WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Putin says St. Petersburg international naval show helps promote Russian hardware

TASS [Russian State News] - 7 min 2 sec ago
The naval show will be held in St. Petersburg on June 28 - July 2

China hails Russia’s roadmap on Korean Peninsula settlement

TASS [Russian State News] - 8 min 14 sec ago
Russia and China maintain intense contacts on the roadmap

UK prosecutors to outline plans on Hillsborough charges

WASHINGTON POST - 10 min 7 sec ago
U.K. prosecutors are set to announce whether they plan to lay charges in the deaths of 96 people in the Hillsborough stadium crush.

Cambodia conservationists find rare cache of crocodile eggs

WASHINGTON POST - 10 min 7 sec ago
Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they’ve found a clutch of eggs from one of the world’s most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild.

Biggest South African airport probes possible insider crime

WASHINGTON POST - 10 min 7 sec ago
South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg’s main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers to their homes before mugging them.

UK's Johnson heads home before Cyprus peace talks open in Swiss Alps

REUTERS - 15 min 7 sec ago
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was leaving Switzerland on Wednesday before Cyprus peace talks officially opened to fly home for a parliamentary session, officials said.

China launches new warship type to boost military strength

BBC WORLD NEWS - 22 min 38 sec ago
The launch comes as Beijing is increasingly assertive in the South China Sea.

Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

WASHINGTON POST - 30 min 1 sec ago
Former President Barack Obama and his family have wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogjakarta.

The Latest: Work at Indian container port stalled by malware

WASHINGTON POST - 30 min 1 sec ago
The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

Police detain IS suspects in Spain, Britain and Germany

WASHINGTON POST - 30 min 1 sec ago
Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State armed group, four of them in Spain and one each in Britain and Germany.

Turkey says it returns fire after attack by Syrian Kurds

AP - 32 min 6 sec ago
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says it has returned fire after a cross-border attack by Syrian Kurdish forces. 2017-06-27T22:23:00-04:00 2017-06-28T02:23:43-04:00
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Microsoft antivirus software able to protect equipment against Petya ransomware — company

TASS [Russian State News] - 39 min 19 sec ago
Petya encrypting ransomware blocking data access and demanding money for unlocking attacked computers of dozens of companies in Russia and Ukraine and then spread worldwide

European court refuses to intervene over sick British baby

WASHINGTON POST - 50 min 7 sec ago
The European Court of Human Rights says that a British hospital can end life support for a terminally ill baby whose parents waged a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment.

Cambodia's Hun Sen orders probe into rights group

REUTERS - 1 hour 4 min ago
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered an investigation on Wednesday into The Situation Room, a consortium of rights groups which criticized local elections this month that handed a victory to Hun Sen's ruling party.

Six arrested in Spain, Britain, Germany for Islamist militant links

REUTERS - 1 hour 10 min ago
MADRID (Reuters) - Six people have been arrested in Spain, Britain and Germany accused of links to the Islamist militant group Islamic State, and the indoctrination and radicalization of potential members, the Spanish interior ministry said on Wednesday.

Iran says US travel ban is ‘racist’ and ‘unfair’

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 20 min ago
Iran says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is “racist” and “unfair.”

Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

AP - 1 hour 23 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is "racist" and "unfair." 2017-06-27T23:14:00-04:00 2017-06-28T03:14:20-04:00
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Myanmar army clashes with rebels in region where journalists held

REUTERS - 1 hour 33 min ago
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has engaged in deadly clashes with ethnic minority rebels in the northeast in the past week, state media reported on Wednesday, as concern grows for three reporters detained by the military in the region.

Britain's opposition Labour Party to force vote in parliament on pay cap

REUTERS - 1 hour 43 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party will force a vote in parliament on Wednesday over a pay cap for public sector employees, the first test of whether Prime Minister Theresa May can muster enough lawmakers to rule.

Sydney Opera House to come alive with indigenous art

BBC WORLD NEWS - 1 hour 50 min ago
A vibrant animation will be projected on to the Sydney Opera House every night at sunset.

Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 8 sec ago
A global stock market sell-off pulled shares lower in Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed health care vote. Sentiment was dented in Europe by speculation that European Central Bank stimulus may be wound down if conditions improve.

Turkey says it returns fire after attack by Syrian Kurds

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 8 sec ago
Turkey’s military says it has returned fire after a cross-border attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.

