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N.Korea seeks extradition of S.Korean spy chief in assassination plot

With Seoul now sharing the latter view, Beijing will feel even less pressure to seriously tighten the screws on North Korea , as Trump has been urging. Moon's win comes amid an ongoing war of words over a strategic USA missile defense system being deployed in the South. On Thursday, Moon asked Xi to help end the Chinese boycott of South Korean goods. Read More »

How to protect yourself against ransomware

Some hospitals diverted ambulances and canceled surgeries as a result of the attack, which blocked doctors' access to patients' files. In the United States, delivery company FedEx said it was experiencing issues with some of its Windows systems. Read More »

Released Chibok girls, a promise fulfilled by President Buhari: Niger CAN

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In addition, Adeyeye said numerous suspected terrorists could come back to "unleash terror" against Nigeria. Discussions to free the remaining 113 girls should begin at the end of the week. There have been repeated calls for more to be done to support those released, particularly with many women treated as social outcasts due to their time with the rebels. Read More »

United States warns citizens against travelling to Palawan

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President Duterte has ordered the military to "shoot on sight" Abu Sayyaf bandits, saying the situation is "a problem of security, law and order". The embassy identified two locations - the capital city of Puerto Princesa and the nearby Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park that attracts thousands of visitors daily - as areas the kidnappers were targeting. Read More »

Trump adviser in conflict of interest controversy

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On a big screen, Jared Kushner's previous role in the company and his current role in the Trump administration were highlighted. That decision to retain financial interests breaks precedent with the usual approach to government service; in the 1970s, President Jimmy Carter was so anxious about the appearance of impropriety that he sold off his treasured family peanut farm. Read More »

Michael Flynn subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

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After President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, both said they were troubled by his decision. ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The House and Federal Bureau of Investigation are also investigating Russian election meddling, including any ties to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump lawyers: Documents show no undisclosed Russian income

Those "few exceptions" the letter mentions? According to the letter, income from the Miss Universe pageant made up a "substantial portion" of the $12.2 million in foreign income that Trump reported in 2013. Dillion and Nelson said they have served as tax counsel to Trump and The Trump Organisation (TTO) since 2005. Trump Properties LLC sold property in Florida to a Russian billionaire for $95 million, the lawyers added. Read More »

BC Greens break through, capture three seats

The Greens' votes will be needed to give either the New Democrats or Liberals a 44-seat majority. The final outcome of the election may not be known for weeks. The NDP and the Green Party both campaigned on changing B.C.'s voting system, perhaps to a form of proportional representation or to a single-transferable-ballot system if that is what a panel recommends. Read More »

Repeal Of Obama-era Methane Emission Limits Narrowly Fails In Senate

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All 48 Democrats were joined by three GOP Senators, including, Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine) and John McCain (Ariz.). Democratic senators who had previously said they would support the repeal (Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin III, West Virginia, ) also voted against the rollback. Read More »

Dragon sulks as Modi does balancing act in Sri Lanka

The almost one million ethnic Tamils in central Sri Lanka are descendants of indentured labour brought to work in coffee, rubber and tea plantations by British colonial rulers in the 19th century. Sri Lanka's government has tried to balance both Asian giants since coming to power in 2015. "China and Sri Lanka enjoy good friendship", he said. The Indian leader will participate in the United Nations celebration on Friday, after which he is to travel to the tea-growing hill country to open a ... Read More »

British healthcare system hit by 'ransomware' cyberattack

A huge cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected dozens of other countries around the world, security researchers said. Read More »

Kapil Mishra to visit ACB office today

Till some time ago, Mishra had been accusing the BJP of shielding Dikshit and yesterday he alleged that the AAP government tried to protect her. Minister Kapil Mishra has been advised for hospitalisation by the team of doctors who examined him on Friday. Read More »

British PM boosted by local elections ahead of key vote

Local elections, she says, are not necessarily indicative of general ones, and therefore her party will continue to do all they can to rally support and improve their campaign in the next four weeks. John Curtice, a professor of politics at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, said the Conservatives had so far put in their best election performance since at least 2008, with an average swing of seven points from Labour since 2013. Read More »

'He's a Very Good Person': Trump Continues to Rave About Flynn

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According to CNN, Flynn's lawyer, the Alexandria Attorney's Office, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation declined to comment on the latest revelations. He said Flynn's security clearance had been renewed in April 2016, and the Obama White House had not stepped in to revoke it. That's why Republican senators only seem to care about the sources of those media reports about the Trump national security adviser being compromised by the Russians rather than the fact that ... Read More »

Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

Some media outlets reported Friday that Erdogan's remarks augur well for next week's discussions, but former Turkish lawmaker Aykan Erdemir wasn't convinced. Moreover, the YPG threatened that unless the United States takes a clear stance and stops further Turkish airstrikes ( EKurd , April 29), its fighters would withdraw from the Raqqa offensive. Read More »

