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DeCinces convicted of insider trading

DeCinces stared toward the jury in the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, shaking his head slightly, as the guilty verdicts were read. The 2008 merger came as Advanced Medical Optics, which made equipment for LASIK surgery as well as contact lens-related products, struggled to deal with falling revenue and rising debt in the midst of a Wall Street crash.

Fallen Officers To Be Honored During DC's Police Week Vigil

For more information, including the names of officers added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, visit www.LawMemorial.org/2017RollCall. Monday, May 15 is "Peace Officers Memorial Day". It was a somber night in the nation's capital as thousands paid tribute to fallen law enforcement officers.

France to inaugurate a new leader: Macron

His inauguration will take take place later on Sunday. The official result of the vote was proclaimed in a ceremony Sunday at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris by the president of the Constitutional Council, Laurent Fabius. "I am not handing over power to a political opponent, it's far simpler", said Hollande, who once picked Macron to make him an economic adviser and then later a minister.

President Trump is making it hard for his defenders

In citing their conversations, Trump is nearly certainly referring to the three occasions on which he says he and Comey spoke and Comey, according to the president, told him he was not under investigation. During his testimony, McCabe contradicted the White House's assertion that the President "and the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey. "Instead, Mr.

Review board adjourns hearing of extension in Hafiz Saeed, aides' detention

It also asked the Attorney General of Pakistan to be present at the next hearing on May 15. Pakistan's home ministry, which levelled the charge, produced him before a three-member board judicial review board that's headed by Pakistan Supreme Court judge Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprises two other senior judges, as per sources.

Moon's down-to-earth manner is a refreshing change for South Koreans

Beijing's displeasure over THAAD has reportedly been felt by South Korean businesses, particularly Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate that signed off on a land swap deal with the government to provide a site for the THAAD launch systems in late February.

S. Korea's New President Heading for Friction with the US?

The deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) in the South has angered China, Seoul's major trading partner, which sees the system's powerful radar as a threat to its security . Suga only said Abe told Moon that the agreement should be "appropriately managed", but did not elaborate. A new documentary, The Blue Butterfly Effect, exposes the tensions in the South Korea-US relationship by showing local opposition to the installation of an anti-missile system to ...

South Korea's new leader discusses North Korea, defence system with China's Xi

On his second day in office, President Moon Jae-in spoke on the phone with the leaders of South Korea's two most important neighbors: China, followed by Japan. In his first speech, he said he would work towards resolving the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and negotiate with Washington and Beijing over Thaad.

Seoul: Moon, Xi agree on denuclearization goal

He has taken a more conciliatory line with North Korea than his conservative predecessors and advocates engagement. He also said he was prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". "We have plans to send special envoys to the four countries, but nothing has been decided on who will be sent, when or to how many countries", Moon's office said as quoted by the Yonhap news agency.

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for global cyber attack ransomware

The Health Service Journal reported that X-ray imaging systems, pathology test results and patient administration systems were all affected. It was not yet known who perpetrated Friday's attacks. When asked to confirm that Wana Decryptor has struck in the USA, and at what scale, Acting Deputy Press Secretary Scott McConnell did not provide specifics.

UK security researcher says another massive cyberattack likely Monday

On Saturday, Microsoft said it had released updates for older systems. In England, 48 NHS trusts fell victim, as did 13 NHS bodies in Scotland. At Hairmyres hospital in East Kilbride, patients were turned away as they went in to A&E - while others received minimal treatment.

India Boycotts Mega China Summit Over 'Sovereignty Concerns': 10 Points

President Xi Jinping said Sunday that China will contribute an additional 100 billion yuan (about US$14.5 billion) to the Silk Road Fund to scale up financing support for the Belt and Road Initiative. Gonzalez declined to name specific countries that may look to hinder China's Silk Road programme. The Chinese president also said he will sign trade and economic cooperation treaties with more than 30 countries during the forum.

