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United Kingdom prime minister: Ransomware attack has gone global

NHS Digital said 16 organisations within the health service had seen their IT systems affected as of 3.30pm by a ransomware attack, using malware called " Wanna Decryptor ". But there's no evidence so far that patient data has been accessed, NHS Digital said. A spokeswoman for Portugal Telecom said: "We were the target of an attack, like what is happening in all of Europe, a large scale-attack, ... [Full Article...]

Stiff headwinds for GOP on health care, tax reform

You're going to have it if you're a person going in...don't forget, this was not supposed to be the way insurance works. It would no longer consider age or income in determining the amount of individual subsidies, a change the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates would mean millions of poor and older Americans not yet eligible for Medicare lose their insurance. [Full Article...]

Ready to hit back with nuclear attacks, North Korea warns US

Ready to hit back with nuclear attacks, North Korea warns US On Thursday, soon after the U.S. dropped its biggest non-nuclear bomb in combat on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan, Mr Trump denounced North Korea as a problem. But it's very unlikely that North Korea has that technology at this stage. Tension has been building since Kim Jong Un announced in his New Year message that the country was close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile... [Full Article...]

Philippine President issues ASEAN Chairman's statement

Philippine President issues ASEAN Chairman's statement Reports said the ASEAN chairman's statement was the result of efforts by the Chinese ambassador to Manila , who worked hard to influence the tenor and content of the document. On the sidelines of the summit, the Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary, Ramon Lopez, explained that President Rodrigo Duterte, who chaired the meeting, had "developed friendship" with China on his trip to Beijing in ... [Full Article...]

Ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury

Some faint applause. This was the end of a series, the end of a Game 7 loss - yes, yet another Game 7 loss by the Washington Capitals - and, seemingly, the end of an era. "He had (LA goalie) Jonathan Quick tied up in knots. We didn't get the job done when we knew we could and thought we could, and we assumed we could". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation probe to be 'absolutely done properly', Comey's exit won't affect it

Trump abruptly relieved Comey of his duties Tuesday. -Three: The White House insisted the firing has no bearing on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation . He took the recommendation seriously. He was elevated to the post essentially by default, and on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. [Full Article...]

Mustafi: Top four is on

Mustafi: Top four is on That would mean for one hell of an exciting game following the Premier League's closure to determine who will gain Champions League football. "After that we'll see at the end of the season how we are". Arsenal have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League visits to the bet365 Stadium, with two of those games ending goalless. Wenger's side travel to Stoke having boosted their... [Full Article...]

Massive 'Ransomware' attack hits 99 countries around the world

Hackers behind the Wanna Decryptor virus, a type of malware, often ask users for money to retrieve access to files they have encrypted. Kaspersky Lab said its security software has "detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world", including "more than 45,000 attacks of the WannaCry ransomware in 74 countries around the world, mostly in Russian Federatio... [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency forms new unit to watch Pyongyang

North Korea routinely delays or denies consular access to U.S. citizens detained in the communist nation, the State Department said Thursday, after Pyongyang threatened to "mercilessly punish" the Americans it's accusing of unspecified "crimes" against the country. [Full Article...]

Flynn documents sought by Senate panel in Russia probe

Flynn documents sought by Senate panel in Russia probe To view the full article, register now. In late March Flynn requested immunity from prosecution to testify before the committee because he "certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it", his lawyer Robert Kelner said . [Full Article...]

US, China reach deals on access for beef, financial services

US, China reach deals on access for beef, financial services US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the initial agreement, which would also open up the Chinese market to US electronic payment services companies and help Chinese banks gain broader access to the US financial market, would help "bring down" the US trade deficit with China, though he did not provide a precise estimate. [Full Article...]

Russian foreign minister shrugs off Comey's firing

Russian foreign minister shrugs off Comey's firing Trump has said he has no ties to Russia and isn't aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian election interference. Current and former USA intelligence officials have accused Kislyak of being a top spy and recruiter of spies, a notion that Russian officials have dismissed. [Full Article...]

Cyberattack Not Unexpected for England's National Health System

It is understood that several health trusts turned their computer systems off as a precautionary measure, rather than being shut down by the attack. The attack involved ransomware, a kind of malware that encrypts data and locks out the user. [Full Article...]

South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi: Blue House

Beijing, meanwhile, likely hopes to win big concessions from Moon, and Tokyo worries he'll upset a delicate arrangement meant to settle the two countries' hard past. "If needed, I will immediately fly to Washington", he said. Moon, by contrast, favors outreach right away, so long as North Korea doesn't carry out major acts of aggression. [Full Article...]

Senate committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation documents, reports say

Senate committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation documents, reports say The Democrats have intervened repeatedly at protest demonstrations and town hall meetings, seeking to direct popular hostility to Trump behind their efforts to pressure the White House for a more aggressive foreign policy, particularly in relation to Syria, Russia's only Arab ally, and more generally throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe. [Full Article...]

Tens of thousands gather for Pope's Fatima visit

Tens of thousands gather for Pope's Fatima visit The message of Fatima ought to be lived not just individually, but "as a human community", he said, explaining that the three children were able to respond to Our Lady's appeals with "an extraordinarily unique, unrepeatable mission". A guard of honor has lined up on the runway next to the plane. Pope Francis will preside over the vigil after a meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo d... [Full Article...]

Ex-Fla. Congresswoman Convicted of Running Sham Charity

Federal prosecutors want Brown to go to prison for a scheme to raise $833,000 for the One Door for Education Foundation , which promised that the money would go to provide scholarships and computers for poor children. She was found not guilty of two mail fraud counts and two wire fraud counts. The former congresswoman was indicted last summer . Employees in the restaurant with roots dating b... [Full Article...]

Former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown guilty of stealing charity money

Former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown guilty of stealing charity money Brown was originally faced with 22 counts of fraud, but was found not guilty of four of the charges. "Corrupt public officials undermine the integrity of our government and violate the public's trust, and that is why investigating public corruption remains the FBI's top criminal priority", FBI Jacksonville Division Special Agent in Charge Charles Spencer said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Mexican activist who tracked down her daughter's remains is shot dead

Mexican activist who tracked down her daughter's remains is shot dead A colleague says she started receiving threats after one of the gang members escaped from prison two months ago. Gunmen in Mexico reportedly broke into a home Wednesday and murdered a woman known for being an activist for parents of missing children. [Full Article...]

Korea's new president to White House; N. Korea calls for 'new chapter'

Moon also expressed hopes the two countries would be able to cooperate in developing East Asia, including extending a natural gas pipeline from Siberia to South Korea, the Blue House said. He touched upon the 2015 agreement reached by Japan and South Korea to resolve the issue of "comfort women" who were forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers before and during World War II. [Full Article...]


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