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World Media US Blames North Korea For Series Of Cyberattacks
Author: 0 US Blames North Korea For Series Of Cyberattacks

Symantec Corp and Kaspersky Labs reported last month that it is "highly likely" the group was behind the WannaCry Ransomware attacks that infected over 300,000 computers worldwide. Microsoft said it an emailed statement that it had "addressed" the Silverlight issue in a January 2016 software update. It can also use vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash to gain access into specific computers, the alert said.

World Media Theresa May remains as United Kingdom prime minister
Author: 0 Theresa May remains as United Kingdom prime minister

The general election that need not have been was Theresa May's to lose and that's exactly what she did. Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit Secretary David Davis have all been kept on in their roles.

Author: 0 Trump to take questions in wake of Comey testimony

While the president doesn't specify his target for the "false statements and lies", Trump's lawyer refuted two key parts of Comey's testimony Thursday. Comey or to raise some doubt". The president had previewed his attacks against Comey in an early-morning tweet that broke his previous day's silence on his favorite social media megaphone.

Author: 0 Trump brands former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a 'leaker'

Trump demurred when asked whether tapes of his talks with Comey actually exist. Comey told the Senate of multiple conversations alone with the president, during which he said Trump pressed him to show "loyalty", to back off on the FBI investigation of aide Michael Flynn and to disclose that Trump himself was not under investigation as the FBI probed Russian interference in the election and ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

World Media Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border
Author: 0 Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United States said there was no military aspect to steps taken by Arab powers against Qatar but further economic pressure could be applied. And it appears that Russia, which does not take sides in this conflict, may become one of the mediators to help resolve this row between Qatar and other Arab states, according to Elena Suponina, advisor to the head of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.

Author: 0 Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice

He said there were 20 to 25 members of team at the practice when the gunfire erupted. "At that point, people were dropping", he said. He said the pitchers typically do their batting practice near the third-base dugout where the shots began but said "miraculously" no one was standing there Wednesday morning.

World Media Despite Tillerson reassurance, Palestinians not stopping 'martyr' payments
Author: 0 Despite Tillerson reassurance, Palestinians not stopping 'martyr' payments

Tillerson surprised Mideast observers Tuesday when he told Congress he'd discussed the "martyrs' fund" with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and been informed the policy was changed. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.) said during the hearing. Tillerson's appearance comes as the Senate is considering a new package of sanctions against Russian Federation in retaliation for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression in other parts of the world, including Syria and ...

Author: 0 Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

His testimony came just six days after James Comey , the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, appeared before the same committee. " I don't recall that being discussed ", Sessions replied. In addition, lawmakers wanted Rosenstein to spell out the scope of Sessions's other recusal, specifically with regard to the Russia investigation, which Sessions announced after reports emerged that he had not fully disclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

World Media At Jeff Sessions's Senate Testimony, Silence and Ignorance Are Good Enough
Author: 0 At Jeff Sessions's Senate Testimony, Silence and Ignorance Are Good Enough

But he denied an alleged third encounter with Kislyak , at an April 27, 2016 reception for Trump at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington . White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters later that Trump thought Sessions "did a very good job " and was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Shooting Highlights Role Of Capitol Police

Scalise dragged himself off the infield leaving a trail of blood as colleagues rushed to his assistance. "Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", Scalise's office said in a statement . Sen. Bernie Sanders said Hodgkinson "apparently" volunteered on Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy tells media outlets that Scalise is out of surgery and "doing well".

World Media Magnitude 6.9 quake reported near Tajumulco, Guatemala
Author: 0 Magnitude 6.9 quake reported near Tajumulco, Guatemala

The natural disaster struck at 1:29 a.m. local time in the department of San Marcos west of the capital near the Mexican border, Guatemala's emergency coordination agency said. In Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's second-largest city and about 32 miles southeast of San Marcos, damage was reported to 43 buildings; many walls were separated in older dwellings.

World Media DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Author: 0 DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents

A State Department official condemned the the actions of the security staff: "The conduct of Turkish security personnel earlier this week is deeply disturbing". In all, nine people were hurt. Turkey considers the fighters to be an extension the Kurdish insurgency in Turkey known as the PKK, and claims without evidence that protesters who showed up during Erdogan's visit to Washington last week were themselves associated with the PKK.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion

The Justice Department has denied that, saying Sessions stressed to Comey the need to be careful about following appropriate policies. "I saw that as an absolute distraction - I think this president has been terrific at throwing up smoke screens and distractions - and that's exactly what I thought that was", said Sidlow.

World Media Management Says Too Early To Say Cause Of London Housing Complex Fire
Author: 0 Management Says Too Early To Say Cause Of London Housing Complex Fire

Some residents screamed for help from behind upper-floor windows, others tried to throw children to safety, as flames raced through the block of about 120 apartments in the North Kensington district just before 1 am. Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman try to save a baby by dropping it from a window "on the ninth or 10th floor" to waiting members of the public below.

