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Cyber attack claims 200000 victims in 150 countries

In an interview on ABC's "This Week", Clapper said the worry was "this ransomware attack will be even larger" as people return to their desks after the weekend. The patches won't do any good for machines that have already been hit. The government is planning a technical webcast on Monday, said Sundararajan. Read More »

Netanyahu Reaffirms Israel's Commitment to Pursue "a Genuine Peace"

He also expressed that his preferred solution was to return to the borders of 1967 between Israel and Palestine . Abbas's spokesman, Nabil Abu-Rudeineh, said the PA leader would push for the advancement of a two-state solution based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, an approach that was ratified by this year's Arab League Summit in late March. Read More »

Richmond, VA, FBI head up for director's stop

Speaking with NBC News , Trump said he had planned to fire the FBI director all along and suggested the Russian Federation investigation was getting under his skin. Is it the details of the Comey-Trump dinner and the president's hints of secret "tapes"? Trump himself has said that the press shouldn't take anything he puts quotations around so literally. Read More »

Trump Defends Spicer, Comey Firing, Blasts "Unfair" Media Coverage

The leading Democrats on the House judiciary and oversight committees asked the White House Counsel on Friday afternoon for copies of any recordings he might have. This talking point - that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there was "no evidence" of Trump campaign-Russia collusion - was debunked during a Senate hearing on Monday featuring testimony from Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Read More »

Huge fire RIPS THROUGH Manhattan Synagogue - smoke seen across New York City


Firefighters responded to 60 Norfolk Street on the Lower East Side in NY around 7 p.m. The fire at the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue has caused a huge cloud of black smoke which can be seen across New York City. It later served as synagogue for the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Orthodox Jewish congregation for over 120 years ago. Three years later, the synagogue filed a hardship application with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, seeking permission to demolish its historic home. Read More »

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

Asian stocks were mixed on Monday in morning session after a ransomware attack locked up more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries and a missile test by North Korea on Sunday kept investors on edge. "And so what we're going to do is continue to tighten the screws", she said. But the launch came only days after Moon was sworn in. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the missile test-fired by North Korea flew 800 kilometers (500 miles) for about 30 minutes and landed ... Read More »

The WannaCry ransomware attack has spread to 150 countries

The ransomware known as Wanna Decryptor is believed to be responsible. A message will appear onscreen with a ransom demand, countdown timer and bitcoin wallet to pay funds into. He had highlighted an incident at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge where a nurse clicked on a malicious link and malware infected her computer and started to encrypt sensitive files. Read More »

Australian Banks Condemn 'Hasty' New Levy

It sees the unemployment rate at 5.75% in 2017-18, easing from a 13 month high of 5.9% now while it pegged the consumer price index (CPI) at 2%, climbing to 2.5% by 2020-21. Mr Morrison also announced new laws to "guarantee" Medicare and the PBS, with proceeds from the Medicare levy and a portion of income tax paid into a new Medicare Guarantee Fund. Read More »

Syria will abide by Russia's de-escalation plan: Foreign minister

A senior State Department official was at the talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, that led to the deal, which went into effect at 12.01 a.m. on Saturday. United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura has announced a new round of peace talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and the opposition on May 16. Read More »

Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan: minister


Calling the Belt and Road Initiative an example of cooperation in such fields as infrastructure, transport and industry, the Russian president said his country has supported the initiative from the very beginning. Without referring to India's objections to the China- Pakistan-Economic Corridor (CPEC), Xi said, "all countries should respect each other's sovereignty, dignity and territorial integrity, each other's development paths and social systems, and each other's core interests and major ... Read More »

Pillar's walk-off homer sends Blue Jays past Mariners


He leads the team with seven homers and six of them have either tied the score or given the Blue Jays the lead. Ryan Weber had an abbreviated start in his season debut for Seattle (17-20), throwing only 55 pitches before leaving the game in the middle of an at-bat in the fourth inning with tightness in his right shoulder. Read More »

Russian Federation wants quick United Nations vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'


The armed opposition, instead, was highly critical of the proposal, saying it lacks legitimacy. "All these details are to be worked out", Mattis told reporters, according to Pentagon transcripts. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Copenhagen , he suggested that it's still not yet clear what impact the plan could have on the US -led fight against Islamic State group militants. Read More »

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend oil output cuts until March 2018


An increase in Libyan output, together with a surge in North American production and signs of recovery in Nigeria, may undercut OPEC's strategy to re-balance the market and prop up prices. Late last year, OPEC and a handful of nonmember producers such as Russian Federation agreed to reduce collective daily output by 1.8 million barrels in a bid to bring global inventories back to their five-year average. Read More »

North Korea accuses CIA of biochemical plot to kill Kim Jong


A statement from the ministry of state security claimed foreign intelligence services "hatched a vicious plot" targeting Kim during a public appearance for ceremonial events in Pyongyang. The airport attack, blamed by the United States and Seoul on North Korean agents, has been cited by Washington in its efforts to persuade countries to minimize ties with North Korea. Read More »

Marcon, youngest French president, sworn in

Security was tight with about 1,500 police officers deployed near the presidential palace and the nearby Avenue des Champs-Élysées and surrounding roads were blocked off. A former economy minister, Mr Macron quit Mr Hollande's Socialist government previous year to launch his independent bid. His spouse wore a lavender-blue dress designed for her by Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquiere and carried a purse loaned to her by the brand. Read More »

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N Korea missile test

In a statement, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the move should "serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea". Choe Son Hui, the North's Foreign Ministry director general for USA affairs, spoke to reporters while in transit in Beijing after attending a conference with former US officials in Norway. Read More »

Ex-US NSA ordered to hand over Russia probe documents


In a statement , Sens. Burr of North Carolina and Vice Chairman Mark Warner of Virginia had requested documents from Flynn on April 28, according to the notification from the committee. While Trump said Wednesday that Comey was dismissed simply because he "wasn't doing a good job", the more elaborate official explanation has been what Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote in a memo to Trump about Comey: that the former FBI boss badly mishandled the investigation of Hillary Clinton's ... Read More »

Former French PM offers to back Macron in June elections

Aware of the stakes, the new president is not only fielding candidates for all 577 seats, but has chose to rebrand the movement with a new name, "Republic on the Move". French Prime Minister Manuel Valls , left, and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron leave the Elysee palace in Paris , France, following the weekly cabinet meeting, March 9, 2016. Read More »

Trump considering dumping Bannon, Priebus, Spicer

That led Trump to tweet Friday morning, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy". "We don't have press conferences... just don't have them". Trump said he would make up his mind whether to scrap the briefings "over the next couple weeks". Read More »

New Orleans Removes Statue of Jefferson Davis

Street names will also have to be renamed thanks to Landrieu's plan, as the area encompassing the Robert E. Lee monument is famously known as 'Lee Circle'. They say that Confederate iconography represents heritage. "I'm fighting the 1860s". "Behind the barricade, everybody behind the barricade", says one New Orleans police officer. Read More »

Comey sacking: Trump urged to hand over any tapes


The Russian envoy's presence at the meeting was not disclosed by the White House, but the Kremlin released official photos of the encounter, which was closed to US journalists. Later in the interview, Trump pointed to the Russian Federation probe as a catalyst for his decision. "We've going to get to the bottom of it". "On Monday, the president met with the attorney general and the deputy attorney general and they discussed reasons for removing the director". Read More »