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Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty


So while James Comey is not the first director to be fired - President Clinton fired William Sessions after findings that he had engaged in improper use of government funds for personal items - the directorship, unlike other high-level positions in the Justice Department, is not a job that normally changes hands upon a change in administrations. Read More »

Pastor Jeffress: Trump Is Ending Gov't 'Assault' on Religious Liberty


It aims to eradicate the Johnson Amendment , which is a piece of legislation that bans tax-exempt religious organisations from directly or indirectly participating, or intervening in a political campaign. It allows religious organizations to be more politically active and endorse candidates without losing their tax-exempt status. Another White House official said the order extended to hospitals, universities and other nonprofits who object to the contraception mandate in Obamacare. Read More »

United Kingdom recovers from health system cyber attack

Screenshot of a hacked NHS computer demanding bitcoin ransom for access to its files. Figures obtained by The Sunday Post show almost every health board in Scotland has been targeted by a ransomware attack - whereby hackers block a computer until money is paid - over the last five years. Read More »

Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday

For all other versions - Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 - Microsoft asks them to apply the MS17-010 update if they haven't enabled autoupdates on their systems. Read More »

Conte to stay and improve Chelsea next season

The league might not be the only thing the club wins this season - the Blues face Arsenal in the FA Cup final on May 27 and, if they grab that, they would become the first club to win the double since the 2009/10 season. The club captain has said potential goodbyes before, but there will be no fourth successive one-year contract extension this summer. Diego Costa could leave for China, while John Terry's departure will deprive the club of so much experience and leadership. Read More »

Growing global cyberattack hits 200000 victims so far

Now that this "WannaCry" malware is out there, the world's computer systems are vulnerable to a degree they haven't been before, unless people everywhere move quickly to install Microsoft's security patches. In the United Kingdom, hospitals were crippled by the cyberattack, which forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted. Teams of technicians worked "round the clock" Saturday to restore hospital computer systems in Britain and check transport services in other nations ... Read More »

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'


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

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'


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


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


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


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


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


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 »