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Sean Spicer Denies Trump Tweet Was a Threat to James Comey

Trump's administration - embroiled in a deepening crisis over the sacking and its shifting explanation of events - is interviewing the first candidates for the post on Saturday, US media reported . The Watergate scandal accelerated drastically when it was revealed Nixon taped conversations in the White House. "During my tenure as DNI, it was my practice to defer to the FBI director, both Director Mueller and then subsequently Director Comey, on whether, when and to what extent they would ... Read More »

BoE unlikely to hike rates until after Brexit deal finalised

The Bank of England (BOE) held interest rates steady at 0.25 percent, as expected, on Thursday while implementing some widely anticipated modifications to its growth and inflation assumptions over the three-year forecast horizon. However, Mr Carney said he was hopeful real wage growth would return in 2018. Paul Hollingsworth, UK economist at Capital Economics , said the decision "lends some support to our view that interest rates are set to rise sooner" than markets expect. Read More »

Is North Korea Behind The Ransomware Attack?

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USA and European security officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity that it was too early to say who might be behind the attacks, but they did not rule out North Korea as a suspect. The kingdom's electronic security agency says about 18 percent of Saudi Telecom's computers were affected by the cyberattack. "This is a global attack", he added. Read More »

NHS cyber attack: A&Es 'fully open' again

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Problems with cyber security in NHS organisations were highlighted past year by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the national data guardian, who warned that issues were given insufficient priority and that health bodies persisted in using obsolete computer systems, The Times said. Read More »

Microsoft Releases Emergency Security Update for Wanacrypt Ransomware

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Security officials in Britain urged organizations to protect themselves by updating their security software fixes, running anti-virus software and backing up data elsewhere. He then registered the domain in question with the intent of tracking the ransomware's spread, as his company is known to do. After the initial WannaCry kill switch was found, researchers predicted that variants would soon appear that were harder to stop. Read More »

North Korea missile detected by THAAD, programme progressing faster than expected

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The group is said to be working for North Korea. She spoke before emergency Security Council consultations on the North's latest ballistic missile launch, which experts say demonstrated a significant technological jump. The threat to expand sanctions is the latest response from the US following a ballistic missile test by Pyongyang over the weekend. United Nations sanctions monitors have told the council that North Korea has been successful in evading sanctions, by using front companies in ... Read More »

China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

A ransomware attack that began in Europe on Friday is lingering - and hitting new targets in Japan and China. But - since Microsoft made the patch available only to either those using selected versions of Windows or those using other versions who had purchased an extended security agreement plan to provide security updates, the ransomware attack caught hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of victims unprotected. Read More »

North Korea to be focus of planned US-South Korea summit

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Haley said the global community wants to be able to support North Korea, but as long as it continues trying to grow its nuclear program with missile tests, North Korea would remain an "island". It conducted its latest ballistic missile launch, in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, on Sunday which it said was a test of its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead", drawing Security Council condemnation. Read More »

FY2017 EPS Estimates for Sky Plc Reduced by Analyst (SKYAY)

The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, September 9. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Friday, August 21 report. (NYSE:XL) for 19,350 shares. Therefore 35% are positive. EnQuest Plc has GBX 100 highest and GBX 10 lowest target. GBX 1058's average target is -3.47% below currents GBX 1096 stock price. Read More »

BHP Studying Shale Sale as Activist Elliott Demands Review

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The statement is part of a public campaign launched by Elliott in April, urging the miner to spin off its U.S. petroleum business for listing in NY and to return more cash to shareholders through buybacks. Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton, has issued a fresh update on the company's progress to grow long-term shareholder value. Mackenzie added that the petroleum exploration programme has an unrisked value of more than US$20bn and cited recent successes in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad ... Read More »

Trump claims 'absolute right' to disclose information to Russian Federation

The President of the United States does have legal authority to leak classified information, however it's odd as to why Trump and his staff would contradict themselves as to what was leaked. "I take that (need to preserve secrets) very seriously". Two: "He had made a recommendation". Comey said he replied that "I agree he is a good guy" but said nothing to Trump about limiting the investigation. Read More »

France's new president in Berlin after naming prime minister

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Amending the treaty would require approval from all 28 countries within the bloc, "which is at the moment not realistic", she said. German leaders were hugely relieved by the independent centrist's rout of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in the May 7 presidential runoff, and now they hope that Macron can deliver the economic upturn that his predecessors couldn't. Read More »

South Korea says communications with North must reopen

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It comes as North Korea vows to continue secret underground nuclear explosions and ballistic missile tests as the sabre rattling hermit kingdom bolsters its military capability. disregard or misjudge the reality that its mainland and Pacific operation region are in (North Korea's) sighting range for strike". South Korean companies, from vehicle makers to retailers and cosmetics firms, have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over Seoul's decision to deploy the missile system. Read More »

UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

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Pyongyang has carried out dozens of missile tests under ruler Kim Jong-un, but the latest launch was the first since Moon took office last Wednesday. Pyongyang's push to boost its weapons program also makes it one of the Trump administration's most urgent foreign policy worries, though Washington has struggled to settle on a policy. Read More »

Microsoft warns that Ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

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The organisation was still in the midst of recovering from another IT failure which had led to it cancelling 136 operations and hundreds of chemotherapy appointments. There are reports that Spain's major telephone company Telefonica, Germany's biggest transport company Deutsche Bahn, and universities in China have been severely affected. Read More »

German prosecutors investigating VW's Mueller over scandal

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Rather, the Stuttgart probe is looking into whether as members of Porsche SE's board they withheld information from investors about an unfolding USA investigation into the manipulation before it became public in 2015, causing Volkswagen's shares to drop and exposing shareholders to big losses. Read More »

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

The US President made the request to Mr Comey during a February meeting, according to The New York Times and other reports . "I hope you can let this go", Mr Trump reportedly told Mr Comey. "If there were ever a final nail on the case for an independent prosecutor, this is it", Blumenthal said at the Capitol. "And there's more behind it". Read More »

North Korea possibly behind global WannaCry attack [cybersecurity experts]

Shadow Brokers, the group that has taken credit for that leak, threatened on Tuesday to release more recent code to enable hackers to break into the world's most widely used computers, software and phones. Choi, known to have vast troves of data on Pyongyang's hacking activities , has publicly warned against potential ransomware attacks by the North since last year."I saw signs last year that the North was preparing ransomware attacks or even already beginning to do so, targetting some South ... Read More »

FY2019 EPS Estimates for Oasis Petroleum Inc. Reduced by SunTrust Banks (OAS)

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS ) stock price escalated 2.20% to finalize at $12.08 throughout previous buying and selling session. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of Oasis Petroleum in a research note on Friday, April 7th. If you are viewing this story on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US & global copyright & trademark law. Williams Capital has a "Hold" rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Read More »

What Analysts Suggest About Union Pacific Corp (NYSE:UNP)?

Traynor Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,702 shares of the railroad operator's stock worth $262,000 after buying an additional 11 shares during the period. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, June 3. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA and global trademark & copyright legislation. Read More »