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China pledges $124b for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

However in its statement, New Delhi has said " We are of firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised worldwide norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality". The CPEC effort consists of rail, road, and energy infrastructure and is part of the wider Chinese project known as the " Belt and Road " initiative.



How to avoid a cyber attack

Wainwright said he was concerned that the numbers of those affected would continue to rise when people returned to work on Monday morning. "While there is now no suggestion that systems within Northern Ireland have been targeted, we remain conscious that we must act to ensure the integrity of cyber networks and take appropriate action to reduce the threat posed by cyber criminals".


Ransomware attack: Banks, airports, telecom services on high alert in India

Ransomware attack: Banks, airports, telecom services on high alert in India

People have updated security software or Windows updates (see links to Microsoft's rush-released Windows security patches here) and are exercising caution over email attachments (the WannaCry crew keep mixing it up, but often "phishing" emails used to spread malware involve attachments that purport to be invoices; be wary of any unexpected invoices or other unexpected documents).



Pope Francis doesn't want to judge Trump ahead of meeting at Vatican

Alison Roberts reported for NPR's Newscast that Francis is the fourth pope to visit the shrine at Fátima, but the centenary and the canonization of the new saints gives Pope Francis's visit special significance for Catholics. "I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been President because this would not have happened".



China pledges $124bn to Silk Road initiative

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey also spoke at the opening ceremony. Xi also pledged an additional assistance worth 60 billion yuan (USD 9.5 billion) for developing countries and global organisations participating in the initiative to improve people's well-being over the next three years.



Conservatives take control of Norfolk County Council

The Labour leader described the results as "mixed" and insisted they were "closing the gap" on the Conservatives. With full results declared by 19 of the 88 councils holding elections in England, Scotland and Wales, the Tories had control of nine authorities, including five gains.