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Former PM Manuel Valls offers to back Emmanuel Macron in elections

Successive centre-right and centre-left governments have failed to pull France out of deep economic malaise which includes slow growth, high unemployment of around 10 per cent and dwindling competitiveness. Republic on the Move is expected on Thursday to announce its list of candidates for contesting the elections. Valls' overture received a non-committal response from Macron's party. Read More »

Speeding Amtrak driver charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

Brandon Bostian has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, causing or risking a catastrophe, and "numerous" counts of reckless endangerment, prosecutors said. He had become aware, through radio traffic, that a nearby commuter train had been struck by a rock. Bostian, in a lawsuit against Amtrak, said he was left disoriented or unconscious when something struck his train before it derailed. Read More »

May security patch rolling out to Google Pixel and Nexus devices

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However, manufacturers will include their specific bug fixes as and when they roll out this update . These harms are ranging from critical to low levels. Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 has released in November 2014. Verizon and Deutsche Telekom are now seedng the updates with build numbers N2G47T(Pixel XL) and NHG47L(Pixel), respectively. Read More »

Microsoft renovates Windows 10 at Build 2017

Now, Microsoft has made a decision to implement some of this functionality on Windows 10 and mobile platforms, called Pick Up Where You Left Off (how imaginative!). Windows Timeline will enable you to quickly and easily " hop back into files, apps, and sites as if you never left ". Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to bring a new way of storytelling. Read More »

Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

Sessions' decision to reverse Obama's drug reforms marks a sweeping change in federal policy, and it will be absolutely catastrophic for people of color in America. Comey violated Justice Department rules and Sessions's promise to recuse himself from matters involving Russian Federation. "Now you're telling them, gosh, you don't need a judge, you need a calculator, that's all you need". Read More »

India likely to skip China's Belt and Road forum

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli was present at the meeting. Recently, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui had offered to rename the CPEC to allay Indian concerns about the project but withdrew his remarks soon after Indian foreign ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay said India had not received any proposal from China on renaming the CPEC. Read More »

European Union parliament head rejects British PM's vote-meddling claim

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Juncker's speech came at the end of a week which has seen Prime Minister Theresa May accuse Brussels of meddling in the British election campaign and another government minister describe the Commission as trying to "bully" London. First results showed the governing Conservatives making solid gains, dealing a blow to the main opposition Labour Party and all but wiping out the anti-EU, anti-mass immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP). Read More »

Trump threatens to cancel all press briefings in 'fake media' tweet tirade

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Trump said those discussions occurred once during dinner and twice over the phone. Trump in his interview with Holt expanded on the conversations he had with Comey after the termination letter he sent to him was made public. During a Friday morning tweetstorm, the president appeared to imply that there are tapes of his private conversations with Comey , who Trump fired earlier this week. Read More »

BC Liberals take Kootenay-East by 27 per cent

And in a major development for B.C. politics, the Green Party finally broke through, capturing three seats, one short of the number needed for official party status , but enough to hold the balance of power. The votes are in, and Christy Clark will remain premier for the time being. Weaver said he called both leaders to congratulate them. "I'm still pulling for the Liberals, that the absentee and advanced votes can come in and we see a majority", Dutton said. Read More »

Police Negotiating With Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Deputy

Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an OH village and two nursing home employees. The woman who was in the residence was not named and she was not wounded, police said. When other officers arrived at the Gum Springs Road home, they saw two bodies outside, Sadler said. Investigators were questioning that woman. During the course of the traffic stop, Bowden, who was driving the vehicle, critically shot Mainhart, then drove away, leaving him for dead. Read More »

Chibok girls released in Boko Haram swap

Eighty-two of Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls are free thanks to a prisoner swap between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram . Alhassan said there was need to help the girls forget the trauma they experienced from the bush. "Parents' involvement is crucial", said Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, a leader of Bring Back Our Girls and head of the Murtala Muhammad Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the parents of the abducted girls. Read More »

China conducts new missile tests aimed to counter THAAD

The Chinese Defense Ministry has announced the successful testing of a new type of missile which analysts say is a response to the deployment of the US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea. At a regular news briefing last month, China's defense ministry responded to questions about the THAAD deployment by foreshadowing the weapons tests, saying they were necessary to safeguard its national security. Read More »

Korean president talks to China, Japan

The conversations were dominated by how to respond to North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which are in violation of U.N. "I will do everything I can to build peace on the Korean peninsula", Moon said during his inauguration speech . While South Korea, China and Japan all share worry about North Korea, ties between South Korea and China have been strained by South Korea's decision to install a USA anti-missile system in defense against the North. Read More »

Forum on China's economic reach helps leader extend his own

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Back in 2015, at the 17th China-EU Summit, China and the EU reached important agreement to support synergies between the initiative and the Investment Plan for Europe. The endeavour is estimated to be worth close to a trillion dollars. Yet the initiative also comes with significant risks to Xi's stature and legacy. Read More »

PM invites new president of South Korea to India

Moon, who was a close aide to Roh Moo-hyun, South Korea's last leader to adopt a "sunshine" policy of diplomatic and economic outreach toward the North, has called for a balance of pressure and engagement. Meanwhile, the new president, after being sworn in has expressed his willingness to visit Pyongyang in the middle of high tensions with North Korea, an AFP report said. Read More »

Nissan hit by cyber attack

Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed 126,534 ransomware infections in 99 countries , with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets. The Spanish government said their attacks were carried out with a version of WannaCry ransom ware that encrypted files and prompted demand for money transfers to free up the system. Read More »

Le NAHD connaît ses adversaires — Coupe arabe

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Le NAHD aura son mot à dire", déclare à l'APS, Ahmed Gasmi, capitaine et meilleur buteur du club banlieusard. L'UAFA a désigné trois stades pour abriter les matchs de cette compétition dont deux dans la capitale: stade du Caire, stade de la Défense aérienne (Le Caire) et le stade international d'Alexandrie (Bordj Al Arab). Read More »

'WannaCry' Ransomware: DHS Warns Public After Worldwide Cyberextortion Attack

According to security researchers , the ransomware exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows operating system that was disclosed in an April leak of NSA spying tools. Microsoft published detailed information on the vulnerability on the new Malware Protection Center blog. One of the key questions circulating once Friday's viral outbreak appeared to be contained was how did the self-replicating worm first gain entry so it could go on to spread from vulnerable machine to vulnerable ... Read More »

Trump a demandé trois fois s'il était visé par une enquête

Comey de ne pas faire du " bon travail " à la tête du FBI. Cette menace laisse supposer que si Comey décidait de fournir sa version des faits ayant conduit à sa destitution sur ordre présidentiel, la Maison blanche pourrait en réponse diffuser des enregistrements de ces conversations. Read More »

United States adds sanctions on North Korea

The university said in a statement early Monday that Kim Hak Song was doing agricultural development work at an experimental farm. Korea studies professor Stephan Haggard of the University of California San Diego described these two recent arrests as "classic asymmetric warfare", to Time magazine, with North Korea "nabbing" American citizens in response to pressure against its nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

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

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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. Read More »

Energy minister won't appeal court ruling on nuclear energy

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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". Read More »