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Scottish Tories Are Making Big Gains In The Local Elections

In England and Wales, the local elections saw Ukip's vote share bleed into the Tories whereas Labour's vote in Scotland drained into Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson party, re-confiming it as the party of union and opposition to the SNP and Scottish Greens. Read More »

Edouard Philippe takes office as new French prime minister

The ceremony was held on Monday at Hotel Matignon, the official Paris residence of the prime minister of France. The government is a careful blend of political backgrounds, with three defectors from the conservative Les Républicains (LR), three centrists from the MoDem party and numerous Macron loyalists, many of them former socialists who supported the dark horse candidate from the beginning. Read More »

UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to overturn the current tax system "set up by the wealth extractors for the wealth extractors" in his first campaign speech towards the 2017 General Election. The Labour leader promised a clamp down on the "cosy cartels" that, he said, were hoarding the country's wealth for themselves. The Scottish voted 62% to 38% against Brexit, tend to lean left, and might balk at an increasingly conservative Parliament. Read More »

Microsoft says after WannaCry attack governments should end 'hoarding' security vulnerabilities

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This is about pulling together what we have learnt on one machine, one endpoint and applying that learning to help defend other networks. But there are a few things that businesses can do to limit the damage it causes. White House cyber security coordinator Rob Joyce, who previously worked in the NSA's elite hacking squad, told a Reuters reporter in April that the Trump administration was considering how to "optimise" the Vulnerability Equities Process, but he did not elaborate. Read More »

Hospitals remain key targets as ransomware attacks expected to increase

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He added that the rate of infection has slowed over the weekend. ALSO READ: Ransomeware attack: Why do WannaCry hackers demand bitcoin? "This attack is a powerful reminder that information technology basics like keeping computers current and patched are a high responsibility for everyone, and it's something every top executive should support", said Smith. Read More »

Happy Mother's Day to all

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Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Thank you for your actions words and love. With the awesome event of Mothers Day , 2017 is nearly here, so, now it's your opportunity to be thankful to your mother for all her sacrifices. Read More »

England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyber attack

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In the U.S. FedEx was hit. London , Companies around the globe are preparing for an imminent cyber attack as the offices re-open on Monday, media reports said. New variants of the rapidly replicating worm were discovered Sunday. He also warned hackers could upgrade the virus to remove the "kill switch" that helped to stop it. Read More »

Trump weighs embassy move's effect on Mideast peace process

Officials are also considering a lesser announcement outlining a United States vision for the future of Jerusalem as Israel's capital without taking any immediate action, created to help Trump save face on his campaign pledge. "Israel has made contact with the USA on this matter", the official said. "What are you talking about?" the official reportedly told the Israeli team helping the USA prepare for the trip, according to the Times of Israel . Read More »

Merkel, Macron: the new power couple to shake up the EU

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he will implement economic reforms in France. She said she was personally prepared to make the case for such a change. For the first time since his election, Macron laid out his vision for the eurozone . "Before thinking about reform of the EU, France has to restore its partners' confidence in it and provide guarantees on the budget", said Charles de Marcilly of the Robert Schuman Foundation. Read More »

Rep. King: Comey Had Obligation to Report Any Interference in Flynn Investigation

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The contents of the memo have subsequently been confirmed by other news organizations, including Bloomberg, although the memo itself has not yet surfaced publicly. "The country is being tested in unprecedented ways". "I think people in America turn on the TV, and they think this is all that's happening, this is all we're doing, this is all we're discussing". Read More »

Pourquoi Nicolas Hulot a fait chuter EDF en Bourse — Gouvernement

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La première question épineuse sera celle du nucléaire. Mais les Verts ont un petit faible pour Nicolas Hulot. Le gouvernement nommé par Emmanuel Macron comporte 22 membres. Ce que le grand public sait peut-être moins, c'est que Nicolas Hulot a a été pendant de très longues années, un homme de télévision. Électron libre - " Mon plus grand trésor, c'est mon indépendance " - il a à l'évidence surmonté sa méfiance vis-à-vis de l'exercice du pouvoir. Read More »

Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

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The Department of Justice flatly denied those reports . "Through a variety of questionable decisions, Director Comey lost the trust of both Republicans and Democrats", said Banks. Lower posts come with term limits. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recommended former Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland for the position. Read More »

Chelsea Manning is Free

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Manning was arrested by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division on May 27, 2010 and accused of 22 charges, including violating articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Espionage Act. Pvt. Chelsea Manning was released from a military prison in Kansas Wednesday after serving seven years for providing classified government information to WikiLeaks . Read More »

Google Lens Announced At I/O 2017 Keynote: Here's How It Works

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At its I/O 2017 developer conference today, Google rolled out new Google Play Console features for developers. The service won't be tightly integrated into Apple iOS, which means it'll have limitations as compared to Siri. Combined with Google Assistant, Lens is far smarter and impressive. At the core of the conference is Android, Google's open source operating system that runs on approximately 80 percent of the world's smart devices, according to some industry estimates. Read More »

