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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 ...

North Korea accuses U.S., South Korea of plotting to kill leader

Pyongyang alleged that a USA backed terrorist group infiltrated North Korea in order to use "radioactive substances and nano-poisonous substances" to target Kim Jong Un during the Day of the Sun military parade on April 15. But the statement, which described the suspect as "human scum", warned: "Criminals going hell-bent to realise such a pipe dream can not survive on this land even a moment".

United Kingdom school plans to introduce gender-neutral uniforms

At present, Highgate schoolgirls can wear grey pants, dark blue jackets and ties but boys cannot choose the grey pleated skirts that girls are allowed and have to wait until they are 16 to wear earrings. Highgate School is holding a conference next month called "The Developing Teenager" which will examine how teachers should approach issues raised by "cis", "trans", and "gender neutral" students.

Israel slashes UNESCO funds by 1 mln after resolution

He thanked the countries that supported Israel, "but I would especially like to thank the Italian Foreign Minister and Prime Minister". The representatives of three countries did not come to the vote. "For the first time in UNESCO, more countries voted to oppose or abstained than voted in favor, and of course this is important", he said. Likud ruling party officials also urged Netanyahu in a letter they sent to him to oust the United Nations from its current headquarters.

Trump warns former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to the media

Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn, who is the current Senate majority whip and a former Texas attorney general, is also in the running. Former FBI Director James Comey will not testify before the Senate intelligence committee next week, according to the panel's vice chairman, Democratic Sen.

United Kingdom government in dark over who is behind cyber attack

Security experts tempered the alarm bells by saying that widespread attacks are tough to pull off. "Or we could potentially see copycats mimic the delivery or exploit method they used". That affordable move redirected the attacks to MalwareTech's server, which operates as a "sinkhole" to keep malware from escaping. Also, the kill switch won't help anyone whose computer was already infected.

N Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

The White House issued a statement late Saturday saying that North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for too long", and that the latest "provocation" should serve as a call for all nations to implement stronger sanctions against the North. On Saturday, a top North Korean diplomat in charge of US relations, Choe Son Hui, told reporters in Beijing that Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump administration for negotiations "if the conditions are set".

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as new French president

All 577 seats in the Assembly are up for grabs. In a meeting with members of his campaign team on February 22, Macron told them that he was about to get an endorsement from Francois Bayrou, a centrist former three-time presidential candidate whose support helped boost Macron's campaign.

India likely to skip Belt and Road summit in China today

India has objected to Chinese state-owned companies working in the Pakistani-held part of Kashmir, the Himalayan region claimed by both sides. India sees the project, particularly CPEC, a geo-strategic project by China to limit its influence in South Asia.

North Korea launches ballistic missile amid United States concerns

The foreign ministry said in a statement to the Associated Press that the situation on the Korean peninsula was "complex and sensitive". Xi and Putin discussed in detail about the situation on the Korean Peninsula during their one-to-one meeting on the sidelines of the Silk Road conference, according to the Russian news agency Tass.