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Ukraine prankster ‘doesn’t regret’ mooning Eurovision final
May18

Ukraine prankster ‘doesn’t regret’ mooning Eurovision final

UKRAINE: A Ukrainian prankster told a court on Monday (May 15) that he didn’t regret mooning the audience during the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev. …read more Source: The Phuket...

Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek’s start
May15

Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek’s start

LONDON (AP) — Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they’re victims of a global “ransomware” cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear. A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by...

5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title
May13

5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title have a message to immigrant girls and women watching the pageant this weekend: Set goals, work hard and don’t stay in the shadows. In this May 11, 2017, photo, Miss Hawaii USA Julie Kuo competes during a preliminary competition for Miss USA in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John...

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack
May13

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. It was believed to the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded. The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a...

France’s Presidential Vote Ripples Across Europe, Markets, Diplomacy
May05

France’s Presidential Vote Ripples Across Europe, Markets, Diplomacy

– PARIS – Whatever the result of France’s presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France’s borders, from extremist strongholds in Syria to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council. It could be bigger than Brexit – the future of Europe is at stake as disenchanted French voters choose...

Merkel tells Putin Russia sanctions will have to remain
May02

Merkel tells Putin Russia sanctions will have to remain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that European Union sanctions will have to remain on Russia given the lack of progress in resolving the simmering conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

China Launches its First “Made-in-China” Jump Aircraft Carrier
Apr26

China Launches its First “Made-in-China” Jump Aircraft Carrier

China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is seen during its launching ceremony in Dalian, Liaoning province, China, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer – BEIJING – China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and...

China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier
Apr26

China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

BEIJING (AP) — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries. In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony at a shipyard in...

Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address
Apr17

Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Pope Francis delivers his Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message from the main balcony of St. Peter’s...

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at ‘all-time low’
Apr13

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at ‘all-time low’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low.” His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. “Right now...

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