Global ransomware attack: CERT says no incidents in SL so far

Security firm Avast said it has detected the ransomware, largely attacking Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan. Xinhua state news agency said some secondary schools and universities were hit. But @MalwareTechBlog warned that the "crisis isn't over" as those behind it "can always change the code and try again". And WannaCry has already caused massive disruption around the globe.

Karnataka records 67.87% pass in SSLC exams

Bidar stood last with a pass percentage of 62.02%. The pass percentage among freshers stands at 59.9; among private candidates, the pass percentage is 22.86 and for repeaters the percentage is 20.14. Students in urban areas performed slightly better than those from rural areas, with 52.88% of students from urban areas securing pass marks, while 50.72% students from rural areas passed.

Trump meets Russian Federation foreign minister amid Comey controversy

The White House closed off press access to the Oval Office meeting with Lavrov, and did not even allow photographers in. On his way into earlier talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Lavrov had feigned ignorance of the outcry in Washington over Trump's summary sacking of FBI Director James B.

South China Sea remains a concern

Authorities, however, dismissed its link to the ASEAN meeting. In the chairman statement issued at the end of the Asean Summit here yesterday, a proposed reference to full respect for legal and diplomatic processes has been taken out from the South China Sea section, a move seen by some senior Asean officials as silencing an global arbitral court backing Manila's claims in the area.

Passengers evacuated as Leeds Bradford Airport closes after suspicious package found

West Yorkshire Police said they were called to the airport at 8.09pm. West Yorkshire Police's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was sent to the airport following the discovery on Saturday night. It has been reported that the air traffic control tower has been evacuated as well. Moreover, reports said that the flights were dismissed that evening.

Did North Korea Launch Another Ballistic Missile?

Kim Dong-yup, a professor at Kyungnam University, said it was possible the missile could have a range of 7,000 kilometres, which would put the US Pacific Command (PACOM) in Hawaii within range. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the missile landed 97 km (60 miles) south of Russia's Vladivostok region, prompting the White House to reference Moscow in a statement about the incident.

Former French PM Manuel Valls pledges allegiance to Emmanuel Macron's movement

However, it is not clear if he will be able to do so. "His voice is not insignificant, but his candidacy will be treated as anyone else's". The poor result triggered a fierce debate within the party on the opportunity of sticking to the left platform defended by Mr Hamon, or to switch back to the more centrist views of Mr Valls and his allies.

North Korea missile test a 'threat to international peace'

Before the missile test, the US Treasury said it was considering "every tool in our arsenal" to cut off sources of worldwide financing for illegal activities in the North. As the New York Times wrote, the North Korea launch "showed that it was an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could target key United States military bases in the Pacific, including those in Guam, missile experts said".

U.S. firms 'ready' to get on China's Silk Road project

Xi said China would contribute 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) to the Silk Road Fund, which was set up in 2014 to finance infrastructure projects and provide aid worth 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion) to developing countries and worldwide organizations taking part in the initiative to revive the ancient trade route.

Comey Is Willing To Testify Before Lawmakers-But Only in Public

President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new justice for the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 31, 2017. "And that process is being headed by the Department of Justice". "The challenge they have is that the president sometimes moves so rapidly that they don't get a team around that gets it organized", said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and Trump ally.

Warner: Trump firing Comey has 'appearance' of quashing FBI's Russian Federation probe

And he dismissed questions on whether Trump was threatening Comey. In separate tweets Friday morning Trump seemed to hint at dissatisfaction with how his communications team has weathered the firestorm he created with the abrupt decision to fire Comey on Tuesday.

Willing to turn OBOR into path for peace: Xi Jinping

He called for stepped-up action against terrorism and what he called its root causes of poverty and social injustice. Hailing China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday called Beijing a "close friend and trusted ally" of islamabad.

