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North Korea willing to meet with US if conditions right: diplomat

When she was asked if the North was preparing to hold talks with the Trump administration, Choe said: "We'll have dialogue if the conditions are there". "Track-two meetings are routinely held on a variety of topics around the world and occur independent of US government involvement", a State Department official said.

Hospitals across Britain hit by large-scale cyber-attack

Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets. Microsoft said it was pushing out automatic Windows updates to defend clients from WannaCry. "This exploit (codenamed "EternalBlue") has been made available on the internet through the Shadowbrokers dump on April 14th, 2017 and patched by Microsoft on March 14".

US regulator's 'throttling' lawsuit against AT&T to be reheard: court

The court ruled past year that the FTC had no jurisdiction over common carriers - a designation for companies that offer phone services. The Californian court dismissed the data throttling case a year ago, but has now said it will reconsider it before the full 11-judge panel, according to Reuters.

North Korea vows to find 'plot' culprits

During Thursday's call, Xi reaffirmed China's opposition to the THAAD deployment, Moon's office said. A high-ranking Japanese official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Moon's willingness to meet Abe marks "a clear difference" from the attitude of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Comey says he will not dwell on dismissal

The White House officially said Trump fired Comey because U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy recommended it. "I worked very, very closely with Director Comey", McCabe said. Some press reports had suggested that Comey had asked for more resources for the investigation before he was sacked, but McCabe said he wasn't aware of that and it didn't fit with what he knew about how those requests were made.

Chibok girl 'refused to be released'

Ms Alhassan said they travelled to Chibok for Christmas but upon their return to the capital said they were scared to go back to their community. Families in Chibok are meeting with community leaders to identify the freed schoolgirls from photos.

U.S. warns citizens vs traveling to Palawan

Until recently, foreign governments had not warned of kidnapping threats in the central and western Philippines. Hardline President Rodrigo Duterte said security has been beefed up in the affected areas and officers have been told to shoot suspected militants on sight.

Trump calls Macron to congratulate him on election win

Hamon came in a distant fifth in the first round of France's presidential election, capturing just over 6 percent of the vote, the Socialist Party's worst result since 1969. The fervently pro-European Macron wants to team up with Germany to reform the 28-member European Union, seen as critical now that Britain is set to leave.

AG Sessions Urges More Mandatory Minimums, Rand Paul Slams Back

Combined, those changes led to a steep decline in a federal prison population that now stands at just under 190,000, down from almost 220,000 in 2013. In a study published last October , a group of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis explained, "This is because corrections spending ignores costs borne by incarcerated persons, families, children, and communities".

White House refuses to say if conversations are being taped

Friday's daily press briefing with White House spokesman Sean Spicer provided no clarity. Eisen said Comey was a witness to "Trump's possible obstruction by demanding loyalty". Comey wouldn't give that assurance, according to the account of the dinner provided by Comey associates the Times spoke with. Comey confirms that the FBI is investigating alleged ties between Trump's election campaign team and the Russian government.

North Korea sends protest letter to US Congress over sanctions

When pressed on how he would solve the nuclear crisis, Moon simply stated that he would reach out to his American, Chinese, and North Korean counterparts and that he would seek economic integration, and then reunification, with North Korea in the future - uncontroversial goals that all South Korean administrations have championed in the past.

United Kingdom government in dark over who behind cyber attack

Global shipper FedEx Corp said some of its Windows computers were also infected. The US Department of Homeland Security's computer emergency response team said it was aware of ransomware infections "in several countries around the world".

With new president, new faces for French parliament

The centrist Macron, 39, formed his own party only last year, and his election victory over the National Front's Marine Le Pen on Sunday has destroyed the dominance of the centre-left and centre-right parties which have governed France for almost 60 years.

Knives, fireworks, 'hit list' found in NC student's backpack

Upon receiving this information, a Sheriff's Office Captain immediately notified Union County Public Schools (UCPS) and the SRO who jointly began the investigation. The suspect is under the age of 16 and therefore the identity of this individual is being withheld. They have all been notified and detectives are now talking to them to find out more information about the student.

Britain's May says will introduce energy cap if re-elected

First of all, we are Conservatives. "With a cap it would be very hard for the "Big Six" to generate the kind of profits they have been able to". According to Claire Osborne, an energy expert from uSwitch, there are bigger savings to be made.

AP legislature to meet on May 16 to pass state GST Bill

Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi said that Congress supported the GST Bill, but there were some concerns like the fate of local small industries on the face of free flow of goods from outside after withdrawal of entry taxes. "As there is dearth of indirect tax practitioners, we have encouraged practitioners from other parts of services, both tax and non-tax, who may have the desire or aspiration to learn the new and exciting legislation", Vipul Jhaveripartner - Deloitte Haskins & Sells ...

China's Xi says wants to appropriately handle disputes with South Korea

North Korea on Thursday urged Moon's government to end what it considers confrontational policies, including joint drills with the USA military. Moon has long said the next South Korean government should review the Thaad deployment and decide to allow it only after seeking China's understanding.

Moon's rise to power in S Korea causes worries, hopes overseas

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed Friday to jointly deal with a spread of trade protectionism in the global market, Moon's presidential office said. Security Council resolutions. Moon nominated Lee Nak-yon, governor of South Jeolla province, as prime minister, the presidential Blue House said in a text message.

What is Donald Trump's new trade deal with China?

A new trade deal will allow US beef and natural gas exports to flow into China while opening up the US market for cooked poultry and Chinese banks, the US Commerce Secretary announced Thursday. China will issue guidelines to allow USA -owned suppliers of electronic payment services to begin licensing processes. China will allow foreign-owned financial services firms to provide credit rating services.

