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Sen. Warren: Decision to fire Comey obstructs investigation

John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, as well as several other candidates for the spot, Graham said the Texas senator, who is a former judge and attorney general of the state, was not the right choice. One Republican whose name had been mentioned as a possible candidate, Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, said Monday that he had taken himself out of the running. Read More »

Police warn: If you're hit by cyberattack, don't pay the ransom

However staff beginning the working week have been told to be careful. Capitalising on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, the virus dubbed WannaCry has blocked more than 200,000 computers across the globe, demanding a ransom to unlock them. Read More »

China ends Belt, Road summit with a call to end protectionism

During the forum, the Chinese government also inked economic and trade cooperation agreements with 30 countries such as Vietnam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia, Uzbekistan and Belarus. "One of the strong messages Xi delivered is that the initiative is not meant for political expansion or ambitions, but is mainly based on mutual economic cooperation that will serve the whole world", the expert added. Read More »

Trump Revealed Sensitive Intelligence In Meeting With Russians

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According to current and former US officials, Trump told Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak highly classified information that could jeopardize the safety of the source of the intel. Trump's revelations to the Russians come as his administration faces backlash for his decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Read More »

Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over President Trump's Travel Ban

Questions from each of the three judges on the panel - all Bill Clinton appointees - have touched on exactly when the court might be allowed to look behind the text of the President's travel ban to find a discriminatory goal. Last week, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan in the nation's capital said she's "inclined to agree" that the travel ban is unlawful, but held off on a request to block it because of the pending appeals court cases. Read More »

Germany wants more guarantees from China over 'Silk Road' trade plan

India treats the entire Jammu and Kashmir as its integral part. The statement made it clear that India cannot accept a project which ignores its core concern over sovereignty and territorial integrity. But Beijing's effort is the most ambitious and is backed by China's financial muscle and status as the biggest global trader. Opening the summit on Sunday, Xi pledged $124 billion in funding toward the initiative. Read More »

Tehran mayor quits presidential race, backs Raisi

Five candidates remain in the campaign but more may drop out to throw their support behind other candidates. Raisi needs to reach out to a wider conservative base in the next few days, Bassiri Tabrizi said. It took "20 years to coalesce around a single candidate, but one that lacks executive experience, a clear program and charisma", he said. Raisi called Qalibaf's withdrawal "revolutionary", the conservative news agency Tasnim reported the cleric as saying on Monday. Read More »

Xi pushes for China to be centre of new economic order

China's Belt and Road Forum was held at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing . "Innovation is an important force powering development". He also pledged $8bn in aid to developing countries and worldwide organization along the belt and road for education and humanitarian work. The summit was attended by leaders of 29 countries and delegation of over 100 countries. Read More »

Government lawyers try to persuade Seattle judge to reinstate travel ban

The revised travel ban that Trump signed on March 6 would block the entry of foreign nationals from six majority Muslim countries for 90 days, with exceptions for permanent US residents and current visa holders. On Monday, Judge Richard Paez questioned Katyal about Trumps statements, calling them "profound". "The bottom line is that the administration needs to win in both the Ninth Circuit and the Fourth Circuit if it wants to implement the executive order, as the injunctions are ... Read More »

Pak cooperating with China on CPEC

But the U.S. had apparently complained to China on Friday about North Korea's attendance at the forum, Reuters reported. Debate over protectionism exposes a growing rift between Washington and other major economies, particularly China. India can not stop its neighbours from cooperating with China in its ambitious Belt and Road project, Chinese media warned, as tensions simmer between the two Asian rivals. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn gatecrashes Theresa May on Facebook Live

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The left-winger asked May if "the British people deserve to see us debate, live and on TV?". The Facebook Live interview, which received around 400,000 views, was predominantly received quite negatively on the platform. Last week the Prime Minister sad she was "in favour" of the controversial activity, which has been illegal since 2004 after legislation was introduced by Tony Blair's Labour government. Read More »

West Brom won't risk tribunal over Leeds' Taylor transfer says Pulis

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The 23-year-old is out of contract at Elland Road and will leave his boyhood club on a free transfer after rejecting an extension with the Yorkshire side. Pep Guardiola is set to end his first season in England without a trophy and can only finish as high as third in the Premier League table. It would be good for the Gunners to go into that final day either level with City or just a point behind and that could happen if West Brom do us a favour at the Etihad. Read More »

Monday blues: Damage may escalate; new ransomware attack possible, says Europol

As per the Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre), ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of "Server Message Block" (SMB) in Windows systems. He said tech companies, customers and the government need to "work together" to protect against attacks. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, at a meeting in Italy, said Saturday the attack was a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity. Read More »

White House: Trump staffer's Western Wall comment does not reflect administration policy

There was no immediate comment from the White House. Aerosmith is set to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. The statement from Greenberg and Hoenlein included a separate clarification from the Trump Administration. "The president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process", Tillerson told NBC's "Meet the Press". Israel wants the White House to explain why a USA diplomat preparing President Donald Trump's visit to Jerusalem said Judaism's Holy ... Read More »

President Trump Addresses Graduates at Liberty University

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On the other hand, The Washington Post reported that Trump's speech showed him as a defender of the Christian faith. "Right here, the Class of 2017, dressed in cap and gown, graduating to a totally brilliant future; and here I am, standing before you as president of the United States". Read More »

Facebook still running in Thailand

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Thai authorities Tuesday backed down on their threat to ban Facebook over posts deemed critical of the royal family after officials said the social networking giant had agreed to expunge such content. Last week, TISPA sent an email notifying Facebook executives in Thailand about the Thai government's demand. Facebook examines requests from governments and its own users to take down content, and has said it adheres to local laws. Read More »

Senate Republicans unveil, pass budget plan

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House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, then fired back at the Senate Republican's proposal, calling part of it a "poison pill" that would have little support among his colleagues and "not a real solution to the budget problem". "It's anyone's guess", said Senate GOP Floor Leader Greg Treat of Oklahoma City. The vote the bill was 63-34, but as a revenue measure, it needed 76 yes votes to pass. Read More »

Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special prosecutor

On Tuesday, both he and the official now overseeing the probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, recommended that Trump fire Comey. Some people under consideration include acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, New York Appeals Court Judge Michael Garcia and former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, according to a White House official. Read More »

Why North Korea's latest missile test is a huge step forward

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Asked if the administration will advise against South Korea's engagement in light of the missile test, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to get ahead of Trump's next conversation with the new leaders. President Donald Trump will speak again to the newly elected South Korean president-who during his campaign advocated more direct engagement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Trump shared secret info about Islamic State with Russians

Sergey Kislyak about the use of laptops on aircraft - highly sensitive information provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement. "To compromise a source is something that you just don't do, and that's why we keep the information that we get from intelligence sources so close". OR senator Ron Wyden said he learned about the report after getting a root canal, and wrote a statement sitting in his dentist's chair. Read More »

Banks to fight 'smash and grab' $6.2bn tax

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The announcement was seen by political analysts as payback for the government's efforts to block opposition calls for a wide-ranging inquiry into misconduct in the banking sector. "However, as every business owner or employee knows, every extra cost needs to be borne by customers or shareholders, or a combination of both". "Give me a break - that's what Australians will be saying", he said. Read More »