World Media Multiple victims from UPS center shooting in San Francisco
Author: 0 Multiple victims from UPS center shooting in San Francisco

United Parcel Service ( UPS ) spokesman Steve Gaut told the AP an employee opened fire on colleagues before drivers were sent out for deliveries. When officers confronted the attacker, Chaplin said, he shot himself in the head. A witness says he heard at least five gunshots and saw UPS drivers running down the street screaming "shooter, shooter" after gunfire at a sprawling San Francisco package delivery warehouse.

Author: 0 More joy in Canada for Hamilton as Vettel's lead is halved

It was bad that we didn't spot it. This is his 6th victory out of the 1o races he has competed so far and equalled his idol Ayrton Senna's mark of 65 pole positions with the victory. Sainz, the instigator in the melee, ended up sliding out of control until he slammed into the Williams of innocent bystander Felipe Massa . In between, Hamilton led every lap.

Author: 0 Macron party set for big win in French parliamentary polls

Pollsters predict the LREM could secure at least three-quarters of seats in the lower house after next Sunday's second round. "My heartfelt congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on the great success of his party in the first ballot", Merkel was quoted as saying by government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Twitter .

World Media Brilliant Joseph try can't prevent Lions' second defeat
Author: 0 Brilliant Joseph try can't prevent Lions' second defeat

Warren Gatland's boys have been risky at the set-piece, but have struggled to get over the try-line from open play in those wider channels. It's a macho position to play in. The Lions knew that they had to bring the same intensity into this contest that they did when they beat the Crusaders at the weekend. "We have to get a bit of a match between playing hard and playing smartly", he said.

Author: 0 Aide: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

Senator Flake described how one of them had returned fire despite a leg wound - and might have brought down the attacker. "I just didn't want her to wake up and learn the news", Flake said . "We were doing batting practice", Sen. "Who knows how much worse this attack could have been if not for the presence of the Capitol Police". He said the shooter was behind the third base dugout and didn't say anything.

Author: 0 6 killed, 74 injured in massive London high-rise blaze

London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner, Steve Apter, said there were "still pockets of fire yet to be extinguished in places particularly hard to reach" but "almost all" of the building had been searched. Fire crews are now investigating what caused the inferno - with rumours it started when a fridge in lower floor flat "exploded". The Fire Protection Association (FPA), the UK's national fire safety organisation, says that when properly fitted - and with its polyethylene insulation ...

Author: 0 HRW condemns Israel's '50 years of occupation abuses'

Israel hopes that by further dividing the Arabs, it can drive the minimum Palestinian demands-a sovereign, independent Palestinian state along the 1967 lines-even lower. Guterres, who has previously slammed critics of Israel as anti-Semites and reaffirmed Jerusalem's Jewish roots, shifted gears by saying the Israeli "occupation" sends "an unmistakable message to generations of Palestinians that their dream of statehood is destined to remain just that, a dream; and to Israelis that their ...

Author: 0 Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

A series of blunders are being blamed for the disaster with residents claiming there were no working fire alarms, no sprinklers and the only staircase leading to safety was blocked. "I sat there watching my house burn down and watching people cry for help who couldn't come down", she said. Nassima Boutrig, who lives across from the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well.

Author: 0 London tower fire: What do we know?

Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning tower block, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved. Last year, the Grenfell Action Group - a residents' organization - wrote in a blog post: "It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO, and bring an end to the risky living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation ...

World Media 'Staggering' civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Raqqa
Author: 0 'Staggering' civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Raqqa

War crimes investigators with the United Nations determined at least 300 civilians have been killed since March in USA -led coalition efforts in Raqqa , a northern city in Syria , Reuters reported Wednesday. The U.S. military moved one of its long-range rocket artillery systems from Jordan to a strategic flashpoint area in southern Syria , CNN reported Tuesday.

World Media Highlights of Dennis Rodman's past visits to North Korea
Author: 0 Highlights of Dennis Rodman's past visits to North Korea

The unpredictable Mr Trump has offered some mixed messages to Mr Kim, saying he would be "honoured" to meet him under the right conditions and describing the young leader as "a pretty smart cookie". Four Americans are also now detained in North Korea. Warmbier hails from Wyoming, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), and was attending the University of Virginia when he was detained in Pyongyang, where he traveled as a tourist.

World Media Brexit to go on, says May as she forms minority government
Author: 0 Brexit to go on, says May as she forms minority government

Clearly the Conservatives, albeit as the largest party by more than 50 seats, can not form a majority government . The pound rebounded back to $1.27 after Prime Minister Theresa May announced Friday she would form a coalition government with the support of Democratic Unionists to provide more "certainty".

World Media 900 held in Russian Federation anti-corruption protests
Author: 0 900 held in Russian Federation anti-corruption protests

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was detained in Moscow on Monday as he headed to a protest in Moscow , as thousands of his supporters rallied across the country. This is Yulia Navalnaya ... "Alexei has been detained in the stairwell". Navalny's press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, posted on Twitter that tear gas was used against her.

Author: 0 EU launches legal action against 3 countries over refugees

The European Union has launched an "infringement procedure" against the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland for failing to comply with a 2015 agreement to harbor asylum-seekers. Two others said the Czech Republic was also on the list. A series of deadly Islamist attacks in western Europe since late 2015 has put the spotlight on public security and the easterners say hosting people from the mainly-Muslim Middle East and North Africa increases risks to safety.

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