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Month: May 2017

Syrian government denies U.S. accusation of crematorium at prison

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government on Tuesday denied U.S. accusations that a crematorium had been built at one of its prisons that could be used to dispose of detainees’ remains. Source: Reuters Top News

North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, says South

SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) – North Korea’s missile program is progressing faster than expected, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday, after the UN Security Council demanded the North halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests and condemned Sunday’s test-launch…. Read More

'Destroy Labour', Britain's Conservatives given election orders

LONDON (Reuters) – No talk of opinion polls and definitely no boasting – Britain’s governing Conservative Party is under strict orders before a June election which it hopes will “destroy” the opposition. Source: Reuters World News

Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia’s foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, two U.S. officials said on Monday, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump’s short… Read More

Researchers say global cyber attack similar to North Korean hacks

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions… Read More

Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast's two main cities

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) – Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast’s two largest cities of Abidjan and Bouake as the military said it pressed an operation to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments,… Read More

Putin blames off-key piano for hesitant musical rendition

BEIJING (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday an impromptu piano rendition he gave on the sidelines of a meeting in Beijing had been hampered by an out of tune instrument. Source: Reuters World News

U.S., EU to meet on airline security on Wednesday: EU Commission

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – European Union and U.S. officials will meet on Wednesday to discuss airline security, including a possible extension of a ban on passengers carrying laptops in aircraft cabins, a European Commission spokesman said. Source: Reuters… Read More

North Korea vows missile tests 'any time, any place', defying U.S. warnings

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches “any time, any place”, defying UN Security Council resolutions and warnings from the United States. … Read More

Oil price jump soothes cyber nerves

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil’s strongest run of gains since December cushioned the hit to stock markets on Monday from a successful missile test by North Korea and a cyber attack that locked 200,000 computers in more than 150… Read More