• US sanctions Iran officials, Chinese network over missile program

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    The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it is sanctioning several entities in connection with Iran's ballistic missile program, which the US intelligence community estimates could be used to carry nuclear weapons over great distances, according to an announcement by the Treasury Department .
  • USA extends sanctions relief under Iran nuke deal

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    Nevertheless, his statement added, the Treasury Department will apply new targeted sanctions on individuals and firms helping Iran's banned ballistic missile program. I can understand why the Trump administration might want to maintain the nuclear deal until it gets all its ducks in a row on Iran. The US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said last month that Iran was complying with its side of the bargain, but has described the country as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism.
  • Microsoft and NSA face off over cyber attack

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    A modified version of the exploit was used to carry out the ransomware attack that hit machines in more than 150 countries, including those at hospitals and major corporations. The researcher, identified only as "MalwareTech", found a "kill switch" within the ransomware as he studied its structure. Microsoft also took the unusual step of releasing security fixes for systems it no longer is keeping up to date, including the Windows XP, first released in 2001 and still widely used in some ...
  • Chibok girls remain in captivity - BBOG reminds Nigerian government

    Chibok girls remain in captivity - BBOG reminds Nigerian government

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    Although the army has retaken much of the territory initially lost to Boko Haram, large parts of the northeast, particularly in Borno state, remain under threat from the militants. From there they will be flown to Abuja . Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross helped secure the girls in "lengthy negotiations", the presidency said on its Twitter account.
  • Kushner Business Goes Abroad Seeking Investors in NJ Project

    Kushner Business Goes Abroad Seeking Investors in NJ Project

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    In Beijing on Saturday, potential investors in the Kushner project were told they should act quickly because the minimum investment for the EB-5 program could go up. The visa program is especially popular among rich Chinese desperate to move their assets out of their country amid an economic slowdown. In September 2015, the Bipartisan Policy Center estimated that 44,000 people, a third of them foreign investors and the rest family members, had qualified since 1992.
  • Ransomware attack again thrusts United States spy agency into unwanted spotlight

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    Regardless, Smith's statement represents a stinging indictment of the operations of the USA intelligence apparatus, implying that its actions are only once removed from those of criminals. The cyberattack was coordinated with a series of vehicle bomb murders, attributed by the media to the United States and Israel, which killed at least three Iranian nuclear physicists.
  • Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

    Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

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    Free webinar: Register now to learn about Closing the Gap between Government and IT with Army and Military Health System. Coalition officials say they believe a few hundred ISIS fighters remain in Mosul, holding hundreds of thousands of civilians as human shields.