Trump Has Meltdown After FBI Officials Offer Contradictory Account of Comey Meeting

Adam Schiff of California, said that Trump should hand over any such tapes to lawmakers - or publicly admit none actually exist. Spicer denied that Trump had asked Comey to pledge his loyalty during that dinner. Sen. Marco Rubio asked McCabe if Comey's firing had impeded, interrupted, stopped or negatively impacted any investigation at the FBI. "Maybe I'll expand that, you know, lengthen the time ".

Amid Escalating Tensions, North Korea Accuses CIA of Assassination Plot

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul and South Korea's National Intelligence Service can not be reached by the Reuters for comment. The KCNA report claimed the plot was "recently uncovered and smashed", and accused members of the Central Intelligence Agency and IS of working with a North Korean citizen to provide money and weapons to carry out "state-sponsored terrorism".

Pope In Portugal To Canonize Siblings Who Saw Virgin Mary

On Saturday - the 100th anniversary of the first reported apparition - Pope Francis will canonise Jacinta and Francisco, who have officially been credited with two miracles. Their cousin, Lucia dos Santos, who became the main raconteur of their tale, is on track for beatification, the first step toward becoming a saint. Francis' deputy, Cardial Pietro Parolin, said the importance of Fatima lies specifically in the fact that poor, illiterate children - not the wealthy, learned or ...

Comey declined offer to talk to Senate intel panel

CNN said Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. He later said he was "not aware" whether any White House official had recordings of the conversation and wouldn't comment on whether the president regularly recorded conversations in the Oval Office.

Mattis Seeks to Allay Turkey on US Arming of Syrian Kurds

The capture of Tabqa sets the stage for an advance on Raqqa , some 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east. John Dorrian, said that after Tabqa is secured, the Syrian Kurdish-led forces will continue operations to "isolate and seize Raqqa". USA officials have indicated that 120 mm mortars, machine guns, ammunition and light armored vehicles were possibilities. "We do not ever give weapons to the PKK".

Iraqi forces move to surround Mosul's Old City, held by IS

The operation came as the Iraqi security forces, backed by anti-IS global coalition, are carrying out a major offensive to dislodge IS militants from their major stronghold in the western side of Mosul in northern Iraq. "I say that the rest of Mosul will be liberated before the holy month of Ramadan", he added. Geneva: As many as 450,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul's Old City, caught up in house-to-house fighting between ISIS and Iraqi government forces and cut off from aid, the ...

Stock On the Run: The Wendy's Company (WEN)

Previously, the company projected the same to be around $396-$404 million, an increase of 1-3% compared with 2016. The meal and other promotions have helped the burger chain attract diners amid a drop in grocery prices in recent months, which is encouraging more people to cook at home.

ELECTION: 43 Liberals to rule as minority vs NDP's 41, three Greens

The murmer of media preparing for election fury is the only sound at Green Party headquarters at 7:30 p.m. on election night. With the vote count not complete, the Liberals, which are not linked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's federal Liberal Party, had won 43 seats in the 87-seat provincial legislature.

The local election results summed up in 6 handy graphics

Alan Rhodes, who was the Labor leader of Nottinghamshire county council but is now leader of the opposition group, admitted that his party was "in a hard place at the moment". He added that the party needed "a strategic bullet to the back of the head". "The SNP has won the council elections", Sturgeon said on Friday. Mr Lavery also admitted some voters were rejecting Mr Corbyn in conversations with Labour activists, even as he insisted "not all of them have been negative".

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkey's official news agency, quoting the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said on Saturday (Sunday NZT) the site was blocked for "becoming an information source acting with groups conducting a smear campaign against Turkey in the global arena".

Trump's Comey firing came after Federal Bureau of Investigation subpoenaed Flynn associates

Flynn's company, Flynn Intel Group, told the Justice Department in March that the two $40,000 payments were consulting fees for unspecified work. The committee has invited Comey to testify in a closed session Tuesday . According to intelligence officials, the two discussed sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama to punish Russian Federation for its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Pope Francis welcomes Russia's efforts to defend Christians

The Pope and the Grand Imam spoke at the closing of the International Conference for Peace, organized by Al-Azhar. " All options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table ", Tillerson told the 15-member global body on Friday.

EU's Barnier tells Ireland he will work to avoid hard border

Europe's chief Brexit negotiator will address a joint sitting of the Irish Parliament today, an honour usually only afforded to visiting heads of states. "A deal that defends the interests of the entire European Union , but also those of individual member states". The former prime minister said a deal between Britain and Ireland on the issue was the best way of limiting damage from Brexit .

Nearly 250 missing in Mediterranean shipwrecks

The country's coastguard picked up seven migrants who said they had been on an overloaded dinghy packed with 170 people, which sank on Sunday. Only 50 people were rescued after the boat sank on Friday, leaving 82 missing and feared dead. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. The IOM spokesperson said most of the activities so far this year were from the Libya to Italy route as well as to Spain.

Man drowns after crashing vehicle into fire hydrant

A Florida man who hit a fire hydrant with a Mercedes was killed in just inches of water after being pushed under the SUV by the gushing liquid when he exited the vehicle. Dreyer was submerged three to four minutes under his vehicle. "Usually hydrants will break off and they won't spew any water". Dreyer was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Trump warns Comey over media leaks

Neither of Trump's two principal spokespeople - Sean Spicer or Sara Huckabee Sanders, immediately responded to an email seeking comment about the existence of any tapes. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN , "He took the recommendation of his deputy attorney general". The New York Times first reported on the dinner, saying that seven days after Trump was sworn in as president January 20, Comey was summoned to the "White House for a one-on-one dinner with the new commander ...

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