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Free WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released

The latest tally of computers that have been touched by this worm is 416,989, albeit not all computers have had their files encrypted, as WannaCry's ransomware payload has been defanged by a clever British researcher . Writing Saturday in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, technology author and researcher Evgeny Morozov took Microsoft to task for its "disingenuous" stance on online safety and its calls for a "digital Geneva convention" to protect against cyberattacks. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

The peninsular Persian Gulf nation is scheduled to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. In an official media report, Egypt also accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups. "I do not expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified - the unified - fight against terrorism in the region or globally", Tillerson told reporters in Sydney after meetings between Australian and USA foreign and defence ministers. Read More »

IAG's Walsh defends BA's response to outage, still looking into cause

The technical issues caused chaos at impacted airports throughout the weekend and carried into Monday. Despite BA blaming the issue on an "interrupted" electrical power supply rather than an IT failure, unions have suggested it could have been prevented had the airline not cut IT jobs in the United Kingdom and contracted the work to India a year ago. Read More »

USA evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit


But Reuters reported that White House documents cited a 2016 study titled "How much of a difference will the Paris Agreement make?", produced by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change . As Trump made his announcement, we saw the world's leaders condemn Trump's move and pledge to take further action to meet the global targets set out in the Paris Accord along with countless states in the U.S. Read More »

London attacks: Trump vows to protect U.S. from 'vile enemy'


On March 22, five people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman outside Parliament. I wanted to perform and we will confirm another date and I will be back. "One of the things the police , all of us, need to do is make sure we're as safe as we possibly can be". Read More »

Caixin service PMI rises to four-month high

A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. Eurozone business activity remained strong in May, underpinned by increasing demand, according to a survey released on Monday, which suggested the pace of growth was putting the economy on a path towards a sustained recovery. Read More »

Malaysia pledges to cut oil production by 20000 barrels per day

Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, said the drop is partly due to the fact that some had hoped to see production cut even further. On Wednesday, OPEC member states announced that they have agreed to cut oil outputs for another nine months as they attempt to bolster the oil market. Read More »

Does Trump Believe In Climate Change? The White House's Lips Are Sealed

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime minister Paolo Gentiloni responded with a joint statement, saying: "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies". Read More »

Oil prices slide nearly 1 percent on persistent glut concerns

Speculators fled bearish positions for a second week. In particular, there was nearly no revenue from gas to the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan, because since May of past year all incomes from Shah Deniz were spent to finance Shah Deniz-2 and purchase of gas in the framework of Shah Deniz-1 for internal market . Read More »

British Airways Monday Flight Update

Cruz apologised in a video statement, saying: "I know this has been a awful time for customers". The embattled Chief Executive of the British Airways Alex Cruz on Monday ruled out resigning over the crippling flight disruption and maintained that the computer glitch had nothing to do with cutting costs or outsourcing IT services to India. Read More »

Called the date when Apple will announce two new iPad Pro

Improvements for watchOS and tvOS should also be on display, mainly in the form of more integration into the two main platforms. There is some evidence to back this claim. Odds are this won't be the only upgrade: The usual component updates like better cameras, a new processor, and maybe a new Apple Pencil would fill out the rest of this announcement. Read More »

'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' premiere features interview with Vladimir Putin

In this May 8, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. "Your lives must be boring". Putin noted that executives from perhaps 100 American companies were now in Russian Federation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now conducting an investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election, including whether there could have been any connection to associates of the Trump ... Read More »

Deja vu: Illinois' legislative session to end without a state budget


Medill senior Scott Brown, a former Daily staffer, was among 31 people arrested and charged with trespassing after they attempted an all-night protest at the Capitol. Adding to the mess is a ballooning backlog of unpaid bills to state contractors and vendors that's reached about $14.5 billion and roughly $130 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. Read More »

With yet another title, Madrid again the kings of Europe

Madrid have won the Champions League three times in the last four years and their French forward Karim Benzema said: "It's incredible, to win one, then two, then three! I feel like a young boy", he said. "I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half. It is always hard in the Champions League final - they had conceded just three goals all competition, and today four". Read More »