'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

AP - 2 hours 8 sec ago
BEIJING (AP) — A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who befriended China's president three decades ago is tasked with smoothing relations between the world's two largest economies amid increased unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump. 2017-06-27T22:34:00-04:00 2017-06-28T02:34:11-04:00
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Media: NSA-linked tools used in new large-scale cyber attack

TASS [Russian State News] - 2 hours 30 min ago
Earlier, WikiLeaks revealed data on EternalBlue and other hacking programs, saying that they had been allegedly developed by the NSA and used by US special services

Indonesia imposes travel ban on Trump's business partner

REUTERS - 2 hours 42 min ago
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities have imposed a travel ban on tycoon and politician Hary Tanoesoedibjo, who is building resorts to be managed by Trump hotels, over an investigation into allegations he threatened a prosecutor via a text message.

Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

AP - 2 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack. 2017-06-27T21:59:00-04:00 2017-06-28T01:59:06-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Australia flies indigenous flags above its oldest public office

REUTERS - 2 hours 48 min ago
(Reuters) - Australia raised indigenous flags to fly alongside its national standard over its oldest public building on Wednesday, another step on a long and often troubled road to reconciliation with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.The flags, representing the oldest living cultures in the world, were raised as Australia marks the 50th anniversary of Aborigines being counted as part of the population, and the 25th anniversary of a milestone court case that paved the way for rec

Toshiba sues US firm over 'interference'

BBC WORLD NEWS - 2 hours 59 min ago
Japanese giant says the US firm is stopping the sale of its memory chip business

Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelas

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 10 min ago
Almir Arruda rode his bicycle quickly across the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro when he heard there was shootout between drug traffickers and police near his 4-year-old daughter’s preschool.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

AP - 3 hours 10 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. 2017-06-27T21:31:00-04:00 2017-06-28T01:31:56-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 18 min ago
In a small and crudely painted green room called “the bunker,” 18-year-old Lucas dos Santos da Cruz and his friends go over rhymes in their heads.

China launches new class of naval destroyer

REUTERS - 3 hours 18 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military on Wednesday launched a new type of domestically-built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country's rapidly expanding navy.

Philippines says death toll in rebel-held town could rise 'significantly'

REUTERS - 3 hours 20 min ago
MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippine military said on Wednesday it was likely that large numbers of civilians had been killed during the five-week occupation of a southern town by Islamist rebels, due to "atrocities" by the militants allied with Islamic State.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

AP - 3 hours 24 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A stolen police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. 2017-06-27T21:11:00-04:00 2017-06-28T01:11:35-04:00
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New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

AP - 3 hours 24 min ago
PARIS (AP) — A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution. 2017-06-27T21:19:00-04:00 2017-06-28T01:19:11-04:00
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Millions in Nepal vote in second phase of local elections

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 30 min ago
Millions of people in Nepal are voting in the second phase of local elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls.

Thailand seeks U.S. cooperation following trafficking report

REUTERS - 3 hours 33 min ago
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Wednesday defended its efforts to stop human trafficking after the United States kept it on a trafficking watch list and urged U.S. officials to visit the country and see first hand its efforts.

Russian helicopter crews hold drills in Tajikistan

TASS [Russian State News] - 3 hours 33 min ago
Crews of Mi-8 multipurpose helicopters and Mi-24 attack helicopters train detecting and eliminating a simulated enemy in the nighttime

US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate treatment abroad

AP - 3 hours 38 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Beijing said Wednesday that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo should be allowed to receive treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while in prison for advocating democratic reforms. 2017-06-27T21:10:00-04:00 2017-06-28T01:10:47-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

American health care is a bad case of American exceptionalism

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 44 min ago
There is no other major nation in the world where the very idea of universal coverage provokes such partisan division.

Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

AP - 3 hours 48 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said a stolen police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court Tuesday in what he called a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. 2017-06-27T20:49:00-04:00 2017-06-28T00:49:38-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Merkel's conservatives at highest support since September 2015: poll

REUTERS - 3 hours 51 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives expanded their support to 40 percent - the highest level since September 2015 - in a poll conducted by the Forsa institute for Germany's Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL.

Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 8 sec ago
A global stock market sell-off pulled shares lower in Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed health care vote. Sentiment was dented in Europe by speculation that European Central Bank stimulus may be wound down if conditions improve.

Nepal votes in second round of crucial local election

REUTERS - 4 hours 1 min ago
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis began voting in the second round of local elections on Wednesday, a key step towards holding a general election later this year that would complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of its monarchy.

Shot kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo

BBC WORLD NEWS - 4 hours 10 min ago
It was shot three times, tied to a chair and posed with an empty ouzo bottle in "appalling" stunt.

