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United States takes aim at Iranians for university cyberattacks, HBO hack

United States takes aim at Iranians for university cyberattacks, HBO hack A variety of different sectors were targeted, including law firms, tech companies, consulting firms, financial services, healthcare entities and biotech firms. According to the indictment, the government of Iran ordered the cyber criminals to target the e-mail accounts and computer systems of their victims using an elaborate "spearphishing" campaign. [Full Article...]

Bolton may herald rightward shift in Trump's foreign policy

Bolton may herald rightward shift in Trump's foreign policy Bolton is joined in opposing the Iran deal by Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo , the president's nominee to replace Rex Tillerson , an Iran deal supporter, as secretary of state. According to The Nation , Bolton "tried to torpedo" then-senator John Kerry's investigation into alleged drug smuggling and gun running by Reagan-backed contra rebels in the civil war against Nica... [Full Article...]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta rebels announce ceasefire

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta rebels announce ceasefire A Syrian rebel group in one besieged eastern Ghouta pocket said on Friday it would try to negotiate an end to an army assault there, while insurgents in another nearby enclave withdrew. The Syrian Arab Army's Republican Guard and their allies from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) had repeatedly tried to retake Jobar , but all attempts would ultimately fail, ... [Full Article...]

Trump had nothing to do with Korea peace talks, says North Korea

Trump had nothing to do with Korea peace talks, says North Korea The leaders of the two Koreas have held talks only twice since the 1950-53 Korean War. President Donald Trump later agreed to a summit with the North Korean leader by May to discuss denuclearization efforts. Many North Korea watchers also expressed concern Friday that Trump's appointment of the hawkish former United Nations ambassador John Bolton to replace H.R. [Full Article...]

Nissan's New Electric Vehicle Goal: Sell 1 Million Annually by 2022

Nissan's New Electric Vehicle Goal: Sell 1 Million Annually by 2022 Speaking at a media briefing alongside senior vice presidents Takao Asami and Ogi Redzic, who lead the respective autonomous driving and connectivity projects at the Alliance, Klein reaffirmed that the midterm plan aims to boost annualized revenue by 30% to ¥16.5 trillion (US$156 billion) by the end of fiscal year 2022. [Full Article...]

'Fire Borrowing' Gets The Ax In Federal Spending Bill

'Fire Borrowing' Gets The Ax In Federal Spending Bill That additional spending comes at the expense of adding even further to the national debt, which has topped $21 trillion. Mr. Fonzi articulates that he prefers a supreme federal government, which would decide where to drill, transport fuels, build nuclear power plants, and presumably how to store or transport the waste. [Full Article...]

Students Arrested for Alleged Threats, Weapons at Stoneman Douglas High School

Students Arrested for Alleged Threats, Weapons at Stoneman Douglas High School Zachary Cruz , 18, is being held on $500,000 bond and Broward County Judge Kim Theresa Mollica has approved a search of his home for weapons. As such, the sheriff's office argued in favor of Zachary being involuntarily committed for psychiatric evaluation and banned from owning a gun . [Full Article...]

New Zealand vs England, first Test day two

New Zealand vs England, first Test day two It was nearly a flawless day for New Zealand on Day I of the first Test at Eden Park, with Trent Boult first leading a demolition job of England and captain Kane Williamson then driving home the advantage by remaining unbeaten on 91. [Full Article...]

Trump is Attempting to Ban Transgender People From Joining the Military, Again

Trump is Attempting to Ban Transgender People From Joining the Military, Again He accused the Obama administration of allowing transgender military service without identifying a "sufficient basis" that doing so would not "hinder military effectiveness and lethality, disrupt unit cohesion, or tax military resources", and he directed Mattis to have the Pentagon adopt a new ban similar to the military's former policy by Friday. [Full Article...]

Shot policeman hailed a hero for French death siege swap with hostage

Shot policeman hailed a hero for French death siege swap with hostage He died for his country. " France will never forget his heroism, bravery and sacrifice". French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said Friday that 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim killed a driver and stole a auto in the southern French city of Carcassonne before opening fire on and attempting to ram six police officers, injuring one with his vehicle, France 24 reported. [Full Article...]

