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Renault production resumed at most sites after cyber attack

Renault production resumed at most sites after cyber attack Renault-Nissan's main rivals appeared to escape any disruption. The WannaCry attack goes beyond what many earlier hacker assaults have done. If that happens, users are advised that they will need to pay in digital currency to regain control of their computers and recover their data. [Full Article...]

French ex-premier pledges allegiance to Macron's movement

All that's missing, it seems, are a butcher, a baker and a candlestick-maker. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork yesterday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a solemn World War II commemoration. [Full Article...]

Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says

Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says But the outcome will remain unclear while 176,000 absentee ballots are counted, which could flip close ridings including Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP won by nine votes. The New Democrats won a seat across the water in North Vancouver. Political scientists say Green Leader Andrew Weaver must carefully stickhandle the power he has while not alienating his own supporters if the results of the ele... [Full Article...]

France's Macron To Name PM on First Full Day in Office

France's Macron To Name PM on First Full Day in Office French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that the possibility of change to European Union treaties was "not taboo" and that he wanted to see better protection for Europe's workers. I want Emmanuel Macron, his government and his majority to succeed, for France. Philippe is a close associate of former prime minister Alain Juppe, who leads LR's moderate wing, and his mentor was more positi... [Full Article...]

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

US -backed Syrian militias said they fully seized the town of Tabqa and Syria's largest dam from Islamic State on Wednesday, a major objective as they prepare to launch an assault on Raqqa city. "We'll work out any of the concerns", he said. Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana White said Mattis reiterated USA commitment to protecting Turkey, which is deeply opposed to the arms agreement and has... [Full Article...]

China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas The administration announced on Thursday that China would begin importing USA beef no later than July 16. The Chinese market is estimated to be worth $2.6 billion for the US beef industry. "We will be reaching out to our state's beef community to ensure that we continue to position Nebraska to play a key role in the Chinese market". The trade agreements did not address areas such as ... [Full Article...]

U.S. supports action to reduce greenhouse gases at Arctic summit

That's amidst fears that United States President Donald Trump will soon pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Environmental campaigners were given some hope that the USA may stick to its commitments under the Paris climate change treaty when Rex Tillerson, the U.S. [Full Article...]

Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon

Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon Even though most Scottish voters oppose a referendum before Brexit, the first minister has insisted another vote on independence is needed because Scotland has been taken out of the European Union "against its will" after 62% of Scots voted to remain. [Full Article...]

Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia CNN reported that two other military personnel including an interpreter were wounded. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the mission was carried out "under the same authorities" in place since 2013, when President Barack Obama ordered special forces to support the young internationally backed government in Mogadishu . [Full Article...]

Another United Airlines flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard

Another United Airlines flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard News of the scorpion incident got out when passengers started tweeting about the ordeal. The plane returned to the gate, and paramedics examined the passenger, determining he had not been stung. Mashable reports flight 1035 has, in fact, been delayed; however, the arachnid has not been found. The man's wife says flight attendants flushed that scorpion down an airplane toilet. [Full Article...]

United flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard

United flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard The plane returned to the gate and paramedics examined the passenger, but found that he had not been stung by the scorpion. For the second time in a month, a United flight was delayed for a scorpion making it on board. An examination showed the passenger had not been stung. United reported that nobody was stung during Thursday's flight. The man's wife says flight attendants flushed that sc... [Full Article...]

Exit Polls: Merkel's Party Wins Key German State

Some 30 percent of all traffic jams reported in Germany previous year were in NRW. In the NRW campaign, CDU candidate Armin Laschet criticized SPD Premier Hannelore Kraft for failing to tame a rise in crime and fix the state's crumbling roads, frustrating Germans who like to drive on the extensive autobahn network where long stretches have no speed limit. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis makes 2 Fatima children saints during Portugal visit

Francis is spending fewer than 24 hours in Fatima to celebrate the centenary of the apparitions and canonize two of the three shepherd children. Pope Francis uses incense as he venerates a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during the canonization Mass of Sts. [Full Article...]

China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

Pointing out that the success of the project "depends on the route countries' facilitating trade, co-operating in the customs field, removing non-tariffs barriers and promoting investments", Erdogan said that allowing the usage of national funds of the route countries along with the Silk Road fund would deepen the financial integration of the project. [Full Article...]

Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro

Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro National Police stand ready to launch tear gas at student protesters outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas . Venezuelans and fellow classical music performers have blasted Dudamel in the past for being cozy with Maduro, who protesters accuse of undermining the South American country's democracy and blame for an economic collapse that has produced soaring inflation and shortages... [Full Article...]

Niall O'Brien scores century as Ireland fall short against New Zealand

A son of former Pembroke player, Chris, Kuggeleijn had also removed Ireland's openers William Porterfield and Paul Stirling with back-to-back deliveries. Worker, in only his third global, was the more patient while Taylor scored at nearly a run-a-ball. After being asked to bat first, three New Zealand batsmen scored half-centuries, led by 79 off 63 balls from Neil Broom which added much-need... [Full Article...]

FX traders find Trump's first 100 days are good for business

FX traders find Trump's first 100 days are good for business On foreign policy, he admitted he had backed down on a vow to label China a currency manipulator, but said "flexibility" was needed because Chinese President Xi Jinping was a "good man" who was trying to help Trump rein in North Korea. Elizabeth Warren, a possible 2020 opponent. Trump intoned, dedicating the reading to the border patrol service for "keeping America safe". The choice and setting ... [Full Article...]

8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge's death

8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge's death Eight members of the fraternity were charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, and other offenses in Piazza's death, and 10 others were charged with hazing, furnishing alcohol to minors, and other offenses. Additional sordid details have emerged regarding the February hazing incident at Penn State University that left one student dead. Writer and former fraternity membe... [Full Article...]

Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

After the SDF cut the deal with ISIS to protect the dam, fleeing ISIS fighters were tracked and "those that could be safely hit without harming civilians" were targeted, OIR said, adding that the deal "prevented a potential humanitarian disaster and ensured local citizens will continue to receive the dam's basic services". [Full Article...]

Palestinian West Bank local elections a test for Fatah party

Palestinian West Bank local elections a test for Fatah party What the results will actually mean remains unclear because of the boycott of the election by a number of hard-line parties including Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The lowest turnout was in Nablus, the main city in the northern West Bank, where only 21 per cent of the electorate voted. Roughly 2.2 million Palestinians live in the West Bank, of whom j... [Full Article...]


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