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China pledges $122 billion for OBOR
- May 17, 2017

The meeting was attended by 29 world leaders, including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. China on Tuesday said it was up to India to join the Belt and Road project, but the doors for New Delhi "will always remain open". "We are awaiting a positive response from the Chinese side", he added. On the other hand, Sri Lanka , which attended the just concluded Belt and Road Forum, has backed India's concern over Kashmir issue, saying that it is hard for New Delhi to accept the United States ... (more...)
On Jerusalem, as on Much Else, It's Trump vs. 'Deep State'
- May 17, 2017

Abbas arrived with a delegation for his third state visit to India, where he will hold key talks on bilateral, regional and global issues, including the peace process in the restive Middle East, according to India's foreign ministry. President Donald Trump is widely expected to use his first foreign trip to give fresh impetus to Middle East peace talks. Both moves were never recognized by the worldwide community. (more...)
Haley: US will 'tighten the screws' on North Korean nuclear program Haley: US will 'tighten the screws' on North Korean nuclear program
- May 17, 2017

North Korea said the missile it had tested on Sunday was a "newly developed ballistic rocket" capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. "You either support North Korea or you support us", she said, suggesting some countries were failing to adhere to UN-imposed sanctions. (more...)
Always Dreaming rewards many with Kentucky Derby victory Always Dreaming rewards many with Kentucky Derby victory
- May 17, 2017

Battle of Midway finished third in the 20-horse field. Super Saver only won the Kentucky Derby because he was the recipient of a flawless rail-skimming trip in a roughly run race; Always Dreaming ran away with the Run for the Roses because he proved, unequivocally, that he was a far superior horse to his 19 rivals. (more...)
Samsung Pay joins Transport for London's contactless payment revolution Samsung Pay joins Transport for London's contactless payment revolution
- May 17, 2017

Further throwing more light on the report , the Samsung official has reportedly said, "Although we can not provide detailed figures, the sales are going smoothly around the globe". Speculations are rife that Samsung will launch another Galaxy J smartphone, dubbed Galaxy J7 Max with bigger screen amongst the other three. It will also be available on "additional devices" in the United Kingdom in the coming months. (more...)
Most UK patients saw no change on Monday after cyber attack - minister
- May 17, 2017

Most stations had recovered. This would change, Gazeley said, as Europe and USA computers are turned on, but it indicated the scale of the problem there. In the US, where the effects haven't appeared to be widespread, investigators believe additional companies have been attacked but have not yet come forward to report it, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press . (more...)
3D-printed ovaries successfully restore mouse's fertility in 'holy grail of bioengineering'
- May 17, 2017

The moms were even able to nurse their young. The bioprosthetic ovaries are constructed of 3D printed scaffolds that house immature eggs. Teresa K. The shape of the printed ovarian scaffold was modelled closely on the external supporting structure of a real mouse ovary. "We're thinking big picture, meaning every stage of the girl's life, so puberty through adulthood to a natural menopause". (more...)
Google rumored to announce standalone VR headset at I/O 2017 Google rumored to announce standalone VR headset at I/O 2017
- May 17, 2017

It was last year's I/O conference that brought the Daydream platform into public view. Daydream VR 2 .0: Google unveiled its VR platform, Daydream VR in 2016 alongside the Daydream View headset. The device will use inside-out tracking, meaning that it won't require any additional sensors to track your movements. Google has not commented on their plans to show a new headset at Google I/O. (more...)
Theresa May vows to advance workers' rights if she wins election Theresa May vows to advance workers' rights if she wins election
- May 17, 2017

It comes after Frances O'Grady, the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, which represents millions of workers in Britain, urged Ms May to give a clear commitment to match EU social protections after Brexit. The analysis found one million households with children and no one in work would be £3,000 worse off, while three million working households with children now entitled to tax credits would be on average £2,500 worse off. (more...)
Australia considers joining laptops-on-planes ban Australia considers joining laptops-on-planes ban
- May 17, 2017

