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Ransomware and other forms of malware continue to affect personal and business computers, with NHS England declaring a major incident in the wake of a cyber attack. In Spain, some big firms took pre-emptive steps to thwart ransomware attacks following a warning from the National Cryptology Centre of "a massive ransomware attack".
  • United Kingdom labour leader's auto runs over BBC cameraman's foot

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    Jeremy Corbyn has rejected claims he is a pacifist, saying he accepts that military action "under worldwide law and as a genuine last resort" is sometimes necessary. To pay for the policy pledges, Labour has already announced plans to hike corporation tax to 26% by 2022, bringing in an extra £20 billion for the Exchequer, and indicated people earning more than £80,000 will face tax rises.
  • 'Cancel all future press briefings' Trump suggests in Twitter rant

    'Cancel all future press briefings' Trump suggests in Twitter rant

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    Only then will the nation really understand why Trump fired Comey and if, in fact, he had anything to hide. TRUMP: I - I was going to fire Comey. At a one-on-one dinner at the White House in January, Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to the president and Comey declined, instead offering to be honest with him, according the person, who requested anonymity to discuss private conservations.
  • U.S. Reporters Blocked From Trump Chat with Russian Foreign Minister

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    CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer asked Putin how the firing would affect U.S. Russian relations and he told her, "There will be no effect". Lavrov's meeting with the president was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed Lavrov in the Treaty Room, saying he looks forward to continuing a dialogue the two began in Moscow " on a very broad range of topics ".
  • United States defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

    United States defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

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    Turkey today slammed as unacceptable a USA plan to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers terrorists, but the militia applauded a "historic" move that would speed up the defeat of Islamic State (IS) extremists. The statement , made by YPG spokesman Redur Xelil, promises a Syria "where all people will live together freely, defeating the dark forces with the support of the forces of the global coalition".
  • Visiting Russian foreign minister, asked about Comey firing: 'You're kidding!'

    Visiting Russian foreign minister, asked about Comey firing: 'You're kidding!'

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    Outlets from the New York Times to Newsweek and Quartz reported the perceived snub to US-based media. CBS News' Anthony Mason spoke with foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan at the U.S. In a letter firing Comey Tuesday, Trump said that Comey told him "on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation". "They tricked us", one White House official groused to CNN .
  • UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected

    UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected

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    Since then party leaders have become more and more reluctant to participate. "This election is a chance to change the direction of the country and prevent a hard Brexit", said a spokesman for the party. Jeremy Corbyn overcame odds of 200-1 against him by winning Labour's bitter leadership battle past year, May noted. May has been criticised for not joining in with the debates by her opponents.
  • CIA forms special unit focused on North Korea threat

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    Moon said in his first speech as president soon after he was sworn in on Wednesday that he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security tensions on the Korean peninsula and negotiate with Washington and Beijing to ease the Thaad row. The country's Joint Chiefs of Staff has prepared a system called the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation (KMPR) that would involve surgical missile attacks, exclusive special warfare units and an ability to strike North Korea's leadership if South Korea ...
  • Senate committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia documents, reports say

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    It nevertheless took 18 days before the president, pressed by Pence and others, dismissed the retired army lieutenant general, who had advised him on security issues throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. "This was a problem because" it "created a compromised situation" where the national security adviser "essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".
  • Macron Told Trump He Would 'Protect' The Paris Climate Agreement

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    Previous reports have suggested Trump is leaning towards exiting the deal, but there has been no official confirmation from the administration of when an announcement would come. "It is clear from the agreement that if you do change your target, you are encouraged to change it in a more ambitious direction", she said. Delegation head Trigg Talley, who represented the U.S.
  • Trump invites President of the Phillipines to the White House

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    President Duterte last week said China could rein in North Korea, whose missile launches have raised tensions in the region, but that this could not be achieved by Washington's threats. The United States' relationship with the Philippines became strained under Obama. "Definitely they are getting the help of everybody here,"Mr Duterte said, referring to U.S.