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Does Trump Have Tapes of His Comey Conversations?

Legal experts point to two opinions written by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in 1973 and 2000, both concluding that indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. Lire la suite »

Microsoft partly blames USA gov't for cyberattack

Kaspersky Lab said its team has confirmed additional infections in additional countries, including Ukraine and India. He said it's likely the ransomware will spread to USA firms too. Theft of the software was reported in April, when it was published by the Shadow Brokers , a group that has been linked to Russian Federation. Microsoft released a patch in March, but computers and networks that hadn't updated their systems were still at risk. Lire la suite »

Corbyn counters May, says India's rise is not alarmist


Earlier this week, the Tories accused Mr Corbyn of being a pacifist, adding that he would be a danger to the country's security, particularly given his reluctance to state whether he would sanction the use of nuclear arms. President Donald Trump has lashed out in a series of tweets amid a firestorm over the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. In a major speech outlining his approach to defence and foreign policy, the Labour leader said it was an "extraordinary question" to be asked ... Lire la suite »

Trump to make his first foreign trip to Kingdom

On Thursday, the White House announced that President Donald Trump will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican later this month during his first trip overseas as president. The United States does not intend to dictate its will to other countries, and instead of that is going to build "a coalition of friends and partners", U.S. Lire la suite »

Britain to arrest criminal behind NHS cyber attack: Home Secretary


Dr Anne Rainsberry, national incident director at NHS England, said: "There are encouraging signs that the situation is improving, with fewer hospitals having to divert patients from their A&E units". Sky News has learned that trusts in England were sent details of a security patch last month to protect themselves from such an attack. British technology experts worked through the night to patch the computer systems of the health service after the ransomware worm forced dozens of hospitals to ... Lire la suite »

Erdogan visits Trump, amid friction between US, Turkey

Moreover, D. Trump decided not to depart from the policy of destabilizing the situation in the Middle East. The Turks see the Kurdish fighters as terrorists and are fiercely opposed to the USA plans. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, makes a statement prior to his trip to China, followed by a trip to Washington, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, May 12, 2017. Lire la suite »

Commerce mondial: Pékin veut ressusciter les routes de la soie


Cet ambitieux plan chinois visant à rapprocher la Chine de l'Europe, de l'Afrique et de l'Asie centrale, à coups de milliards d'investissements, notamment dans les infrastructures et l'énergie, est célébré en grande pompe dans la capitale chinoise, à l'occasion d'un forum diplomatique de deux jours, le plus important que la Chine ait organisé depuis le G20 de Hangzhou, en 2016. Lire la suite »

Iranian Reformist Drops Out of Election, Supports President Rouhani


Ahead of presidential and city council elections in Iran scheduled for Friday May 19, hundreds of people from all walks of life met with Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday in Tehran . However, most Iranians have yet to see the benefits of the nuclear deal . "It's definitely more hard for Rouhani now", said Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London . Lire la suite »

Banks reinforce cyber defenses after global attack


The global ransomware attack known as WannaCry has so far claimed 12 victims in Australia, the government said this morning. "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen", attorney Brad Smith wrote on Microsoft's blog. Lire la suite »

Clark to continue governing B.C.

And Green leader Andrew Weaver also had a stunning breakthrough, doubling the party's last vote to 16% and tripling their seats. The final outcome of British Columbia's election will not be known until absentee ballots are counted. The Green Party led in 3 districts , headed for potentially its best performance ever. A spokesperson said the party's two key demands would be a move to proportional representation and a ban on big money in politics. Lire la suite »

More Victims Expected In Unprecedented Cyberattack As Users Log On Monday


The hackers have warned that the ransom amount will go up. The NSA alerted Microsoft about the issue three months ago and the company released an upgrade that patched the flaw. Some companies, such as car-maker Renault, have halted production for now . Among the other victims is a Nissan manufacturing plant in Sunderland, northeast England, though a spokesman said "there has been no major impact on our business". Lire la suite »

Trump revealed highly classified info to Russian Federation


Trump's tweets did not say whether he revealed classified information about IS, as published reports have said and as a USA official told The Associated Press . As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets. In a statement, Israel's ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, said the partnership between the U.S and Israel was solid. Lire la suite »

The American Health Care Act

According to the poll , 64% approve of the Obamacare provision that prevents health insurance companies from charging people more for pre-existing conditions . In addition, companies could resume charging more for pre-existing conditions. Seventy-four percent of respondents anticipate that the number of Americans covered by insurance will decline, while 70 percent expect insurance coverage benefits to shrink. Lire la suite »

Remodeled Aguero finally gets Guardiola's seal of approval

Guardiola's first season in English football will end at Watford on Sunday with the Catalan failing to win silverware for the first time in his stellar managerial career. "That was the reason we didn't fight (for the title) until the end of the season". "It was a ideal day for what we did, the performance and the victory and for the three points to help us be close to our target, plus it is a special day for Pablo". Lire la suite »

Populist Le Pen now goes for role as top French opposition

Pope Francis on Tuesday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his inauguration as French president and said he hoped the youthful new leader would work to build a fairer society. At 46, Edouard Philippe would be the second-youngest Prime Minister of France after Laurent Fabius who was appointed in 1984 to 1986. Macron, who ran a staunchly pro-European campaign, kept with tradition by visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday in his first trip overseas after taking office. Lire la suite »

Wannacry Attack: North Korea Links Alleged by Google Researcher


Tuesday's urgent meeting followed Pyongyang's Sunday launch of what appeared to be an intermediate range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, where it landed, falling within 100km of the Russian coast. "Is it possible or not?" Haley answered Putin and others who have made similar comments about the United States: "What about North Korea intimidating us?" They're trying to strengthen their muscle with no cause. Lire la suite »

Vladimir Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russian Federation secrets


Version One: White House aides initially disputed the premise of the reporting. Now however, Mr Trump's own security people and foreign allies will be anxious about how much to tell the president and his ability to keep tight-lipped. The pattern continued this week, with national security advisers giving one account of what Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office only to have the president himself revise it. Lire la suite »

Protest turns violent outside Turkish embassy in Washington, several injured


The violence erupted after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House. Flint Arthur told CNN that Erdogan backers had broken the police lines to attack his fellow protestors. The YPG, or People's Protection Units, effectively serves as the military of the autonomous Kurdish-led regions that emerged in northern Syria with the retreat of state authority in 2011 that accompanied the outbreak of civil war. Lire la suite »

USA intelligence community 'under assault' by Trump: Clapper


Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question, it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be unthinkably unethical and unprofessional in this situation". For the moment, though, there is no reason to see Trump's firing of Comey as a rerun of Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" or any other event in American political history. Lire la suite »

Tillis Says 'I'm Fine' After Race Collapse


The three-mile annual race was being held in Anacostia Park in the southeast part of the city. Updated at 9:57 a.m. Sen. Thom Tillis said he's doing well after collapsing during a Washington D.C. Tills, 56, is serving his first term in the U.S. Senate, having defeated incumbent Kay Hagan in the 2014 election. He sits on several high-profile committees in the Senate, including armed services, judiciary and veterans' affairs. Lire la suite »