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Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence


He warned that Brett McGurk, the USA diplomatic envoy to the Operation Inherent Resolve coalition, should not "poison" the administration by backing Kurdish groups in a continuation of Obama-era policies. Nine people were transported to the hospital, one with serious injuries. It is unclear if they worked for the embassy or were members of the counter-protest. Read More »

Why did Trump want a private conversation with Comey?

Veterans of past presidential scandals say working in Trump's White House is about to take a turn for the worse. "As long as the clouds hang over a presidency it becomes much more hard to get anything else done". The Wisconsin Republican says Congress will want to know if Trump asked Comey to end the probe, "why didn't he take action at the time ". "I think we'll have director Comey come back to the Congress in fairly short order to testify before one committee or another", Schiff told ... Read More »

Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby


He did race his first six career races with them and those were some of his best efforts, so I'm not surprised to see connections return to what worked. And Pletcher has never won The Preakness, although he's only tried 8 times. But he still made up ground late in the race to finish seventh. Too often, a great horse gets knocked around in the chaos of the start, unable to recover. Read More »

New French President Announces His 1st Government


French right wing politicians reacted angrily today after new president Emmanuel Macron named 11 women in a politically and gender-balanced cabinet. Francois Baroin, head of the Republican campaign for next month's legislative elections, said he regretted losing Philippe, Le Maire and Darmanin. Read More »

White House: Blame cyberattack on hackers, not spy agencies


You can't access anything. Britain's NHS was one of many major global organisations affected, with 47 trusts hit. This particular program, called WannaCry , asks for about $300, though the price increases over time. Instead of developing hacking tools in secret and holding them for use against adversaries, governments and intelligence agencies should share weaknesses they find with Microsoft and other software makers so that vulnerabilities can be repaired, he said. Read More »

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test


China is the linchpin of Trump's strategy for halting North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the US mainland. The rocket, "newly designed in a Korean-style", flew 490 miles and reached a maximum altitude of 1,310 miles, the North said , and "verified the homing feature of the warhead under the worst re-entry situation and accurate performance of detonation system". Read More »

Democratic candidate for governor urges impeachment of Trump


Pressure has built on Trump since he fired FBI chief James Comey last week amid an investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the United States electoral process. "There's no requirement that the president must have been indicted" for a crime, Ohlin added. Today on the floor of the Congress of the United States of America, I will call for the Impeachment of the President between 9am & 10am CST. Read More »

LaVar Ball: Lonzo only working out for Lakers


The New York Knicks (31-51 in 2016-17) had a slight chance to finally get lucky at the NBA Draft Lottery last night with a 5.3% chance of being awarded the top pick in the upcoming draft. It is hard to see them passing on one of the fantastic guard prospects with their first pick, meaning they will definitely target a forward/center with at least one of their three second round picks. Read More »

Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over

Regardless, the experts agree that Wannacry was serious enough that it warranted immediate patching. He had recently been warned that hospitals were using obsolete computer systems.Meanwhile, Russia and China, so often accused of cyber malfeasance by the United States, pointed to the NSA. Read More »

Rouhani warns Revolutionary Guards not to meddle in Iran election

Mr. Rouhani's signature foreign-policy achievement over the course of his four-year rule has been signing a multilateral agreement that lifted economic sanctions in exchange for the destruction of thousands of centrifuges, increased monitoring of Iran's nuclear facilities, and limits on future uranium enrichment. Read More »

Trump willing to use engagement on N.Korea crisis -S.Korea envoy

Moon's envoy, South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, said Trump spoke of being willing to use engagement to ensure peace. North Korea said the range of the test was 787 km and the maximum altitude was 2111.5 km. In his 40-minute talks with McMaster, Hong underscored that Korean conservatives and liberals all stand in unity in terms of security issues. The successful test Sunday highlighted the North's growing missile and nuclear threats. Read More »

Kushners use controversial EB-5 visa program to finance their developments


Its advertising highlights the controversial EB-5 visa program , which provides a path to a green card to foreign nationals who invest at least half a million dollars and create 10 full-time jobs. But Larry Noble, general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center , says, "The strong feeling is that they - the Trump family, the Kushner family - see the White House and being in the government as a marketing opportunity". Read More »

What we currently know about the global cyberattack


No institution is immune from attempted ransomware attacks , but these measures can help avoid a successful attack or, at least, limit the resulting damage. But from each patient zero the software then spread through computer networks by itself. There are, however, fears that WannaCry's true impact in the country could go under reported due to companies' reliance of unsupported or pirated versions of Microsoft Windows. Read More »

Tech Report: Google shows off new products at annual developer’s conference

Before the announcement at Google I/O, we know the features like picture-in-picture, notification channels and improved keyboard navigation for the next version of Android which is Android 8.0. Optimized apps will be promoted on the Google Play Store with the new section "Optimized for your device". Google also designed the service to minimise data usage on bandwidth-hungry services like YouTube. Read More »

'200000 users, 150 countries hit by ransomware'

In the last 72 hours, more than 261 people have decided they would rather pay the ransom than lose their important files forever, according to trackers analyzing the three known bitcoin wallets. However, practices across the North East are still asking patients to consider delaying contacting their practice unless they really need to for the next few days to allow time to clear backlogs caused by the attack. Read More »

