Apple CEO Tim Cook says 'services are on a tear' in China

Garcha wrote, "Apple reported an OK set of results this quarter, with revenues of $52.9bn (+4.6% yoy /-32.5% qoq) and EPS of $2.10 vs. consensus of $2.02". First, he noted a 5% currency devaluation that proved "not an insignificant headwind". And, finally, he noted that while the iPhone 7 Plus "did well" in the region, Apple's "previous-generation iPhones" underperformed.

Trump to hold crunch meeting on Paris climate deal

Trump called climate change a " hoax " perpetrated by China, and promised to "cancel" the deal as president. A meeting of his advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday was postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House Official said.

USA laptop and tablet ban could extend to United Kingdom and Europe

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and "a number of" European ministers was set for the meeting later on Friday". US Department of Homeland Security spokesperson David Lapan said the agency was considering the implications of extending the ban to flights arriving from Europe, according to the New York Times .

Ransomware takes down hospitals, businesses in at least 2 countries

Hospitals have been a common target because the culprits know how critical digital records are for treating patients. "We're not aware of any evidence that patient data has been compromised". Affected by the onslaught were computer networks at hospitals in Britain, Russia's interior ministry, the Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and the USA delivery firm FedEx and many other organizations.

China official discourages linking U.S. trade moves to North Korea issue

China official discourages linking U.S. trade moves to North Korea issue

The White House announced that it had agreed with China on increasing the access of American goods and services to the Chinese market, Interfax reports on Friday. USDA felt that allowing imports would not harm domestic producers, he said, noting that all imports will be subject to standard scrutiny. "We do not intend to endanger anybody's health or safety in the USA", he said.