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Security firms find evidence linking North Korea to WannaCry cyber attack


And the media have since spun out stories on Pyongyang's league of hackers, its past involvement in cyberattacks and its perennial search for new revenue streams, legal or shady. As ransomware attacks go, that's a pretty typical setup. Choi said that if North Korea's culpability is proven, the world should start taking their capabilities seriously and ensure consequences for such actions. Read More »

Army porter, intruder killed on LoC


Indian porters are the civilians who operate between the two posts of Indian army where they help carry the ration, water and other required material between the Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC). In another operation, May 21, alert troops deployed in the Naugam sector eliminated four terrorists thereby foiling a major infiltration bid. Three soldiers were also martyred in that encounter, which lasted for two days. Read More »

Polls suggest Tories could now lose a seat in Wales

Opposition parties dubbed it the "dementia tax", because those most affected would be people with long-lasting, debilitating conditions which render them unable to care for themselves. The former chancellor George Osborne, now Evening Standard editor, has suggested Mrs May's team is preparing for a u-turn on the policy. Murdo Fraser, a Scottish Tory MSP, said: "The difficulty Labour are having with this issue is staggering". Read More »

Philippines steps up bombing of Islamist militants in city

Wadi said he expected the militants to scatter after suffering casualties but then regroup, winning from the experience a "badge of honour" that could draw IS fighters fleeing the Middle East battlefields. Enriquez has been in the job for about two months. "The dream of the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to the ISIS and its flag, is to transform Mindanao into an Islamic state", he added. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Security Adviser to Carter, dies at 89

The "inquisitive and innovative" son of a Polish diplomat, Mr Brzezinski was a "natural choice" as national security adviser, Mr Carter said in his tribute. Bush a B, Bill Clinton a C and George W. Bush an F. Brzezinski was a staunch foe of the Soviets who instead encouraged developing ties and normalizing relations with China. Read More »

Police release CCTV pictures of Manchester bomber


The 18-year-old was killed in the blast shortly after her favourite artist Ariana Grande left the stage at the Manchester Arena on Monday. Hundreds gathered at the landmark in their homes. Until it was raised Tuesday, it had stayed at severe since mid-2014. Ms Rudd said Britain was making good progress with internet firms on this but more could be done. Read More »

Kushner ties to Russian Federation questioned as Trump blasts media lies

He says that "whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers". The White House did not acknowledge any other contacts between Kushner and Russian officials. But he said on " Fox News Sunday" that "any channel of communications back or otherwise with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing". Read More »

Iraqi troops push for last ISIL holdouts in Mosul

However Iraqi forces are still taking the lead on the ground in Mosul and after more than seven months of grueling fighting, Iraq's best-trained fighters are depleted. 'Save the Children is deeply concerned that any calls to leave west Mosul will mean that civilians, particularly children, are in significant danger of being caught in the crossfire, ' another aid organisation said in a statement. Read More »

Balloons, not North Korean drone, prompted warning shots from South

The U.S., Britain and France have been pushing for a new United Nations resolution with tougher sanctions against the North. South Korean and U.S. South Korean tanks fire near the border with North Korea . Its last missile test was on Sunday. China has been infuriated by the US deployment of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ) system in South Korea , saying it is a threat to its own security and will do nothing to ease tensions with North Korea . Read More »

Bali drug smuggler, Schapelle Corby, returns home after sentence


Her final day on the Indonesian resort island was a blaze of media attention, as she was hustled out of a villa with her face hidden under a scarf and chased by a pack of journalists before her flight home. Instagram photo of Schapelle Corby on board a Malindo flight to Brisbane after being deported from Bali. "They slept; they ate; they acted like normal passengers", one woman said. Read More »

S Korea says fires warning shots at object flown from N. Korea

Security Council sanctions and resolutions. Its members condemned the launch in a statement, calling it highly destabilizing behavior in "flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council". It noted that North Korea's "illegal ballistic missile activities are significantly contributing to its development of nuclear weapons delivery systems" and expressed regret that Pyongyang chose to divert its resources in pursuit of this program, while its "citizens have great unmet needs". Read More »

Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president


Iran and six world powers, including Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States, reached an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in July 2015 that put it on the path of sanctions relief, but with more strict limits on nuclear program. Read More »

TPP trade deal members agree to seek way forward without US

There are now 11 remaining countries involved with the TPP trade deal. Specifically, the TPP nations said they are looking to address their "concern about protectionism"; meanwhile, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer used APEC to hold one-on-one meetings with nations to form bilateral trade deals. Read More »

Countries that help N. Korea face sanctions too, United States warns

South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over National Security Council at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul , South Korea, May 14, 2017. United Nations diplomats say the current talks are still just between the pair. "There is no reason for North Korea to be having these actions outside of the fact they just choose to do so". Haley's comments at the United Nations, alongside ambassadors from Japan and South Korea, came days after North Korea tested another ballistic missile. Read More »

Trump's budget contains some glaringly simple math errors

Mr Mulvaney's appearance was one of four planned for Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend the president's budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programmes. Read More »

