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UK hospitals turn away patients after ransomware attack

The payment was demanded per computer, to be paid in Bitcoin , an untraceable digital currency. After that, the price would be doubled. "Also if you don't pay in seven days, you won't be able to recover your files forever". " At this stage we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed ", the NHS Digital statement said. It said the attacks had not affected the companies' services or data protection of their clients. Read More »

'Large-scale' cyberattack cripples United Kingdom hospitals


The NHS has been rolled over by a cyberattack - and it wasn't even the target. It is an worldwide attack. In Spain, some big firms took pre-emptive steps to thwart ransomware attacks following a warning from the National Cryptology Centre of "a massive ransomware attack". Read More »

Burr, Warner pledge to continue Russian Federation investigation amid FBI shakeup

At best, Trump and his team are incompetent - and there's a lot to be said about the possible "at worst" scenarios. In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe promised to tell the panel of any White House meddling into the agency's probe of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

When Trump asked for 'loyalty' at private dinner Comey 'refused'


Richard Burr, asked McCabe if Comey had ever told Trump that he was not the subject of any investigation. At Wednesday's press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked: "So it's the White House's assertion that Rod Rosenstein decided on his own, after being confirmed, to review Comey's performance?" Again during their dinner, Mr. Read More »

Local elections: Sturgeon plays down Tory success in Scotland

Labour polled 20.2% of first preference votes and are the largest party in three authorities: Inverclyde, Midlothian and East Lothian. The Tories gained 500 seats and seized control of 11 councils. "It means that in this seat it is a two-horse race between us and the Nationalists". The Conservatives believe that they could take 15 seats, and have given the SNP good reason to fear the fate of some senior figures. Read More »

Chinese President Xi congratulates President Moon, discusses Pyongyang

The industrial park was shut down by the South Korean government in February 2016, in response to a ballistic missile test by North Korea. During the phone conversation, the two leaders discussed a broad range of bilateral issues, including the Korean Peninsula and the DPRK's nuclear program, Yoon said. Read More »

US To Arm Kurds In Syria, Despite Turkish Opposition


But on April 27, Turkish warplanes struck YPG forces in Syria and also hit Kurdish forces in neighbouring Iraq in what Ankara described as "terrorist havens". The US-led coalition said a first consignment of weapons was already in place for delivery and could be dispatched to the Kurds "very quickly". "Every weapon seized by them is a threat to Turkey". Read More »

Trump admits he thought about Russian Federation while firing Comey

McCabe testified in place of Comey, who Trump dismissed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Tuesday in an action that has roiled Washington . "It was a quick-moving process". January 22, 2017 Two days after being sworn in as president, Trump holds a White House reception for first responders and law enforcement. Read More »

Spicer declines to answer whether Pres. Trump records Oval Office conversations

The White House did not deny on Friday that President Donald Trump taped meetings with his former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - or that the president may be recording conversations in the Oval Office. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" He also suggested accuracy might be improved by handing out written responses rather than holding press briefings. Read More »

Macron movement unveils candidate list for French polls

The nationalist party lead by Le Pen, Le Front National, has been controversial since its creation in 1972 because of its former President's statements which are, to say the least, questionable. Worse, depending upon the numbers , Macron could be forced to accept a prime minister from a different party, further hampering his legislative efforts. Read More »

North Korea wants South's spy chief extradited over alleged Kim plot

The office said: "We urge the relevant authorities to immediately detect and arrest and hand over to the DPRK the masterminds of the ugly state-sponsored crime, accomplices and their followers". State media said he was involved in the timber industry in Khabarovsk, which is one of the primary places North Koreans can go overseas to work. "North Korea is an increasingly grave national security threat to the United States because of its growing missile and nuclear capabilities combined with ... Read More »

Former Rep. Brown found guilty in charity scam

Justice Department officials said. Brown, 70, was indicted last July on 22 federal charges, including participating in a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, mail and wire fraud, concealing material facts, obstruction of IRS laws and filing false tax returns. Read More »

'I'm innocent': Serial Street Shooting suspect's first court appearance


Lopez said she always had a gut feeling that her son was part of the serial street shooter case but that police didn't seem to believe her. He was taken in to custody on April 19 on suspicion of killing his mother's boyfriend in 2015. Police previously said they would pay out a $75,000 reward offered for information that could help solve the case but declined to say how many people would get the money. Read More »

UK's opposition Labour leader Corbyn says he is not a pacifist


Boston and Skegness Labour candidate Paul Kenny has insisted "there is no split" in his party and said he is confident people will support its manifesto. Labour says people in the North East "won't be fooled" by the "farcical" attempt to mask the damage done by the Tories to the region. "To persist with it, as the Conservative Government has made clear it is determined to do, is a recipe for increasing, not reducing, threats and insecurity ", he added. Read More »

Russian Foreign Minister Holds Press Conference After Meeting With Trump

The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is set to appear for diplomatic talks in the White House for the first time in four years. Lavrov's visit was announced on Monday. Critics of Comey's dismissal, however, argue that the president was really trying to clamp down on the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif arrives in China to attend Belt and Road Forum

China is now working on a new Silk Road of ports, railways and roads in Pakistan to expand trade in a vast arc of countries across Asia, Europe and Africa. But the CPEC passes through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and resultantly India has raised objection to the plan. Diplomatic sources said the presence of Putin and other leaders from countries with dubious human rights records, like the Philippines and Central Asian states, had contributed to a reluctance among Western leaders to attend. Read More »

Clapper: Comey Was Uneasy About Meeting With Trump in January


Clapper also disagreed with Trump's characterization of Comey as a "showboat". "When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?" Clapper's assertion contradicts Trump's comment during an interview that Comey had asked for the meeting. Read More »

Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia


Investigators have been looking into possible wrongdoing in how Flynn handled disclosures about payments from clients tied to foreign governments including Russian Federation and Turkey, US officials briefed on the matter have told CNN. But investigators have been investigating Flynn's business ties after he left the government and before he joined the Trump administration. Trump, however, chose to hire Flynn anyway as his national security adviser at the White House. Read More »

Trump will put America first on climate: Tillerson

Foreign ministers from the eight nations of the Arctic Council are set to meet Thursday to determine the group's course on a host of issues from scientific cooperation and economic development to the meeting's stickiest subject, climate change. Read More »

N Korea protests against US sanctions, calls them 'heinous act against humanity'

The U.S. legislation was meant to cut off supplies of cash that help fund North Korea's nuclear program, and increase pressure to stop human rights abuses such as the use of slave labor, the bill's sponsor said. The North also said "a guy surnamed Han" taught Kim how to enlist accomplices. Moon spoke to Xi about the difficulties faced by some South Korean companies doing business in China facing discrimination in retaliation for the THAAD deployment. Read More »