

Sturgeon: Tories plan to "sacrifice" of Scottish economy to win Ukip vote

Preliminary talks are understood to have taken place with all four authorities at senior official level, and the new SNP leader of Scotland's biggest council, Glasgow, says today in an article in a Glasgow local newspaper: "We want to rejoin COSLA, pretty much straight away". [Full Article...]

Corbyn to lay out defence and foreign policy priorities

Wealthy Indians who seek to reside in the United Kingdom could face a new visa levy should the Labour Party come to power. The poll also revealed the projections for the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) to be at 11 percent and 5 percent, respectively. [Full Article...]

Turkey slams United States decision to arm Syrian Kurds

Turkey slams United States decision to arm Syrian Kurds In a surprise announcement, the Pentagon said Trump had authorized the arming of Kurdish fighters within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) "to ensure a clear victory over Daesh in Raqa". Dorrian said the arms would be "distributed soon" and would include small arms, ammunition, heavy machine guns and other weapons to eliminate Daesh's vehicle-borne bombs. [Full Article...]

Trump Suggests Cancelling White House Briefings for Sake of Accuracy

Trump said in his brief statement about firing Comey on Tuesday that the FBI chief had told him three times that he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. His testimony on Thursday lessened any speculation that he could be chosen as a permanent replacement for Comey, and it's not clear whether he will stay on as deputy under a new Federal Bureau of Investigation direct... [Full Article...]

Trump hosts Russians, Kissinger at White House day after Comey firing

He challenged reporters in the room to give him "one fact that would prove" Russian Federation acted to influence the 2016 race. "I would even say that the movement forward is very modest, but we agreed that we will continue to use this channel", Lavrov stated. [Full Article...]

Tony Blair: Theresa May will win the general election

Tony Blair: Theresa May will win the general election Mr Starmer said the United Kingdom should be willing to forego striking its own trade deals with other countries in order to secure the best possible trading access with the EU. Asked if Corbyn would take part in any TV debate without May, a senior Labour ruled out the idea. Starmer told BBC radio May's stance was part of her " rigid " and " reckless " strategy that was alienating European ... [Full Article...]

Clapper: Comey Was Uneasy About Meeting With Trump in January

Clapper: Comey Was Uneasy About Meeting With Trump in January Clapper said that "morale in the Federal Bureau of Investigation was very high" under Comey's leadership. He explained that he had not been aware of the FBI's investigation of contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation (which FBI Director James Comey revealed at a House Intelligence Committee hearing two weeks after Clapper's Meet the Press appearance). [Full Article...]

The White House is furious at Russian Federation over this photo

The White House is furious at Russian Federation over this photo When a reporter asked if President Trump's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director Tuesday "cast a shadow on your talks", Lavrov responded with a joke. In the process, the Russian government developed "a clear preference for President-elect Trump", according to the report. As NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports, the firing of Comey with more than six years left on his term in office ha... [Full Article...]


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