Computer system of US nuclear power plant compromised by hackers — TV

TASS [Russian State News] - 4 hours 13 min ago
"A less sensitive, business-associated side of systems were compromised," the channel said

‘Farm boy’ from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 20 min ago
A self-described “farm boy from Iowa” has arrived as the new U.S. ambassador to China at a time of greater unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump.

China navy launches latest generation destroyer

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 20 min ago
China’s increasingly powerful navy has launched its most advanced domestically-produced destroyer at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India.

Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

AP - 4 hours 20 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said a stolen police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court Tuesday in what he called a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. 2017-06-27T20:24:00-04:00 2017-06-28T00:24:22-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

AP - 4 hours 20 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" has arrived as the new U.S. ambassador to China at a time of greater unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump. 2017-06-27T20:19:00-04:00 2017-06-28T00:19:28-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Japanese business delegation visits Russia’s Kuril Islands

TASS [Russian State News] - 4 hours 23 min ago
The government official who leads the Japanese delegation, said the aim of the trip was to "find as many areas of common interests as possible"

US favors resumption of dialogue with Moscow at level of senior diplomats — spokesperson

TASS [Russian State News] - 4 hours 26 min ago
Russia suspended the so-called Ryabkov-Shannon diplomatic channel after US imposed another round of untilateral sanctions

Kiev, Paris agree to ‘revive’ Minsk deal ahead of Normandy Four meeting - Poroshenko

TASS [Russian State News] - 4 hours 29 min ago
The Ukrainian president gave no other details of his talks with the French leader

US to present no proof for its chemical attack preparations claim — Department of State

TASS [Russian State News] - 4 hours 32 min ago
No proof of the US claim would ever be laid out, "because that would be considered an intelligence matter," the US Department of State said

US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate treatment abroad

AP - 4 hours 36 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Beijing said Wednesday that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo should be allowed to receive treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while in prison for advocating democratic reforms. 2017-06-27T19:49:00-04:00 2017-06-27T23:49:56-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Helicopter 'attacks' Venezuela Supreme Court

BBC WORLD NEWS - 4 hours 43 min ago
An apparent gun and grenade attack from a helicopter is condemned as a "terrorist" act by President Maduro.

The Latest: Venezuela minister says chopper fired 15 shots

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 50 min ago
The Latest on a helicopter attack on Venezuela’s Supreme Court. (all times local):

Venezuelan Minister: Helicopter fired 15 shots at Interior Ministry, 4 grenades at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 50 min ago
Venezuelan Minister: Helicopter fired 15 shots at Interior Ministry, 4 grenades at Supreme Court.

Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

AP - 4 hours 50 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said a stolen police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court on Tuesday in what he called a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. 2017-06-27T19:45:00-04:00 2017-06-27T23:45:56-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

The Latest: Venezuela minister says chopper fired 15 shots

AP - 5 hours 3 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter attack on Venezuela's Supreme Court. (all times local): 2017-06-27T19:42:00-04:00 2017-06-27T23:42:58-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'soap opera'

AP - 5 hours 34 min ago
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" Tuesday and sought to cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after a scathing indictment was issued against the leader. 2017-06-27T13:58:00-04:00 2017-06-27T17:58:36-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Iran accuses US of 'brazen' plan to change its government

AP - 5 hours 46 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of "a brazen interventionist plan" to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter. 2017-06-27T19:00:00-04:00 2017-06-27T23:00:53-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 52 min ago
Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba has delayed its deadline for reaching an agreement on selling its lucrative computer memory chip business.

Iran accuses US of ‘brazen’ plan to change its government

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 52 min ago
Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of “a brazen interventionist plan” to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter.

Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

AP - 5 hours 58 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said a police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court on Tuesday in a confusing incident that he called a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. 2017-06-27T18:40:00-04:00 2017-06-27T22:40:35-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Helicopter flies against Maduro, heightening tensions in Venezuela

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 3 min ago
Coup rumors race as military deploys to ‘keep the peace.’

Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 12 min ago
Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba has delayed its deadline for reaching an agreement on selling its lucrative computer memory chip business.

Painless flu jab patch for people scared of injections

BBC WORLD NEWS - 6 hours 21 min ago
The special sticking plaster delivers a pain-free 'do-it-yourself' dose of the vaccine into the skin.

US: Nobel laureate should be allowed treatment outside China

AP - 6 hours 26 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — The newly arrived U.S. ambassador in Beijing says a Nobel Peace Prize laureate should be allowed to get treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while imprisoned for subversion. 2017-06-27T18:12:00-04:00 2017-06-27T22:12:28-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspending

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 32 min ago
A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances rejected the U.S. territory’s proposed budget on Tuesday because it said it lacks at least $200 million in specific cost-saving measures and contains nearly $120 million in overspending and ineligible expenditures.

