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India rips up Pak at ICJ

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Monday's hearings focused on India's request for so-called "provisional measures" that can be granted at short notice to ensure a dispute between states does not deteriorate during full ICJ proceedings, which typically take several years. "The need for a wholesome compliance is greater when charges are serious". Pakistan while presenting its case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Kulbhushan Jadhav claimed that "India has used the court as the scene of political theatre". Read More »

Comey firing: Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

The official questioned why - if Comey had concerns about his conversations with the president - the Federal Bureau of Investigation director hadn't shared them with the deputy director, the Department of Justice and Congress at the time. to terrorism and airline flight safety". He said Congress should look at transcripts of the exchange between Mr. Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Read More »

Russia: Syria safe zones to be shut for USA, coalition planes

If violence continues in rebel areas, even at a lower level, it will threaten both the safety of civilians and the delivery of aid to them. Full details of Thursday's agreement have not yet been released. "The bombardment has not stopped, it is no different from before", he said. The Syrian government supported the de-escalation plan but said it would continue to fight what it termed terrorist groups. Read More »

Israeli intel experts alarmed by Trump leak but play down any damage

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The revelations drew strong condemnation from Democrats and a rare rebuke of Trump from some Republican lawmakers. Freeland kept to herself her thoughts on the news; whether she'd heard anything from the Americans about it; and whether Canada might have some concerns about intelligence-sharing with the Trump administration. Read More »

New allegations: Trump accused of asking Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop Flynn probe

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that the American people should be concerned that someone is "selectively leaking information and facts" about the Trump administration to "create a narrative" and further an agenda. That event was already unsettling Republicans on Capitol Hill, but McConnell's reaction appeared created to mute any notion that GOP lawmakers might begin abandoning Trump. Read More »

Putin: I Can Prove Trump Passed No Secrets

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Putin, who said Moscow rated Lavrov's meeting with Trump "highly", said Russian Federation was ready to hand a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov over to USA lawmakers if that would help reassure them. Israeli officials have declined to confirm whether they were the source of the information Trump shared, but have been quick to say counter-terrorism coordination with the United States is strong. Read More »

Microsoft Issues Rare Windows XP Patch Following Global WannaCrypt Ransomware Outbreak

Some organizations disconnect computers as a precautionary measure. Banks whose ATMs rely on Windows XP or any other vulnerable operation systems would be expected to apply patches and protect their networks. But they could still linger as low-grade infections that flare up from time to time. "With an old operating system, the hope is that all the vulnerabilities have already been resolved through patches", Dheeraj Sanghi, professor of computer science at the Indraprastha Institute of ... Read More »

Fox host says she's in talks to replace Spicer

In an interview with Bay Area News Group , Guilfoyle said the idea of her taking over the role has been "raised by a number of people" in the Trump administration. But internally, Mr. Kushner criticized Mr. Spicer , who has been the target of his ire over bad publicity for the president since Mr. Trump fired the F.B.I. Read More »

Sanchez breaks stubborn Sunderland for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal fans to attend Tuesday's game against Sunderland rather than participate in a boycott aimed at removing him as manager. A statement on onlinegooner.com asked fans not to turn up for the mid-week game against the Sunderland: "We are calling on fans that feel the same way to boycott tomorrow evening's match". Read More »

Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job

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SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Ari, this story was initially broken by The New York Times , and important details have now been confirmed by NPR's own Carrie Johnson. The Israelis said they had full confidence in the intelligence-sharing relationship with the US, contradicting reports earlier this year that the Israelis had considered withholding secrets from Trump, at the urging of American colleagues anxious about their own boss. Read More »

Trump Asked Comey to End Investigation Into Michael Flynn's Russia Ties

The news broke yesterday as several congressional Republicans joined Democrats in calling for the administration to release transcripts from the president's meeting with Russian officials last week, where he reportedly disclosed highly classified information provided to USA officials by a key intelligence ally. Read More »

WannaCry ransomware - The details

The story got much more infuriating when experts figured out that the computer worm was a slightly modified version of an exploit built by the NSA - one stolen by the " Shadow Brokers " and leaked over the internet. The company stopped supporting it - meaning that it issued no more updates , to fix problems - in 2014. "They need to take a different approach and adhere in cyberspace to the same rules applied to weapons in the physical world", he said. Read More »

