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North Korea escalation, South China Sea dominate ASEAN meeting in Manila

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Fourteen people were wounded in a pipe bomb blast in Manila , Philippine police said Saturday, but authorities dismissed any link to an Asian leaders' meeting under way in the capital. "They should be free from any interference from any countries". "On the other hand, the leaders highlighted the improving relations between ASEAN member states and China, and the need to conclude the framework for the code of conduct". Read More »

Trump warns Comey not to 'leak' conversations

What makes this even more suspicious are the reports that Trump pressed Comey to pledge his loyalty at a dinner in January - which Comey declined to give, saying instead that he would always be honest. The White House also shifted its stance on whether Comey's termination had anything to do with the Russian Federation investigation, at first saying it was not linked. Read More »

British hospitals hit by cyberattack

Security experts warn there is no guarantee that access will be granted after payment. Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan were the top targets, Avast said. Russia's powerful Interior Ministry, after denying reports that its computers had been targeted, confirmed in a statement that "around 1,000 computers were infected", which it described as less than 1 percent of the total. Read More »

'It takes up the whole river!' US ports welcome giant ship

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Andrew Evans, who served as a ship's officer in the 1960s, exclaimed to his wife as the ship slowly lumbered into view, the cargo containers stacked on its deck towering above trees on the shore. East Coast and Asia has exceeded expectations since the canal opened its expanded locks last June. The 13,000 container ship, which is the length of four football fields, is the largest ship to ever dock at the Port of Savannah and the entire East Coast. Read More »

Wenger aims to silence critics with Euro push

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Alex Iwobi will fight on at Arsenal even if Arsene Wenger does not continue as manager, former Nigeria star, Jay-Jay Okocha, has predicted. The Gunners boosted Champions League qualification chances last weekend by beating Manchester United 2-0, while goals Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud secured a 2-0 win at Southampton on Wednesday to leapfrog Jose Mourinho's United into fifth place. Read More »

Massive Ransomware Hack Hits Windows Users Worldwide

A massive ransomeware attack started to hit organizations and individuals today, leveraging a vulnerability in the Windows operating system that could be activated by clicking on a malicious link in an email. "But if you set the price too high then many of their victims won't pay". The agency further said it was working with chief information officers in other USA federal departments to ensure "our own networks are protected against the threat". Read More »

Texas policeman charged with murder of 15-year-old boy

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The family has already said it would pursue officers who allegedly detained Jordan's 16-year-old brother overnight without reason or charges. The original account of the shooting said officers opened fire after they heard gunshots and a vehicle backed down the street toward them "in an aggressive manner". Read More »

Major Ransomware Attack Hits Thousands Of Systems Worldwide

In the United Kingdom, government health systems were badly hit, departments and doctors' surgeries were forced to turn patients away, and appointments were cancelled. Security chiefs and ministers have repeatedly highlighted the threat to Britain's critical infrastructure and economy from cyber attacks. He said that mobile communications haven't been affected. Read More »

International Cyber Attack Takes Down English National Health Service

A spokesperson for FedEx confirmed to ABC News that the company is among the victims of the ransomware attacks. Spain's National Cryptologic Center, which is part of the country's intelligence agency, said on its website that there had been a "massive ransomware attack" against a big number of Spanish organizations affecting Microsoft's Windows operating system. Read More »

China and United States reach trade agreement

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The new arrangements include an agreement from China to allow imports of US beef , on certain conditions, by July 16. USA credit-rating agencies also will gain greater access to the Chinese market as part of the overall agreement. business investment summit in June. "Although the USA team is new, they've settled in quickly and (their) adaptability is very strong", Yu said. The disclosure of the deals on Thursday evening (May 11) - which included an announcement that Washington would be ... Read More »

Tillerson meets Russian FM in wake of Comey firing

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov appeared to mock reporters Wednesday morning after they asked about the news that FBI Director James Comey had been fired by President Donald Trump the previous day. President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russian Federation of the American leader's young presidency. Read More »

President Trump Unleashes on Fired FBI Director James Comey and 'Fake Media'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was challenged on a tweet from President Trump about former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's characterization of the Russian Federation investigation. "I don't know if there was evidence of collusion or not, nor should I have". Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington , US May 11, 2017 . Read More »

White House: Yates was a 'political opponent of president'

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Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, right, and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, are sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington . An FBI investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russian Federation continue to shadow the administration, almost four months into Donald Trump's presidency. Read More »

Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon

The new President has so far proved hard to pin down on issues like the controversial US -made THAAD missile defense system deployment in South Korea, and has said he would like like to sign a peace treaty with the North. The system has angered Beijing, which says its powerful radars allow Washington to spy on its military operations. But Trump's recent remarks that he would be "honored" to talk to the North Korean leader "under the right circumstances" indicates that the United States may ... Read More »

North Korea denounces US sanctions bill

Security Council resolutions. North Korea has called for an global forum of legal experts to review the United Nations sanctions. North Korea accused the United States of resorting to "every conceivable scheme" to encourage countries to apply sanctions, "even intimidating others into the implementation, openly threatening that they would be faced with "strong measures of sanction" by the USA", said the statement. Read More »

Pope arrives at Fatima

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On May 13, the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the miraculous events that occurred at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Other popes have been drawn to the Fatima shrine, including Benedict XVI in 2010 who was met there by half a million people. Read More »

Korean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers USA invite

In a speech at the National Assembly hours after being declared the victor of Tuesday's election, Moon pledged to work for peace on the Korean Peninsula amid growing worry over the North's expanding nuclear weapons and missiles program. Thaad has increased tensions between South Korea and China, and Mr Moon blasted the US' speedy deployment of the missile shield. South Korean businesses forced to leave their assets at a jointly operated factory park in North Korea are anticipating better ... Read More »

Miriam Rodriguez who probed daughter's death is killed

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After finding her daughter's body in an unmarked grave, Martinez spearheaded the effort to solve the crime, ultimately giving authorities enough information to find and prosecute her daughter's killers. "She herself expressed on various occasions in meetings with authorities that she was concerned that the kidnappers of her daughter had escaped ... Read More »

Trump contradicts official White House line on Comey firing

But sources close to him have cast doubt on the president's account, noting it would be extraordinary for an FBI director to discuss an open investigation. "Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election", the president tweeted. Read More »

Huge Cyber Attack Hits British Hospitals, Spanish Firms and 72 Other Countries

It encrypts data on infected computers and demands payment before the information is unencrypted. Consumers who have up-to-date software are protected from this ransomware. "We are aware of a cyber incident, and we are working with NHS Digital and the National Crime Agency to investigate", it said in a statement. He added the attack "was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organisations from across a range of sectors". Read More »