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President Trump Says Michael Flynn Is 'a Very Good Person'

President Trump Says Michael Flynn Is 'a Very Good Person'

Asked whether they believed the intelligence community's January assessment that Russian Federation was responsible for hacking and leaking information to influence the elections was accurate, all six spy and law enforcement bosses appearing before the panel say "yes".



US Senate urged to hold hearing on Trump's firing of Comey

But now it appears Trump himself is getting in on the comparison. As the Comey news broke, sure enough, Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan resolutely opposed any calls for an independent investigator. When the opposite occurred, Trump grew incensed - both at Democrats and his own communications staff for not quickly lining up more Republicans to defend him on television.



Thousands hacked and data held at ransom in world's largest cyber-attack

Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". The country's banking system was also attacked, although no problems were detected, as was the railway system. Germany's Deutsche Bahn computers were also impacted, with the rail operator reporting that station display panels were affected.



Israeli Knesset passes bill on Arabic language

Hebrew is defined as the "national language" in the bill, which would become part of the country's so-called basic law, which is similar to a constitution, it said . Odeh told the Times of Israel, "The danger of this bill is that it creates two classes of citizens". The legislative committee's chairman, Yariv Levin, also a Likud MP, said he had chose to put an end to foot-dragging over the bill.



China invites all at Silk Road forum, India decides to keep away

The Chinese-bankrolled One Belt One Road project seeks to link China with Africa, Asia and Europe through an enormous network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks . President Xi Jinping has painted a rosy picture as he sought to woo countries on board his grand "Belt and Road Initiative" to boost global trade and investment, offering at least 780 billion yuan (US$113 billion) in extra funding for the ambitious plan.



North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

The White House issued a sharp rebuke over the test, saying North Korea had been a "flagrant menace for far too long". Tensions have mounted in recent months after the Trump administration said it would keep "all options on the table" to halt North Korea's nuclear weapons program, including a military strike.