Putin offers transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov

One, that senior White House officials contacted the Central Intelligence Agency and the NSA after Trump made his revelations, which means Trump did blabber mindlessly about security threats. According to United States and diplomatic officials, Israeli intelligence was a source for some of the information about ISIS bomb-making capabilities. Read More »

Clapper: U.S. government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

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Additionally, the New York Times reported Thursday that during that dinner, Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty. It was a staggering turn of events, so much so that understanding what the president said on Thursday and what his surrogates had said on his behalf on Tuesday and Wednesday is important not only to what has happened since but also to what may lie ahead. Read More »

Suspect a WannaCry ransomware attack? Call this Maharashtra government helpline

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However, major cyber security firms are looking into clues that may connect the global "ransomware" attack known as WannaCry with programs previously attributed to North Korea, it emerged overnight. A worldwide ransomware attack on Friday hit organizations across multiple continents, infecting FedEx and bringing down operations for at least 16 of the U.K. Read More »

Americans Support Impeaching Donald Trump More Than They Oppose It, Poll Finds

Do you think they need to tone it down? "None of us, no matter what our political leanings are, no matter how we feel about Trump, feel this is not good for America", McCain said . The House Oversight Committee has also requested the memo from Comey cited by the Times. In a statement issued announcing his intention to call for impeachment Green explained , "President Trump is not above the law". Read More »

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

Well, these upcoming headsets are said to come equipped with state of the art positional tracking which will allow the hardware to gauge the headset's position with respect to the space around it. The lack of spatial tracking is one of the biggest differences between mobile VR and PC-connected VR systems. Virtual reality immerses users in an artificial world and initially has been taken up most actively for gaming. Read More »

Ransomware affects 150 countries, businesses cautioned for future cyber attacks

Cyber security experts said it could be the biggest cyber-attack of its kind ever. Researchers recorded infections in tens of thousands of machines, and Europol estimated Sunday that the attack had spread to about 150 countries. Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published his discovery, but also noted he was not an employee. "Which we will." she said. "I'm anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn on their machines on Monday". Read More »

Trump signs $1.1 trillion spending bill, avoiding shutdown

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Because Republicans didn't actually have one, they had to fake it. "In its current form, the (American Health Care Act) would roll back major provisions in the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing the health care of 350,000 Oregonians, increasing prices for elderly Oregonians, reducing federal funding for Medicaid enrollment, and risking the loss of more than 23,000 jobs that were created in OR after the implementation of the ACA". Read More »

ACLU files open records request for Comey memo

Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations. Congressman Scott Taylor and U.S. Senator Mark Warner have questions and want to see evidence. I need to see it sooner rather than later. Chaffetz has threatened to use his subpoena "pen" to get the materials. "Congress really needs to get to the bottom of this". Read More »

Zidane hails 'fundamental' Navas as Madrid see off Sevilla

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Asked about the club's chances of winning the double, the French coach told reporters on Tuesday: "Nobody is speaking about that in the dressing room. That goal was his 18th of the season in Liga - the first Celta player to reach that amount since 1956. "(Madrid) were a bit desperate, they believed they had a series of advantages if the game was played that day . Read More »

Cyber-attack targets 12 Aussie businesses

It locks down all the files on an infected computer. And while Microsoft said it had already released a security update to patch the vulnerability one month earlier, the sequence of events fed speculation that the NSA hadn't told the USA tech giant about the security risk until after it had been stolen. Read More »

North Korea Celebrates Test Of New, Long-Range Missile

Tensions heightened in the Korean Peninsula in recent weeks amid speculation Pyongyang may conduct its sixth nuclear test sometime soon while the North's leader continued to threaten neighboring South and the US with its series of missile tests , some of which had recently failed. Read More »

With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time

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That the new prime minister was a member of the Republicans, the mainstream right, "is the demonstration that (the Republicans) can not symbolize an opposition worthy of the name", Le Pen said in a statement. Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian (John-Eve Le DREE-on) was named foreign minister and prominent centrist Francois Bayrou (Frans-WA Bey-ROO) as justice minister. Read More »

Trump asked Federal Bureau of Investigation boss to drop Flynn inquiry

Top Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said he was "shaken" by the New York Times report . Putin's remarks come as Washington was reeling over revelations late Tuesday that Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

World braces for more cyberattacks

And while Microsoft said it had already released a security update to patch the vulnerability one month earlier, the sequence of events fed speculation that the NSA hadn't told the USA tech giant about the security risk until after it had been stolen. Read More »

China Increases Spending on the Silk Road

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The inclusive tone of China's Belt and Road push stands in stark contrast to U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, a regional trade pact involving Pacific Rim countries but excluding China. Read More »