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DHS: Russians Tried to Hack 21 State Election Systems

In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Jeanette Manfra, an acting director of undersecretary at Homeland Security, said , "We have evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted". "We needed to bring the horses to water-to seek our cyber-security help", Johnson said. DETROW: Johnson says administration officials were anxious about tipping their hands on intelligence methods or looking like they were picking sides in the election. Read More »

Russia Putin: Navalny urges people to join anti-corruption protests

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The rallies were organized by vocal anti-Kremlin politician Aleksei Navalny and coincided with Russia Day, a national holiday, which helped to swell the crowds. "What kind of country do we live in when I can't put a Russian flag on my shoulder?" "I'm proud that there are tens of thousands of courageous young people in the country who are not afraid of any threats and ready to go out to the streets to ask the authorities some relevant questions", Navalny said in a YouTube video posted ... Read More »

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Attack on Police HQs in Afghanistan

In a statement released on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban claimed the strike under the aegis of Operation Mansouri, its most recent spring offensive. A suicide bomber first detonated his explosives close to the parking area of the headquarters, followed by four other who tried to enter the compound. Read More »

US wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea

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Since 1972, the USA position, which successive US administrations have called America's one-China policy, has been that while it understands that China wants to annex Taiwan, it takes no position on Taiwan's sovereignty. Otto Warmbier , 22, suffered severe brain damage in North Korea and died on Monday following 18 months of captivity in North Korea after he was sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a hotel. Read More »

Shut down Al Jazeera, sever ties with Iran and 12 other demands

He also accused Qatar of leaking a document containing the demands by Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt , which have cut diplomatic ties with the gas-rich state accusing it of sponsoring terrorism. "Strengthening the Turkish base would be a positive step in terms of the Gulf's security", he said. Peter notes that these relationships with Iran and Turkey, which have gained strength as Qatar has sought help, might be a sign that the diplomatic pressure could backfire. Read More »

Residents evacuated as fire breaks out at building in east London

Residents of a block of flats in east London have been evacuated from the building where the fire broke out. Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters have been sent to the scene to battle the flames. The fire is believed to have started in the third floor of the building - but the cause of the fire has yet to be discovered. Firefighters were called at 4.25pm and the blaze was under control by 7.30pm. Read More »

Trump to meet with tech execs on drones, universal broadband

Over a dozen White House aides spent the afternoon meeting with 18 different CEOs including Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet. What is really more likely is that the they are brown-nosing their way to for lucrative United States government contracts which are up for grabs as the government upgrades its computing systems. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

Erdoğan said Turkey had offered to set up a military base in Saudi Arabia as well as Qatar , but Riyadh had not responded. Qatar's foreign ministry said it was "studying" the list, "in order to prepare an appropriate response". He described the six-member, Saudi-led Gulf Cooperation Council that includes his country and Qatar as being in a state of crisis as a result of the standoff, and he referred to Qatar as a "Trojan horse" within the once close-knit group of Arab monarchies ... Read More »

Attentats : Daech voulait frapper en France pendant l'Euro 2016

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Comme les centaines de vidéos vues là-bas, les gens qui prennent un camion.", a raconté Mohamed Abrini dit au juge en charge de l'affaire, dans une audition du 26 août 2016. Lors de ses auditions, Mohamed Abrini a également déclaré avoir subi des pressions de la part de Daesh. L'homme impliqué dans les attentats à Paris puis à Bruxelles a confirmé que l'utilisation d'un véhicule piégé et lancé sur la foule était prévu. Read More »

Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia

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Seth Moulton (D-Massachusetts), while Pelosi said Thursday at a press conference that she was "worth the trouble" and loved "the fray". Pelosi , in a letter to colleagues, said that when Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. Read More »

Législatives : la victoire en trompe-l'œil de Macron

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Si les responsables ont jugé ce résultat "décevant", ils ont appelé à un sursaut des électeurs en vue du second tour afin de ne pas donner tous les pouvoirs à un seul parti. Emmanuel Macron devrait donc avoir les mains libres pour gouverner et appliquer son programme. Les ténors du parti ne sont pas épargnés: Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, Benoît Hamon, Emmanuelle Cosse, Cécile Duflot, Elisabeth Guigou ou Matthias Fekl sont tous éliminés dès le premier tour. Read More »

