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Eurovision winner arrives home to Portugal

The song was written and staged by Sobral's sister, Luisa, who also filled in for her brother during the first and second rehearsals due to his heath conditions. It began in 1956 with just seven countries. Admittedly Italian Francesco Gabbani's cerebral references to Hamlet, the state of Western civilisation and Desmond Morris's anthropology book "The Naked Ape" may be lost on viewers focusing o... [Full Article...]

Weather May 14: Dry and bright for many before rain arrives tomorrow

Thursday will turn hot and muggy with high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s on the coast, and low 90s inland. The heavy rain Sunday morning will lighten in the afternoon, but highs will only be in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Cloudy and misty start today with scattered outbreaks of rain. Monday: Partly to Mostly cloudy with hit or miss showers about. A DRY and bright start to the ... [Full Article...]

Cyberattack in United Kingdom part of worldwide attack

Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability earlier this year - but only for the most recent operating systems. The apparent cyberattack quickly spread to other nations. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the interne... [Full Article...]

India set to skip China's multi-national forum due to CPEC concerns

An MoU was also signed on upgradation of the main railway line track ML-I and establishment of Havelian Dry Port. While there is no official word, informed sources told news agency PTI that India will not take part in the meet, contrary to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's announcement that India will have a representative at the Belt and Road Forum (BRF), a prestigious initiative of Chines... [Full Article...]

Michigan researcher who helped stop cyberattack worried

Michigan researcher who helped stop cyberattack worried By then, the "ransomware" attack had hobbled Britain's hospital network and computer systems in several countries, in an effort to extort money from computer users. The National Police Agency said it was working to assess the damage to Japanese firms. A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency disrup... [Full Article...]

N. Korea Says Will Have Dialogue With US 'Under Right Conditions'

Security Council resolutions and a serious challenge to worldwide peace and security, according to senior presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan. Maybe a little of both. The missile flew some 700 kilometers for half an hour and dropped in the East Sea. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea", White House press secretar... [Full Article...]

US Senate urged to hold hearing on Trump's firing of Comey

Speaking on an Air Force One flight to Lynchburg, Virginia, Mr Trump said: "I think the process is going to go quickly". "Even that is possible", he told reporters when asked whether he could announce his nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Mideast and Europe. [Full Article...]

Trump's Long History of Recording Calls Makes His Tweet About "Tapes"

Democrats and some Republicans have expressed concern at the timing of the probe, noting the FBI's current investigation into alleged interference by the Russian government in the USA presidential election. Sanders insisted that Comey was terminated because he mishandled the investigation into Clinton's email server - an inquiry that Trump cheered during the campaign. [Full Article...]

Portugal makes history with Eurovision Song Contest win

Hosted by Ukraine in Kiev , the contest featured a familiar high-tech stage using projections, fireworks and pyrotechnics to illustrate the 26 songs. Samoylova has already been announced as Russia's Eurovision candidate for 2018. Eurovision was founded in 1956 to bring the recently warring countries of Europe together. [Full Article...]

Microsoft aiming to improve Windows 10

Microsoft aiming to improve Windows 10 Xamarin Live Player is a new technology created to make it easier for developers to write apps for iOS and Android devices. Microsoft announced the surprise addition, coming later this year, at its annual Build developers conference in Seattle on Thursday. [Full Article...]

South Africa won't appeal judgement blocking nuclear power deal

South Africa won't appeal judgement blocking nuclear power deal Kubayi said while they were not appealing‚ government was still forging ahead with plans to build nuclear power plants. Kubayi said she had instructed the department to review the processing of all future section 34 determinations and review all determinations now in place to ensure compliance with the judgment. [Full Article...]

Tillerson signs declaration stressing climate change threat

With military matters explicitly excluded from its agenda, the Council has served to foster cooperation between nations on developing this remaining frontier on Earth. The Arctic Council has existed since 1996 but only since 2011 has the US sent a secretary of state to its deliberations, in recognition of the region's growing strategic importance. [Full Article...]

PaRappa and Gitaroo Man Creators Announce Project Rap Rabbit

PaRappa and Gitaroo Man Creators Announce Project Rap Rabbit Project Rap Rabbit is likely not the final name, but even taking out the nostalgic love for the developers, the art suggests a style of its own. While there isn't much information about the new title, which was just announced via Twitter today, it certainly seems like it will be pulling inspiration from both of the beloved rhythm games. [Full Article...]

Australia condemns N Korea missile test

However, the US President has also said he is open to talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. Mr Trump "cannot imagine Russian Federation is pleased" with the test as the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan, the statement added. [Full Article...]

Climate envoys meet in Bonn, but all eyes on Washington

Shultz and Halstead say that a USA withdrawal from the Paris deal would cloud the worldwide business climate. Trump called climate change a " hoax " perpetrated by China, and promised to "cancel" the deal as president. While pulling out of the Paris deal might please the fossil fuels and automotive industry, a wide swath of corporate America is pressuring the Trump Administration to stay in the ... [Full Article...]

DocuSign Taps Microsoft Azure for Canadian Cloud

From the data side, Microsoft announced a new Azure data migration service, which streamlines moving data systems to Azure , including Oracle and SQL Server. Part of the reason for this shift is that enterprises were never comfortable with Amazon as their only public cloud option. This is reminiscent of a similar tool Amazon (amzn) rolled out a year ago to move Oracle and Microsoft data... [Full Article...]

Eurovision viewers torn between dancing gorilla and horse on a ladder

Eurovision viewers torn between dancing gorilla and horse on a ladder Turning towards Salvador, he said: "I was very touched by your performance". Australia's second-place performance from Dami Im last year seems to have inspired a lot of stage centrepieces and huge gowns, and Sweden's success last year in no small way prompted other countries, like Azerbajan and Cyprus, to recruit Swedish songwriters. [Full Article...]

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile — South Korean Military

But Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia nonproliferation program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in California, said at the time that there was an "even chance" that they were intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). [Full Article...]

On 'fast' track: Kapil Mishra faces counter-protest from AAP MLA

On 'fast' track: Kapil Mishra faces counter-protest from AAP MLA In the letter, Mishra said he will register an FIR against Kejriwal. Mishra's mother claimed that she was the one who had organised mohalla sabha in 2007 and reminded Kejriwal that he had attended it and it was even mentioned in his book Swaraj. [Full Article...]

Gmail users targeted in huge phishing scam

Gmail users targeted in huge phishing scam It gradually gained control of their whole email histories and stretched itself to all of their contacts. Google said it had stopped the attack "within approximately one hour", including through "removing fake pages and applications". [Full Article...]


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