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Donald Trump refers to 'tapes' that may exist of James Comey conversations


In his tweet, Trump appears to suggest that he may have recordings of his communications with Comey . His veiled threat was likely to add to the storm roiling Washington over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey on Tuesday. Separately, Representative Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump's tweets had two purposes: to "threaten the FBI director he just fired in the middle of the Russian Federation investigation - and who may now be a ... Read More »

'Major disruption' as United Kingdom hospitals hit by cyber attack


Upon being locked down, the computer will display a message asking for $300 in Bitcoin to unlock the encrypted files, a sum which should be paid by May 15, with an even higher amount to be paid for an extended deadline of May 19. "We are not aware of any evidence that patient data has been compromised". It said the company was working with its customers to provide additional assistance. Read More »

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.2, Plus a 15.3 Preview

Visual Studio for Mac includes a full-featured source editor, code search and navigation, a powerful debugger, a customizable workspace, Git integration, and a rich extension system. This release is aimed at making Microsoft's developer tools easily accessible to all, without the restriction of any platform. The native development support for Android, iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS comes through Xamarin, Microsoft notes , which the software giant purchased over a year ago to beef up its ... Read More »

'The Handmaid's Tale' Decimates The Myth Of Gray Areas Of Consent


As for sexual pleasure, the reappearance of Emily-last seen waking up from a forced clitoridectomy created to prevent her from wanting "what she can not have"-is a painful reminder of how risky it is even to contemplate". "Everything in the book has happened or is happening somewhere in the world right now, and that's how it was when Margaret [Atwood] wrote it". The shared experience of being considered property or treated as concubines or of having and losing children should promote ... Read More »

AT&T could be punished for unlimited data throttling after all


Before net neutrality, the FTC had jurisdiction over the internet ecosystem of internet providers like AT&T and content creators like Netflix. The FTC has accused AT&T of deception in the original lawsuit, which was first filed in 2014, of reducing internet speeds for customers using unlimited data plans once they had used a certain amount of data . Read More »

Hollande a présidé son dernier Conseil des ministres


Suite à la victoire d'Emmanuel Macron ce dimanche au second tour de l'éelction présidentielle, le Premier ministre, Bernard Cazeneuve, a présenté mercredi sa démission ainsi que celle de son gouvernement à François Hollande . Et de souligner: " Je ne passe pas le pouvoir à un opposant politique, c'est quand même plus simple ". Après l'élection d'Emmanuel Macron comme nouveau président de la République, le gouvernement Cazeneuve a officiellement déposé sa démission, ce mercredi. Read More »

South Korea to Send Team to China to Talk on US Shield

But in their talk over the phone, Moon ended up being pressed by Chinese President Xi Jinping to review the THAAD deployment, with Xi saying, " China hopes for a development of relations through actual action". The White House says Trump spoke with President Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his election victory and his country's "peaceful, democratic transition of power". Read More »

Sister says Arkansas slaying suspect battled mental illness


Dardanelle is about 65 miles west of Little Rock. The authorities haven't confirmed that and the state police declined to say how the Millers and McHam were related. Mainhart was killed during a traffic stop in which the deputy pulled over a vehicle that was connected to a disturbance call at a home on Gum Springs Road. Read More »

Acting FBI boss contradicts Trump over Comey

During today's hearing, McCabe said of reports that, just before being fired, Comey asked for more funds and staffing for the Russian Federation investigation, "I'm not aware of that request, and it's not consistent with my understanding of how we request additional resources", McCabe said. Read More »

Former Senator Kelly Ayotte Among FBI Director Candidates


Former Senator Kelly Ayotte speaks at a press conference on bombings by Saudi Arabia in Yemen during a press conference on Capitol Hill, March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. Ayotte is in good standing at White House because of her successful shepherding of the nomination process for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the outlet reported . Read More »

What Will Fall's Windows 10 Update Bring?


