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by | May 17, 2017 | 20:55

Microsoft references the WannaCry ransomware's source as an vulnerability known by the NSA, noting that similar security holes were revealed on WikiLeaks in documents stolen from the Central Intelligence Agency. As news of the WannaCry ransomware attack broke last week, companies and governments scrambled first to keep it contained. The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments had caused "widespread damage", the BBC reported.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:35

High voter turnout has generally favored moderate and reformist candidates in Iran. He enjoyed a strong performance during the campaign, especially in the three televised debates, when he supported Rouhani by providing facts and figures and coordinating attacks on the president's main opponents.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:29

The men are two of at least four people who will be interviewed to replace James Comey, whom President Donald Trump suddenly fired earlier this week, according to people familiar with the matter. But unless Majority Leader Mitch McConnell steps aside, Cornyn's rise in leadership has peaked. But he said in a statement Tuesday that "the best way I can serve is continuing to fight for a conservative agenda in the U.S.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:55

The United States is not party to the agreement and the Syrian rivals have not signed on to the deal. The United States reacted cautiously to the agreement, saying that it "supports any effort that can genuinely de-escalate the violence in Syria" but expressing concern about Iran's role and saying Russian Federation must ensure compliance by the Syrian government.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:48

Macedonia's president today (17 May) asked the opposition Social Democratic party to form a government , five months after an election in the troubled Balkan country. Macedonian nationalists stormed parliament earlier this month after the election to parliament speaker of Talat Xhaferi , Macedonia's parliament speaker, an ethnic Albanian and former guerrilla.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:58

If any such breach (es) take place the PCB shall reserve the right to initiate separate and independent proceedings against Nawaz under the PCB Code. His last worldwide outing came during an ODI in Pakistan's tour of Australia in January. In a statement on Wednesday, the PCB said that the ban, starting from May 16, could be reduced to one month if Nawaz fulfils certain conditions that include no further breach of its anti-corruption code.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:35

Trump calls Comey over to where he is standing in the Blue Room to offer a handshake and a partial hug, then comments that Comey has "become more famous than me". "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey". But it wasn't completely lonely: A source close to the White House confirmed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski spent time at the White House Tuesday night.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:26

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said he wants to reopen the Kaesong complex as he aims to pursue dialogue and engagement as well as pressure in dealing with the North. Asked if North Korea's missile programme was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes". It claimed that its Hwasong-12 missile flew 787 kilometers and soared to an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers along its planned trajectory.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:54

Fox also touted USC-Texas and Oklahoma-Oklahoma State in the graphic. That game previous year (with the Buckeyes ranked second and the Wolverines ranked third) drew a 10.4 overnight rating on ABC, the best of the college football season, the best noon kickoff rating on record, and the second-best regular-season CFB number in any slot ever for ABC (behind, shockingly, another Michigan - Ohio State game in 2006).

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:02

In policy coordination, Xi said China has signed cooperation agreements with over 40 countries and global organizations, and carried out framework cooperation on production capacity with more than 30 countries. "(But) in a world of growing interdependence and country can tackle all the challenges or solve the world's problems on its own". Xi first proposed the initiative, which aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along and ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:31

For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon's chief of staff almost 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House conversations might again be secretly recorded. The president is reported to have asked Comey whether he could be loyal to him during a dinner meeting in February shortly after his inauguration. He's viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Bannon and Priebus, when stories about internal White House drama land in ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:35

Jakub Kroustek of the security firm Avast said in a blog post update around 2000 GMT, "We are now seeing more than 75,000 detections... in 99 countries". It also installs a text file on the user's desktop with a ransom note . A hacking group released details on the exploit in April when they published a collection of spy tools allegedly used by the National Security Agency online.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:32

More than 7,000 birds have been seized during what is believed to be the largest cockfighting bust in USA history, officials have said. Several dead roosters also were found, along with equipment such as the blades used during cockfights.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:51

National Bank Financial upgraded Allied Properties Real Estate Investment from a "sector perform" rating to an "outperform" rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. Smith Asset Mngmt Gp L P holds 0% of its portfolio in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) for 1,197 shares. Among 13 analysts covering ConAgra Foods ( NYSE:CAG ), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:37

Meanwhile, the mutinous soldiers say they are ready to fight if the army intervenes. They had been forced to flee or stay indoors because of the violence. The soldiers, majority former rebels, were promised 12 million CFA francs ($19,936) for backing Ouattara after former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept an election defeat in 2010, but they have received less than half of the cash.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:41

But in an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Mr Trump said he had already made a decision to fire Mr Comey and would have done so regardless of any recommendation. NY realtors told the Journal that recording calls is "uncommon but not unheard of in the world of high-stakes NY real estate". In Florida, where the president frequently spends weekends, both parties must consent to recording.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:33

It's feared more victims of the WannaCry cyber attack could emerge, as businesses return to work after the weekend . "The global reach is unprecedented", Wainwright said. But he said it would be straightforward for the existing attackers to launch new releases or for other ransomware authors to start copying the way the malware replicated.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:55

Consulate General of Pakistan in Hong Kong is hosting the forum in collaboration with the state government special Administrative Region. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that amicable trade policies of Pakistan provided vast opportunities to the investors.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:06

He might have to form a coalition government or have a government led by an opposition party. "He is the man who Macron believes can increase the number of defections from the right wing inside the National Assembly", he said. That sits well with President Macron's liberal leanings and it means that he can, the plan goes, lure others like him out of The Republicans into the President's new Republic En Marche movement .

