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MPs overwhelmingly support May's call for snap election

All sides are now gearing up for the fourth major election in four years, after last June's shock referendum vote for Brexit, the 2015 general election, and the 2014 Scottish independence vote. "It's the beginning, there's a long way but it's important to start well", he said. "How dare they crash the economy with their recklessness and greed, and then punish those who had nothing to do with it?" he said, referring to the 2007-9 financial crisis. Read More »

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyber attack

Kaspersky Lab said it had recorded incidents in 74 countries, mostly in Russian Federation, but noted that its visibility "may be limited and incomplete". It was believed to the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded. Seven hospitals remained on A&E divert on Sunday afternoon, with ambulances taking emergency patients elsewhere, NHS England said. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway On Comey Firing: 'It's Not A Cover Up'

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The internet responded with applause, but Conway herself was not a fan. Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this. Instead, Trump tweeted that he'll name a replacement "who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI". Read More »

Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

The attacks struck targets in dozens of countries, ranging from British hospitals to Russian banks. In a statement provided to HuffPost Australia on Sunday, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security Alastair MacGibbon said, overall, "Australia has not been significantly affected" by the attack, although there are reports of other businesses being targeted. Read More »

Political Battle Looms As Trump Health Care Bill Heads To The Senate

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The GOP bill would no longer tie subsidies to incomes but instead link them to age. For his part, Simpson has been pledging for years to do away with the former president's health care plan. Priebus was on " Fox News Sunday ". "If I'm being completely honest, I've thought of ending my life if it comes to that", she said. "First experiencing fatigue, and then an onset of chronic pain, and eventually losing the ability to walk", she said. Read More »

President Trump believes United States needs 'shutdown'

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Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney echoed the Hill's top Republican in his remarks to reporters on a Tuesday conference call. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined to comment on the president's tweet or explain its meaning. Read More »

US, China reach deals on access for beef, financial services

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross touted the deal, which would open China's market to US beef exports after years of restrictions as a "herculean accomplishment". Not only did he achieve visible progress on that front, he also brought Washington on board his Belt and Road Initiative. Beijing had announced an end to a 14-year embargo on American beef last year, but the decision has yet to be implemented. Read More »

Trump Implies There Is A Recording Of His Conversations With Comey

Echoing a widely-held view in opposition ranks, the senior democrat on the Senate committee, John Warner, called the timing of Mr Comey's dismissal "especially troubling". Vice President Mike Pence to reporters on Capitol Hill: "President Trump made the right decision at the right time to accept the recommendation of the Deputy Attorney General and the Attorney General , to ask for the termination, to support the termination of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Read More »

UK spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system: Fallon

A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in almost 100 countries on Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). An exterior view shows the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital, in London , one of the hospitals whose computer systems were affected by a cyberattack, Friday, May 12, 2017. Read More »

International investigators hunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

Microsoft also said it would roll out the update to users of older operating systems "that no longer receive mainstream support", such as Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003. He said: "First of all we can not force people to join the army, we don't have conscription in this country, the army has to compete with other sectors in the economy". Read More »

World reels from massive cyberattack that hit almost 100 countries

In a major cyber attack, almost hundred countries, including India, were hit which experts said was carried out with the help of "cyber weapons" stolen from the US National Security Agency. Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they identified the malicious software in more than 70 countries. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd _ who was chairing a government emergency security meeting Saturday in response to the attack _ said 45 public health organizations were hit, though she ... Read More »

BC Green leader begins talks with other parties

NDP's Mitzi Dean has taken the lead with the Liberal and Green candidate splitting the remaining votes. A majority is 44 seats in the 87-seat legislature. They want us to work across party lines". Horgan said Tuesday that a majority of British Columbians voted for a new government and that needs to be considered. Read More »

How a perfect storm allowed a global ransomware attack to happen

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Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said the situation could still escalate here and encouraged people to take preventative measures. Many other antivirus products also protect against the threat. That includes the United States, although its effects there did not appear to be widespread, at least initially. Researchers with Czech Republic-based security software maker Avast said they had observed more than 126,000 ransomware infections, with 60 percent of infected computers located ... Read More »

Guardiola praises referee Madley for disallowing Mahrez's penalty goal

Leicester were the better side after the break and Riyad Mahrez had the chance to equalise from the penalty spot but his effort was ruled out for a freakish double contact. "We'll have to check the boots for Tuesday", Guardiola told a news conference. The incident has been best described by Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare - "a freak accident" - one that we might not get to see in the near future. Read More »

Turkish military says kills 14 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

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USA troops were seen Saturday in armored vehicles in Kurdish areas in Syria in a show of force apparently meant to dissuade Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces from attacking one another. Despite historical ethnic tensions, the Kurdish-led SDF was able to recruit so many Sunni Arabs that a top USA commander estimates that 60% of the fighters are Arab and 40% are Kurds . Read More »

