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200000 users, 150 countries hit by ransomware: Europol chief

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin "has made protecting America's financial infrastructure from cyberattacks a top priority", a senior department official told reporters on the return flight from Italy. Wainwright said Europol did not know the motive. A handful of trusts are still dealing with disruption caused by the hack. Staff working in hospitals were told not to turn on their computers ... [Full Article...]

Warner: Trump firing Comey has 'appearance' of quashing FBI's Russian Federation probe

Warner: Trump firing Comey has 'appearance' of quashing FBI's Russian Federation probe But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Comey. Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning (US time). He has viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, when stories about internal White House in-fighting make it to the media. [Full Article...]

Erdogan: New Silk Road to eradicate terrorism

Zhou said using local currency more frequently will gradually improve market confidence in the particular currency, and reduce risks of exchange rate fluctuations, with financing of projects relying less on the dollar and other major currencies. [Full Article...]

May-led Tories make gains in local polls; Labour, UKIP sink

Conservatives won the West of England metro mayor contest, while Labour claimed the mayoralties in Greater Manchester - won in the first round of voting by former cabinet minister Andy Burnham - Liverpool, Doncaster and North Tyneside. Mrs May's party had 1,088 councillors, a net gain of 340, while Labour had 676, a net loss of 186. They needed 43 seats to take control of the local authority - t... [Full Article...]

Scottish Tories Are Making Big Gains In The Local Elections

Afterwards, the ex-SNP leader said: "I've never taken any election battle for granted, I've represented the north-east of Scotland for 30 years and every election the Tories tell me they are going to beat me and every time they fall short". [Full Article...]

Olympics: Emmanuel Macron to meet with International Olympic Committee bid evaluation team next week

Olympics: Emmanuel Macron to meet with International Olympic Committee bid evaluation team next week A decision is scheduled for September. Paris and Los Angeles in the United States are the two remaining candidate cities for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The evaluation commission on Friday wrapped up four days of meetings with LA 2024 and local officials and touring proposed venues. Both were used in the 1932 and 1984 Games hosted by the city. [Full Article...]

North Korea ballistic missile launch challenges new leader in Seoul

Vladivostock is home to the Russian Pacific Fleet. The U.N. Security Council will hold closed consultations about the launch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.N. Before Sunday, North Korea had attempted at least nine missile launches on six occasions since US President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January. [Full Article...]

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Rage-Rolls Through NYC Streets

He has also referred to McCarthy's tendency, when dressed as Spicer, to drive a motorized lectern rapidly toward a reporter who asks an aggravating question. "With one performance, Sean Spicer no longer controls how people perceive him", wrote Vulture's Jesse David Fox in February. Melissa McCarthy is taking her " Saturday Night Live " character on the road - literally. [Full Article...]

Backed rebels say they wrested key Syrian city from ISIS

USA -backed Syrian militias seized the town of Tabqa and Syria's largest dam from the Islamic State extremist group on May 10, clearing the way for an assault on Raqqa. The Turks will be notified about the decision on arming Syrian Kurdish forces soon and the Pentagon expects a strong reaction. "Formalizing a policy supported by President [Barack] Obama and recommended by [Trump's national secur... [Full Article...]

Pakistan assisted escape of Indian soldiers' attackers, alleges Arun Jaitley

The Pakistan DGMO asked his Indian counterpart to provide "actionable evidence" related to the incident and urged the Indian army to look inwards to probe the incident, the army statement said . The Pakistan DGMO was quoted by Dawn with his version of the DGMO talks: "We are fully committed to maintaining peace and tranquillity along the LoC (Line of Control)". [Full Article...]

North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created

North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created Kim became a naturalized US citizen in 2008. In the past, North Korea has detained US citizens to use as bargaining chips in negotiations with the USA government. There are no diplomatic relations between the U.S. and North Korea. "This raises tension inside the regime, which fosters support for the leadership", Ken Gause, a North Korea leadership specialist at the CNA Corporation, told NK Ne... [Full Article...]

NE woman gangraped in moving car in Gurgaon

NE woman gangraped in moving car in Gurgaon Between 1.20 am and 2 am, she said, after her friend dropped her off, she was walking up to her room when a Swift Dzire pulled up and three men forced her into the auto. The Delhi Police later informed the Gurugram police, which then took charge of the situation and registered a case of abduction and gang-rape. September 11, 2016: Police arrest 24-year-old man for raping a 16-year-old girl. [Full Article...]

Pakistan signs almost $500m in China deals at Silk Road summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said the Belt and Road Initiative should be an open one that will achieve both economic growth and balanced development. He said his government will provide aid worth 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion) to developing countries and global organizations. "This will not overshadow (the summit) in an enormous way but it will absolutely continue to raise United S... [Full Article...]

North Korea: We Uncovered US Plot to Kill Our Leader

North Korea: We Uncovered US Plot to Kill Our Leader The report of the attempted assassination was publicized by the state-controlled KCNA news agency. The report claimed that USA officials bribed the North Korean citizen, who it called "human scum", with $750,000 in payments to assassinate Kim using biochemical substances. [Full Article...]

Sinclair To Boost Local TV Ownership With $3.9B Tribune Media Deal

Sinclair, America's biggest owner of local TV stations, is about to get even bigger. "It makes them a bigger boy on the block, so to speak", said McCall. Tribune owns or operates 42 stations across the USA, including WPIX-TV in NY and KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and WGN-TV in Chicago . The Times reports Jared Kushner, a White House senior adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, said an ... [Full Article...]

Trump Reaches Preliminary Deal With China Over Beef and Chicken

Trump Reaches Preliminary Deal With China Over Beef and Chicken The United States also signaled that it was eager to export more liquefied natural gas , saying China could negotiate any type of contract with US suppliers. and American Express Co. China imports about $2.5 billion in beef from other countries. The deal also admits the US market for China's cooked poultry , potentially affecting American poultry producers, but the White House is not... [Full Article...]

Newspapers Review: Abbas-Trump summit focus of dailies

Notably, no message was posted from President Trump's account to mark his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February. But I hope that it is possible to achieve a change and to pursue a genuine peace. Abbas' visit comes over two months after Netanyahu visited Trump at the White House. Hani el-Masri, a Ramallah-based political analyst, agreed that the United States might ... [Full Article...]

Hedges powers Padres to 6-3 victory over slumping White Sox

Hedges powers Padres to 6-3 victory over slumping White Sox On Sunday from Guaranteed Rate Field, the San Diego Padres and the Chicago White Sox will be finishing up their weekend Major League Baseball series. "You love seeing things like that". Padres: RHP Jarred Cosart (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list. "It was tough, because I knew where I was wasn't helping my career out", said Szczur, who tied a career high with three ... [Full Article...]

You're the 'Terrorists': North Korea Vows Attack on Enemy Intelligence Agencies

You're the 'Terrorists': North Korea Vows Attack on Enemy Intelligence Agencies The accusations come with the U.S. and North trading threats over the latter's nuclear and missile programs, and as Washington considers whether to re-designate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism. The North Korean statement comes during a period of tension on the Korean Peninsula over concerns that the North is preparing another nuclear test or missile launch, including a possible test of... [Full Article...]

David Silva, Gabriel Jesus lift Manchester City over Leicester

David Silva, Gabriel Jesus lift Manchester City over Leicester For me, we couldn't let people say something like that about us. Below them, any slip-ups by Arsenal at Stoke on Saturday evening or Manchester United at Tottenham on Sunday will mean Manchester City can make sure of a top-four finish, and Champions League football, by beating West Brom on Tuesday. [Full Article...]


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