Trump retaliates on Twitter over Russian Federation photos

The US media never caught a glimpse of either Russian inside the White House. He said former acting Attorney General Sally Yates also left him with the impression that it wasn't necessary to fire Flynn immediately, after he reportedly misled Vice President Mike Pence on his interactions with Russian representatives. Read More »

82 of the #BringBackOurGirls students have been released

The release was made possible after "lengthy negotiations" which saw the Nigerian government agree to an exchange of some Boko Haram prisoners for the schoolgirls. "We can not say when the girls will be released, if they will release the remaining girls for their members we will gladly do that and we don't regret our actions". Read More »

Macedonian MPs attacked after 200 masked protesters storm parliament

Police, who were heavily outnumbered by protesters, eventually managed to evacuate the parliament, and used stun grenades to disperse the crowd outside. A Macedonian political commentator, Sasho Ordanovski, told the BBC that Russian Federation was not orchestrating the chaos but "using the Macedonia crisis.to make the West spend its resources". Read More »

Korea nuclear programme an existential threat: USA intel chief

One critical issue to discuss would be strategies to offer aid to North Korea. North Korea's U.N. Mission late Thursday issued a statement calling the purported plot to kill Kim a "declaration of war". The US regards the system as a touchstone of its alliance with Korea. Moon supports engagement, but this strategy could directly undermine USA efforts to maximize pressure on Pyongyang. Read More »

China trade deal serves up potential corporate winners

The deal will also allow Chinese companies to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US. The agreement on LNG is one of 10 initial actions, released by the White House Wednesday under the framework of the US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, aimed at promoting economic engagement and cooperation between the two world powers in a range of issues including energy, agriculture, investment and finance. Read More »

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

IT security firms Kaspersky Lab and Avast said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack had hit Russian Federation hardest. The committee denied the reports . Once one computer is affected, the malware spreads itself across the network. "Like many other companies, FedEx is experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware". Read More »

EU, US to Hold Talks on Airline Laptop Ban

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At that time, the United States and Britain barred passengers traveling through airports in 10 Muslim majority countries from carrying laptop computers, tablets and other devices larger than cellphones aboard direct inbound flights. authorities". The DHS says it's a matter of safety, and says there is a danger of bombs being taken on board hidden inside larger electronics. Homeland Security Secretary John Kell briefed members of the US Congress on Thursday and also met with executives at ... Read More »

North Korea: The "Highest Priority" of the US Intelligence Community

North Korea has a history of making unfounded claims, and CNN did not independently corroborate last week's report. "We urge the relevant authorities to immediately detect and arrest and hand over to the DPRK the masterminds of the ugly state-sponsored crime, accomplices and their followers", the office said, referring to the country by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Read More »

USA may ban laptops on all flights from Europe

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In March, the USA banned devices "larger than a smartphone" from the cabins of flights from Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. An EU spokeswoman said no decision had been made yet. The DHS says it's a matter of safety, and says there is a danger of bombs being taken on board hidden inside larger electronics. Read More »

Democrats Are Slowing Down The Senate's Work In Response To Comey's Firing

While Rosenstein stopped short of urging Comey's dismissal, Trump said in a statement Tuesday that he dismissed Comey "on the clear recommendations" of both Rosenstein and Sessions. The other reason for his termination, CNN reported , was the fact that Comey never gave the president "any assurance of personal loyalty". "But the credibility is now lost and I don't think the Department of Justice can conduct this investigation without hiring outside counsel", said Doug Gansler, a former ... Read More »

Trump Signs Executive Order Launching Voter Fraud Commission

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Trump has previously claimed that between 3 million and 5 million people voted illegally in the November election. But you're right. The president's allegations that millions of people voted illegally last November have been widely dismissed by Democrats and Republicans. Read More »

Russia Investigation is 'Adequately Resourced,' Deputy FBI Director Says

Trump also says he chose to fire Comey before his Monday meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - a revelation that indicates the rationale he provided to Comey in a letter announcing his termination was a pretext. According to NBC, Comey also rebuffed Trump's questions about the ongoing investigation. "He made a recommendation, but regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey". Read More »

Historically tight BC election means uncertain future

Speaking in the Rose Garden of the B.C. legislature - a day after the Green's historic breakthrough three-seat win - he said he looked forward to working with whichever party the Greens have the most commonality on platforms. NDP leader John Horgan had vowed to stop Kinder Morgan Inc's Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, which the Liberals approved. If the results remain as they are - 43 seats for the Liberals, 41 for the NDP - then the Greens would hold the balance of power. Read More »

Mattis makes clear U.S. commitment to protecting Turkey

The capture of a key Syrian town and a nearby dam from Islamic State group militants by Syrian Kurdish-led forces undermines the IS's ability to defend its de facto capital, Raqqa and disrupts its ability to plan attacks in Western countries, the us -led worldwide coalition said Thursday. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency establishes Korea Mission Center to focus on 'existential threat' to US

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But the threat to South Korea and Japan from North Korea's shorter-range weapons is imminent, added Elleman, who said he found the DIA comments "reassuring". Mission said the Ministry of State Security has declared that a "Korean-style anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the USA and South Korea". Read More »