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Trump vows to work for Israeli-Palestinian peace

However, there have been no serious negotiations since gaps widened with the 2009 election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister. The senior adviser, however, said that Trump's invitation to Abbas was a good starting point between the Palestinian Authority and the new U.S.


Security minister: NHS followed 'pretty good procedure'

Security minister: NHS followed 'pretty good procedure'

The Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry ransomware, which locks computer systems and demands $300 in Bitcoin, hit over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. Spanish telco giant Telefonica and U.S. Australian businesses were reportedly affected by the so-called ransomware and the federal government is taking necessary precautions. State media in China reported that hundreds of thousands of devices there were infected.



Defiant Trump says he had 'right' to share info with Russian Federation

While the president has the authority to disclose even the most highly classified information at will, in this case he did so without consulting the ally that provided it, which threatens to jeopardize a long-standing intelligence-sharing agreement, the United States officials said.



U.S. government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Comey told associates he declined the president's loyalty request, saying instead he would always be honest. Mere days later, Deputy Director Rosenstein penned the memo condemning Director Comey that President Trump used as justification for his firing.



Syrian Democratic Forces close in on ISIL in Raqqa

While Turkey and the US saw their close ties as critical to halting Soviet expansion during the Cold War, their military relations have been more strained since 2003 - when Turkey refused to let the USA use it as a base from which to invade Iraq.



Soldiers in Ivory Coast reject government proposal to end mutiny

The soldiers forced the police who normally control the four main access points to Bouake to flee, before taking up positions and blocking all traffic into the city. But two spokesmen for the mutineers confirmed that the government's proposal had been rejected."They proposed 5 million CFA francs ($8,356.17) to be paid tomorrow (to each soldier)".