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Scottish health boards hit by cyber attack on the NHS

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said all but six of the NHS trusts back to normal Saturday. " Known as WannaCry or Wanna Decryptor, the so-called ransomware programme homes in on vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows systems", the daily said. The agency has not responded to requests for comment.The identity of the Shadow Brokers is not known, though many security researchers say they believe they are in Russian Federation, which is a major source of ransomware and was one of the countries hit ... Read More »

At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyber attack

The Shadow Brokers released Eternal Blue as part of a trove of hacking tools that they said belonged to the USA spy agency. Although the culprit has not yet been identified, Kasperksy's Baumgartner said although the ransomware was able to offer "how to pay" documents in dozens of languages, the only language whose writing was flawless was Russian, with the others showing distinct signs that a non-native speaker had written them. Read More »

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn get personal over defence on election trail

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She has repeatedly claimed Mr Corbyn is "simply not up to the job" of leading the country during the run-up to the General Election on June 8. Miss Abbott had a fling with Mr Corbyn in the 1970s, when they are said to have had a sexual relationship and even went on a motorbike tour of East Germany following the break-up of his first marriage. Read More »

MSP troopers take part in National Women Build Week 2017

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In partnership with Lowe's, tens of thousands of women are volunteering at Habitat builds all over the country. "I am so thankful for all the volunteers that have come to the house", Ruiz said, as women scattered bales of straw across the bare yard and carried lumber to the house behind her. Read More »

Donald Trump threatens sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against leaking conversations to media

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Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman with Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted Thursday: "The format did not imply that the photos were being kept secret". Zakharova referenced another recent photo-op at the White House which has not raised questions from the USA media. President Donald Trump met with Russian officials at the White House and while Russian state media was present, the American press was kept out. Read More »

Madigan Calls for Special Counsel in Russia Probe

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Trump said that during a dinner about Comey's future, the FBI director told him "you are not under investigation ". Trump conducts his presidency as if he were a gangster, rewarding those who are loyal to him regardless of what the facts are. Read More »

Macron and Le Pen seek to widen support ahead of legislative polls

Le Pen delivered a speech to her supporters shortly after the release of the projections, conceding her defeat in the election and saying that "France has chosen continuity". He tried to join the ranks of Macron's legislative candidates but was turned down. Many analysts are sceptical about Macron's ability to win a majority with En Marche candidates alone, meaning he might have to form a coalition of lawmakers committed to his agenda. Read More »

Russia, Iran, Turkey sign agreement on creation of Syria safe zones

The first zone includes the whole of Idlib province along with certain parts of neighboring Latakia, Aleppo and Hama provinces. The four main battlegrounds covered are the northwestern province of Idlib, parts of central Syria , the south, and the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus. Read More »

Police officer who fatally shot Jordan Edwards is fired

Initially, police claimed the vehicle reversed "aggressively" at the approaching officers. We anxiously await this officer's identification and arrest for the crime of murder. Neither officer was injured. This post has been updated to include details about the detainment of Jordan's family members. "You have my assurances that my department will continue to be responsive, transparent and accountable", Chief Haber said at a news conference early Tuesday evening. Read More »

Unbowed Le Pen looks ahead to parliamentary elections

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But he faces a tall order to convert his victory into the majority he needs to implement his ambitious agenda of labour, welfare and education reforms . That was when Macron resigned as Hollande's economy minister to embark on his risky presidential run as an independent - a decision received coldly by the French leader at the time. Read More »

Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

For his part, Moon said South Korea attaches great importance to its relations with China, and is willing to work with the Chinese side to develop bilateral ties and push forward their strategic cooperative partnership. The center would gather experienced officers from across the Central Intelligence Agency in one entity "to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target", it said. Read More »

Apple buys Finnish sleep tracking app maker Beddit

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When paired with a device that slips under your sheets, the app can track the quality of your sleep, your heart rate during sleep, and how many breaths you take per minute. The sleep monitor can be purchased from Apple .com. Why is Apple interested in sleep tracking? A new sleep-tracking feature could be announced there, or held back until the software is made available to the public later in the year - or even until a third-generation Watch goes on sale, likely in 2018. Read More »

James Comey will not testify before Congress on Tuesday

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump threatened Mr Comey and also warned that he may cancel all White House press briefings. In citing their conversations, Trump is nearly certainly referring to the three occasions on which he says he and Comey spoke and Comey , according to the president, told him he was not under investigation . Read More »

Offred's Position is Increasingly Precarious as 'The Handmaid's Tale' Continues (TV REVIEW)

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But their climactic second sex scene in the closing moments of " Faithful " is still incredibly powerful, because good sex-sex where Offred gets to be on top because that's how she likes it-is in itself a revolutionary act. In one of the show's most horrifying sequences, Ofglen wakes up in a hospital bed to find her genitals have been mutilated. Indeed the mistress of house puts the fertility of her husband in question and is ready to break the rules, like everyone else, when it suits her. Read More »

