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Pressure piles on pressure on Trump presidency

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Flynn (pictured below) resigned in February following revelations that he and the Russian ambassador to Washington had discussed USA sanctions on Moscow before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. Read More »

All You Need To Know About WannaCry Ransomware

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Dore said companies that faced disruptions because they did not run the Microsoft update or because they were using older versions of Windows could face lawsuits if they publicly touted their cyber security . If you're facing a ransom demand and locked out of your files, law enforcement and cybersecurity experts discourage paying ransoms because it gives incentives to hackers and pays for their future attacks. Read More »

Several Democratic Lawmakers Raise Trump Impeachment After Comey Memo

But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House. President Trump may be facing a crisis of historic proportions as the American stock market took a tumble Wednesday. Since Trump's inauguration, Chaffetz has pursued an inquiry into Flynn, saying in April that Flynn did not comply with laws concerning the receipt of money from foreign governments. Read More »

GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry

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The Department of Justice flatly denied those reports . You know, who does the Federal Bureau of Investigation director work for? Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said last weekend. "And in fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won". Read More »

Ford to cut 1400 salaried jobs in North America, Asia

Ford employed about 201,000 workers as of the end of past year, including about 101,000 in North America, according to a regulatory filing . Ford shares fell 1.2 percent to $10.81 in morning trading after the company announced the reductions. Read More »

Trump shared 'highly classified' info with Russians, says report

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The information allegedly leaked to the Russians, reportedly on Islamic State group efforts to place laptop computer bombs on commercial aircraft flights, was provided by a Middle Eastern country "that made very clear that they did not want this intelligence shared", Panetta said . Read More »

Extending Oil Output Cuts Will Stabilise Prices, Says Putin

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The revival in Libyan production coincides with efforts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied suppliers to curtail output. According to Novak, extending the agreement exactly for 9 months will help with a longer-term market forecast and give a greater certainty in terms of market recovery. Read More »

Chaffetz to invite Comey to testify

Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a former state attorney general. U.S. Rep. Dave Trott, R-Birmingham, added that the "American people deserve the opportunity to review" any relevant communication between Comey and Trump to make up their own minds. Read More »

Polls close in British Columbia, political parties begin wait for results

The Liberals broke out to an early lead, but the seats in favour of the NDP grew swiftly as more votes were counted. Andrew Wilkinson, advanced education minister in Clark's government, said definitive results might not be available until the end of the month when absentee ballots and judicial recounts must be completed. Read More »

Nicolas Hulot a (enfin) accepté un ministère — Gouvernement Macron

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Une politique écologique est transversale et s'applique en cohérence à beaucoup de secteurs: énergie, industrie, transport , travail , fiscalité, agriculture, pêche, alimentation, urbanisme et aménagement, logement, santé. Ce dernier a certes révisé la position très favorable qu'il avait au début de sa campagne sur ce Traité. L'ONG estime que " l'ensemble du gouvernement doit être mobilisé pour faire de la transition écologique une réalité, via des feuilles de route à chaque ministre " et ... Read More »

Budget 2017: Banks and government at war over 'lazy' banking levy

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The banking sector will also face higher fines should executives breach misconduct laws, ranging from $50 million for small banks to $200 million for larger banks. Citi analyst Craig Williams said the budget contained a series of measures that would affect the banks particularly the Big Four - ANZ Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank and Macquarie Group. Read More »

Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

ANZ has noted that the tax will be "the subject of briefings by the Australian government in the coming days and of continuing analysis by ANZ". Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews called the budget "Sydney-centric" and "anti-Victorian". Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer made it clearer in a statement issued this afternoon saying: "the cost of any new tax is ultimately borne by the shareholders, borrowers, depositors and employees". Read More »

Microsoft slams officials for "stockpiling" security flaws

Experts caution that attacks such as this are here to stay and Friday's attack will not remain an isolated instance. "And this most recent attack represents a completely unintended but disconcerting link between the two most serious forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today - nation-state action and organized criminal action", Smith said. Read More »

Trump asked Comey to end investigation of Michael Flynn

Cohen said Comey's memo was "direct evidence" against Trump, but he noted "it only comes out after the termination". Kushner has led daily morning meetings to discuss the trip's agenda and objectives, according to a senior administration official speaking on the condition of anonymity. Read More »

Inflation hits highest level in over three years

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Analysts had expected inflation to increase to 2.6 per cent. And budget airline Easyjet posted a £236m loss for the six months to the end of March compared to £18m in the same period past year. Average earnings increased by 2.4% in the year to March, just 0.1% up on the previous month and below the latest CPI inflation rate of 2.7%. The number of women aged between 16-64 also increased to a record high of 70.2 per cent - an upward trend the ONS attributed, in part, to changes to the state ... Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware: Apple Users Too Vulnerable To Such Attacks

