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PM, chief ministers travel to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

However, some critics say it's a murky program that could end up being a massive waste of resources. China has dedicated $40 billion to a Silk Road Fund and the idea was the driving force behind the establishment of the $50 billion China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Read More »

Syria 'safe zones' come into effect but fighting continues

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The presumption is that Russian Federation and Iran will ensure compliance of their ally, the government of President Bashar Assad, and opposition-backer Turkey will bring rebel factions on board. A rebel commander confirmed that fighting had broken out after midnight, Reuters reports. Rasheed said rebel-held Idlib province to the north of Hama was nearly completely quiet, but the attacks, which included barrel bombs, were focused on the northern Hama frontline area. Read More »

Cyber attack forces United Kingdom hospitals to turn away patients

They have cancelled appointments, diverted ambulances to other sites and asked patients not to come to the hospitals except in an emergency. St Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs The Royal London , St Bartholomew's, Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals in London , said it had implemented its major incident plan to cope with disruption. Read More »

Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone

Photo Credit: AP/達志影像 South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks on the phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The United Nations Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to its five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches. Read More »

Mattis: US reviewing Syria de-escalation zones plan, 'devil is in the details'

Russian Federation has presented a draft resolution to the council that welcomes the deal and calls on all parties to abide by its provisions, but no vote has been scheduled on the measure. The United States is not part of the agreement, and the Syrian government and the opposition haven't signed on to the deal, the news service reported . Read More »

UN official calls for more work with disabled in North Korea

When asked if there was any possibility of the Kim Jong-un regime engaging in peace talks with its adversaries, Choe replied that they have learnt from USA military interventions elsewhere in the world that only the weak nations are suppressed and thus, they will continue to strengthen their power. Read More »

Trump Marks Tough First 100 Days, Facing Humbling Realities

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Trump will escape the pressures of his office for a campaign-style rally in front of a typically adoring crowd Saturday evening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Absent from the video, however, are any references to Trump's legal and legislative setbacks, which include the overturning of his travel restrictions and the initial failure of health care reform drafted by the GOP-led Congress. Read More »

NHS Trust hit by cyber attack

NHS hospital were forced to divert ambulances following the attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the hacks were not specifically targeted at NHS, and that many organisations and countries have been affected by it. In a matter of hours, over 57,000 attacks have been detected worldwide, the company said. Friday's attacks are being blamed on a piece of malware called WCry, WannaCry , or Wana Decryptor, that's been tracked in large-scale attacks in Europe and Asia - ... Read More »

Trump Fires James Comey & Sally Yates Testifies

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President Barack Obama warned Donald Tru. Donald Trump was rattled into another Twitter meltdown after the Russian Federation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday during which former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified. Read More »

'Ransomware' cyberattack cripples hospitals across England

East and North Hertfordshire NHS confirmed in a press statement: "Today, the Trust has experienced a major IT problem, believed to be caused by a cyber attack". Aatish Pattni from cyber security firm Check Point , said the version of Wanna Decryptor used in the attack was a new piece of malware. Microsoft has rolled out a patch but the affected hospitals hadn't updated their systems. Read More »

BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

On Wednesday, Clark said she was ready to work across party lines and hopes to meet Greens leader Andrew Weaver soon. Absentee ballots (176,104 provincewide) won't be counted until at least May 22, according to Elections B.C. In Maple Ridge-Mission, there was a difference of 120 votes between the NDP's Bob D'Eith and incumbent BC Liberal Marc Dalton, with D'Eith now ahead. Read More »

Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations

The hacking tool was leaked by a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, which has been dumping stolen NSA hacking tools online since a year ago. Shortly after that disclosure, Microsoft announced that it had already issued software " patches " for those holes. Read More »

Trump Enters Mideast Peace Process Ring

Trump said . As he hosted the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, Trump proclaimed that he would be the president who finally made peace in the Middle East. Most Israelis want all of Jerusalem as their capital and reject a full return to 1967 borderlines as a threat to their security. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was honored with a reception Wednesday evening in Washington , D.C., in which he gave brief remarks yicating that he is optimistic about the Trump administration's ability to ... Read More »

Hamas Elects New Politburo Chief: Haniyeh Replaces Meshal as Political Leader

The 54-year-old's sudden return to power is regarded as another sign of a shift within the movement that has been governing Gaza for a decade to recolate the diaspora in Gaza . Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum confirmed on Saturday that Mr Haniya had been selected as the politburo chief. In 2014 Haniya escaped an assassination attempt during the 50-day widescale Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip, but his deputy Emad Alami lost a leg. Read More »

North Korea Demands Handover Of Suspects In Assassination Plot

Pyongyang has threatened the USA, and its regional allies like South Korea and Japan, of fierce retaliation in response to any sort of military aggression. China has over the years tried to coax North Korea into cautious, export-oriented economic reforms, rather than sabre rattling and nuclear tests, but to little avail. Read More »

US Pushes for Multibillion-Dollar Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia

Francis later sought to squelch the drama, with a Vatican spokesman stressing that the pope hadn't been referring to Trump specifically, nor had he meant to influence the US presidential election. The president was said to be planning a major speech while in Israel at the ancient fortress known as Masada, and was also weighing a visit to Bethlehem, the source of significant tension between Israeli and Palestinian officials. Read More »

EAMCET 2017: All set for exam tomorrow, on May 12

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Every year the authorities release Telangana EAMCET Official Key at the official website eamcet.tsche.ac.in after the completion of exam that is 2 to 3 days. Candidates who clear the paper will be eligible for admission in BE, BTech, BSc courses in Agriculture and Technology at various recognised institutions in the state. Read More »

Severe weather expected today; damaging winds and large hail possible

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They did NOT increase our risk for storms. While not every city or town will experience severe weather today, the threat exists from along the Northern Rockies extending out into central Montana. The entire WSLS 10 viewing area is under a slight risk for severe weather. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch will likely be issued by 3 PM this afternoon for much of our area . Read More »

Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra goes on hunger strike

The Delhi BJP on Tuesday stepped up its attack on the AAP, saying it will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission for the party's alleged involvement in corruption cases and seek its derecognition. Sakced AAP minister, Kapil Mishra , was on Monday reportedly attacked during a press conference, reports ABP News. The former water minister had yesterday submitted documents to the Anti-Corruption Branch to back his allegations that Kejriwal had delayed the probe into the Rs 400-crore ... Read More »

Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

The group took seven of the 18 available seats, with Labour only managing four, the SNP five seats and the remaining two going to independent candidates. Sturgeon said on Saturday: "If you compare north and south of the border, the Tories polled less in Scotland than Jeremy Corbyn did in England, and yet Jeremy Corbyn has been written off as a disaster". Read More »

Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital IS affected — NHS cyber attack

Install all Microsoft patches, particularly the critical security update from March that addressed this issue. NHS England is about to make a statement on the scale of the attack. " Our focus is on supporting organisations to manage the incident swiftly and decisively, but we will continue to communicate with NHS colleagues and will share more information as it becomes available ", said the statement.Organisations and hospital bodies across England have announced they are experiencing ... Read More »