Thursday June 22-nd, 2017

WannaCry ransomware might attack 1,3 million computer systems

That halted the ransomware's infections by creating what is called a "sinkhole", which prevents botnets from communicating with their command-and-control servers. The attacks used ransomware that apparently exploited a security flaw in Microsoft op...

Xi, Moon agree denuclearising N.Korea 'common goal': Seoul Xi, Moon agree denuclearising N.Korea 'common goal': Seoul

Moon's victory reverses more than a decade of conservative rule that has seen strong ties with the US, which maintains about 28,500 servicemembers in South Korea. Mr Moon asked Mr Xi to personally look into ways to resolve the damaging sanctions agai...

Liberals win tight poll in Canada's British Columbia, lose majority

Weaver had requests to speak with B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and NDP leader John Horgan Wednesday after a preliminary vote count Tuesday night left Clark one seat short of a majority. NDP leader John Horgan spoke later in the afternoon. Th...

BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

Recounts and absentee ballots could still sway the final tally, such as with the Courtenay-Comox riding swinging to the NDP by a mere nine votes. This election won't be decided for at least two weeks, when absentee ballots are counted and recounts ar...

South Korea's new president moves to soothe tensions with China

I will go to Beijing and I will go to Tokyo. "A telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in took place". Moon took office instantly, without a transitional period. North Korea...

Pakistan, China sign various agreements in Beijing

But India is not attending the high-profile B&R summit. He said Pakistan's human resource had benefitted tremendously from its interaction with experts and academia under the NEA. India opposes the CPEC as it runs through the Pakistan- Occupied K...

Vote splitting fears not realized in election

While saying the Green Party is focused on good policy and will work with either party, it certainly sounds like party leader Andrew Weaver has more in common with the NDP than the Liberals. University of B.C. political scientist Max Cameron said, if...

The White House Can't Keep Its Story Straight On Comey's Firing The White House Can't Keep Its Story Straight On Comey's Firing

As it kept shifting explanations for how and why Comey was sacked, the White House at one point cited a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, which laid out the argument against Comey without calling for his dismissal. They said tha...

Britain's Labour to guarantee European Union citizens rights if wins election Britain's Labour to guarantee European Union citizens rights if wins election

He said that Mrs May would win the election. In response, Mr Farron said the Labour leader should face his opponents and defend his policies. However, the shadow Brexit secretary was clear that under a labour government, free movement would becom...

Kushner Companies apologizes for Journal Square project pitch to Chinese investors Kushner Companies apologizes for Journal Square project pitch to Chinese investors

Kushner's lawyer, Blake Roberts of WilmerHale law firm, said in an emailed statement that Kushner "will recuse from particular matters concerning the EB-5 visa program ". During the presentation, a slide was shown identifying US President Donald...

Trump defends firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director, pledges 'far better' replacement

Outraged Democrats called for an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia's election interference, and a handful of prominent Republican senators left open that possibility. On Tuesday, Rosenstein recommended th...

Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming, ridden by John Velazquez, broke on top but surrendered the lead to State of Honor going into the first turn. Calvin Borel was aboard that day. Godolphin's Thunder Snow took no part after bucking at the start. In the Preakness, A...

BJP sweeps MCD, AAP comes distant second with 48 seats BJP sweeps MCD, AAP comes distant second with 48 seats

AAP is in turmoil following its disastrous showing in Sunday's Delhi civic polls, which in turn came on top of exceedingly poor performances in the recent Punjab and Goa Assembly elections. Regardless of the rout in the MCD polls or in Punjab, Kejriw...

German Foreign Minister: Le Pen Got Too Many Votes

Previously Mr Trump had seemed to favour Mr Macron's opponent, the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, whom he had praised as "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France". However, his challenge remains in energisi...

