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Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted". After Saudi Arabia, Trump will make trips to Israel, Rome, Brussels, and Sicily. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported that an unidentified senior Trump adviser was being considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation. [Full Article...]

Up to 50 more Chibok girls released from Boko Haram: Nigerian official

Up to 50 more Chibok girls released from Boko Haram: Nigerian official Eighty-two schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group have been released in exchange for the freedom of some Boko Haram suspects, the government said Saturday. Almost 200 of the schoolgirls had remained captive after the first negotiated release of 21 girls in October. "We are extremely delighted at this news, at the fact that 82 of our Chibok girls are back, and so right now the tot... [Full Article...]

MI5 'had file on Jeremy Corbyn over IRA'

Under the double lock, the 2.5% minimum guarantee is binned. Global Positioning System are considering charging patients for certain services to avert what they say could be a total collapse of general practice. Under current Conservative proposals, he said there were net tax rises of £14.4 billion - the equivalent of £760 per family - in the pipeline between now and 2021/2022. [Full Article...]

Democrats seek impeachment of President Donald Trump

Despite the insistence of White House officials that he was sacked at the recommendation of the Justice Department over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email affair, the president himself told NBC's Lester Holt that he had already made a decision to get rid of Comey because "this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story". [Full Article...]

"Doomsday" seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of Arctic ice

Popular Science spoke to Cary Fowler, one of the vault's designers, who told them "f$3 looding is probably not quite the right word to use in this case". The water seeped in, then re-froze in the vault's subzero temperatures. The seed depository is supposed to be totally self-contained and able to function without human help. [Full Article...]

Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

Lawmakers are threatening to make a number of changes to Utah election law if Herbert won't give in to their demands. Chaffetz immediately tweeted that he wanted to see the memo when news broke Tuesday night. Mr. Comey was sacked last week amid an FBI investigation into whether President Trump's presidential campaign associates colluded with Russian Federation to influence the Presidential elect... [Full Article...]

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy But critics of the deal in South Korea said Japan did not go far enough, and earlier this year Tokyo recalled its ambassador over a statue symbolising "comfort women", which was erected outside its consulate in the South Korean city of Busan. [Full Article...]

Trump Welcomes Colombia's President to White House

Trump Welcomes Colombia's President to White House The Justice Department says Mueller, the new special counsel, has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, including potential links between Moscow and Trump associates. Later that day, The New York Times reported that two Comey associates said Trump asked for a pledge of loyalty from the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]

China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack On Sunday, the US software giant called on intelligence services to strike a better balance between their desire to keep software flaws secret - in order to conduct espionage and cyber warfare - and sharing those flaws with technology companies to better secure the internet ( [Full Article...]

BC election results are 'beginning of something different,' Clark says

He made sure later to give his "peeps" back home kudos for knocking on a lot of doors, making a lot of sandwiches and talking to a lot of people this past month. George Hoberg, professor of environmental and natural resource policy at the University of British Columbia, said the situation could create uncertainties and makes building the project politically hard. [Full Article...]

Anderson Cooper 'Genuinely Sorry' for 'Crude' Remark to Trump Supporter

Anderson Cooper 'Genuinely Sorry' for 'Crude' Remark to Trump Supporter If he wants to say that. CNN host Anderson Cooper was interviewing a Trump backer when he snapped and mad a "crude" comment - before apologising for it. Cooper asked, "If he took a dump on his desk, would you defend it?" See video of the exchange below. He has since tweeted an apology, acknowledging his behaviour was "unprofessional". [Full Article...]

China invested $3.98 billion in Silk Road countries since start of year

It has boycotted OBOR because parts of the project partner with Pakistan and run through the disputed territory of Kashmir, which Delhi and Islamabad both claim. The developing countries in the region need to invest some USA $ 1.7 trillion per year on infrastructure to maintain growth, tackle poverty and fight climate change, according to the Asian Development Bank. [Full Article...]

Global ransomware attack appears to slow in US

That's wrong, says Smith. He urged people not to ignore security updates. On Monday (May 15), private sector sleuths found a clue about potentially who's responsible for the WannaCrypt attack. Criminals got a hold of it and tweaked it. As it is, if they have a piece of malware, it's highly likely that even small-time criminals will have it, too. [Full Article...]

Iran's president trounces hard-liner to secure second term

Iran's president trounces hard-liner to secure second term He said the message of his government to the worldwide community is that Iran seeks "constructive interaction" with the world, but will not give in to "humiliation", referring to pressure tactics by some powers to compel Iran to compromise on its policies. [Full Article...]

Ferry between Russia, N.Korea starts regular service

Ferry between Russia, N.Korea starts regular service The launch of the first-ever weekly service linking Vladivostok and the North Korean port of Rajin on May 18 was also not deterred by North Korea's test-firing of a ballistic missile on May 14 that landed in the sea near Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

French researchers claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

Now, another researcher named Adrien Guinet has found a cure to fix a computer encrypted by the ransomware. As you may have heard, there is a rather nasty malware called WannaCry that encrypts the hard disk of your PC when it infects you, and you can not recover your data unless you pay for the key to decrypt the data. [Full Article...]

Trumps signs $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Trump in 2015 criticized then-first lady Michelle Obama for not wearing a headscarf during a visit to Saudi Arabia, saying on Twitter that her hosts had been "insulted". On Wednesday, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in charge of the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron Visits French Troops in Mali

Emmanuel Macron Visits French Troops in Mali Philippe has said he would campaign to help secure a majority for Macron's party Republic on the Move (REM) during next month's parliamentary election and implement his plans, which include corporate tax cuts, labour market reforms, and a 50 billion euro investment plan coupled with public spending savings. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu reveals conversations with Trump regarding United States embassy transfer to Jerusalem

The statement from Mr. Netanyahu's office concluded: "This is the clear and consistent position of Prime Minister Netanyahu, which he reiterated today". Noting Trump's push for Middle East peace - the president meets Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and is reported to be headed to Israel later this month - McMaster called on those present to back the initiative. [Full Article...]

EVM challenge to begin from June 3: EC

EVM challenge to begin from June 3: EC Not letting parties meddle with EVMs defeats goal of hackathon, says AAP. Any party which wants to join the challenge can confirm its participation by May 26. Asked why foreign experts had been barred, poll panel sources said the matter was about elections in India. The Election Commission said the machine used by AAP for the demo was "bootlegged". [Full Article...]

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