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Trudeau taps career security official to head Canada's spy agency


He replaces current CSIS Director Michel Coulombe, who is retiring from the public service after a 36-year career. The outgoing director was the eighth to lead the service, but was the first to assume the role from within CSIS. He was the first CSIS director to be hired from within. Jeff Yaworski, now deputy director of operations at CSIS, will serve as interim director from May 27 until June 18. Lire la suite »

Energy minister won't appeal court ruling on nuclear energy


In addition the DoE would renegotiate nuclear IGAs with the US, France, South Korea, Russia and China using a "standardised" framework and table these new IGAs in Parliament "within reasonable time". "Energy mix: government and the department remains committed to the now approved energy mix policy and will continue to strive to implement all forms of energy sources to secure the supply and availability of energy in the country". Lire la suite »

Dozens of countries struck by cyberattack

An analyst at another cybersecurity firm, Veracode, said the rapid spread of attacks pointed to the involvement of criminal organizations. They were infiltrated by the malicious software, while many others shut down servers as a precautionary measure. Lire la suite »

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area


Archaeologists found the non-royal mummies in a series of corridors after following the trail of burial shafts in the Touna-Gabal district of the central Egyptian province, the ministry said in a statement. "I believe and trust that the most interesting things, which will bring the entire world's attention to Egypt and improve its image is any news related to antiquities", Mr Anani said. Lire la suite »

Obama-era drilling regulation preserved


Barrasso said that he will ask Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to repeal the rule instead of attempting to repeal the rule again in the Senate. Congressional Republicans had stated that the methane rule was one of the Obama administration regulations they had wanted repealed, so the failure of the repeal is considered to be a loss for them. Lire la suite »

Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikes

Images that were posted online of the NHS pop-up look almost identical to pop-up ransomware windows that hit Spain's Telefonica, a powerful attack that forced the large telecom to order employees to disconnect their computers from its network and to resort to an intercom system to relay messages, according to Bleeping Computer . Lire la suite »

After Rajnath's intervention, Punjab, Haryana agree on SYL dialogue


He highlighted that Haryana government was not in agreement with the Punjab Government on their proposal of exclusive investment on the Bhakra Main Line Canal and of exclusive utilization of the electricity generated there-from by Punjab. He stressed on the importance of inter-state coordination and urged the neighbouring states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir to make focused efforts for the destruction of illegal poppy and cannabis cultivations. Lire la suite »

France's Macron names half of parliamentary candidates from civil society


On Saturday, candidates running under his banner got to see just how different they are from politics as usual. Yet, 52 percent of the candidates have no previous parliamentary experience. French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's start-up party on Thursday announced a list of 428 candidates, majority political unknowns, to fight parliamentary elections that will determine his chances of putting his programme into action. Lire la suite »

All future elections to be held with VVPAT: CEC Nasim Zaidi


The National Conference delegation said existing concerns and apprehensions that have been raised about the safety, reliability and integrity of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) should be taken very seriously and the Election Commission of India (ECI) should ensure all possible loopholes are checked and eliminated as upholding the credibility of the electoral process and of the Election Commission should be of utmost concern. Lire la suite »

Renault touché par la vague de cyberattaques internationales — France

Les autorités américaines et britanniques ont conseillé aux particuliers, entreprises et organisations touchés de ne pas payer les pirates informatiques. Vendredi, des images ont été partagées sur les réseaux sociaux avec des écrans d'ordinateurs du NHS demandant le paiement de 300 dollars en bitcoins avec la mention: "Oups, vos dossiers ont été cryptés". Lire la suite »

Militants open fire on security forces in Kashmir


Earlier, Two civilians were killed and three were injured after cross-border shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Nowshera Sector Of Rajouri district on Saturday morning. Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable sustained bullet injury in his right hand while the other militant, who was carrying a weapon, escaped. Lire la suite »

