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Putin blames US intelligence leaks for massive cyberattack

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Putin, addressing the issue as tensions between the U.S. and Russian remain high, called for cybersecurity to be discussed at a "serious political level". But Russia's defence ministry later said the missile landed about 500 kilometres from its territory and posed no threat. U.S. package delivery giant FedEx, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica and Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail network were among those hit. Read More »

OPEC and their allies begin to pledge production cuts — BUSINESS REPORT

Overall, the IEA stated that market rebalancing is essentially here and accelerating in the short term. The West Texas Intermediate for June delivery lost 0.19 USA dollar to settle at 48.66 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for July delivery erased 0.17 dollar to close at 51.65 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange. Read More »

Comey documented Trump request to drop Flynn investigation in memo

While not unprecedented, it is a rare privilege for a foreign minister to be granted bilateral talks in the Oval Office with a USA president. November 8, 2016: Trump is elected president. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", the president told Mr Comey, according to the memo. A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk. Read More »

Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite United States arming of Kurds

The allegations are a "new Hollywood plot" to justify US intervention in Syria, Syria's Foreign Ministry said, noting what it called a USA track record of using false claims as a pretext for military aggression. "The media and press freedoms have been placed under government control". Trump is reportedly among the minority of world leaders who actually called and congratulated Erdogan on his recent victory in the referendum giving him sweeping constitutional powers and extending his ... Read More »

Attack kills Saudi officer in city known for Shiite unrest

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A development project in the neighborhood involves demolishing 488 residential units and the construction of shopping centers, restaurants, residential towers and a cultural center. Authorities say the narrow streets of the neighbourhood, which was built during Ottoman rule more than 200 years ago, have become a hideout for Shiite militants believed to be behind attacks on security forces in the region. Read More »

Baton Rouge Police Officers Won't Face Charges In Killing Of Alton Sterling

Dozens of people gathered Tuesday evening outside the Baton Rouge convenience store where Sterling was shot and killed during a struggle with the two officers on July 5, 2016. "It hurts so bad", Sandra Sterling, the victim's aunt, told a local television station, choking back tears. Moments after the family lawyer made his statement, the Department of Justice issued its justification for not bringing charges . Read More »

US attorney details why no charges in Alton Sterling case

Lord have Mercy", Alton Sterling's aunt, Sandra Sterling, told CNN . Protesters gathered outside the Baton Rouge food mart Tuesday night after news broke of the DOJ's decision, spawning three arrests - including one person who illegally possessed a gun, according to WBRZ . Read More »

Apple to discontinue iPad Mini

Tech giant Apple released multiple security upgrades yesterday for its iOS , watchOS, tvOS, and macOS systems, addressing dozens of security bugs across its devices. In fact, I gave up on Apple News a long time ago and dumped the app into a folder that I use for official iOS apps that I can't delete. Interestingly, several of the SQLite vulnerabilities were discovered through Google's OSS-Fuzz program, which searches for flaws in widely used open source software applications. Read More »

North Korea detains another U.S. citizen

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It was the second time within one month that North Korea has arrested American citizens for allegedly carrying out hostile activities against Pyongyang. The Associated Press reports that it is "the only privately funded university in North Korea and is unique for having a large number of foreign staff". Read More »

Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'

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The news sends a signal to politicians to the left and right of Macron's year-old Republic on the Move party that they can not sit on the fence as they seek to position themselves for the June elections that will complete the political landscape for the next five years. Read More »

New Orleans: Removal of 3rd Confederate-era monument begins

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He now co-leads the anti-monument group Take 'Em Down NOLA. There were strong views from those watching the removal on both sides of the debate. The monument was meant to honor the members of the White League who died during the battle. His statue sits at a traffic circle near the entrance to New Orleans City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Today, City officials continued the process of removing the two remaining monuments that prominently celebrate the "Lost Cause of the ... Read More »

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election

He did suggest that the NDP and the Green Party may find common ground on two files in particular - banning corporate and union donations, and electoral reform. In some battleground ridings, the major party candidates are separated by only a handful of votes, giving fresh meaning to the motto Every Vote Counts . Read More »

Cornyn says no to FBI job, will stay in Senate

Trump's habits of contradicting his top aides, demanding personal loyalty and punishing officials who contradict him in public has discouraged a number of experienced people from pursuing jobs, said three people who declined to discuss possible positions with administration officials. Read More »

France's Macron appoints conservative Edouard Philippe as PM

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Philippe has taken over from his predecessor Bernard Cazeneuve. Merkel will "meet him with great openness", he said. French President Emmanuel Macron listens as Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo delivers her speech during a ceremony at the Hotel de Ville in Paris , France, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Read More »

North Korea's latest missile test called 'substantial advance'

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North Korean news reports are often exaggerated - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Read More »

Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

But he has said the North must change its attitude of insisting on pressing ahead with its arms development before dialogue is possible. "No one is immune to the threat of North Korea", she told reporters before emergency closed-door consultations by the UN Security Council on the North's weekend ballistic missile launch, which experts said demonstrated a significant technological jump with the rocket flying higher and for a longer period of time. Read More »

SC to continue hearing Triple Talaq case today

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The AIMPLB lawyer also said that the board accepts the suggestions in all humility and will look into it. It said India's 160 million Muslims followed the Hanafi school of Islam which validated triple talaq. "Matters of faith and belief of a community are always protected by the Constitution and not questioned on the ground of constitutional morality". When this is a matter of faith where is the constitutional morality? The bench is hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the ... Read More »

EN IMAGES Angela Merkel et les présidents français

Il a prôné "plus de pragmatisme et de volontarisme" sur les deux rives du Rhin. Le président français a quant à lui déclaré qu'il espérait trouver en l'Allemagne un partenaire "ouvert, direct et constructif". Il souhaite de cette manière mettre fin à un " tabou " français. "Mais Berlin s'est montré jusqu'ici très réservé", souligne Europe 1. Leur objectif commun: relancer l'action européenne. Read More »

London office space rising despite Brexit uncertainty: Deloitte survey

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The upbeat post-Brexit outlook for office construction over the next five years was set out in the latest London Office Crane Survey, published today by Deloitte Real Estate. While the City's construction pipeline remained robust at 8.2m sq ft, a 7pc decrease on the previous half year, planned development in the West End has hit the skids, down 27pc in six months. Read More »

Sturgeon says Independent Scotland may not rejoin EU

The First Minister wants to make her call to maintain Scotland's place in the single market a "fundamental pillar of the UK's negotiating remit". "We have to set that out at the time because there are still some uncertainties, many uncertainties, around the Brexit process", she replied. Read More »

Trump to meet with Turkey's Erdogan

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The White House has previously said that Trump and Erdogan would discuss strengthening cooperation in anti-terrorism operations. According to the Associated Press , Erdogan called on the White House to withdraw and alter its decision ahead of their planned meeting next week. Read More »

What to know about North Korea's missile test

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Putin, speaking in Beijing, said nuclear tests of the type that Pyongyang had been carrying out in recent weeks were unacceptable, but that a peaceful solution to rising tensions on the Korean peninsula was needed. Russian Federation is one of the few countries that has diplomatic relations with North Korea. Kim Jong Un's regime also stated the new type of rocket could hit the the USA mainland. Read More »