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That's why it's called ransomware . The software tools to create the attack were revealed in April among a trove of NSA spy tools that were either leaked or stolen. The WannaCry worm has affected more than 200,000 Windows computers around the world since Friday, disrupting vehicle factories, global shipper FedEx Corp and Britain's National Health Service, among others. Read More »

Ransomware cyberattack a wake-up call

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According to the law enforcement group Europol, there are at least 200,000 victims . WannaCry shut down ATM machines across China and crippled hospitals in Great Britain. Instead of warning Microsoft to fix this problem, the NSA kept quiet, presumably in order to use the flaw to access foreign intelligence targets running Microsoft operating systems. Read More »

Cyber-attack likely to hit Jersey, expert warns

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The attacks exploit a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows that is particularly problematic for corporations that don't automatically update their systems. A hacking group called Shadow Brokers released the malware in April, claiming to have discovered the flaw from the NSA, Kaspersky said. The WannaCry ransomware program represents a troubling evolution, said Ryan Kalember of Proofpoint, a Sunnyvale, Calif. Read More »

Hospitals 'no longer turning patients away' as NHS recovers from cyber attack

Regarding the attacks across the rest of the country Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, attended a Cobra committee meeting on cyber-security on Monday. "Intranets in many industries and enterprises involving banking, education, electricity, energy, healthcare and transportation have been affected in different extents", CNCERT said. Read More »

World braces for more cyber attacks as work week begins

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Rob Wainwright, head of the European Union police agency, Europol, warned anyone who thought the problem was going away was mistaken. When asked if the government ignored warnings that the NHS could be vulnerable to cyber attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May told Sky News that the United Kingdom healthcare system was given ample warning about the risks posed by out-dated systems. Read More »

How to keep your PC safe from the massive ransomware attacks

This malware is a scary type of trojan virus called "ransomware". That variant does not encrypt computers because it has a flaw, but that doesn't mean hackers will not keep releasing others. Weisman: Companies should be automatically backing up all data daily to protect themselves against ransomware. Companies and institutions are often slow to update their computers because it can screw up internal software that is built to work with a certain version of Windows. Read More »

Tesla To Sell Solar Roof Tiles That Can Power A Home

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Which implies solar tiles will require an initial outlay that's more than the upfront cost of a traditional slate roof. Installations outside the US are expected to begin next year. Home builders are absolutely insane if they don't start to offer this as an option for new homes, something that would be an incremental cost difference to a mortgage, yet see dramatically lower energy bills, especially if paired with a Powerwall battery storage solution. Read More »

Chinese rappers warn S. Korea on US missile defense system

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South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in will travel to Washington late June for his first summit with his USA counterpart Donald Trump, said Yoon Young-chan, senior presidential secretary on Tuesday. Moon's envoy to the United States , South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, left for Washington on Wednesday. The U.S. has stepped up diplomatic pressure on North Korea by drawing closer to China . Read More »

Is North Korea Behind the Global Cyberattack?

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) provides field guidance at the newly built National Space Development General Satellite Control and Command Centre in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 3, 2015. Read More »

Home Depot beats Street 1Q forecasts

Penney (JCP) seemingly on their deathbed, Home Depot (HD) once again proves why it pays to sell lumber and nails right now. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $151.41 and a 200-day moving average of $140.45. (HD) have 1.21 billion outstanding shares now held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. Read More »

China inks agreements with 14 int'l organizations on B&R cooperation

The multibillion-dollar Silk Road project was initiated by President Xi Jinping in 2013 with the aim to connect China with Europe and strengthen cooperation between Asia and Africa. It boycotted the Beijing gathering because China's energy and economic corridor in Pakistan cuts through parts of Kashmir claimed by both India and Pakistan. Read More »

Trump "No Filter", Secrets to Russians

According to the Times report , the conversation between Trump and Comey took place in the Oval Office on February 14-the day after Flynn resigned amid scandal following the Post's report that the former general had misled White House officials, notably Vice President Mike Pence , about whether he discussed election-related sanctions against Moscow with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Kuwait backs call to extend oil output cuts

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Their regimes have been forced to adapt to today's market environment, but that transition has been an exceedingly painful one, coming after years of $100+ per barrel oil. The trading of oil would fluctuate between $40 per barrel to $55 per barrel while the cost of production is expected to remain at the center for $50 per barrel. Read More »

Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global 'ransomware' attack

Although the researchers told that we can not blame North Korea completely till the investigation of Cyber-attack. South Korea said in December that North Korea had hacked its military intranet and leaked confidential information. Neel Mehta, a security researcher from Google first pointed and posted the evidence (similar code) used by the hackers behind WannaCry attack and Lazarus Group, which was behind the Sony Wiper attack, the $81 million Bangladesh central bank heist, and the ... Read More »

Health board suffers 'no direct impact' from cyber attack

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The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments. Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at vehicle factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the USA government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Read More »