Lewis Hamilton faster than Valtteri Bottas in Spanish Grand Prix first practice


The 27-year-old posted the fourth best time, albeit 0.654 sec slower than Raikkonen's best effort. With two wins in four races, Vettel leads Hamilton by 13 points in the standings. The team endured two very hard years after Honda were unable to supply a competitive power unit and 2017 was expected to be a major step forward; but the engine manufacturer is once again way off the pace. Lire la suite »

North Korea willing to meet with US if conditions right: diplomat

Earlier this month US President Donald Trump said he would be "honoured" to meet Kim Jong-un. However, he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute over its nuclear and missile programmes. Choi Sun-hee, the top North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the US, spoke briefly to reporters in Beijing en route to Pyongyang. The U.S. Lire la suite »

75000 ransomware attacks hit 99 countries on Friday

Ransomware is malware that locks and disables a user's computer system and demands ransom in order for the user to regain access to their computer and the files on it. In a statement, worldwide shipper FedEx said it has been badly hit by the cyber attack. "This is one of the largest global ransomware attacks the cyber community has ever seen", said Rich Barger, director of threat research with Splunk, one of the firms that linked WannaCry to the NSA. Lire la suite »

Trump and Clinton both complain about 2016 election


On Tuesday, Clinton partly attributed her loss to Comey's disclosure to Congress less than two weeks before Election Day that the email investigation would be revisited. "My goal was to say what is true". Well, how stupid do they think we are? "I've gotten all kinds of rocks thrown at me", Comey said. He said: "But Jim Comey didn't tell her not to campaign in Wisconsin after the convention". Lire la suite »

Hollande presse Macron de réconcilier le pays pour éviter le pire


Pour le chef de l'Etat sortant, c'était l'occasion d'insister sur l'importance du dialogue social. Lors du dernier Conseil des ministres de son quinquennat, François Hollande a averti Emmanuel Macron. "Il y avait deux présidents aujourd'hui ", a déclaré François Hollande , " le président qui va maintenant quitter ses fonctions et l'autre qui va entrer dans ses responsabilités ". Lire la suite »

U.K. Forecasters Say May's Tories Heading for Election Landslide


Brown said: "That is more poverty than even under Mrs Thatcher". The Labour leader , a former Stop the War Coalition chair and anti-nuclear activist, declared that he was not a pacifist and criticised US President Donald Trump. "Would you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people?" However he said the question he has been asked before if he would use the nuclear deterrent was "extraordinary". Lire la suite »

James Clapper destroys Trump's favorite talking point about the Russian Federation investigation

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a statement saying Mr Trump had made a decision to fire Mr Comey only after Attorney-General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. This talking point - that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there was "no evidence" of Trump campaign-Russia collusion - was debunked during a Senate hearing on Monday featuring testimony from Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Lire la suite »

Real Madrid : Sans Bale et Pepe face au FC Séville


Alors qu'une rumeur faisait état de sa signature éventuelle au PSG, avant de voler en éclats ( En savoir plus ), Pepe a deux autres arguments dans sa manche afin de justifier le choix d'une autre destination. C'est pour cela que pour l'instant les négociations sont à l'arrêt. Annoncé au PSG pour la saison prochaine, le défenseur portugais du Real Madrid pourrait plutôt évoluer en Serie A du côté de Milan. Lire la suite »

Czech finance minister proposes replacement to end crisis


The impasse comes as polls suggest Mr Babis's "anti-establishment" Ano party will easily defeat Mr Sobotka's Social Democrats in October's election, fuelling speculation that the premier may be trying to damage his rival's chances. Several constitutional lawyers have said the president can not set conditions. Zeman said some experts had a different opinion. The three parties in the centre-left coalition - ANO, Sobotka's centre-left Social Democrats and the centrist Christian Democrats - said ... Lire la suite »

Prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments


A controversial new policy on prosecuting drug offenders announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could put more people behind bars and for a longer period of time. Eric Holder previously used discretion to essentially have prosecutors obfuscate from judges the full scope of evidence and facts of the case that would impact sentencing guidelines. Lire la suite »