Metal stocks lose luster after Moody's downgrades China

After India, China has now taken on the global credit rating agency Moody's for downgrading its credit ratings. This is its first downgrade since 1989 and it comes after years of stimulus programmes. As a effect, notwithstanding the moderate general government budget deficit in 2016 of around 3 per cent of GDP, the government's direct debt burden is expected to rise gradually towards 40% of GDP by 2018 and closer to 45% by the end of the decade, in line with the 2016 debt burden for the ... Read More »

Manchester Bomber Bought Most Of Weapon's Parts By Himself, Police Say


Detectives have released a series of images of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi as they strive to make sense of the terrorist's final movements and motives. Peach said military personnel will "remain at readiness to deploy" if needed. The railway station next to Manchester Arena, which had been shut since the blast, reopened Tuesday, easing transport woes for residents. Read More »

British police will name London Bridge attackers when 'operationally possible'


In response, Mr Trump tweeted: "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people". In another tweet, Trump said "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough". Trump's tweet could come into play if the case reaches the Supreme Court. The visit would be meant to show solidarity with Britain in the wake of a string of terrorist attacks that rocked the London Bridge area on Saturday evening. Read More »

Conservatives send new mixed message on tax as United Kingdom election nears

May has made much of Brexit in the election campaign, pitching herself as the only leader capable of delivering a successful divorce. An ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May has said income tax will not rise for higher earners, making a new promise to voters less than a week before a national election with opinion polls showing a narrowing of May's lead. Read More »

ISIS Claims London Stabbing Rampage

Going on despite the threat is one part of the answer to terrorism - as is the "Enough is enough" speech of Prime Minister Theresa May . That meant the crowds were all concentrated on one side of the road - something probably noticed by the three attackers who knocked down so many pedestrians several hours later. Read More »

22 charred to death in UP bus accident


The injured people were rushed to district hospital for treatment. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals. The incident happened on an under-construction stretch of the Bareilly-Shahjahanpur NH24, near Invertis University. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased, and Rs 50,000 for the injured. The traffic has been diverted and now efforts were underway to extract the charred remains of the passengers. Read More »

World Bank says trade, manufacturing to boost 2017 global growth

Turkey is among the seven largest emerging markets helping to drive global growth, with the six others being China , Brazil , Mexico , India , Indonesia , and Russian Federation, the World Bank said in a forecast Sunday. " Global growth is firming, contributing to an improvement in confidence ", the report said. Their performance has positive spillover effects on other economies, especially in their own neighborhoods, but also for advanced economies like Germany which sees more ... Read More »

May's lead over Labour nearly halves to 8 points - Panelbase poll


Britain's currency dipped against the euro and U.S. dollar in morning trading to 1.1438 and 1.286 respectively, as polls point to differing support for the Tories from the June 8 vote. The Prime Minister was asked if she would resign if the Conservatives lost their majority next week. The projection, which uses data about each constituency to predict how voting intention would translate into seats, suggested that the Conservatives could lose 20 seats while Labour could gain nearly 30. Read More »

Crude oil prices plunge sharply on Thursday


Nigeria will maintain it's output of 2.2 million barrels per day, according to the outcome of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) meeting in Vienna . The upshot is that the price of oil - and derived products like fuel - is unlikely to increase much in coming months. Analysts also said that the OPEC-led production cuts would support a further rise in U.S. Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack

Investigators are beginning to establish a clearer picture of events surrounding the attack, in which a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge before three attackers got out and began stabbing people in pubs and restaurants. Responding Sunday to Trump's criticism, a Khan spokesman issued a pointed statement saying that the mayor - busy coordinating a response to the attack even while reassuring Londoners and visitors - had "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ... Read More »

What we know about the London terror attack


Attacking people after abandoning the van, they headed to Borough Market where the pubs and restaurants were packed with Saturday night crowds, many watching the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid in Cardiff. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police at the scene. 1 p.m.: Police say counterterrorism officers raided addresses in Barking, east London , arresting 12 people in connection with the attack. Read More »