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Who got hurt by the ransomware attack

The 22-year old warned that a further attack is likely, saying hackers could upgrade their virus to remove his "kill switch" rendering any systems which are not patched to be vulnerable. Additionally, the malware spread itself primarily through exploitation of a Windows vulnerability, first discovered by the NSA, leaked by a group of hackers calling themselves Shadow Brokers, and fixed by Microsoft three months ago. Read More

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Korea Challenges South's New Leader

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be a new type. South Koreans watch a television displaying news broadcasts reporting on North Korea's recent ballistic missile launch, at a station in Seoul, South Korea . "And, in the short term, North Korea's missile capability is still some distance from Washington's red line - where it presents a real threat to U.S. Read More

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Comey: 'Mildly nauseous' FBI's Clinton probe could have impacted election

Comey: 'Mildly nauseous' FBI's Clinton probe could have impacted election

FBI Director James Comey refused Wednesday to confirm under oath whether the FBI is investigating accusations that the Obama administration spied on President Trump's election campaign and transition team. "You had some of the Russia's greatest criminal hackers and intelligence agency hackers working together", he said. The line of questioning is similar to questions House Republicans pressed Comey on during the House Intelligence Committee hearing in March. Read More

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Trump to sign voter fraud executive order

Vice President Mike Pence will head the group, called the "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity". More than three months after President Trump vowed to investigate unfounded claims that last November's election was tainted by millions of fraudulent votes, the White House is expected to announce the creation of a presidential commission to investigate voter fraud , a Trump administration official tells NPR. Read More

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Nebraska Cattlemen Welcome Historic Reopening of China to US Beef

Nebraska Cattlemen Welcome Historic Reopening of China to US Beef

In a win for USA agriculture, the deal opens China to US beef exporters, who have long wanted access to its more than 1.3 billion people. The agreement is seen as an indication that U.S. Area producers believe once China starts to get US beef again that there will be a significant increase on the entire cattle industry. "I am happy that our work with the Trump administration and the USDA on emphasizing trade as essential to Kentucky agriculture has proven successful". Read More

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FDNY Probes Cause of Fire That Destroyed Landmark LES Synagogue

FDNY Probes Cause of Fire That Destroyed Landmark LES Synagogue

This morning, fire investigators continue to search for clues revealing how the building caught on fire shortly before 7 p.m. Two firefighters reportedly were injured while fighting to bring the blaze under control. It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire, officials said. Orange flames and thick smoke billowed from front of Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue. Read More

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Russian Federation seeks United Nations backing for deal on Syria safe zones

Russian Federation seeks United Nations backing for deal on Syria safe zones

The level of violence in Syria has fallen since the "de-escalation" deal forged by Russia, Iran and Turkey came into force at midnight on Friday, despite clashes between government forces and insurgents, and bombings in several areas. However, the deal has offered little detail on the specifics of the enforcement and in an effort to provide assurances, the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, will meet the USA secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, on Wednesday in Washington amid western ... Read More

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Choosing a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day

Choosing a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day

She made it look so easy. The simple notion that there are thousands even millions of people just like me saddened me but it also made me feel a bit of comfort knowing that I'm not alone. She works weekends and holidays; she's a teacher's aide, an encyclopedia, a therapist and financial analyst, the list is endless. One that will make you smile when you think about it. Read More

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Europe and Japan raise doubts over U.S. trade policy at G7

President Donald Trump . International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde arrives for the opening session of the G7 of Finance ministers in Bari , southern Italy, Friday, May 12, 2017. But he offered little detail. "On some very important points, we see there is a desire for continuity, a desire to work with the G-7 and G-20 partners", French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in a Bloomberg Television interview. Read More

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Trump on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done'

Prior to their meeting, three leading Republican Senators wrote a letter to Trump urging him to demand that Abbas end his government's longtime practice of paying terrorists for attacks against Israel and its citizens. "We will get it done", Trump confidently told Abbas. "We want to establish peace between Israel and the Palestinians and we will achieve that..." President Trump says he's eager to facilitate, mediate and arbitrate a deal, but ultimately the solution must come from the ... Read More

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Prez Trump To James Comey ... You're Fired!

And though the White House has asserted Comey lost the backing of rank-and-file agents, McCabe flatly said, "that is not accurate". As for the shifting version of events surrounding Comey's ouster, the president argued that he is too busy for his staff to know all that is going on and suggested he could cancel press briefings altogether. Read More

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Theresa May to focus on workers' rights in manifesto

Her proposals include a statutory right for carers and bereaved parents to take a year's unpaid leave, an annual increase in the so-called National Living Wage and an enhanced entitlement to take leave for training purposes. The new protections for workers in the so-called "gig" economy, such as drivers for Uber and internet delivery firms, follow a review set up by the Prime Minister led by Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair. Read More

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Islamic State Defeated at Tabqa Dam

Islamic State Defeated at Tabqa Dam

But Ankara regards the group as a terror outfit, as it does the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, who have waged an insurgency since 1984 inside Turkey that has left tens of thousands dead. The entire Turkish leadership establishment has rebuked United States decision to supply arms to Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) fighting Daech in Syria with help of United States air power. Read More

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Nicola Sturgeon: SNP backlash claims ludicrous

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP backlash claims ludicrous

Two years ago, the party won just 14 per cent of the vote north of the border, but the Scots' Tories have seen a resurgence under the leadership of Ms Davidson, whose personal profile as a working class, lesbian woman and former BBC journalist is seen as appealing to those who would not typically vote Conservative. Read More