US: Nobel laureate should be allowed treatment outside China

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 32 min ago
The newly arrived U.S. ambassador in Beijing says a Nobel Peace Prize laureate should be allowed to get treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while imprisoned for subversion.

Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire

BBC WORLD NEWS - 6 hours 37 min ago
German ace Hugo Broch took to the skies over Kent to achieve a long-held ambition.

Japan defense minister under fire before key Tokyo poll

REUTERS - 6 hours 41 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, its ratings slipping over suspicions of favoritism, has suffered a fresh embarrassment when his defense minister made politically sensitive remarks just days ahead of a key local election.

One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese rule

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 12 min ago
Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate.

Criminal case launched into illegal diggings at WWII-era mass grave in Crimea

TASS [Russian State News] - 7 hours 17 min ago
The Crimean Jewish community and the authorities decided to build a concrete sarcophagus above the mass grave to prevent such incidents

EU hits Google with $2.7B fine for abusing weaker rivals

AP - 7 hours 22 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) for abusing its dominance of the online search market in a case that could be just the opening salvo in Europe's attempt to curb the company's clout on that continent. 2017-06-27T13:41:00-04:00 2017-06-27T17:41:59-04:00
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Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 53 min ago
President Nicolas Maduro says a helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government.

Helicopter 'attacks' Venezuelan court

BBC WORLD NEWS - 7 hours 56 min ago
President Maduro condemns a "terrorist attack" on the Supreme Court using a helicopter.

White House to welcome retraction of fake Russia-Trump news stories - spokesperson

TASS [Russian State News] - 8 hours 1 min ago
"I certainly don't think that you would get arguments from us if there were retractions from outlets on fake stories," White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 2 min ago
A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

AP PHOTOS: A peek at The Peak in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 2 min ago
Visitors to The Peak on Hong Kong island look out over Victoria Harbor, beyond which lies the Kowloon district and the border with mainland China.

Venezuela says Supreme Court attacked from helicopter

REUTERS - 8 hours 13 min ago
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that a police helicopter had attacked the Supreme Court in Caracas but a grenade tossed at the building did not explode.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

WASHINGTON POST - 8 hours 24 min ago
A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

AP - 8 hours 30 min ago
PARIS (AP) — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt. 2017-06-27T16:13:00-04:00 2017-06-27T20:13:03-04:00
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CNN will not get away with Syrian boy video - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

TASS [Russian State News] - 8 hours 41 min ago
The ministry’s two demands that the channel apologize for the report, which was publicly refuted by the boy’s father, produced no result

German police warned lawmakers of possible Turkish spying: newspaper

REUTERS - 8 hours 46 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - German federal police have warned parliamentarians they may have been spied on by Turkish intelligence and may also face potential security risks from Turkish nationalists, Die Welt newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Trilateral agreement on Syria helping reduce level of violence — UN envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - 8 hours 57 min ago
"Hundreds of Syrian lives continue to be spared every week, and many towns have returned to some degree of normalcy," he said

House overwhelmingly backs NATO mutual defense

REUTERS - 9 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday to reaffirm the NATO alliance's guarantee that all members defend each other, weeks after President Donald Trump raised doubts about Washington's support for the agreement.

Colombia anti-corruption chief arrested on US charges

BBC WORLD NEWS - 9 hours 20 min ago
A US court charges Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera with money laundering linked to bribery.

Snacks and selfies

BBC WORLD NEWS - 9 hours 31 min ago
The Argentinian theme park that recreates Jesus's Jerusalem.

Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspending

WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 43 min ago
A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances rejected the U.S. territory’s proposed budget on Tuesday because it said it lacks at least $200 million in specific cost-saving measures and contains nearly $120 million in overspending and ineligible expenditures.

President Donald J. Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 9 hours 47 min ago

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Nebraska and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds during the period of April 29 to May 3, 2017.

Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and straight-line winds in the counties of Blaine, Custer, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Holt, Loup, Red Willow, Rock, and Valley.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.  

William B. Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named David G. Samaniego as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.  

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. 
 

Indianapolis 500: Racing into the history books

BBC WORLD NEWS - 9 hours 51 min ago
Janet Guthrie speaks to Witness about her pioneering racing career

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

BBC WORLD NEWS - 10 hours 51 sec ago
The actor's death following a battle with lung cancer will "leave a huge void", his family says.

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