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Iran vice president pulls out of election, backs Rouhani

Established as the Islamic republic, the new ruling system held first presidential election on January 25, 1980, in which Abolhassan Banisadr, a politician and economist, was elected as the first president in Iran's history. While Raisi stands to benefit from Qalibaf's withdrawal, analysts cautioned that he won't automatically bank all of his fellow conservative's support. Lire la suite »

Latest ransomware attack should be a wake-up call for governments

Over the weekend, a massive ransomware attack dubbed WannaCry, or WanaCrypt0r 2.0 victimized thousands of computers globally. It could have been used to wipe out the data on computers it infected . Cybersecurity firm Avast said it has tracked more than 75,000 attacks in 99 countries. "We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world", he wrote . Lire la suite »

Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip


American media outlets didn't pick up on the story immediately, but the Associated Press did note the "spat" this afternoon, as well as the "astonishment" from an official in Netanyahu's office over the remarks. It seems this time that Netanyahu , who showed restraint on the matter of settlement construction and even persuaded his rival to lower his tone on the matter, understands that moving the embassy at a time when Israel is expected to look like a seeker of peace isn't a very ... Lire la suite »

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Western Wall belongs to Israel


The White House was forced to disavow comments by a USA official planning Trump's stop who claimed the Western Wall was in the West Bank, and not a part of Israeli territory. Bush and Barack Obama all visited the Western Wall as private citizens or as candidates - and never accompanied by an Israeli prime minister. They also reportedly spurned an offer from the Israelis to help make the arrangements. Lire la suite »

Trump asked ex-FBI chief to stop Flynn probe

According to the Times , Comey wrote in the February memo that Trump told him Flynn had done nothing wrong. He is a good guy. "It wouldn't be criminal obstruction unless he also said 'you'll have to lay off or else I'll fire you.' Remember, we have separation of powers and the president, as the head of the executive branch, has the power to fire and direct his subordinates". Lire la suite »

Handover all James Comey documents on Trump: US Congress to Federal Bureau of Investigation

The new development came as Republican and Democratic lawmakers pressured Trump to give a fuller explanation for why he revealed sensitive intelligence information to Lavrov. After the President fired Comey, Harvard Law School's Larry Tribe told Slate: "In my view, we have clearly passed that point, both as a technical matter" under law, "and, much more importantly, as a matter of what might be called the "common law" of presidential impeachment, as established principally by the House ... Lire la suite »

Pakistan Not Allowed To Play Kulbhushan Jadhav 'Confession' Video At UN Court

But the ICJ denied permission to the Pakistani side. India maintains that Jadhav has been kidnapped and framed. Mittal termed the military court trial of Jadhav as "farcical". "Jadhav's parents have applied for visa to travel to Pakistan which has fallen on deaf ears". India has not approached the worldwide court on any case related to Pakistan since 1971, but the government has said it had no choice as the life of an Indian citizen is at stake. Lire la suite »

Trump administration sees no hazard in intel-sharing with Russian Federation

When Comey was ousted by Trump, White House officials said the decision came only after the president consulted with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who laid out a case for Comey's dismissal in a memo. McMaster listens at right during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. "There is nothing wrong with the president sharing intelligence with the Russians as a goodwill gesture, given that both nations are fighting ISIL", Ruff told Al ... Lire la suite »

Things to Know About the 'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack

People ask: "Should I not do Microsoft updates? ". You should just do it. Smith wrote, "As a technology company, we at Microsoft have the first responsibility to address these issues". WannaCry is far and away the most severe malware attack so far in 2017, and the spread of this troubling ransomware is far from over. Consider some of the other problems that they have caused. Lire la suite »

There Is One Big Unanswered Question After Bombshell Report on Comey Memo

Comey or anyone else to end an investigation. A senior administration official denied that Trump pressed Comey to drop the Flynn probe. Many have viewed the White House's antagonism toward most of the press, such as strategist Steve Bannon calling the media the "opposition party", as political posturing for his conservative base. Lire la suite »

