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Thanks to a lucky find by a UK-based security researcher, yesterday's massive global ransomware attack is reported to be slowing down today. These hackers "have caused enormous amounts of disruption— probably the biggest ransomware cyberattack in history", said Graham Cluley, a veteran of the anti-virus industry in Oxford, England.
  • Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination

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    With just four months to go until the vote in Lima, the 11-member IOC Evaluation Commission will on Sunday begin their three-day inspection of the French capital on the day Macron takes over from Francois Hollande. "One of them said to us: 'We keep looking for the hole in this bid and we can't find it, '" Garcetti told journalists. POLITICS: When President Donald Trump first issued his executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, it ...
  • Rescued Chibok girls: Pleasant second anniversary gift to Nigerians

    Rescued Chibok girls: Pleasant second anniversary gift to Nigerians

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    The girls arrived at Abuja airport and were driven away in a military convoy. The Associated Press reports five Boko Haram commanders were freed in the swap. In October, 21 of the girls were released following negotiations brokered by the Swiss government, the Red Cross and some local intermediaries. Last month, President Buhari said the government remained "in constant touch through negotiations, through local intelligence to secure the release of the remaining girls and other ...
  • Netanyahu's cabinet seeks to downgrade status of Arabic

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    Entitled "Israel - The Nation-State of the Jewish People", the bill declares that "the right to realize national self-determination in the state of Israel is unique to the Jewish people". Begin's version of the bill is a paragraph-long declaration of the Jewish nature of the state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem May 7, 2017.
  • Bill defining Israel as a Jewish state gets government backing

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    Critics have described the proposed legislation, which also declares that the "right to self-determination" in Israel is "unique to the Jewish people" as impinging on the rights of its Arab minority. US President Donald Trump told a major Israeli newspaper this weekend he was looking forward to a "wonderful and productive" trip to the Jewish state later this month.
  • America First Keeps G-7 on Toes as Mnuchin Says They Understand

    America First Keeps G-7 on Toes as Mnuchin Says They Understand

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    The head of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has previously said that one of the biggest risks facing the global economy is "the sword of protectionism hanging over global trade". They also called for a renewed common effort against cybercrime. The G7 said banks should strengthen their resilience to attacks through regular exercises and simulations, known as "penetration tests", and it called on a cyber security task force it set up in 2015 to accelerate its work."We recognise ...
  • Senate Conservatives Push Back on New DOJ Sentencing Guidelines

    Senate Conservatives Push Back on New DOJ Sentencing Guidelines

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    Current Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to his department directing federal prosecutors to charge defendants with the most serious crimes with the most severe penalties. The memo also effectively rolls back a memo issued by then-Attorney General Eric Holder in 2013. "Congress has to act now and serve as a check on the egregious behavior of Sessions' Justice Department", said Collins.
  • Trump suggests he may cancel all White House press briefings

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    Trump's frustrations came to a head this week with the firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling. Howard Hunt, were indicted by a grand jury. "My decision", Trump told NBC's Lester Holt. On Thursday, McCabe told senators that at the time of his firing, Comey enjoyed "broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does to this day".
  • Kapil Mishra warns of 'new drama' by AAP for distraction

    Kapil Mishra warns of 'new drama' by AAP for distraction

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    Demanding that Aam Aadmi Party leaders disclose details of funding of their foreign trips, fired Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra began a hunger strike May 10. The ACB had also recorded the statement of the founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO) Rahul Sharma on whose complaints it had registered three FIRs pertaining to the PWD scam.
  • Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine

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    Scherbak said his post - addressed to United States media - was prompted by "this hysteria around my photo shoot at the White House". With Russian there's one problem: "they were lying", he said, not hiding my anger. But security experts said that the risk was real, if remote. According to CNN , the unnamed White House official asked, "What are we supposed to do?" The official also rejected security concerns about allowing Russian officials into the Oval Office, including Kislyak, who ...
  • Officials ID gunman, 2 victims in OH shooting

    Officials ID gunman, 2 victims in OH shooting

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    Thorp said the initial police call reported someone observed a man in the street with a gun and Disario went to the scene to engage him. The sheriff says the hostages escaped when a shot was sacked at the chief. Witness Jeffrey Griffin said he heard the gunshots while dropping his kids off at a babysitter's house. A neighbor paints a violent picture of the man who opened fire at the Pine Kirk Care Center this morning in Kirkersville, Ohio , east of Columbus .