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Global cyberattack: A super-simple explanation of what happened

But how much do individuals need to worry about their personal computers being targeted? The move didn't help organizations that were already hit by the attack, but experts said that it limited the spread of the virus. But computers and networks that haven't updated their systems are at risk. "It was clear warnings were given to hospital trusts". WannaCry, the software that crippled hospital systems, factories, banks, government agencies and transportation systems in 150 countries, is ... Read More

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Macron to name PM on first day as French President

The German Chancellor said that she would work very closely with her French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, the country's youngest ever president. Selecting Philippe as prime minister is seen as a way to bring in more support from the center-right, which Macron will need to push through his proposed economic reforms, according to the BBC . Read More

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Thailand threatens to block Facebook

Thailand threatens to block Facebook

Early on Tuesday, the Bangkok Post reported that the government was pressuring the Thai Internet Service Provider Association (Tispa) to block access to the site completely if Facebook failed to remove 131 pages deemed illegal by the authorities in Thailand. Read More

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Iran Conservatives Unite to Pose Stronger Threat to Rouhani

With President Rouhani's economic record under attack from both Qalibaf and Raisi, the election campaign has grown increasingly bitter and confrontational in the past week. Until recently, Raisi, a former prosecutor general of Iran, was a relatively unknown political figure outside the eastern province of Khorasan-Razavi, where he is still the custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, the wealthiest charity in the Muslim world and the organisation in charge of Iran's holiest shrine, the Imam Reza shrine ... Read More

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China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

The forum, which was held at the China National Convention Centre on the first day, was launched by Xi, who conceptualised OBOR or the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. In fact, that is perhaps one of the biggest selling points of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) which, according to the Chinese premier hopes to forge a path based on "inclusiveness" and "free trade" as opposed to "diplomatic power games". Read More

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Sino-US deal eases access to markets

Sino-US deal eases access to markets

Ari Giovenco, the Internet Association's director of trade and global policy, said the agreement did not address obstacles facing US cloud service providers in China . A chicken processing factory in Hefei, Anhui province, China . Lubbock cattleman Hadley Mann said the partnership was "something that we needed in the market from the get-go". Read More

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Seven hospitals affected by cyber attack still in need of support

Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. The NHS has been declared "open for business" but some hospitals are still suffering disruption caused by the crippling ransomware attack. It spread to so many computers so rapidly by using an exploit - software capable of burrowing unseen into Windows computer operating systems. Read More

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China's Economy Slowed in April in 'Turning Point'

China's Economy Slowed in April in 'Turning Point'

However, consumer price inflation was slightly higher than expected. Home prices in China's biggest cities were likely to rebound if government curbs were relaxed, a senior official from the country's top economic planner was quoted as saying in late April, suggesting authorities are in no mood to lift restrictions soon. Read More

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Cyber attack a 'wake-up call'

Use a reputable security software to prevent attacks in the future. If you have not done so before, think about backing up important data: Save your data to an external hard drive if possible. On Friday a number of agencies and businesses around the globe, including the U.K.'s National Health Service , were disrupted by the malware, which is estimated to have hit over 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Rob Wainwright, executive director of Europol, the European law enforcement ... Read More

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China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global project

In the communique, dated May 8, China said it welcomed South America's participation in the initiative, the basis of which covers Asia, Africa and Europe. Chinese officials have said previously that "Belt and Road" is purely commercial, but Xi's comments Sunday indicated a broad array of regulatory and other coordination that may have far-reaching consequences. Read More

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US envoy: Fight to retake Mosul in 'final stages'

US envoy: Fight to retake Mosul in 'final stages'

He said the momentum was with Iraq's elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) despite continued resistance from Islamic State fighters in the group's last bastion in Iraq. Meanwhile, in the western province of Anbar, three would-be suicide bombers were killed after infiltrating the city of Haditha during dawn, Iraqi forces said on Monday. Read More

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Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

In 2011, CPJ recognized Valdez with its International Press Freedom Award for his "bravery and uncompromising journalism in the face of threats", the group said in a statement. It is now the scene of an internal battle between rival factions of the Sinaloa Cartel, which are vying for power in the wake of former leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's extradition to the U.S. Read More

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Storms in northern Iowa could be severe

Storms in northern Iowa could be severe

However, most of this activity should be in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Get ready for more heat and humidity today. Severe storms will be possible in Iowa start late Monday. Cooler weather is expected due to the showers/storms. Tuesday is very warm and humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s. It will also bring the beginning of a significant cooldown. Read More

