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White House officially blames North Korea for massive 'WannaCry' cyberattack
- December 19, 2017

After infecting a system, the malicious software would encrypt the users' files and asked for a payment of roughly $300 worth of Bitcoin. The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to publicly blame North Korea for unleashing a cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year, said two sources familiar with the matter. (more...)
IRGC: Yemen had been equipped with Soviet, N. Korean missiles IRGC: Yemen had been equipped with Soviet, N. Korean missiles
- December 19, 2017

For missiles that (as Haley put it) "might as well have "Made in Iran" stickers on them" to literally fall into Saudi Arabia's lap is mighty convenient for Saudi Arabia's efforts to paint Iran as Mideast menace number one. United Nations officials who examined debris from the missiles said they could not conclude that they came from an Iranian supplier. "France continues to examine the information at its disposal", according to Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman Alexandre Giorgini, cited by ... (more...)
Appeal Court sacks Kogi senator, orders fresh hearing at trial court Appeal Court sacks Kogi senator, orders fresh hearing at trial court
- December 19, 2017

However, delivering judgment in the matter on Monday, Justice Abdul Aboki of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja held that the earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal which favoured Senator Aidoko was in error, hence the need for the nullification. (more...)
German journalist free of jail in Turkey pending trial German journalist free of jail in Turkey pending trial
- December 19, 2017

Tolu, it is good news given that she will be freed, but not completely so, because she can't leave the country, and the trial continues", Merkel told reporters. She was one of nine German or German-Turkish citizens arrested in Turkey. Her spokesman Steffen Seibert said: "It's too early to make conclusions on how relations between Germany and Turkey will evolve". (more...)
Amtrak Train Without PTC Crashes in Seattle, At Least 3 Dead Amtrak Train Without PTC Crashes in Seattle, At Least 3 Dead
- December 19, 2017

Instead, they became victims, including at least three who died when the train careened off a curve and fell onto Interstate 5 near Dupont, Washington . Detective Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, told reporters that even though the crash site was "pretty horrific", no one in any of the vehicles was killed. (more...)
Justus Parker gets scholarship news delivered by Patriot Rob Gronkowski Justus Parker gets scholarship news delivered by Patriot Rob Gronkowski
- December 19, 2017

After taking a redshirt last season, he earned a starting role for the Red Raiders this year and is sixth on the team with 42 tackles. He was sitting with the team after the Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Heinz Field. "Hard work pays off". "Unbelievable moment getting told by @ RobGronkowski and @ DannyAmendola that I am officially on Scholarship! Thankful and Blessed to attend Texas Tech University". (more...)
Rahul Gandhi hosts dinner for Congress MPs, leaders of opposition parties Rahul Gandhi hosts dinner for Congress MPs, leaders of opposition parties
- December 19, 2017

In his first speech to party cadres and leaders, Rahul Gandhi pitted himself directly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Lashing out at Rahul Gandhi for accusing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in divisive politics, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said irrespective of any change at the helm, the Congress would continue to symbolise corruption. (more...)
Sen. McCain Won't Vote on Tax Cuts, Home for Holidays Sen. McCain Won't Vote on Tax Cuts, Home for Holidays
- December 19, 2017

Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a 2-inch blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with glioblastoma. "But the word is that John will come back if we need his vote". Sen Graham went on to indirectly reassure McCain that it was "OK" for him to take some time off and rest. (more...)
Japan minister says agrees with S.Korea that China's… Japan minister says agrees with S.Korea that China's…
- December 19, 2017

However, the contentious issue of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women was not approached. The government earlier said that the two ministers will exchange views on issues of mutual concern, including North Korea's nuclear problem and bilateral relations. (more...)
Tom DeLonge and the United States government have released 'official' UFO footage Tom DeLonge and the United States government have released 'official' UFO footage
- December 19, 2017

The Pentagon has admitted it ran a secret programme tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, The New York Times reported. "If America doesn't take the lead in answering these questions, others will", Reid wrote. It wasn't only concern for threats posed by extraterrestrials, former officials told the media outlets; they anxious about advanced aircraft programs that could have been developed by China or Russian Federation. (more...)
Tampa Lawyer Accused of Soliciting Sex with Jail Inmates Tampa Lawyer Accused of Soliciting Sex with Jail Inmates
- December 19, 2017

Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said: 'He duped the system because he came in there representing himself as a lawyer. Officials do not believe any of the inmates involved were clients of Spark's, according to the sheriff's office. Spark has never represented the woman, but investigators say he began paying her for sex about three years ago. Deputies said that they caught Spark in the attorney visitation room with Napolitano as they were about to begin the sexual act. (more...)
Scott Brown insists players will learn from shock defeat Scott Brown insists players will learn from shock defeat
- December 19, 2017

And with Celtic themselves spending the last few years aiming to bring Scotland's most exciting talents to Parkhead, it seems nearly inevitable that The Hoops will be hot on the trail of the Glasgow-born wonderkid - who started his career in Rangers' youth academy. (more...)
Trump Weighs in on Whether He'll Fire Mueller
- December 19, 2017

The transition says it believes that Mueller's team has "made extensive use of the materials", though it doesn't provide specifics. The letter states there were two other occasions where the Special Counsel's Office did not notify transition officials that their records had been requested or received. (more...)
Toddler Caught in Middle of Wild Brawl at Florida Mall Toddler Caught in Middle of Wild Brawl at Florida Mall
- December 19, 2017

Sheriff's officials in Lee County are investigating a social media post from the account of a lieutenant's wife containing racist language after video surfaced of a brawl inside a Fort Myers mall this weekend. Other people involved in the brawl run off before police arrived. "Upon arrival, the incident had already dissipated and police did not find a confrontation going on". (more...)
After feeling slighted, Trump considered rescinding Gorsuch nomination After feeling slighted, Trump considered rescinding Gorsuch nomination
- December 19, 2017

Trump was reportedly upset by comments Gorsuch made defending the judiciary. . An aide told The Post that the president expressed fears Gorsuch would not be "loyal" to him and suggested he was considering rescinding his Supreme Court nomination, adding that there were other judges who would be interested in the position. (more...)
IOF arrest mother hours after taking her teenage daughter IOF arrest mother hours after taking her teenage daughter
- December 19, 2017

The video , filmed amid ongoing protests last Friday, shows Tamimi along with two other women, telling two armed Israeli soldiers to remove themselves from her property. The soldiers remained in their place initially and did not respond. After they refuse, Tamimi can be seen attempting to push the soldiers off her land. (more...)
Husband catches Christian school teacher 'HAVING SEX' with 'stoned' teen Husband catches Christian school teacher 'HAVING SEX' with 'stoned' teen
- December 19, 2017

Soon after they were caught, the teen's father received an anonymous email asking whether he knew his son and the Logan Christian Academy teacher were in a sexual relationship, authorities said. The teen told deputies that he and Baber had been in a relationship since 2017, when the boy was 15, according to the newspaper. Officers said the teacher began the relationship in 2016 and plied her former student with booze and marijuana . (more...)
After embarrassing 3-0 loss, AC Milan taken to training boot camp After embarrassing 3-0 loss, AC Milan taken to training boot camp
- December 19, 2017

Gennaro Gattuso did not think about resigning as AC Milan coach following their 3-0 defeat to Verona on Sunday, the Italian giants insist. "We need to understand why we collapsed like that....we don't know how to react when we go behind". (more...)
UK's newest and most powerful aircraft carrier is leaking UK's newest and most powerful aircraft carrier is leaking
- December 19, 2017

The Navy spokesman said: "An issue with a shaft seal has been identified during HMS Queen Elizabeth's sea trials; this is scheduled for fix while she is alongside at Portsmouth ". Almost 10,000 people worked to build the ship. BAE systems, which played a key role in the construction, said it could be taken to sea with the current issue. (more...)
Abbas: Palestine Rejects US Political Mediation, to Seek Full UN Membership Abbas: Palestine Rejects US Political Mediation, to Seek Full UN Membership
- December 19, 2017

A vote in favour of the resolution in the 193-member UN General Assembly, however, is not legally binding. It was last invoked in the 1980s when Palestinians attempted to circumvent the US veto of a resolution on the Jabal Abu Ghneim settlement south of Jerusalem . (more...)

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