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Unprecedented global 'ransomware' attack seeks cash for data

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A DDoS attack - or denial of service - is an attempt to flood a website with so much traffic that it impairs normal service. This one spread in one big hit. The researcher warned however that people "need to update their systems ASAP" to avoid attack. The national railway system said that although it was attacked, rail network operations were unaffected. Read More »

Is 'Saturday Night Live' new tonight, Saturday, May 13?

In fact, given the arguably diminishing returns of McCarthy's second and third appearances as Spicer, HAIM could end up being the best part of the episode, despite the weeklong political chaos leading into this episode of SNL. The network posted a video on Facebook . Video shot by bystanders showed McCarthy screaming while wildly waving her arms and she zigged and zagged her podium down the street and right up the the doors which lead to CNN's offices. Read More »

EPA Scrubs Climate Change Page from Website

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Doggett said science seems like an alien notion to Trump and Republican leaders both in Congress and in Texas. Trump administration lawyers plan to meet on Monday to discuss the legal implications of remaining in the Paris climate change agreement, officials told Politico news. Read More »

Olympics: Evaluating L.A. bid for 2024 requires imagination

The IOC's Evaluation Committee made up of senior Olympic officials will visit Paris for three days from Sunday, arriving directly from a similar inspection tour of Los Angeles. They want to see "commitment and competence", he said, not just sketches and mock-ups. Neither Paris nor Los Angeles has indicated a willingness to accept 2028 as an alternative, and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday there was no softening of the city's position. Read More »

Ex-prisoner becomes chief of staff to S Korea's Moon

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated South Korea's Moon Jae-In on his presidential election victory, vowing to work with him in the wake of regional tensions. Moon's office said Thursday that the comment came in a phone call between the two leaders that also touched on a controversial 2015 agreement over compensating South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II. Read More »

German president favours two-state solution on Israel visit

The Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considered to be the most nationalist in the history of the country, and those citizens of Arab-Israeli descent observe endemic discrimination in the increasingly religious state, according to Yahoo News. Read More »

Israeli Cabinet Moves to Downgrade Status of Arabic Language

Therefore, it downgrades the status of the Arabic language from an official second language to "a special status in the state, allowing its speakers the right to language-accessible state services". Then, on an issue that during the campaign had become the symbol of the US-Israel relationship under the Trump administration, Netanyahu had to fight to retain his composure when, at the press conference preceding the two leaders' private talks, President Trump blindsided his Israeli guest, ... Read More »

Conyers and Cummings want to hear Trump's dinner tapes

The controversy began this morning, when Trump again took aim at the investigation into his administration and its potential ties to Russian Federation, while blasting the " fake media " and its coverage of the issue. Aides said Trump does not believe his team gave contradictory stories about his decision to fire Comey , despite the fact that the White House's explanation changed dramatically over a 48-hour period. Read More »

Trump to move quickly to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Defence lawyer Alice Fisher was the first candidate interviewed at the justice department, United States media report. Among those expected to be interviewed on Saturday were Michael J Garcia , an associate judge on New York's highest court, and US District Judge Henry E Hudson, a George W Bush appointee who struck down the centrepiece of the Obama administration's health care law in 2010. Read More »

Japan Aso says gradually seeing the course of U.S. policies

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Whilst the message of the meeting was predominantly a repetition of the G20 meeting held in March, reiterating the nations' commitment to free trade, the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hinted the US no longer intends to contribute to strengthening worldwide trade ties between nations, putting their own economic interest first. Read More »

Sessions orders federal prosecutors to charge maximum sentences

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Prosecutors who wish to not pursue the most serious charges possible would have to get approval from a U.S. attorney or assistant attorney general. "The policy announced today is not tough on crime", Holder said . The move is in line with tough campaign rhetoric against criminals by U.S. President Donald Trump, a Republican who had also pledged to support police and law enforcement. Read More »

China's leader offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

The initiative spans some 65 countries representing 60% of the world population and around a third of global gross domestic product. Some of the identified projects will be funded by China. India's unwillingness to become part of the Chinese initiative has been closely followed in Nepal, while some unease is palpable in New Delhi just as Beijing gears up to host leaders of 28 nations, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and senior ... Read More »

