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Iraq says 90 percent of west Mosul recaptured from 'Islamic State'

Iraq says 90 percent of west Mosul recaptured from 'Islamic State' Mosul , 400 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling IS militants to control parts of Iraq's northern and western regions. The Mosul operation began on October 17, 2016. The presence of a large civilian population, which either chose not to leave or was prevented from doing so by Daesh, a... [Full Article...]

Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa This order changes that, and in so doing, broadens and deepens the relationship of the US military with the SDF in a way that cuts Turkey out of the battle for Raqqa, and subsequent battles to come against ISIS throughout eastern Syria. A decision to directly arm the YPG was made by President Barack Obama before he left office, according to Colin Kahl, a former top national security aide to Vice... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Has The Right To Share Facts With Russia

Trump Says He Has The Right To Share Facts With Russia He described the White House as "on a downward spiral". "But the chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline - it's creating an environment that I think makes - it creates a worrisome environment". Lawmakers from both parties said they wanted more details. The House was not in session Monday evening. "If it's accurate, it would be troubling", said Sen. [Full Article...]

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director Now, more fuel for the fire. Luttig clashed with the Bush White House on a prominent terror case, rebuking the administration for its actions in the case involving "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla. A source close to Comey told NBC News that Comey "hopes there are tapes". And the Democrats like him, Republicans like him. Press secretary Sean Spicer and the While House communications were criticized... [Full Article...]

Snapchat's Stock Plummets Nearly 25% Following Its First Earnings Report

Snapchat's Stock Plummets Nearly 25% Following Its First Earnings Report Snap shares dropped almost 20 percent Thursday morning after its first quarterly report as a public company on Wednesday showed net losses of $2. 2 billion , due to $ 2 billion in expenses for stock-based compensation. They issued a market perform rating and a $21.00 price objective on the stock. If you are viewing this report on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation ... [Full Article...]

How lawmakers get their health care

Rep. The Senate committee passed a bill that, although not ideal, was pretty good. The Massachusetts Democrat said today that Senate Republicans are trying to get the bill to the floor of the Senate as quickly as possible. If left unchanged by the Senate, Trumpcare would result in 2.7 million New Yorkers losing access to health care coverage they now have. While politicians in the Senate are... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation sees no need to arm Syrian Kurds: Putin

Petersburg, respectively. When Putin arrived at Xi's residence, he passed the time by playing some songs on the piano. He added that global leaders needed to discuss cyber security at a "serious political level" and said the USA has backed away from signing a cyber security agreement with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack: What We Know

'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack: What We Know In Asia, where many offices closed before the WannaCry ransomware struck on Friday, the attack has been less severe than expected. The ransomware takes over users' files, demanding $US300 to restore them. Eiichi Moriya, a cybersecurity expert and professor at Japan's Meiji University, warned that paying the ransom would not guarantee a fix. Becky Pinkard, from Digital Shadows, a UK-based cyber... [Full Article...]

Jones looks to Senate on health bill repeal

Further, even if a state chooses to seek a waiver and establish a risk-sharing program, any person who maintains continuous insurance coverage can not have the community rating provision applied to them by an insurance company. According to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), "The Republicans have literally locked the Democrats out of the negotiations over the Senate health care bill". [Full Article...]

North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyberattack

North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyberattack Kaspersky Lab , a security company, has also published the similarities. The investigators however said more investigation sis needed. In one case, the hackers demanded bitcoin in exchange for client information they had stolen from a South Korean shopping mall. [Full Article...]

North Korea Renews Accusation of CIA Assassination Plot

Last week, it demanded that the South hand over its spy chief. North Korea tested a Hwasong-12 medium long-range ballistic missile Sunday. In the wake of North Korea's medium-range missile launch into the Sea of Japan on Saturday, the UNSC slammed the self-isolated country for " highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance " it displays by turning a blind eye to multiple... [Full Article...]

Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack

Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack Lazarus launched an attack on the Bangladesh central bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY from an IP address in North Korea, according to Kaspersky Lab. "It appears less than $70,000 has been paid in ransom and we are not aware of any payments that have led to any data recovery", Tom Bossert, President Donald Trump's cybersecurity chief, told ABC News . [Full Article...]

Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows

Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows Delivering on their promise of releasing Phantom Dust remaster before E3 2017, Microsoft has now officially announced the release date of the game. There's also been some much changes to the single player components of the game. What do you think about Phantom Dust, Ranters? Not only will the remaster be launching on PC, but it will be doing so this week and it'll be free . [Full Article...]

Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island Henderson Island, a tiny landmass in the eastern South Pacific, has been found by marine scientists to have the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world, with 99.8 per cent of the pollution plastic. The post This remote South Pacific island is buried in the world's plastic appeared first on PBS NewsHour . By human standards, Henderson Island is no tropical para... [Full Article...]

Trump details anti-abortion ban over US global health aid

Trump details anti-abortion ban over US global health aid President Ronald Reagan established The Mexico City Policy in 1984 to withhold USA funding from worldwide NGOs that performed, promoted, or discussed abortion services. Every Democrat elected since Reagan has suspended the policy, which opponents refer to as the global gag rule . But one of the briefing officials said the expanded policy will affect neither the amount of funding provided by... [Full Article...]

Netflix blocks installs on rooted Android devices

Netflix blocks installs on rooted Android devices In fact, according to a survey by AndroidHeadlines, over 25% Android users root their mobile device to increase its efficiency, which certainly is a thing to worry even for Netflix . While Netflix confirms of blocking devices, the objective of that action is still not clear. This version is 5.0 of Netflix . Likewise, the Google Play posting seems fixing to regardless of whether you're cleare... [Full Article...]

Trump defends sharing terrorism 'facts' with Russians

Trump defends sharing terrorism 'facts' with Russians Garland, the federal judge nominated to the Supreme Court past year by President Barack Obama, was denied a Senate hearing by McConnell. Leon Panetta, a former secretary of defense and Central Intelligence Agency director, said Trump had a responsibility to be more careful with sensitive information. [Full Article...]

More Brutal Rape Cases in India Reported

More Brutal Rape Cases in India Reported On the report of her parents, the police searched and found dead body near Industrial Model Town, Urban Estate, Rohtak on May 11. "The victim was tortured and her body was mutilated after the gang rape". Haryana police has arrested two persons for involvement in a 23 year old woman gangrape and murder case at Rohtak . "She had left for the job on May 9 around 7am when the accused, Sumit, ... [Full Article...]

Worldwide cyberattack could spark more trouble Monday

Wainwright described the cyberattack as an "escalating threat". Cyber security experts said the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" that locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries - had slowed but that the respite might only be brief amid fears it could cause new havoc on Monday when employees return to work. [Full Article...]

Republicans, Democrats say any White House tapes must be handed over

Jonah Goldberg offered a different take on the issue in his National Review essay " Why the Trump White House Is So Leaky ". "I think it was a different period", Brown said. Trump tweeted on Friday that " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Lee reiterated that Trump should nominate Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge ... [Full Article...]


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