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Iran's Khamenei urges massive vote to bolster regime

Khamenei hasn't officially endorsed Raisi, but he has kept up criticism of Rouhani, which is at least marking out what Iran's Supreme Leader expects from a second-term Rouhani. "Raisi is basically the custodian of the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad", the analyst said. The religious conglomerate, whose economic arm lists 36 subsidiary companies and institutes on its website, owns mines, textile factories, a pharmaceutical plant and even a major oil and gas firm. Read More »

Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord Amid Infighting

Spicer said Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of remaining in the global accord. Administration officials said the crunch sit-down set for Tuesday had "been postponed " and may now take place next week. Security Council late last month. Trump, himself, who promised as a candidate to "cancel" the Paris agreement, has said he still wants out, according to administration officials. Read More »

Oil prices build on gains on expectation of extended crude supply cut

Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said Monday the deal extension would have the same volume allocations that were included in the December agreement. Supply and demand in the oil market are close to matching up, the IEA said today, but rising U.S. supply could mitigate landmark OPEC-led production cuts. Read More »

Stock futures, dollar fall on Trump concerns

Manuel Oliveri of Credit Agricole said that "On the back of increased uncertainty when it comes to Trump, global risk sentiment has turned a little more unstable", he also said that "But from a broader angle we are nowhere close to call the current markets risk-averse". Read More »

Merkel: British EU immigration cap would have price


European countries already cooperate in some foreign operations and through North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "On the other hand, Macron's style suits the chancellor". Ms. Merkel and her government have always been skeptical of proposals to pool more resources, believing that sharing eurozone money could let countries off the hook when it comes to balancing their budgets and making necessary reforms. Read More »

Retour sur les annonces majeures — Google I/O


Cette Intelligence artificielle s'intègre profondément dans Android , pour l'apprentissage automatique par exemple. Passons ensuite au service Google Photos, qui accueille plusieurs fonctions basées sur le machine learning . Google propose déjà un semblant de casque de réalité virtuelle avec le " Google Cardboard", confectionné en carton et nécessitant un smartphone. Read More »

Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

Most of the draft experts (the ultimate oxymoron) will tell you there is not a surefire superstar in this year's draft and there's not all that much difference between the first and sixth pick. Smith's general body language wasn't great last season, as he was forced to carry the lion's share of a poor N.C. State team's offensive load. "There's a lot of good feelings around the Celtics right now". Read More »

NHS cyber attack: Hospitals no longer diverting patients

A worrying addition is that if one pc in a network is infected, the virus spreads to all computers on that network. "You never know that they're going to do what they promise anyway", Wainwright said. The central bank reportedly said those monitoring the cyberattacks found "no incidents compromising data resources of banking institutions". This is already believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting services in nations as diverse as the U.S., Ukraine, ... Read More »

Fewer Americans apply for unemployment benefits — Business Digest


Initial claims for USA unemployment-insurance benefits fell sharply in the latest week signaling continued strong labor market, according to government data released Thursday. The sector lost 32,000 jobs in the same two months past year. The better-than-expected data followed a weaker reading in March, when payroll gains were only 79,000. Read More »

Major Cyber Attack With Stolen NSA Tools Hits Systems Worldwide

Victims who opened the attachment in the email were served with the ransomware, which takes over the computer. He said: "We had no computers and no access to any records". The enterprise security division of Qihoo 360, one of China's leading suppliers of anti-virus software, said 29,372 institutions ranging from government offices to universities, ATMs and hospitals had been infected by the outbreak as of late Saturday. Read More »

Two GOP Congressmen Suggest Trump May Have Committed Impeachable Offense

Chaffetz told NBC News that if the memo exists and accurately recorded the conversation, " that seems like an extraordinary use of influence to try to shut down an investigation being done by the FBI". "You know that, I know that". They made the recommendation over the former FBI director's handling of the investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server. Read More »

What Rex, Ivanka and Jared know about climate change


Trump needs to dig up the roots of Paris - the 1992 U.N. climate treaty - if he is to keep his campaign promise to "stop all payments of the United States tax dollars to U.N. "The highly adverse rollbacks of United States climate policies by the Trump Administration, if fully implemented and not compensated by other actors, are projected to flatten U.S. Read More »

Edouard Philippe named French PM


In a statement, the Republicans party said that it "regret [ted]" Philippe's nomination as Macron's prime minister, which it said was "an individual decision" and not a decision to form a coalition. "That can only shake up the system and bother The Republicans, in particular". Earlier, the appointment of Philippe to the top job in his government ticked several boxes for Macron, at 39 France's youngest president, who took power on Sunday. Read More »

Snap's elusive task: Evading Facebook's looming shadow

Snap reported Q1 revenue of $150 million, a 286% increase from this time past year but below the expected $158 million. It also said that the company lost $2.31 per share, though most of that was due to expenses related to stock-based compensation. Read More »

German leaders court migrants from Russia ahead of election


The redevelopment of ties between Paris and Berlin will continue with a meeting of the Franco-German Council of Ministers, which is scheduled for July. Emmanuel Macron has won a resounding victory in the French presidential election but the focus will shift immediately to whether he can govern the country without the support of a traditional party. Read More »