Sean Spicer: Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet Made Comey 'Tell The Truth'

Trump's new argument is that Comey told the truth under oath, but only because the president - the strategic mastermind that he is - tricked him by publishing a deceptive tweet about tapes that don't exist. Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he did not record any of his meetings with Comey after claiming that he got hold of records that would sabotage Comey's findings and claims. Read More »

Microsoft's (MSFT) Outperform Rating Reiterated at Cowen and Company

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The institutional investor owned 193,680 shares of the software giant's stock after selling 2,080 shares during the period. It improved, as 49 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 897 reduced holdings. Microsoft's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 69.03%. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was first reported by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. Read More »

Gulf crisis: UAE accuses Qatar of 'leaking' list of 13 demands

After these countries had cut their ties with Qatar earlier this month , Turkey reportedly stepped in with aid for Qatar. A number of reasons have been cited for the blockade - including Qatar's relations with Iran; Arab states' concerns over the Doha-based Al Jazeera news station; and the Qatari state's alleged support of terrorist and extremist groups. Read More »

Canberra celebrates the end of Ramadan

Muslims in Saudi Arabia Started Ramadan on may 27 and will be watching the skies for the new moon on Saturday night. Muslims living in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei and many other parts of the region are likely to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday if the moon is sighted today evening. Read More »

L'accréditation d'une journaliste de RFI non renouvelée — RDC

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La demande de renouvellement avait été faite cinq semaines avant la date d'expiration, début mai de l'autorisation. " La direction de RFI n'a toujours aucune réponse", peut-on lire dans le communiqué. "Nous répondrons en temps voulu et cela ne veut pas dire qu'on a refusé le visa", a réagi jeudi le ministre des Medias, Lambert Mende Omalanga. Il a toutefois fait savoir que le gouvernement a institué une commission pour traiter le dossier de Sonia Rolley, sans pour autant donner de délai. Read More »

Ainslie keeping firm hand on helm for next America's Cup tilt

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That'll be a big ask, considering how fast and dominating helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand were in routing Oracle in the first four races last weekend. "We didn't sail particularly well today but it was great to walk away with another win". "We've been excpecting these races to be a bit tighter like that, but we feel we've got really good boat-opn-boat stuff now to be able to deal with it". Read More »

Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists

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Though the Colombian government has not confirmed the release of the captives, media outlets reported that the journalists were freed. The men were kidnapped Monday near the Venezuelan border. Hernandez and the Colombian journalists were released a few days later. In the main thrust of Colombia's peace drive, the country's biggest rebel group, the FARC , is scheduled to complete its disarmament by June 27 under a peace deal it signed a year ago. Read More »

Iran's Leader Orders Missile Strikes on ISIS in Syria

Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile.Should have been thankful for the awful deal the USA made with them! The Guards fired six missiles from the west of Iran across the border and into Syria's mostly IS-held Deir Ezzor province, targeting an IS command base, they said earlier. Read More »

Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump

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The intelligence ministry , meanwhile, said Friday that 41 people suspected of being "agents of Daesh (IS)" had been arrested in the aftermath of Wednesday's attacks . "The terrorists first went by the auto to the mausoleum and after dropping two of them, went to the city center to attack the parliament", the police said in a statement published on state media. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

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Pelosi has represented her San Francisco area district in the House since 1988 and has been the top House Democrat since 2006, when she was elected House majority leader. A defiant Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she was "very confident" about the support that she had from fellow Democrats who now number 193. " Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost". Read More »

Pyongyang releases United States student as Rodman kicks off non-official visit

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Surrounded by North Korean guards, Warmbier delivered a highly scripted "confession" that appeared to have been written for him, and after an hour-long sham trial in March 2016, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor . A White House official says the May meeting in Oslo was attended by Joseph Yun , the US envoy to North Korea . "Everybody feels a sense of relief that he is coming back to the United States", resident Amy Mayer said before he arrived. Read More »