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Arguments conclude on Trump's revised travel ban

The panel is hearing arguments over Haw. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, who represented the federal government at Monday's hearing, told the 9th Circuit that the Supreme Court has made it clear that all the executive branch needs to show is a "legitimate" and "bona fide" goal when deciding whom to exclude from the country. Read More

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Rich Cho to represent the Charlotte Hornets at NBA Draft Lottery

ESPN will air the the lottery at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those things include whether last summer's 26th overall pick , Furkan Korkmaz, can buy out the remaining two seasons of his contract with the Turkish team Anadolu Efes. The 2017 NBA Combine wrapped up on Sunday as most of the top prospects in the NBA Draft went through team interviews, athletic & medical testing and some five-on-five scrimmages. Read More

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Piano man Putin tunes up in Beijing

As the dust settles on the initial round of global ransomware attacks, Russian president Vladimir Putin has said the incident has "nothing to do" with Russia, instead choosing to echo the view of Microsoft in placing partial blame for the incident with United States intelligence. Read More

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Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

Buzzfeed News later reported that two officials have confirmed the report, indicating that "it's far worse than what has already been reported". A bipartisan group of senators appeared surprised on Monday when told about The Washington Post story, and members of the Senate intelligence committee said they were not briefed on the matter. Read More

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Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice released a report a few weeks ago that found same-day registration was used broadly by Republican, Democratic and unaffiliated voters; it allowed for participation from North Carolinians who move frequently; it created a safety net for voters whose registration had been inadvertently removed or not processed; and it provided a secure and convenient way to register eligible voters. Read More

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First lady: Barron to attend private Episcopal school in MD

First lady: Barron to attend private Episcopal school in MD

He will start sixth grade at St. Andrew's , a coeducational college preparatory school serving children from Pre-K to 12th grade, where he will be the first presidential child to attend the school. area's toniest suburbs - frequently cited by Forbes as Maryland's richest ZIP code - and is located about 20 miles northwest of the White House . President Jimmy Carter is the only recent president to send his child, daughter Amy, to a District of Columbia public school. Read More

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North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness, but if confirmed, the claim marks another big step forward in the country's escalating efforts to field a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland. "Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president because he's absolutely not going to do it", Haley told ABC's "This Week" when asked about conditions for President Donald Trump's meeting with the North's leader. Read More

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Moors murderer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79

However numerous attempts to prize the information from Brady have failed. The Sun spoke to Terry Kilbride, whose 12-year-old brother John was one of the victims. "Nothing in criminal behavior before or since has penetrated my heart with quite the same paralyzing intensity", John Stalker, then a police detective sergeant, said later. Read More

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China's Xi says Belt and Road summit reaches consensus, achieves positive outcomes

India skipped the meeting due to its sovereignty concerns over the Dollars 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which goes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The U.S. delegation was led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to Trump and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council. Other delegates include officials, entrepreneurs and financiers from over 130 countries, and representatives of key worldwide organisations such as UN Secretary-General ... Read More

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India asks World Court to bar Pakistan from executing alleged spy

Pakistan vehemently argued that consular agreement signed in 2008 between Islambad and Delhi was sufficient to deal with Jadhav case and the matter could not be raised under the Vienna Convention as India had done. Pakistan said Jadhav is ineligible for consular access under the 2008 agreement. Pakistan's legal team was relying on the confessional video to tell the 11 judges of the ICJ that Jadhav had confessed he was a spy and to buttress their claim, he was involved in terror and espionage ... Read More

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Putin Discusses Crisis on Korean Peninsula With New S Korea's President

Putin Discusses Crisis on Korean Peninsula With New S Korea's President

Chinese President Xi Jinping also called to congratulate the new South Korean leader on Thursday, the pres-idential office said, adding it was the first time a Chinese leader had ever done so. "We hope for Russian Federation to play a constructive role in order for North Korea to stop with its nuclear provocations and go the way of denuclearisation", Moon was citing as saying to Putin in the 20-minute conversation. Read More

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'Even Personal laws Must Abide By Constitution': Centre On Triple Talaq

'Even Personal laws Must Abide By Constitution': Centre On Triple Talaq

In reply, the A-G said, "If all three forms of talaq - talaq-e-ahasan, talaq-e-hasan, talaq-e-biddat - are held to suffer from the vice of unconstitutionality, the Centre will bring a law to fill the vacuum". Making light of the AG's insistence that all three issues be heard together, the bench said, "AG, it does not even happen in T20 cricket that one can take three wickets in one ball". Read More

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