South Korea's new leader discusses North Korea, defense system with China's Xi

Moon said he would send a special envoy to Russian Federation soon and Putin said he would welcome the envoy. Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from the bitter legacy of its 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean peninsula and could fray ties at a time when cooperation on North Korea is vital. Read More »

Ohio police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed by gunman

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The sheriff says the hostages escaped when a shot was sacked at the chief. Officials say Hartless killed two female employees-Marlina Medrano, a nurse, and 48-year-old Cindy Krantzat, a nurse's aide-at the nursing home in Licking County. Kirkersville police Chief Steven Eric Disario , 36 - only recently appointed - was among the dead, his deputies told USA media. Sources tell WBNS the officer was ambushed and shot by a male suspect. Read More »

Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Likely on FBI Comey Replacement

In his testimony he defended his former boss, contradicting assertions by administration officials and Trump that Comey had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file. He said he never pressured Comey into dropping the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, adding: "If Russia did anything, I want to know that". John Cornyn of Texas, attorney Alice Fisher and Judge Michael Garcia for the permanent position. Read More »

Au moins 20 morts dans un accident de bus — Turquie

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Le véhicule est sorti d'un virage, détruisant la barrière de sécurité, puis a plongé dans le vide avant de s'écraser sur une route située en contrebas, selon les images des chaînes de télévision qui montrent des secouristes s'affairer autour de l'épave du minibus. Read More »

Kapil Mishra warns of 'new drama' by AAP for distraction

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Mishra was suspended from the AAP after his startling allegation that he witnessed Kejriwal accepting Rs 2 crore in a dodgy transaction. He said he will not give out any evidence that can be tampered with by the Delhi chief minister, but will save some of them for the courts. Read More »

White House Angry With Russia Over Oval Office Photos

Numerous officials raised alarm bells over the timing, The Washington Post reports , which was a day after Trump fired James Comey , who as FBI director was in charge of the bureau's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to meddle in last year's United States election. Read More »

Four candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director face interviews

Trump had recorded the conversations , White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: "I've talked to the president. The president has nothing further to add on that". In other developments, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who on Tuesday wrote the letter that provided the basis for the Justice Department recommendation to fire Mr. Read More »

Kejriwal working on making Delhi 'mosquito free': Manish Sisodia

The Deputy Chief Minister said that "all the government hospitals have been asked to increase 10 to 20 percent beds for the fever patients". In an effort to ensure that fever patients don't face any problem, Arvind Kejriwal has ordered to set up a call centre from where people can get information about the availability of beds in a particular hospital. Read More »

Macron tells Trump he will defend Paris Agreement

Climate negotiators are now meeting in Bonn to start drafting a guide for member countries to carry out the accord. Investors in Australia have backed a press notice calling for the G7 to stick by the Paris agreement and continue driving its implementation for climate change action. Read More »

4 morts dans le déraillement d'un train — Grèce

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L'habitant de la maison, un jeune homme de 24 ans, a réussi à sauter du balcon avant le choc, a-t-il raconté aux journalistes. L'accident, survenu à 16H40 GMT, pourrait avoir été provoqué par la vitesse excessive du train, a indiqué à la presse la vice-préfète de la région, Voula Patoulidou. Read More »

Abbas-Trump summit focus of dailies — Newspapers Review

Just two and a half months after he received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , Trump welcomed Abbas and ushered him into the Oval Office for their talks. security establishments as needlessly inflammatory. "I heard President Abbas yesterday say that they teach, Palestinians teach their children peace". Read More »

Coetzee - It Doesn't Matter Who Boks Draw At RWC

Ireland and Scotland will lock horns in Pool A . Defending champions, New Zealand , are part of Pool B , alongside Italy, the Repechage victor and, most mouth-watering of all, the 1995 champions, South Africa . Jones replied "nobody is going to die" when it was put to him that England had been drawn in the "Pool of Death", but he did joke that he will be seeking divine intervention. Read More »