Syria Safe Zones To Open On Friday

The idea of armed monitors is a new element - observers deployed in the early years of the Syrian conflict, including United Nations and Arab League observers, were unarmed. The report comes as Syria's armed opposition on Thursday rejected the plan to create safe zones in Syria, calling it a threat to the country's territorial integrity, and said it would also not recognize Iran as a guarantor of any cease-fire plan. Lire la suite »

Trump had "wholly appropriate" talks with Russian delegation: National Security Adviser


Pressed by reporters on Tuesday, National Security Adviser HR McMaster declined to say whether or not Mr Trump had shared classified information with the Russians . McMaster told reporters everything discussed in that meeting was already publicly available. Someone who would blithely share some of the most sensitive intelligence in America's possession regarding Islamic State terrorist plots. Lire la suite »

Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governements


The ransomware often scrambles filenames and changes their extension. The top five cities impacted by the WannaCry ransomware are Kolkata followed by Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Pune and Mumbai, while the top top five states with maximum detections are West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, NCR (Delhi), and Odisha, it said. Lire la suite »

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


Israeli officials have declined to confirm whether they were the source of the information Trump shared, but have been quick to say counter-terrorism coordination with the United States is strong. relations would improve, but there have been few signs of closer cooperation against terrorism. In his remarks in Sochi, Putin dismissed outrage over Trump's reported disclosures as an effort by USA politicians to whip up "anti-Russian sentiment". Lire la suite »

Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert

The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack, struck state agencies and major companies around the world - from Russian banks and British hospitals to FedEx and European auto factories. "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex global investigation to identify the culprits", said Europol, Europe's police agency. Lire la suite »

Fox's Kimberly Guilfoyle in talks for White House job

Guilfoyle noted that the concept of her taking over for Spicer has been floated "by a number of people", as well as the possibility of taking a different press-related role within the White House. Not only is she crowing that she might be about to take this guy's job, she's broadcasting that Trump doesn't much like him. Spicer has been under heavy scrutiny since his initial handling of the news surrounding James Comey's firing last week. Lire la suite »

Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal swoop for Jordan Pickford

After the win, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said, "It is in our hands to finish third so it is the best thing". Arsenal recorded an impressive 4-1 win at Stoke but were always reliant on one of their rivals dropping points before the end of the season if they were to reel either of them in. Lire la suite »

ISIS leader in Afghanistan was killed in raid


On Sunday, U.S. and Afghan officials confirmed that Hasib was among those killed in the operation. The commander, Abdul Hasib, oversaw the group's regional branch in South Asia, ISIS-K, named after the Khorasan province. According to the US Forces-Afghanistan, defections and recent battlefield losses have reduced the local IS presence from a peak of as many as 3,000 fighters to a maximum of 800. Lire la suite »

Trump may pick new FBI director by next week

He leans heavily on daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Hope Hicks, his trusted campaign spokeswoman and Keith Schiller, his longtime bodyguard... The criticism prompted Mr. Trump to threaten to end the traditional daily White House press briefings. And while Trump praised chief of staff Reince Priebus after the House passed a health care bill last week, associates say the president has continued to raise occasional questions about Priebus' leadership in the West ... Lire la suite »

Two hospitals still diverting patients — NHS cyber attack


Over the weekend, Europol officials said that some 200,000 computers have been hit by the malware. Experts expressed concern that there would be a resurgence in attacks when people return to work. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has been issuing advice on WannaCry since Saturday, and yesterday said the spread had slowed "temporarily". Lire la suite »

Global cyberattack alert as experts warn of more havoc

Lynne Owens, director-general of Britain's National Crime Agency, said there was no indication of a second surge in the cyberattack but warned, "That doesn't mean there won't be one". A global network of cyber-security experts are urging companies and organizations to update older Microsoft operating systems immediately to ensure they don't fall prey to a more powerful and future versions of the ransomware . Lire la suite »