French presidential victor Macron marks key wartime date as markets celebrate

She conceded the race in Paris: "The National Front ... must deeply renew itself in order to rise to the historic opportunity and meet the French people's expectations", vowing to make her party the primary opposition to Macron in what she called a...

Barack Obama Warned Donald Trump: Do Not Hire Michael Flynn

So Flynn has a lot of problems, and I think there are going to be several more twists and turns in this, you know, in terms of him appearing before Senate committees and House committees and elsewhere. She said McGahn called her back the next day t...

Newly elected Emmanuel Macron may dramatically change France's position on Brexit negotiations Newly elected Emmanuel Macron may dramatically change France's position on Brexit negotiations

But anti-European sentiment has a firmer foothold in Italy, which will hold a general election by early next year. Prime Minister Theresa May announced in late April that she was calling for a snap election in the hopes of consolidating the Conse...

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

This change of leadership comes just days after Hamas released its new policy document last week accepting the establishment of a Palestinian state based on 1967 lines. Instead, Palestinians under the rule of Hamas in Gaza have suffered opp...

French Election: Hollande, Merkel Congratulate Macron

It's been a hard moment - the country is so divided. Her supporters at a National Front election night gathering in Paris put on a courageous face. "If that was the case, I would have kept working for them", Macron answered. Paul Hatfield, London-b...

Bottas beats Vettel in Russian GP for 1st F1 win

In other F1 news, it's been confirmed that Sauber will switch from Ferrari to Honda for supply of its power units starting from the 2018 season. Bottas' win, however, may make life awkward for Mercedes and Hamilton if Ferrari shows favour for Vette...

Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election

On Sunday, American lawmakers also joined the White House in congratulating Mr. Macron, a former investment banker whose win in the French polls represented the most significant response from the liberals to the populist and nationalist wave that bro...

Marine Le Pen separates herself from Front National Marine Le Pen separates herself from Front National

Endorsements for Macron from the established French parties of the centre-right and centre-left will likely make it even tougher for Le Pen to get an absolute majority in the second vote. Universty of Montpellier researcher in politics Nicolas Lebo...

Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions? Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions?

The new Bill must get the approval of the smaller US Senate before the President can sign it into law and he is not expected to, at least not in its current form. Getting ahead of himself, Trump used the event as an opportunity to make the case, none...

The battle to end Obamacare is just getting started

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi painted a bleak picture of looming health care chaos, saying the vote could cost Republicans their majority in upcoming elections next year. "I've already made clear that I don't support the House bill as now constr...

Le Pen tells AP she 'changed everything'

If elected, Le Pen says she wants an "automatic" expulsion of all illegal immigrants from France and has vowed to cut legal immigration to no more than 10,000 people a year. This comes after President Donald Trump had earlier spoken positively about ...

Texas Lawmakers Approve Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities' Texas Lawmakers Approve Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

SB 4 includes nothing like that. Texas lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that outlaws so-called " sanctuary cities " and jurisdictions in Texas and allows law enforcement to ask people about their immigration status of anyone they legally det...

Moderate Republicans call House vote start, not end of health debate

The final vote for the health care bill was 217-213, a slim win for the Republican leaders, who faced huge challenges in getting the bill for consideration in the House floor. The largest doctors group in America on Thursday blasted House Republica...

House Passes AHCA, Wary GOP Moderates Look To Senate

The Obamacare repeal, one of Trump's key campaign promises, would usher in sweeping changes to the USA health care system in the coming years. He repeated his conviction that Obamacare is "failing" and "essentially dead". "Right now Obamacare is fa...

ASEAN meets amid Korea tension and South China Sea row

Before their lunch, the 10 leaders posed for their traditional linked-arms photo in front of the palace, which used to house the office of the vice president. With a combined gross domestic product of $2.55 trillion in 2016 and robust year-on-year re...

Queen celebrates her 91st birthday

Thank you to the @IrishGuardsBand for celebrating The #QueensBirthday today during Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace today. They will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company. Elizabeth was bor...

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