Sean Spicer: Trump will not announce Paris climate decision until after G7

US President Donald Trump will not make a decision on whether the United States should remain in the Paris climate agreement until after he returns from the G7 summit on 26 and 27 May, the White House has said. carbon reduction goals. The Paris accord, signed by almost 200 nations in 2015, was never ratified by the Senate due to the staunch oppositions of Republicans. [Full Article...]

Judge refers theft allegations against Uber to US Attorney

Judge refers theft allegations against Uber to US Attorney The probe, combined with other legal and image woes, will reduce Uber's value and in the worst case could threaten the San Francisco company's existence if investors leave, criminal charges bring huge fines and legal action stalls autonomous auto research, the experts say. [Full Article...]

Nigeria Negotiating With Boko Haram For More Chibok Releases

Nigeria Negotiating With Boko Haram For More Chibok Releases Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 remained missing for more than two years. The government's decision to swap the terrorists with Chibok Girls is indeed synonymous with trade by barter. The most recently released Chibok girls are now being treated in a facility in Abuja . She said pictures of the 82 girls had been sent for their parents to confirm their identification as ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Surface Laptop Windows 10 S Unveiled at Microsoft's Education event

The Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard. The apps delivered from the Store will use new Store-based install and update technology; the apps will only be available in 32-bit format; and while web add-ins are fully supported, Office COM add-ins aren't supported on Windows 10 S. [Full Article...]

Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

It will be overseen by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach . The executive order lists as part of its mission identifying "those vulnerabilities in voting systems and practices used for Federal elections that could lead to improper voter registration and improper voting, including fraudulent voter registration and fraudulent voting". [Full Article...]

N Korea slams U.S. for passing new sanctions

He also visited Yeonpyeong Island, which was targeted by North Korean artillery during a skirmish in 2010. State media said he was involved in the timber industry in Khabarovsk, which is one of the primary places North Koreans can go overseas to work. [Full Article...]

ICC Takes the Opportunity to Observe and Reflect the Arctic Council Ministerial

The minister said Tillerson demonstrated a "strong and positive role in holding the chair in all eight Arctic countries in getting to a public declaration that we were all able to sign, which includes very clear recognition of the Paris agreement " as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. [Full Article...]

Comey Was Disloyal, a Showboat, and Wouldn't Kill the Russia Probe

The group said in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that only the appointment of an independent special counsel "with full powers and resources" can begin to restore public confidence. Mr Trump said he had asked Mr Comey once over dinner and twice by telephone. As with many scandals, the cover-up is often worse than the crime, especially given intelligence officials and Democ... [Full Article...]

North Korea: Christian professor arrested for allegedly 'being hostile to state'

North Korea: Christian professor arrested for allegedly 'being hostile to state' North Korea claims the primary suspect is a man it has identified only by the ubiquitous surname "Kim". KCNA said Kim had worked for Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. She said the North's recent detentions of United States citizens highlight "the risk associated with travel to North Korea". The State Department also warned tourists spending money in the communist nation are poten... [Full Article...]

High Point makes history with NCAA women's lacrosse victory

High Point makes history with NCAA women's lacrosse victory The Bulldogs (11-7) are now 2-1 in NCAA Opening Round contests and a ideal 2-0 when hosting. "Our team is very excited for the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament against a really good team like Northwestern", said USU head coach James Wilson. [Full Article...]

US intelligence chiefs say reviewing use of Kaspersky software

Defense Intelligence Agency director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart said his agency is avoiding the company's products. ABC News and Buzzfeed News this week reported USA officials were increasingly concerned that Russian spies might seek to use Kaspersky computer-security software to spy on Americans or sabotage key us systems. [Full Article...]

North Korea seeks extradition of South Korea spy chief over 'assassination plot'

North Korea seeks extradition of South Korea spy chief over 'assassination plot' Bush administrations, but ignore the variance in South Korean and American positions vis-à-vis North Korea over time. One slight problem with this plan is that North Korea's neighbor, a US ally for more than six decades, just chose a leader who opposes much of it. [Full Article...]

Convicted sex offender suspected in 13-year-old girl's death

Convicted sex offender suspected in 13-year-old girl's death That family friend- 46 year old John Bove now faces several charges, in OH and Pennsylvania in connection to the disappearance of the teen. An ambulance was called, but did not transport him, sources said. On Thursday, Deanna and Stanly called Ashtabula police to report that their daughter was missing, according to court documents. According to police records, when Bove was arrested, he had a li... [Full Article...]

Trump, Abbas Reaffirm Commitment to Lasting Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Trump and Abbas were to spend much of the day together at the White House . However, Mr. Trump mostly spoke in generalities about peace talks. Abbas also makes an unlikely dealmaker. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expressing optimism for resumed peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel. Those parameters will likely not sit well with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Ne... [Full Article...]

Dozens of countries, including US, hit by huge cyberextortion attack

In the U.S., FedEx reported that its Windows computers were "experiencing interference" from malware, but wouldn't say if it had been hit by ransomware. Many researchers say the incidents appear to be linked, but say it may not be a coordinated attack on specific targets, BBC News reported. Rich Barger, director of threat research at USA -based security research company Splunk, said: "This i... [Full Article...]

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos A photographer from the Russian news agency TASS , a state-controlled service, was in attendance, The New York Times reported . The issue is particularly sensitive because of the presence at the meeting of Kislyak, who has been at the center of several controversies involving administration officials, including now fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Attorney General Jeff Ses... [Full Article...]

DeVos booed delivering Bethune-Cookman address

DeVos booed delivering Bethune-Cookman address Roughly half of the graduates turned their backs on her and many shouted over DeVos while the cabinet member criticized their dissent by claiming they should try to learn from individuals with whom they disagree. A hashtag on social media, #BackstoBetsy, suggested some of the approximately 300 graduating seniors would turn their backs during DeVos' speech. Her comments were roundly condemned f... [Full Article...]

China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new South Korean president

Calling Seoul and Washington (quote) "great allies",. This comes after the so-called "hermit kingdom" announced it had detained of a fourth US citizen. Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test. The Trump administration has also been dismayed by Moon's questioning of deployment of a USA missile defence system in South Korea and expects some friction in ties, although U.S. [Full Article...]

Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations

The numbers were an initial estimate and were expected to go up. "We will continue to work with affected organizations to confirm this". Non-emergency procedures have been suspended and ambulances are being diverted as part of what is now believed to be a co-ordinated attack targeting dozens of countries. [Full Article...]

Acting FBI chief to face congressional panel amid Comey firing fallout

The turmoil surrounding Comey's dismissal has frustrated the President and his senior-most aides, according to people familiar with the situation. On Thursday, Trump said he would have taken the action regardless. And he laid it out very clearly. The timing and the reasons for this decision made little sense to me. "He had been thinking about it for months". Instead, he said Comey commanded ... [Full Article...]

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