United Kingdom healthcare systems hit by massive ransomware attack

An IT researcher stands next to a giant screen a computer infected by a ransomware at the LHS (High Security Laboratory) of the INRIA (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) in Rennes, on November 3, 2016. The attack appeared to encrypt data on infected computers and demand payment, usually via the digital currency bitcoin , to release it. The malware used is called Wanna Decryptor.

Pope, at Fatima shrine, urges end to wars tearing world apart

Pope, at Fatima shrine, urges end to wars tearing world apart

Many doubters, though, became believers after the so-called "Miracle of the Sun" on October 13, 1917. The two siblings are buried at the Catholic sanctuary in Fatima. But the most important message of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three children and the rest of the world is, "I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russian Federation to My Immaculate Heart..." She shared three major prophesies with the trio at a time marked by the ravages of the First World War and Church persecution in ...

British hospitals hit by cyber attacks

Hospitals and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in London, Blackpool, Hertfordshire and Derbyshire were among those to report problems. Doctors' practices and pharmacies reported similar problems. It said 16 NHS organizations had reported being hit. The Spanish government said several companies had been targeted in ransomware cyberattack that affected the Windows operating system of employees' computers.

US Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Turkey

Coalition spokesman Col. John Dorrian said the capture of Tabqa is "yet another victory" for the Kurdish-led forces, the U.S.'s most effective partner on the ground in Syria fighting IS. Speaking to A Haber television, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli slammed any supply of arms to the YPG "unacceptable". However, the PYD, as well as the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has denied any links to the PKK, despite portraits of imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan featuring ...

U.S. adds sanctions on North Korea

On Sunday, media reported that a fourth USA citizen was detained a day earlier by Pyongyang on suspicion of hostile acts. One other of the four Americans detained, Kim Sang-duk, also taught at PUST. He taught accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology . Kim Hak-song had previously described himself as a Christian missionary.

German president favours two-state solution on Israel visit

President Mahmoud Abbas (right) with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the press conference in Ramallah . Last direct USA sponsored peace talks between Palestine and Israel stopped in April 2014, after nine months without reaching any breakthrough due to deep differences on the issue of settlements.