Trump Threatens Comey With Possibility of Secret "Tapes"


I won't talk about it". "I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. "The way the White House has displayed itself, generally, we should be at the least skeptical; they are simply not credible". It added that Mr Trump had met Justice Department officials, and discused reasons for removing Mr Comey. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election, US intelligence agencies concluded in January, aimed at tilting the vote in Trump's favor. Read More »

Most Republicans close ranks to defend Trump

What does Michael Flynn's resignation mean for Trump? The White House has denied fired FBI Director James Comey's account of a conversation he had with Trump in February , recorded in a memo seen by Comey associates. Asked what he thinks of the Trump presidency, Mr Putin said it is up to the American people to judge and his performance can be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Mr Trump's efforts. Read More »

Putin offers Trump notes


Trump has defended his decision to discuss intelligence with the Russians, saying he had an "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety". In Washington, Republican and Democratic lawmakers said they wanted to see the Comey memo. House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz demanded that all correspondence be presented by 24 May. Read More »

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis


The U.N. Security Council late Monday expressed "utmost concern" at what it called North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior and provocative defiance" of council resolutions demanding a halt to all nuclear-related tests. No draft resolution was circulated to the full council, but Haley said the United States was working with China on a text. The spokesman said the goal of any conciliatory policy is to "peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and continue to develop ... Read More »

Storm Chasing: Oklahoma and Kansas


Some of the hailstones from the most violent storms could reach the size of baseballs. The victim, whose name hasn't been released, had been inside a vehicle in a rural area south of Elk City, said Lonnie Risenhoover, the county's emergency management director. Read More »

White House Reeling After Twin Allegations Related to Russian Federation

Trump did not order Comey to shut down the investigation of Flynn, which is still ongoing. Given the frequency with which Flynn and others reportedly communicated with Russian officials, flat denials by the president and his aides suggest either total ignorance of the actions of Trump subordinates or the capacity for bald-face, repeated lies to the American people. Read More »

How the Greens could wield power in a minority government

Weaver could still try to cut a deal with the BC Liberals. "We both agree the BC Liberals have failed British Columbians in a number of areas, and we have a range of issues in common but our focus is on the people of British Columbia". The Liberals, in power since 2001, were projected to be ahead in 43 districts , and the NDP in 41 - both short of a majority in the province's 87 seats, according to preliminary results tabulated by CBC. Read More »

Google previews Android O, plans lightweight Android Go


It will be interesting to see if the new competition will encourage Apple to bring some Siri upgrades to a future iOS update. The company also announced the milestone of 2 billion active Android devices around the world. Google has taught new tricks to its digital assistant, which debuted past year on its Pixel phone and an internet-connected speaker called Home that is trying to mount a challenge to Amazon's Echo. Read More »

China to hold second 'Silk Road' summit in two years time

Xinhua quoted Xi as saying the summit ended on a positive note and that "all are united behind the initiative, and on course for the shared future of mankind". World leaders will gather again to gauge the progress in 2019. The Chinese government's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) had been endorsed by 56 countries and regional organisations by signing memorandums of understanding and agreements with China. Read More »

Spicer: Sally Yates Was A "Strong Supporter" Of Hillary Clinton

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday dismissed former acting Attorney General Sally Yates as President Trump's "political opponent". His aides are engaging in real-time political combat with Mr Trump, including revealing on Monday that Mr Obama personally warned his successor against hiring embattled Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. Read More »

Medicaid Expansion Takes Center Stage in Senate Health Care Debate

Requiring people to maintain continuous coverage is the Republicans' preferred alternative to Obamacare's individual mandate that requires people to have insurance or pay a fine. Version 1.0 of the American Health Care Act died without a vote; version 2.0 deserves to die in the Senate. However, after 2020, anyone who signs up would no longer benefit from the federal funds provided by the Affordable Care Act, reducing the 73 million low-income and disabled people in the United States who now ... Read More »

Europol: Cyberattack Threat Escalating As Manhunt Under Way

The Europol chief said his agency was working with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to find those responsible, and that more than one person was likely to be involved. The attack held users hostage by freezing their computers, encrypting their data and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. Read More »

Putin: Russia willing to hand over records of Trump's talks with Lavrov


Anxious about keeping tabs on the highly sensitive material, the Obama administration officials set new limits on some classified information and explicitly barred Trump aides from viewing that material in their transition offices. "There are a lot of unanswered questions. That is what Congress does when conducting oversight of the executive branch". In 2007, he recounted to a rapt congressional audience the dramatic hospital room clash three years earlier with Bush officials over the approval ... Read More »

Rent-to-own scheme one of key planks of Lib Dem manifesto

The Liberal Democrats have put forward proposals to ban the sale of diesel cars and small vans in the United Kingdom by 2025, among the measures outlined in the Party's General Election manifesto aimed at tackling air pollution. The manifesto also pledges to increase corporation tax from 19% to 20% and a penny-in-the-pound increase in income tax. The party also promise to pass a "Green Transport Act" which will promote the used of low-emissions and electric vehicles and attempt to reduce ... Read More »