Texas Rep. Al Green calls for impeachment on floor of Congress

This is the same guy, I might add, who allegedly revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a recent White House meeting. But rather than wait for people to actually see this memo, ABC, CBS and NBC have already jumped to the step of impeaching Donald Trump. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of all people, is the voice of reason on this matter: produce a smoking gun, or let the partisan and divisive rhetoric go until there is real evidence ... Read More »

Global cyber attack slowing down but fears remain

That move, which cost just $10.69, redirected the attacks to the server of Kryptos Logic, the security company where he works. The British Home Secretary said most of the NHS systems were back to normal by midday Saturday. This software was developed by NSA and funded by American taxpayers. "The fact that so many organizations were vulnerable to this was quite a surprise", cyber expert and CEO of Capital Alpha Security in the U.K. Read More »

"WannaCry" Ransomware Attack Causes Disruption Globally - with the worst yet to come

Experts said it appeared that the ransomware had made just over $32,000, although they expected that number to pop when people went back into the office Monday. Chris Doman, security researcher at AlienVault , added: "The internet scanning service Shodan shows approximately half a million networks with the vulnerable service exposed to the internet in the USA, and nearly 20,000 in the UK". Read More »

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) now has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.5


Both Rite Aid and Fred's stocks were trading lower on the day amid the latest merger twist, with Rite Aid trading at $3.83, down 6.8%, at midday and Fred's trading down 1.6% to $14.41. As per Saturday, August 29, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Return on equity reveals how much profit a company earned in comparison to the total amount of shareholder equity found on the balance sheet. Read More »

Microsoft calls for 'urgent collective action' after major global cyberattack

Turn on auto-updaters where available (Microsoft offers that option). Because numerous computers impacted run older Windows systems like XP, Microsoft issued a rare patch for XP, which it had stopped updating more than three years ago. As part of the Digital Geneva Convention, Smith called for "a new requirement for governments to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them". Read More »

Chaffetz wants Comey to testify next week


A spokeswoman for the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan , called it "appropriate" for Chaffetz's committee to demand the memo. "In the meantime, our national Republican leadership is focused on doing what they were elected to do-repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing our borders and reforming the tax code to help create jobs for Americans". Read More »

Ransomware outbreak prompts Microsoft to update old software

A researcher from Google posted on Twitter that an early version of WannaCry from February shared some of the same programming code as malicious software used by the Lazarus Group, the alleged North Korean government hackers behind the destructive attack on Sony 2014 and the theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh central bank account at the New York Fed previous year. Read More »

Trump's firing of Comey lengthens shadow hanging over presidency


It can be granted the President is not threatening Mr. Comey to stop him from testifying in a congressional proceeding, to investigators, or to a grand jury. "I think sometimes we don't have an opportunity to get in to see him and get his full thinking". Trump and Comey's relationship was strained early on, in part because of the president's explosive and unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Read More »

Expansion of ban on larger electronics on airlines likely

The airline industry is urging regulators in US and Europe to reconsider a plan to expand the current ban on some electronic devices on USA -bound flights. He said the political and technical talks would "jointly assess any new threats and work towards a common approach to address them". In March, US authorities introduced restrictions on passengers taking laptops onto flights from Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates , Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, amid suggestions ... Read More »

I'm not picking a fight with the banks: Australia Treasurer tells CNBC


Treasurer Scott Morrison revealed extra funding for police and intelligence agencies as well as an increase in tuition fees for university students. I welcome the fact that, yesterday, the Commonwealth Bank and the ANZ Bank took a breath, and I think they issued a very measured statement. The Treasurer said an extension of the rules involving foreign partnerships or trusts, plus new tax integrity measures recommended by the government's Black Economy Taskforce, would help raise a further ... Read More »

Global cyber-attack: How roots can be traced to the US

In case of any ransomware attack, report Action Fraud . It then plays a message demanding that a ransom be paid to fix it. "Despite appearing to be criminal activity meant to raise money, it appears that less than $70,000 has been paid in ransoms and we are not aware of payments that have led to any data recovery". Read More »

Batshuayi's late victor guides Chelsea to Premier League glory

Reports in Italy suggest Chinese-backed Serie A club Inter are prepared to offer Conte £250,000 a week if he leaves Stamford Bridge one season into a three-year deal. "This is me", Conte said. He made the shortlist to win Premier League Players' Player of the Season. I think that's why we wanted to bounce back this season'. Read More »

Pirated, outdated operating systems contributes in global ransomware attack

Burnette said that hospitals are valued targets since they are seen as "treasure trove of information". Though a majority of Internet service providers in China have blocked port 445, which is mainly used for Windows operating system file-sharing, to avoid potential massive attack targeting Microsoft Windows, many public service institutions, including universities, public security offices and oil stations have not blocked the port. Read More »

Canada's unemployment rate falls to 6.5%, lowest in years

Department of Labor is committed to policies that lead to continued job growth, workforce development and increased opportunities". Economists surveyed by Bloomberg anticipated 190,000 additions to the non-farm payrolls in April, with an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent. Read More »