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:23

Ynet reported last week that the Americans reportedly only wanted to visit for 30 minutes, while the Israelis insisted on at least 75 minutes. It says leaders from Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Pakistan and all six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have been invited.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:11

Abbas and other Arab leaders have said doing so would inflame already simmering tensions. Trump expressed his appreciation for Abbas' unambiguous support for a negotiated settlement of the conflict. That has sparked speculation about a meeting among the three. It said USA and Israeli officials have declined to confirm the trip. But that was a far cry from the way Trump and Netanyahu interacted in February.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:32

The issue of sensitive nature is being heard by a five-judge belonging to different faiths i.e. a Hindu, a Sikh, a Christian, a Zoroastrian and one Muslim. He asked the parties concerned to focus on whether triple talaq was fundamental to Islamic religion. In 2016, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) told Reuters that "Muslim women in India have suffered because of triple talaq where arbitrary divorces declared over postcards or telegrams have been sustained".

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:04

The former acting attorney general who was sacked by President Trump for refusing to defend his travel ban told a U.S. Senate committee she has no regrets. Spicer attempted to frame Yates's warning as casual advice, but in fact, as Yates explained on Monday, her warning was clear and grave - Flynn had deceived the vice president, and, as a result, could be blackmailed by the Russians, who were likely aware of his deception.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:13

Half of registered voters disapprove of the job the president is doing. When he took office, Americans approved of his handling of the economy by approximately a net 11-point margin, 47 percent to 36 percent, according to HuffPost Pollster's aggregate.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:43

Raisi, according to various sources, has 21%-27%, probably Fars added the votes for Ghalibaf, who withdrew candidacy in favor of Raisi. Although sanctions relief has allowed oil exports to resume, the limited growth has not significantly improved the lives of ordinary Iranians.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:00

This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on May 15, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of the Hwasong-12 missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. "We can do a lot of different things that we haven't done yet". Amid growing tensions over Pyongyang's array of missile tests, Beijing in February banned imports of North Korean coal citing United Nations resolutions for all of its measures against North Korea Coal is North Korea's main export and ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 19:50

The Turks are fiercely opposed to the USA plans, seeing the Kurdish fighters as terrorists. The announcement of the US President Donald Trump's decision a week before the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Washington is not a stab in the back of its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner, a member of the coalition against ISIS in Syria and Iraq - Turkey, but rather a spit in the face of its charismatic leader.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:25

The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. Trump also said that at the dinner, he and Comey discussed whether the USA top cop would stay in his role and continue his ten-year term. "I was going to fire him regardless of recommendations", said the president.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:56

Asked what currency could be used, Ms Sturgeon said: "The starting point for an independent Scotland is we'd use the pound, it's our currency". "I can say with confidence (that an independent Scotland will not join the euro) because there is no rule that forces any member of the European Union to join the euro, that is simply a statement of fact".

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:17

The United Nations Security Council on Monday "demanded" that North Korea "conduct no further nuclear and ballistic missile tests", warning of further sanctions, after the regime's latest missile launch Sunday, which came days after South Korea's presidential elections.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:24

Emmanuel Macron's pledge to transform the French political landscape moved closer to fulfilment today when a former Socialist prime minister said that he was joining his camp. The worst-case scenario for him would be a strong parliamentary majority for his opponents, dictating his choice of prime minister and limiting his presidency.

by | May 17, 2017 | 19:55

Labour has accused the Government of a "chaotic" response, and claimed cuts had left hospitals "wide open" to being compromised. A security researcher was able to disable the " WannaCry " ransomware attack that crippled numerous NHS systems and impacted organisations around the world on Friday simply by registering a domain referenced by the malware.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:15

They said that forces retaliated with tear smoke shells triggering clashes. The Indian Army launched the massive anti-terror operation after receiving information about the presence of militants in the area. The search operation was carried out two weeks after a similar but larger operation was undertaken in Shopian district which has witnessed a spurt in militant activities recently.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:14

For those older youth, the LDS Church will form its own programs. "Instead, young men activities will focus on spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual outlined by the church", the statement said. "I kind of felt like something was going to happen, but it was still a surprise", said church member Andrea Veenker. The church said it will continue to use Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs for boys ages 8-13 - more than 280,000 Mormon boys in the USA and Canada.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:24

Fearing molestation and harassment by the local boys of the village, as many as 86 school girls in Haryana have been sitting on hunger strike for nearly a week now demanding the state government to take stock of the situation. Reportedly, the Haryana Government has issued a notification in this regard. The education minister today said the rules had been relaxed after discussion with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and the Additional Chief Secretary of the school education department, P K ...