This would strongly suggest that Australia will impose a similar ban that has affected inbound U.S. flights from 10 airports in Muslim-majority nations, although at this stage nothing has been confirmed. Transport Minister Darren Chester said Australia had a comprehensive and strong security system in place, with the safety of the travelling public a priority. (more...)
No budget deal in sight with a week to go at Legislature No budget deal in sight with a week to go at Legislature
- May 17, 2017

Mark Dayton, who says he'll veto it all because they haven't been negotiated in advance. House Speaker Kurt Daudt called it "significant movement" - but not without some steps backward. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, said he thinks a transportation deal is within reach. If the governor is going to veto the bills, then its time for him to get serious. (more...)
Despite Hubbub Over Michael Flynn, Clapper Says No Collusion with Russian Federation Despite Hubbub Over Michael Flynn, Clapper Says No Collusion with Russian Federation
- May 17, 2017

As she explained to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday, Flynn's falsehoods "created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians". The controversy began during the transition period when Flynn spoke over the phone with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. President Trump fired Flynn on February 13 because of his false statements to Pence. (more...)
Police warn: If you're hit by cyberattack, don't pay the ransom
- May 17, 2017

The UK's National Crime Agency tweeted: "We haven't seen a second spike in WannaCry ransomware attacks, but that doesn't mean there won't be one". Although Microsoft released a security patch for the flaw earlier this year, many systems have yet to be updated , researchers said. (more...)
Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone
- May 17, 2017

Tension has been high for months on the Korean peninsula over North Korea's nuclear and missile development and fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test or test another ballistic missile in defiance of U.N. North Korea, which considers China its sole major diplomatic ally and economic benefactor, is also expected to send a delegation to the two-day meeting in Beijing, the Chinese foreign ministry has said. (more...)
Patient data shared with Google on 'inappropriate legal basis', says NDG Patient data shared with Google on 'inappropriate legal basis', says NDG
- May 17, 2017

The head of the Department of Health's National Data Guardian (NDG ) has criticised the NHS for the deal it struck with Google's DeepMind over sharing patient data. As such, the data transfer is being investigated buy the Information Commissioner's Office to determine whether it violated the Data Protection Act. (more...)
Dry weather lets Minnesota farmers catch up on planting
- May 17, 2017

Informa raised its forecast of USA 2017 soybean plantings to 89.662 million acres, above the USDA's March figure of 89.5 million acres. This spring's corn planting progress is two days behind last year, but four days ahead of the five-year average. (more...)
Trump says he will nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon
- May 17, 2017

President Donald Trump recently cited Clapper's testimony before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee as evidence that there was no collusion between his associates and Russian Federation. New Hampshire state Rep. Al Baldasaro said the issues with Trump's team have been fueled by a never-ending onslaught of negative media coverage. "I would advise the president not to tweet or comment about the investigation as we go forward", Mr. (more...)
Tayside GP practices affected by NHS cyber-attack running as normal Tayside GP practices affected by NHS cyber-attack running as normal
- May 17, 2017

Bossert said "criminals" are responsible, not the US government. Brad Smith, Microsoft's chief counsel, wrote Sunday in a company blog post that by keeping the vulnerabilities secret from vendors, it opens users open to attacks like the WannaCry hack, in which malware locked down computers while demanding a hefty sum for freedom. (more...)
Eurovision winner arrives home to Portugal Eurovision winner arrives home to Portugal
- May 16, 2017

Belarus advanced to the Eurovision Grand Final for the fifth time, NaviBand being the first act in the contest's history to sing in the Belarusian language. According to The Sun , the man behind the moon was Vitalii Sediuk, a notorious Ukrainian prankster who is well-know for crashing red carpet events and notably caused outrage after pinching Kim Kardashian's bottom in the street past year. (more...)
5 possible reasons Sean Spicer is getting fired
- May 16, 2017

According to the White House deputy press secretary, Comey's departure would hasten the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. "But regardless of [the] recommendation, I was going to fire Comey". Mr Trump and Mr Comey have presented two competing narratives about what happened between them during a January dinner in which it is said the President asked Mr Comey to pledge loyalty to him. (more...)

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