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'We Finally Agree': Trump Retweets Rosie O'Donnell on Comey Firing

'We Finally Agree': Trump Retweets Rosie O'Donnell on Comey Firing

Trump said . "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" Trump on Thursday retweeted a December message from O'Donnell that read "FIRE COMEY". Watch Holt's extended interview with Trump below. "When I did this now I said, I probably, maybe will confuse people, maybe I'll expand that, you know, I'll lengthen the time, because it should be over with, in my opinion, it should have been over with a ... Read More

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SK envoys to hold talks in China

SK envoys to hold talks in China

He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". US officials have said they see no value in resuming global talks with North Korea under current circumstances and that Pyongyang must make clear it is committed to denuclearization. Read More

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North Korea Tests Strategic Missile That Could Carry a Nuclear Warhead

Several nations have requested urgent consultations on North Korea , and a closed-door meeting is tentatively planned for Tuesday afternoon, CBS News' Pamela Falk reports. "If the USA dares opt for a military provocation against the DPRK, we are ready to counter it", it said.The United States called for tougher sanctions against the North, with the White House saying it "has been a flagrant menace for far too long". Read More

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North Korea test fires 'new longer range missile'

Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier Sunday, officials told Fox News that the USA military believes Pyongyang launched a KN-17 medium-range ballistic missile - the first successful test in four attempts for the Pyongyang regime. Read More

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Where does Jeremy Corbyn stand on foreign policy?

Recent U.K. governments, both Conservative and Labour , have joined US -led military interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and against the Islamic State group in Syria. "I don't normally get involved in politics, although I have voted, I think, in every election that I've been able to", he said. Despite his long record as an anti-war campaigner, the Labour leader says there are circumstances when military intervention is justified as a "genuine last resort". Read More

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CIA Used 'Nano-poisonous' Radioactive Substance in Kim Assassination Attempt: North Korea

CIA Used 'Nano-poisonous' Radioactive Substance in Kim Assassination Attempt: North Korea

According to Pyongyang's state-owned news agency KCNA, Kim inspected the two military units on Jangjae and Mu isles, near South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island that North Korea bombarded in 2010. The accusations come with the USA and North trading threats over the latter's nuclear and missile programmes, and as Washington considers whether to re-designate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism. Read More

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S Korea's new leader discusses N Korea, defense system with China's Xi

S Korea's new leader discusses N Korea, defense system with China's Xi

Moon's advocacy of engagement with North Korea contrasts with the approach of the United States, South Korea's main ally, which is seeking to step up pressure on Pyongyang through further isolation and sanctions. Beijing has said the system would spy on its territory. Beijing also has its own issues with Seoul . Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from the bitter legacy of its 1910-45 colonization of the Korean Peninsula and could fray ties at a ... Read More

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Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

It is likely Mr Comey will be asked about the Russian Federation probe and possibly Mr Trump's claim on Twitter that there were recordings of the pair's conversations, a comment which the president has refused to elaborate upon. Trump said. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer listens to National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster during the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on May 12, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Read More

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Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

And, since the interview that aired tonight on FNC was taped earlier in the week, NYT has reported Trump is mulling whether to beef up his communications department and bring in Fox News producers. "That exercise, conducted in full view of our republic's citizens, is clearly in line with the spirit of the First Amendment", Mason said. "They get free ratings because of me, and yet they don't treat us well". Read More

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Health care mess: House takes a small step

Health care mess: House takes a small step

Ryan (R-Wis.), also on the program, said the new health care bill "is a rescue mission to make sure that we can achieve the goals we all want, which is getting the cost of coverage down and making sure that everyone has access to affordable health care, especially and including people with pre-existing conditions". Read More

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas hopeful after first talks with Donald Trump

Abbas who has been in office since 2005 and was part of two failed U.S. attempts to negotiate peace under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, reiterated the Palestinian principles for peace. As a package, that formulation has been a non-starter for Israel, which itself has shown no sign since Mr Trump took office of backing off on any of its own longstanding fixed positions. Read More

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Morrison warns big banks to absorb new tax

Morrison described the budget as "based on the principles of fairness, security, and opportunity". No taxpayer funds have been used to prop-up the Australian banks . The Treasurer believes better days are ahead, thanks to an uptick in the global economy. In an upbeat assessment, the government said the economy would grow in 2017-18 at a rate of 2.75 per cent, increasing to 3 per cent the following year. Read More

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Trump to work as 'mediator' for Middle East peace

Whether Trump follows up with pressure on Israel using the vast leverage America has over Israel remains to be seen, however. Walking in the footsteps of many of his predecessors who delved into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking - but ultimately failed - US President Donald Trump launched Wednesday his own "process which hopefully will lead to peace". Read More

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Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

Macron's trip to Berlin, his first as president, signals his intent to also move rapidly on campaign promises to revive support for the European Union by reforming and strengthening it. In the days before the first-round of voting in April, a gunman ambushed three Parisian police officers on the Champs-Elysees, killing one and wounding two others. Read More

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Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace: 'We will get it done'

He promised Abbas that he would serve as a "mediator" in future talks with Israel but said it's ultimately up to the two sides to broker a deal. "We will get this done", Trump vowed. "I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace", he said, a contention that Israeli officials would reject. Read More

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