European Tour faces shake up


Jamieson's score was matched by Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Francesco Molinari , with Open champion Henrik Stenson and Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters part of a nine-strong group on four under. "I can't consider - I can't dwell on the past, that I haven't won a lot, but any time I didn't play good was mainly because I didn't putt very good". Read More »

US warship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing

The patrol, the first of its kind since October, marks the Trump administration's first public foray into the South China Sea dispute. "All operations are conducted in accordance with worldwide law and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever global law allows". Read More »

Defense Secretary Mattis: 'I keep other people awake at night'

Mattis, however, said the US position on climate change is "not inside my portfolio". "Over the a year ago, we have been consulting with our Filipino partners at senior levels to support the Duterte administration's counterterrorism efforts", she said, declining to comment on the specifics of that American military support. Read More »

Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email


CNN's report would appear to confirm a similar story published on Wednesday in The Washington Post . The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a Russian intelligence document saying the Clinton campaign had an understanding with the Justice Department that Clinton would not be prosecuted over the email inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server. Read More »

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case


Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. He has agreed not to contest his prison sentence (which could be as long as 27 months) when he returns to court on September 8. Weiner used online messages and video chat apps to communicate with the girl he knew was 15, prosecutors said. Weiner , who represented part of Brooklyn and Queens from 1999 until his resignation in 2011, was also ordered to surrender his iPhone to ... Read More »

Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in prison

Critics said her leaks threatened the lives of USA military members. Manning left Fort Leavenworth military prison at 2am on Wednesday morning. Ex-US army private, who leaked 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks , is set to leave jail. Read More »

Maute fighters killed in Marawi


Last year, the group sought recognition from the Islamic State, pledging allegiance and calling itself as the IS-Ranao. "I'd be harsh", Duterte said in an interview with his assistant communications secretary while onboard a flight back to Manila. Read More »

Senate intel panel to subpoena Flynn companies


In testimony before the committee on Tuesday morning, former CIA Director John Brennan said he confronted a Russian intelligence chief about election meddling last summer, and Warner said the committee is looking into it. Brennan was President Barack Obama's Central Intelligence Agency director. Flynn, a top adviser to candidate Trump before becoming national security adviser, was paid more than $33,000 in 2015 to speak at a Moscow gala where he was seated next to Russian President ... Read More »

Kushner sought secret communications with Russian Federation

Kushner is not a target, but a subject of investigation, according to reports based on conversations with officials. Those contacts included two phone calls between April and November previous year, two of the sources said. "We have already shifted from attrition tactics where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them", he said. Read More »

White House shaken as Russian Federation probe pierces Trump's inner circle

Kelly told "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday that with countries such as Russian Federation that are not allies of the USA, any means of communication "is a good thing". "And that could be a potential outcome that I seek, but I want to understand, at least hear from Jared Kushner , as well as the administration, about what was exactly going on there". Read More »

UK police say "large part of network" behind Manchester attack arrested


In the Libyan capital Tripoli, Abedi's younger brother 20-year-old Hashem and their father, Ramadan, are being held by special forces linked to the country's interior ministry. But Rowley said there were still "gaps in our understanding" of the plot, as investigators probed Abedi's potential links to jihadis in Britain, Europe, Libya and the Middle East. Read More »

Man arrested in further Manchester raids


Investigators have uncovered signs the suicide bomber at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester may have made a second explosive device that's still missing, local media reported Friday. Ms Rudd said that counter terrorism was adequately resourced, and denied that the cuts had hindered the authorities' ability to prevent Monday's attack. Read More »

Bombs in Jakarta blasts were made from pressure cookers

Two explosions went off near a crowded bus station in the eastern part of the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, police said . "There's a link, but we're still studying whether it's an global network", said National Police spokesman Awi Setyono, who told reporters earlier that police are investigating whether the attackers had direct orders from Syria or elsewhere. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners in Israel suspend hunger strike

Last year, the organization reduced the number of visits it coordinated, citing a lack of funds and little family interest in the initiative. All prisoners have now ended the strike, according to the prison service. As Abbas met with Trump, Palestinians observed a commercial strike and held public demonstrations in solidarity with the prisoners. Hunger strikers are also calling for an end to Israel's widely-condemned policy of "administrative detention ", which allows the imprisonment of ... Read More »

Kushner sought secret back channel with Russian Federation

The back channel was meant to connect Michael Flynn, who later became Trump's first national security adviser, with Russian military leaders, said the person, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy considerations and spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Melania, Ivanka Trump abstain from wearing headscarves in S. Arabia

The speech in a gilded hall bedecked with chandeliers is part of an effort to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world. The George W. Bush Administration secured the attendance of not just Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinians at the 2007 Annapolis peace conference but also senior representatives from Saudi Arabia and eight other Arab nations. Read More »

UK police say 'large part of network' behind Manchester attack arrested

British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack and asked the public for more information on his whereabouts leading up to bombing. Grande went on to praise her supporters and the people of Manchester. The Daily Record features the words of the family of 14-year-old Eilidh MacLeod, who has been confirmed as being among those killed in the blast. Read More »