Trump tweets at Rosie O'Donnell about Comey

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But yesterday, the FBI's acting director Andrew McCabe said his agency would continue looking into possible links between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump campaign under questioning from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump tore into former FBI Director Comey during an interview with NBC News, calling the man he fired Tuesday a "showboat" and a "grandstander." This came after Rosenstein reportedly threatened to resign because his analysis was initially portrayed as motivating ... Read More »

Russian Federation wants quick United Nations vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'

Under the agreement, which is to last initially for six months, all combatants in the conflict are forbidden to use weapons in the de-escalation zones , including warplanes. "The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world", task force officials said. Read More »

Trump may pick new FBI director by next week

Turns out we didn't have to imagine - as Comey publicly disclosed in March, the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation began last July . Trump said the candidates were "outstanding people" and "very well known". There is still no firm evidence that Trump or any of his surrogates colluded with Russian Federation to win the election. Read More »

US Senate Democrats seek details on possible Comey funding request

Karl asked , "Don't you see how that is a conflict of interest?" Trump confirmed that asked Comey on three separate occasions whether or not he was under investigation. The White House refused Wednesday to provide any evidence or greater detail. And why was there urgency to act on it without an explanation directly from the president and without a replacement lined up? Quigley sits on the House Intelligence Committee, which is looking into whether Trump's associates coordinated with ... Read More »

Acting FBI Director Contradicts The Media

It's a stunning reversal. Trump's firing of Comey already has left him with the dubious distinction of being the first president since Nixon to fire a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation tied to the White House. When Holt tried to ask a follow up question, Trump yelled "Like a boss!" Days before he was sacked, Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation, USA officials have said, fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten ... Read More »

Trump wants to move quickly on new FBI director

Yet as recently as last week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump had "confidence" in Comey. The attorneys did not release copies of Trump's tax returns, so The Associated Press can not independently verify their conclusions. Read More »

Trump attacks 'showboat' Comey after sacking

US President Donald Trump insisted Thursday he always meant to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, undercutting the initial White House explanation that he acted on the recommendation of top justice officials. "Is that what you think, or the President thinks?" "We finally agree on something Rosie", Trump responded on Thursday. "When I chose to just do it [fire Comey]", Trump said, "I said to myself, I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and ... Read More »

Nadal advances into Madrid final

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The Spaniard put down his 24th victory, but Djokovic still has two more wins. "It is a great result", he said , as quoted on BBC . "What's important to me is to make it to another final", said the fourth-seeded Nadal, who beat No. As mentioned above, a glimpse into that possibility should've already transpired yesterday in the expected Nadal-Djokovic semi. Nadal had lost 15 straight sets against Djokovic, and won only one of the last 12 matches against him in four years. Read More »

NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days

The head of the National Cyber Security Centre, Ciaran Martin, said the organisation is "working round the clock with United Kingdom and global partners and with private sector experts" to fix the damage. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet. Ensure that all computers on your network are fully updated with the latest "patches". Read More »

Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

The NDP could have 39 to 44. If one party does not emerge with a majority of seats after an election, convention dictates the Lieutenant Governor offer that opportunity first to the person who previously held the job. There are also absentee ballots to be counted. One more note: The British Columbia Legislature nearly elected its first transgender lawmaker. While Horgan said it's clear British Columbians want change after 16 years under the Liberals, Clark said she reads the result as a ... Read More »

Turkey gave about 20 minutes notice before Syria strikes

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Local residents attested that intermediaries from Raqqa and Aleppo arrived to pick up the oil and often mentioned Turkey, while a captured ISIS recruit admitted on camera that the terrorist group sells oil to Turkey. Turkish forces last week launched airstrikes on Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG). Turkey has stepped up its attacks against PKK positions in northern Iraq and YPG outposts in Syria over the past few weeks. Read More »

Betsy DeVos Booed During Commencement Speech, Grads Turn Backs

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The school's opposition to DeVos is particularly warranted as the Education Secretary once referred to HBCU's as the "pioneers of school choice ". With that being said , it is still entirely puzzling why anyone thought that not only inviting DeVos to the commencement ceremony but honoring her as well would be a good idea. Read More »

Windows Store getting Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE Linux

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Microsoft's new controller will work without requiring the placement of motion sensors in a room to trace a user's movements. This can enable them to finally make their way into the mobile space, providing access to a whole wide variety of Windows software and ARM-compatible UWP apps. Read More »

Mattis: US reviewing Syria de-escalation zones plan, 'devil is in the details'

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This track is separate from the Russia-backed deal signed last week in Astana, Kazakhstan, though de Mistura said in a statement that he hopes the Astana agreement "will be implemented in full - thus bringing about a significant de-escalation in violence, and helping shape an environment conducive to the political intra-Syrian talks in Geneva". Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview Build 16193 Hits Fast Ring

Like with Apple's MacOS and iOS, Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will add a universal clipboard . The Fall Creators Update - a similar marketing moniker to a spring edition released in April - will come with Timeline, a feature created to let you jump back into files you were using a few hours or days ago as if you'd never left. Read More »