Russian Federation doesn't supply arms to YPG in Syria, Putin says

The IS fighters later joined the war and are opposed by the other forces. Last week, his top military and intelligence officials traveled here for a final effort to stop the administration from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters for an upcoming offensive in Raqqa against the Islamic State, only to be told by their us counterparts that a decision to do so had already been made. Read More »

Iran's vice president drops out of presidential race to support Rouhani

The campaign has been marked by stark differences over economic policy between the investment-friendly Rouhani, the architect of the 2015 nuclear deal, and conservatives who want to expand subsidies for the poor and spur domestic industry. As much as the conservative or reformist power blocks, including former presidents, matter in the outcome of the elections, the extension of the military/intelligence apparatus into electoral posturing has perhaps grown in Iran over the past few years it was ... Read More »

Election: Following the results

The premier's office said Lt. -Gov. BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark handily won her West Kelowna riding over the NDP's Shelly Cook with 60% of the vote during Tuesday's BC Election. For the first time in provincial history, the Greens expanded their seat count from one to three, which gives the third party the balance of power. A Liberal campaign focused on economic growth, job creation and balanced budgets did not inspire middle-class voters in the Lower Mainland whose incomes have not ... Read More »

Execution of JW Ledford Jr. On Hold

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The state put to death a man, J.W. Ledford Jr., convicted of stabbing his 73-year-old neighbor to death in January 1992, in Murray County, northwest Georgia, reports said. For his final meal on Friday, Ledford requested filet mignon wrapped in bacon with pepper jack cheese, large french fries, 10 chicken tenders with sauce, fried pork chops and a blooming onion. Read More »

French right torn apart as Emmanuel Macron, PM prepare to name government

Macron, who ran a pro-European election campaign, kept with tradition by visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (15 May) in his first trip overseas after taking office. Bernard Accoyer, a former Republicans president of the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, was more explicit and said that Philippe would have to say whether he would support candidates from his Republicans party, or candidates from Macron's En Marche! movement. Read More »

UN Security Council weighs new sanctions on North Korea

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The U.N. Security Council met for an urgent meeting Tuesday to discuss possible further sanctions in response to North Korea's continued breaches of U.N. The installation of THAAD began last month amid rising tensions over North Korea's ballistic and nuclear tests. Simon Choi, a senior researcher at the South Korea-based Hauri Labs, said parts of the WannaCry code also appeared in the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures, a cyber attack widely attributed to North Korea. Read More »

Trump disclosure a breach of trust, if not law

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide a transcript of a controversial Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, raising the stakes in an affair that has sent the White House into a tailspin. Read More »

Agency chief dismisses White House claims

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For the moment, though, there is no reason to see Trump's firing of Comey as a rerun of Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" or any other event in American political history. installations in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. But according to Comey's associates, Trump requested the dinner, and pressed him to pledge his loyalty. "The White House Correspondents' Association would object to any move that would threaten those constitutionally-protected principles". Read More »

Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan meeting

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A video of the protests, widely circulated on social media sites, shows American policemen trying to calm down the pro-Erdogan and Kurdish supporters. "Erdogan's administration, however, considers the Syrian Kurds terrorists due to their ties to Turkish Kurds who have been waging an insurgency to create an independent state for the past three decades". Read More »

Ransomware: No report yet of 'WannaCry' hit on Indian network

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We have been in touch with Microsoft and others... "More action is needed, and it's needed now". The WannaCry attack has hit thousands of computers across around the world, but hospitals in the United Kingdom have attracted the most attention because lives are at risk when hospital systems get locked down. Read More »

Ron Johnson: It Would Be 'Troubling' If Trump Recorded Comey Conversations

Trump is scheduled to leave for the Middle East and Europe on Friday. "Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump told NBC's Lester Holt last week. Ms Fisher was an assistant attorney general for the justice department's criminal division. Alice Fisher arrived at the Justice Department on Saturday. Read More »