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Gaza fisherman killed by Israeli fire, army probing incident

Addressing a joint press event with Abbas, the prime minister said, "We hope to see the realisation of a sovereign, independent, united and viable Palestine, co-existing peacefully with Israel ". Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008 and the territory has been under an Israeli blockade for 10 years. Such incidents rarely result in deaths, however.



North Korea link found to WannaCry 'ransomware', say researchers

Later Taiwanese state media said the WannaCry cyber attack infected computers in 10 schools, the national power company, a hospital and at least one private business. "The code in question is not a large portion of the overall Wannacry malware so it's plausible that the attackers got it from somewhere else". Over the weekend, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said attacks highlighted the dangers from the NSA's "stockpiling" of secret hacking tools.



Trump mulling over Jerusalem embassy move: Tillerson

Trump is planning on visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, the holiest Jewish prayer site. There was no immediate comment from the White House. On the campaign trail, Trump voiced solidly pro-Israel positions. "Tillerson said Trump is being "very careful" in weighing his campaign promise to move the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem".


White House on lockdown after person jumps barrier - Secret Service

White House on lockdown after person jumps barrier - Secret Service

In 2014, a fence jumper made it all the way inside the White House through an unlocked door before being arrested without incident. A Secret Service officer looks out from the roof as the White House was placed into lockdown. - Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) May 16, 2017Some kind of commotion outside the White House fence. The incident is reminiscent of a similar occurrence in March when a person jumped the fence and went more than 15 minutes without being apprehended by law enforcement.



Trump to Give 'Inspiring' Speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia

Trump's first global foray provides the challenge of illustrating U.S. leadership even as much of his foreign policy team has yet to be named and the administration works out its positions on key issues from a strategy against Islamic State to whether to remain in the Paris climate agreement.