The Fall Creators Update - a similar marketing moniker to a spring edition released in April - will come with Timeline , a feature created to let you jump back into files you were using a few hours or days ago as if you'd never left. These mixed reality features take a strong cue from Snapchat's AR lenses. That look and feel was internally named Metro, but Microsoft had to stop using the Metro name after pushback from a German supermarket chain . Read More »

Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

NHS Merseyside, which operates a number of hospitals in northwestern England, tweeted, "we are taking all precautionary measures possible to protect our local NHS systems and services". It demands payment in 3 days or the price is doubled, and if none is received in 7 days the files will be deleted, according to the screen message. Read More »

Crash at Billerica auto auction claims 4th life


Investigators don't believe the crash was intentional. Several violations for driving without an inspection sticker also appeared in the records. According to local reports, the unidentified driver held a license when he was hired by Lynnway in 2010, though it was suspended in 2012 and was never reinstated by the time it expired in 2015. Read More »

British foreign minister says Russia may try to interfere in election


Asked whether he agreed with former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith that Britain might end up receiving a payment, Mr Johnson told the Daily Telegraph: "I do, I think there are very good arguments". Brussels could be forced to pay the United Kingdom a Brexit divorce bill, rather than the other way round, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has claimed. Read More »

GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

In one corner, five Republicans led by Senators Susan Collins of ME and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana want to give states the power to enact their own health care plans-including keeping the PPACA, if they so choose. 42 percent of Americans think their health insurance costs would go up under the Republican plan; 37 percent think they'd stay the same and 11 percent think they'd go down. Read More »

Chibok family anxiously await news about their daughter


The Nigeria Labour Congress President, Comrade Ayuba Waba has warned Nigerians to stop playing politics with the release of Chibok School girls that were abducted last three years ago. " As a mediator, it is not part of my mandate to force them (to return home )". Soon after the initial kidnapping, some of the students escaped, and past year, 21 girls were released as part of an International Red Cross operation . Read More »

Spicer defends time gap before White House acted on Michael Flynn


Spicer defended the gap as a combination of wait time for Justice Department evidence on Flynn's conduct, due process and suspicions about Yates' political motivations. And just as needless to say, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is refusing to answer any queries regarding whatever he was up to during that time. Read More »

03 pays du Sahel corsent leur législation contre le terrorisme — Afrique


Il salue un accord historique dans la lutte contre le terrorisme et la criminalité transfrontalière. Les frontières entre ces trois pays n'existent plus en matière judiciaire. Des Etats traversés par un désert dans lesquels de nombreuses bandes armées et groupes terroristes dictent leurs lois par des prises d'otages, des trafics d'armes et de droguent et des attentats suicides. Read More »

PNP, AFP urged to take terror threat in Palawan seriously


The warnings came after the US, UK and several other foreign governments cautioned their citizens about kidnapping threats in Bohol, the site of a clash that left five Abu Sayyaf militants and four government troopers dead last month. The ISIS and the bandit group Abu Sayyaf have planned to conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in popular exotic places like Bohol and Palawan islands. Read More »

French government resigns in post-election formality

Jean-Luc Melenchon, who came fourth with a sizeable score in the presidential contest, said he hoped to gain control of the National Assembly and fight to stymie Macron thereafter. Macron's plans also included lower state spending, higher investment and reforms of France's tax and pension systems. The former Tory leader claimed the European Union may cease to exist if the crisis is not resolved, and that the United Kingdom will play a key role as "the future migration crisis is the one that ... Read More »

Former Trump adviser Flynn subpoenaed


Mark Warner, the committee's Democratic vice chairman, issued a joint statement saying the panel chose to issue the subpoena after Flynn, through his lawyer, declined to cooperate with an April 28 request to turn over the documents. ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, ahead of Trump's inauguration. The Trump administration denies any collusion with Russian Federation. The FBI's investigation includes looking at some of Trump's campaign and White House associates and officials - including Flynn. Read More »