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Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

National Security Agency. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Putin with in April, followed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meeting with Trump at the White House several weeks later. 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 USA intelligence. Read More »

France's new president vows to fortify EU, revamp politics

Philippe, like Macron, attended the elite ENA school, and his political hero is Rocard - another point in common with the 39 year-old new president. The former investment banker was proclaimed President by Mr Laurent Fabius, president of the Constitutional Council, at the 18th-century presidential palace in central Paris , where Mr Macron and his wife Brigitte will now live. Read More »

New French prime minister is relatively unknown

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed new French President Emmanuel Macron to the chancellery in Berlin on his first foreign trip since taking office. Macron has said he was aiming for an absolute majority in the lower chamber in June's elections. But Macron notably wants more support from other European Union countries for French military operations against Islamic extremists in Syria, Iraq and Africa's Sahel region. Read More »

Cyber attack 'wake-up call for governments — Microsoft chief

May 15, 2017 by Chloe Best Protect your computer and devices from the cyber attack that has hit 150 countries around the world with this advice from the National Cyber Security Centre. "This ransomware attack is a wake-up call to all Australian businesses to regularly back up their data and install the latest security patches", Mr Tehan said. Read More »

Trump's lawyer defends posting photo of daughter in lingerie

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Trump, of course, faced sizable backlash for the way he talked about and interacted with daughter Ivanka Trump, one example being the time he gave Howard Stern permission to refer to Ivanka as a " piece of ass ". "But seriously dude, no cap & gown pics available?" Politics got you stressed? The kids consider it art & impressive. There is nothing inappropriate in the picture and those who seek to make it something it is not are merely Trump haters who are using this as an opportunity to stir ... Read More »

Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism: Xi Jinping

Xi pledged $124 billion for his new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. He said deep-seated problems in global development had yet to be addressed effectively, with worldwide trade and investment sluggish, and economic globalisation encountering headwinds. Read More »

Pakistan mum over ICJ's stay on Jadhav's execution

Hailing the Centre's decision of reaching out to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which put a stay on Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution ordered by Pakistan, legal experts on Wednesday stated that the Government had taken the swiftest route to securing freedom for the imprisoned Indian. Read More »

Russia: US media overreact to photos

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US President Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg. The Russian Foreign Ministry posted a photo of a smiling US President shaking hands with Lavrov on Twitter, adding unusual and ironic optics to the questions already swirling around the White House over Comey's firing. Read More »

North Korea missile test is huge step forward

North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Read More »

Numbers in on Lingering WannaCry Attack

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The true effect of the attack may emerge on Monday as employees return and log in. How to prevent WCry attack? The ease of stopping the attack suggests the hackers were new to this game. The latest virus attack last week exploits a flaw in a version of Microsoft Windows first identified by USA intelligence. Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries with Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan the top targets. Read More »

North Korea Says New Missile Can Carry 'Large' Nuclear Warhead

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully launched a new type of ballistic missile in its latest test which it said was aimed at building capacity to launch nuclear missiles. An unidentified missile that analysts believe could be the North Korean Hwasong-12 is displayed during a parade in Pyongyang on April 15. It said he had told the scientists and technicians involved "not to be complacent" but to build further "nuclear weapons and methods of delivery" until the USA made "the right ... Read More »

Cyber worm attack propels health funding to center of British election campaign

In the message online, Dr Foubister and Partners said: "Please bear with both GP practices, they both have no computers today - they are prioritising urgent appointments". "It's like after a robber enters your home". Even if you pay the ransom requested, there's no guarantee that you'll get all of your data back. That variant does not encrypt computers because it has a flaw, but that doesn't mean hackers will not keep releasing others. Read More »

'Delay' in MHA approval for appointment of 2 new ministers 'upsets' AAP

Mishra was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi and tweeted that he had to break his fast as the doctors would not discharge him unless he started consuming liquids. He said the party has accumulated the money through shell companies. Seeds of deceit, lies sown, so shall he @KapilMishra reap. He tweeted that once he will get discharged from the hospital, he will make a printed grievance to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Central Board of Direct Taxes under many charges ... Read More »

Iran election: Hardliner Qalibaf withdraws candidacy

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His links to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps and hard-line ruling clerics could push undecided voters to the Rouhani camp. Opponents have accused the president of failing to ensure that ordinary Iranians benefited from the 2015 nuclear deal , while indicating they'll respect the accord. Read More »

New FBI director imminent

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Comey would not be commenting on specifics of the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election - but would likely discuss issues of his record. In Comey's dismissal letter, Trump said he had spoken with the Justice Department and acted on their advice by firing him. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. Read More »

Honor Mom on her day

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In honor of all the moms, grandmas, and stepmoms out there, here's a look at motherhood by the numbers. Some children also told us how they make Mother's Day shine for their moms. All a mom ever really wants is to just have a day off where she gets to do nothing. She'll appreciate you helping her out and giving her time to herself. Read More »

Cyberattack toll rises to 200000 victims in 150 countries - Europol

The researcher, tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog, said registering a domain name used by the malware stops it from spreading, though it can not help computers already affected. Microsoft released a patch in March, but computers and networks that hadn't updated their systems were still at risk. But the patches won't do any good for machines that have already been hit. Read More »

Ex-French PM seeks to join Macron revolution

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In a letter to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Hollande wrote: "I would like you to handle current affairs until a new government is formed". Macron, who will be inaugurated on Sunday, takes over from his former mentor, the deeply unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande, who decided against seeking a second term. Read More »

Donald Trump ready to make 'fast decision' on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" Mr Trump said in an interview with television network NBC that the Russian Federation investigation factored into his decision to fire Mr Comey. If they're not provided willingly, Congress should subpoena them. The New York Times reported the president asked Comey in January to pledge loyalty to him and that Comey refused to do so. Read More »

Somali forces kill al-Shabaab leader

The latest death of the militants comes after the US confirmed that Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken was killed in Bariire some 40 miles west of Mogadishu Friday. The U.S. Africa Command, responsible for all American military operations on the continent, said forces came under attack during an advise-and-assist mission alongside members of the Somali National Army. Read More »