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Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

Ciobo also condemned North Korea's latest firing of a ballistic missile early on Sunday, but would not be drawn on whether North Korea's attendance at the summit – at Beijing's invitation – sent the wrong message at a time when the world was trying to pressure Pyongyang over its repeated nuclear and missile tests.


Turkey slams United States arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

Turkey slams United States arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

FILE - This April 30, 2017 photo provided by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), shows a fighter from the SDF carrying weapons as he looks toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. But Washington's reassurances have failed to assuage Ankara. Turkey, the European Union and the USA have all branded the PKK a terrorist organization for its decades-long insurgency in southeastern Turkey.



WannaCry attack could worsen as people return to work on Monday

Europol's Wainwright said few banks in Europe had been affected, having learned through the "painful experience of being the number one target of cyber crime" the value of having the latest cyber security in place. WanaCryptor 2.0 is only part of the problem. Meanwhile health authorities are racing to upgrade security software amid fears hackers could exploit the same vulnerability with a new virus.


Kushners use controversial EB-5 visa program to finance their developments

Kushners use controversial EB-5 visa program to finance their developments

The Beijing event promoting One Journal Square sparked discussion in the United States over whether Jared Kushner's family's business would benefit from decisions Trump makes with regards to the government's EB-5 programme, which grants visas to foreigners investing at least US$500,000 in designated U.S.



North Korea claims U.S. 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un

The ministry added that the US and South Korean intelligence services had "ideologically corrupted and bribed a North Korean citizen, transforming him into a terrorist determined to act against the countries' supreme authorities". Allegedly, the Central Intelligence Agency gave Kim the lumberjack "over $20,000 on two occasions and a satellite transmitter-receiver" for the job.