Trump says he is "considering" veto of $1.3 trillion budget

Trump says he is It helps to avert a government shutdown as the current funding expires midnight. The bill also allowed only a portion of funding to go to Trump's long-promised border-wall project with Mexico , but it barred the construction of solid concrete walls and instead only allowed fencing, aircraft, sensors and other surveillance tools. [Full Article...]

Turkish air strike 'neutralizes' 12 Kurdish militants in Iraq

Turkish air strike 'neutralizes' 12 Kurdish militants in Iraq PKK fighters moved into Sinjar - about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Mosul - in 2015 with an offensive backed by the US -led coalition. The Turkish prime minister has threatened military strikes against the group who Ankara and its allies consider to be terrorists. [Full Article...]

Backed by Left Front, media baron Veerendra Kumar elected to Rajya Sabha

Besides BJP's prominent victor, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley , the others who made it to the upper house of Parliament from the party are Ashok Bajpai, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar, Sakal Deep Rajbhar, Kanta Kardam, Anil Jain, Harnath Singh Yadav, GVL Narasimha Rao, and the ninth candidate Anil Kumar Agarwal, who pulled off a surpise win with the help of second preference votes. [Full Article...]

Trump hits back at 'physically weak' Joe Biden

Trump hits back at 'physically weak' Joe Biden But Biden - who has traded harsh fighting words with President Donald Trump over who would come out on top in a hypothetical fistfight - said the U.S. "He's a very close friend of mine, and a political opponent, and he's in tough shape and he asked me to go to Annapolis and speak for him", Biden said . [Full Article...]

Students holding March for Our Lives rally this weekend

Students holding March for Our Lives rally this weekend Spokane is no exception. Organizers have said that all of the donations would go towards covering the expenses for the Washington march , including the permits to hold the event as well as lobbying efforts, voter registration and ballot initiatives. [Full Article...]

Iowa family vacationing in Mexico found dead

Iowa family vacationing in Mexico found dead Kevin Sharp and his wife Amy, along with their son Sterling, 12, and daughter Adrianna, 7, were found dead in their condo while on vacation in Tulum, Mexico . But both authorities and grieving relatives say they believe foul play was not a factor. I consider them friends. Creston Police Chief Paul Vermeer stated he is waiting on the autopsy reports but was told that the bodies did not appear to... [Full Article...]

More than 130 Pilot Whales dead in mass stranding in Western Australia

More than 130 Pilot Whales dead in mass stranding in Western Australia The stranded animals were first spotted by a fisherman early on Friday morning. A witness has spoken of how they tried to rescue one whale by pointing it back out to sea, only for it to beach itself again. More than 150 whales were reported to have washed up on the beach. The reason why mass strandings occur is still unknown. Melissa Lay, manager at the Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, spoke to... [Full Article...]

President's lead lawyer in Mueller probe quits

President's lead lawyer in Mueller probe quits Dowd said he formally resigned Thursday morning. I don't know why special counsels have to be treated as sacrosanct when they're free to go rogue and turn their charters into unlimited fishing expeditions of anything they can find. President Trump's legal team only consisted of Jay Sekulow and Ty Cobb as of late Friday. Trump had also continued to speak regularly with Marc Kasowitz, h... [Full Article...]

Ahed Tamimi's lawyer: There was never a chance for a fair trial

Ahed Tamimi's lawyer: There was never a chance for a fair trial The teen's mother, Nariman, was also convicted, sentenced to eight months in prison and fined 6,000 shekels. Tamimi's Israeli lawyer, Gaby Lasky, said Tamimi agreed to the sentence as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that allowed her to avoid more serious charges that could have imprisoned her for years. [Full Article...]

Trump to impose tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports: White House

USA efforts to boost exports of technology-based goods, begun under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, conflict with China's plan for state-led development of global competitors in fields from robotics to electric cars. Trump said he views the Chinese as "a friend", and both sides are in the midst of negotiations. Persuading allies to turn away cheap Chinese steel could force China to cut d... [Full Article...]


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