Manhunt for hackers, as experts foresee new global cyber attacks

Britain's National Health Service says hospitals across the country have been hit by a "ransomware" cyberattack but there is no evidence that patient data has been accessed. NHS Fife admitted the fix had not yet been applied - despite Microsoft bosses labelling it "critical" - while NHS Lanarkshire was unable to say. He said that mobile communications haven't been affected.

After the B.C. election here's what Canadians are asking Google

Forty-four seats are needed for a majority. British Columbia's election has brought unwelcome uncertainty for the business sector, given the prospect of an ascendant Green Party influencing policy on pipelines, natural gas exports, hydroelectricity and other resource projects.

White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

Spicer said that he was "not aware of any" restrictions placed on Flynn's duties on the National Security Council between the period that Yates warned the White House and that Flynn was ultimately dismissed. "She was warning you that your national security information might be compromised by the Russians". "After that time, they did what you should do frankly - is an element of due process", Spicer said.

North Korea's detention of U.S. citizen 'concerning': White House

North Korea arrested a United States citizen for alleged hostile activities in April at Pyongyang airport. He believes numerous citizens would refuse to fight for him if a military conflict breaks out. As far as the possibility of the United States military action against North Korea is concerned, the ambassador said that Pyongyang was not afraid of it.

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N. Korea missile

Security Council resolutions", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters. After hosting an emergency meeting of his security council, Mr Moon condemned the latest launch. China, North Korea's most important ally and key provider of food and fuel aid, has sought to cool tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, repeatedly calling for dialogue.

Comey friend: Nothing scarier to Trump than someone who tells the truth

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, testifying in place of Comey , contradicted Trump's appraisal of turmoil at the FBI , saying Comey had "broad support" from the rank and file "and still does to this day", McCabe said. Reports over the past two days have widely claimed that anger at the Russian Federation probe was Trump's true motivation in firing Comey , but it is still remarkable to hear it from the president himself.

Commissioner Quarles praises end of Chinese beef import embargo

Beijing had announced an end to a 14-year embargo on American beef last year, but the decision has yet to be implemented. "All trade is important, but working with China will be a huge benefit to the USA beef industry", he said. " China is one small part of the picture, but, for the longer term, getting back into China would be great", Petry said. "Past foot-dragging means we won't celebrate until these promises are executed", Gibbs said, calling the opening in the electronic ...

Macron's movement snubs former-PM Valls, saying he 'does not meet criteria'

The group will announce its 577 candidates for the parliamentary seats tomorrow and will not engage in alliances, aside from the one already concluded with Mr Francois Bayrou's Democratic Movement. Le Pen says she will lead the opposition to Macron. I'm not living with regrets. It is the first time neither of the country's traditional parties has a candidate in the final round of the presidential election under the modern French republic, founded in 1958.

White House, Pentagon weighing Syrian safe zones

Syria's foreign minister said on May 8 that Russian troops, not UN-supervised global forces, will enforce the cease-fire in safe zones established under a Russian-led agreement. It calls on Syrian forces and rebels to reduce their fighting in the special zones. "Will it affect the fight against the ISIS [Daesh]?" "This subject was brought up, but there's a lot of details to be worked out", he said.

Fine Gael remains just ahead of Fianna Fáil in new poll

Labour and the Independent Alliance are both down one point to 4%. Mr Kenny is Fine Gael's longest serving Taoiseach, having equalled the record of John A Costello. Stephen O'Brien is political editor of the Sunday Times . "Enda Kenny is seen to have performed well on the issue of Brexit, had an influence on the guidelines drafted by the European Council".

US President Donald Trump threatens to cancel White House press briefings

He assessed the situation - and I would quote for you. While this was not customary, Mr Comey explained why he took the responsibility ahead of Ms Lynch. Several candidates are being considered to replace Mr Comey, a senior White House official said, including Mike Rogers, a former Republican representative; Trey Gowdy, a Republican representative and former federal prosecutor; Alice Fisher, assistant attorney general in the George W Bush administration; and Ray Kelly, former commissioner of ...

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