Donald Trump Says He "Can't Talk About" Tapes Of Comey Conversations

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The dinner came in the early days of Trump's administration, as the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. In his short letter to Comey , Trump made a specific point of mentioning that he "appreciated" how the FBI told him three times he was not personally under investigation over Russian Federation. Read More »

Nottingham reacts to announcement of Prince Philip's retirement from royal duties

The duke, who turns 96 next month, will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August but will not accept new invitations . The Duke of Edinburgh made a crowd of guests roar with laughter while with the Queen at an Order of Merit service at St James's Palace just an hour after announcing he will stop all public royal duties at the age of 95. Read More »

German president favours two-state solution on Israel visit

Mr Trump announced last week that his first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican - the spiritual centres of Islam, Judaism and Catholicism. Speaking to JPost, the outspoken PM called the bill "the clearest answer to all those who are trying to deny the deep connection between the people of Israel and its land ... Read More »

Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them

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Allen Manasseh, Chibok parents' spokesperson, speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Women's Affairs Minister Aisha Alhassan said the girls will be ready psychologically. She said already, the recently released 82 girls are now undergoing rehabilitation and reintegration processes in various medical facilities across the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. Read More »

Trump says he wanted to fire 'showboat' Comey

And Trump, in an interview on Thursday with NBC , described a far different dinner conversation with Comey in which the director asked to have the meeting and the question of loyalty never came up. For many in Washington , Mr. Trump's abrupt move to fire Mr. Comey carried echoes of the "Saturday Night Massacre", an infamous turning point in the Watergate scandal. Read More »

Windows 10 updates will include Snapchat style video app

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Windows 10 users will be able to annotate a video and even add effects easily. We heard plenty of Windows 10 related announcements. At Microsoft's recent Build 2017 conference in Seattle, the company discussed plans to help improve the user experience for those with Windows machines and other devices. Read More »

Kushner firm apologizes for reference to White House ties

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Meyer told more than 100 people at a Beijing hotel that the $976 million project - twin 66-story towers with almost 1,500 apartments - "means a lot to me and my entire family". (Answer: They can't.) The only way to stop the conflict might be to stop the EB-5 program altogether, as Sen. The program, which is popular among wealthy Chinese people, has been nicknamed the " golden visa ". Read More »

Microsoft Makes a Play for Oracle's Cloud Customers

The Cosmos DB announcement is the big bang release from the first day of Microsoft Build , but the Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL might just be the one that has developers more interested. As a globally distributed database service, Azure Cosmos DB provides Turnkey global distribution that is instantly available to users, and with data too. Read More »

North Korea demands extradition of South's spy chief

Moon has called for South Korea to take charge in shaping the future of the Korean Peninsula - but that's impossible until Seoul actually has a sense of what that future should be. "These biochemical substances were to be provided with the assistance of the CIA. while the South Korean Intelligence Service was going to provide necessary support and funding for this attempt at assassination on our Supreme Leader". Read More »

South Korea's Moon to send envoys to Beijing to ease tensions

Presidents Moon and Xi began their conversation at around noon and spoke for about 40 minutes. Moon, a former human-rights lawyer, also stressed the importance of the decades-old alliance between the two countries amid concerns that they may face friction over how to deal with North Korea. Read More »

Warming ties lead to US-China trade deal

It was only months ago that the world's two-largest economies seemed headed toward an open trade war. Trump lashed out at Beijing throughout his presidential campaign, vowing to crack down on trade policies that he deemed hurt American workers. Read More »

Fidget spinners: Effective or distracting?

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Fidgeting has always been seen as a bad habit. However, most local school districts we reached out to say they are not having an issue with them. Not because we enjoy confiscating toys (most days), but because we value a distraction-free environment. Read More »

Uber-Waymo Referred For Criminal Prosecution, Private Arbitration Rejected

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The judge overseeing a court case levied against Uber by Waymo over the alleged theft of trade secrets has recommended that federal prosecutors also investigate the matter. Uber declined to comment on Alsup's request for a separate criminal investigation into the theft allegations. "The test is if you take out the contract at issue, do you still have a claim?" "Indeed, it appears Waymo can make out its case-in-chief without any reference to either agreement", he wrote in refusing to ... Read More »

Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations

NHS Digital, which oversees hospital cybersecurity, says the attack used the Wanna Decryptor variant of malware, which holds affected computers hostage while the attackers demand a ransom. An unnamed source told Interfax that the attack had not led to any information leaks. As many as 36 hospitals, doctors' offices and ambulance companies throughout the United Kingdom have been impacted, according to the Times. Read More »

Photos of Trump's meeting with Russian officials raise eyebrows

The White House session came after Lavrov met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the State Departments Treaty Room, where the foreign minister showed mock surprise when asked if Tuesdays firing of FBI Director James B. Such a move could have allowed the Oval Office to have been bugged by giving the Russian photographer ample opportunity to leave a listening device or some sort of surveillance equipment in the Oval Office. Read More »