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The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?

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Ransomware continues to be a growth business, and a bit of work can provide a serious return. In 2015, some estimated $24 million was paid to unlock computers, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation; in 2016, it hit a dazzling $1 billion. Read More »

British Consumer Inflation Rises More Than Expected Last Month

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Last week, the BoE said in its Quarterly Inflation Report that a slowdown in consumer-facing sectors has clipped aggregate demand and noted that "wage growth remains subdued" and that "household consumption growth appears to be slowing in response to the resultant weakness in real income growth". Read More »

UN Security Council considering new NK sanctions

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The statement also condemned an earlier ballistic missile launch by Pyongyang on April 28 - following that launch, Washington began talks with China on possible new United Nations sanctions. U.S. Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood said on Tuesday China's leverage was key and it could do more. Inada's remarks suggest the missile might have been on a "lofted" trajectory, meaning it could have a far longer range than it actually flew. Read More »

Bon Jovi surprises grads, guests with commencement show

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Jon Bon Jovi, who was born and raised in Sayreville, New Jersey, advised graduates Tuesday to write their life plans in pencil, because life has a way of changing them. Some 3,200 students from 54 countries and 40 states were in attendance at MetLife Stadium, the same venue Bon Jovi officially christened in 2010 with a four-night stretch of concerts. Read More »

Intel shared for 'humanitarian reasons'

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The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as " wholly appropriate ", as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm worldwide allies increasingly wary about sharing their secrets with the new president. Read More »

Military service looms for Players champion Si Woo Kim

On Sunday at TPC Sawgrass, 21-year-old South Korean Si Woo Kim cruised to a victory at The Players Championship with a flawless bogey-free round to earn $1.89 million. Kim's compatriot Bae Sang-moon, another two-time victor on the PGA Tour, lost a legal battle to defer his military service in 2015. Fellow South Korean golfer and two-time PGA Tour victor Bae Sang-Moon, 30, is now serving in the military after a court ruled against his case to avoid conscription to continue playing on tour. Read More »

Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls

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Sources told ABC News that Trump posed the question to Comey a few times during a dinner in January and Comey would not promise such a thing to the new president, only that he would be honest. Democrats have accused Trump of attempting to thwart the FBI's probe and have called for some type of independent inquiry into the matter. The next director will immediately be confronted with oversight of an FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump ... Read More »

Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

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The court said the men, aged 20 and 23, would each be subjected to 85 lashes for having sexual relations. One of the men cried as his sentence was read out and pleaded for leniency. Human Rights Watch said in April that public caning would constitute torture under global law. The prosecution had only requested 80 strokes. Human Rights Watch said in April that public caning would constitute torture under worldwide law. Read More »

Merkel recevra Macron lundi à Berlin — Europe

Pour le nouveau chef de l'Etat français, il devrait s'agir de son premier déplacement à l'étranger pour rencontrer un dirigeant. La dirigeante allemande, qui avait déjà reçu ce libéral europhile à la chancellerie lors de la campagne électorale française, l'avait chaudement félicité dès le soir de sa victoire, le 7 mai. Read More »

President Trump Reportedly Asked Comey To 'Let Go' Flynn Investigation

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The administration spent the first half of Tuesday defending Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials. If Trump did tape the conversation, Toobin noted it could either prove Trump's innocence or guilt and that the tapes should be released to prove more than a "he said, he said" statement. Read More »

Senate Panel Investigates Russian Interference

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Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said leaks about Michael Flynn , President Trump's first national security advisor, were "just as bad as what the Russians did". That was before FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed that the FBI was, in fact, investigating that question. CNN's Manu Raju reported Monday that a mountain of evidence and partisan disagreement mean it could be 2018 before the job is wrapped up. Read More »

Azerbaijan hits Armenian missile system in Nagorno-Karabakh

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The report, titled "Enhancing Mutual Trust and Co-operation for Peace and Prosperity in the OSCE Region", of Swedish rapporteur Margareta Cederfelt that touches upon the issues of solving conflicts in the OSCE region, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, will also be read out and discussed during the Annual Session. Read More »

Netanyahu seeks to deliver address alongside Trump at Masada

At least 10,000 Israeli police will be deployed to protect Donald Trump during his visit to the Jewish state on 22-23 May. He said Trump's decision would be informed by the parties - "and most certainly Israel's view on whether Israel views it as being helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction". Read More »

Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

The ouster came as the FBI is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including any possible ties between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin. "What we see is a presidency that's starting to come apart", he said. "We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time ", Connecticut Sen. Read More »

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd (GWI.L) Moves 1.63%

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Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PEI) last session's volume of 2.34 million shares was higher than its average volume of 1.28 million shares. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. The Dean Investment Associates Llc holds 82,177 shares with $5.28 million value, up from 33,167 last quarter. Read More »

UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test

These threats are not welcome, '" Haley told reporters ahead of the council meeting. The United States , Japan and South Korea called the emergency meeting in response to the missile test and to press global demands that North Korea change course and dismantle its missile and nuclear programmes. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron names conservative Edouard Philippe as new French prime minister

Mr Philippe, 46, is the mayor of Le Havre and a close associate of Alain Juppe, a prominent conservative who was touted to replace Francois Fillon as presidential candidate for the Republicans. In this way, Macron cleared any doubt of his commitment to the European project , stating the need for a new "refounded and relaunched" model, for the sake of its citizens. Read More »

South Korea seeks both talks and sanctions to rein in North

The missile defence system's deployment has hit tourism hard, with visitor inflow from China plunging 40 per cent in March from a year ago to 360,782, the Korea Tourism Organisation said. "He said he saw a need for the two countries to work together and wisely overcome historical disputes, including the comfort women issue, while separately continuing their joint efforts to deal with the North Korean nuclear issue", Moon's chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan was quoted as saying. Read More »

Keith Olbermann Hails Sally Yates As An 'American Hero'

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Yates, however, did not say specifically that her concerns about Flynn's behavior was related to these conversations. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) asked Yates after she outlined the information collected and passed to the Trump administration by the Department of Justice, which at that time was under Yates's authority as Acting Attorney General. Read More »

China pressures South Korea on missile system

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Moon told Abe to "look straight at history" and not make the past "a barrier", South Korea's presidential office said. Moon said at his inauguration Wednesday he is prepared to lead a major global diplomatic effort to find a peaceful resolution to the tense security situation. Read More »

Trump avait demandé l'arrêt de l'enquête du FBI — Russie

Moins de quatre mois après son arrivée au pouvoir et à quelques jours de son départ pour son premier grand voyage à l'étranger, ces révélations explosives en cascade placent le locataire de la Maison Blanche dans une position difficile. Flynn a été forcé de démissionner le 13 février pour avoir omis de révéler des contacts répétés avec l'ambassadeur russe aux États-Unis l'an dernier, dont certains auraient porté sur des sanctions américaines contre Moscou. Read More »

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Run for Second Term

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Hutchinson said in a statement released to the media. The campaign promises include the creation of jobs, lower income tax rates, computer coding taught in every Arkansas high school and a hiring freeze in State Government. He previously served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Congressman from the 3rd Congressional District, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Read More »

Erdogan urges USA to 'immediately' reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

To maintain good relations, the two leaders will have to swallow some personal pride and admit that the benefits each country derives from a close partnership outweigh the resentment generated by failing to realize their expectations. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said after talks in London last week with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that Trump's meeting with Erdogan would be an opportunity to "correct the mistake" of support for the YPG. Read More »