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Xi urges countries to coordinate development policies, reject protectionism

Xi urges countries to coordinate development policies, reject protectionism

The plan, which aims to expand trade links between Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond, was first unveiled in 2013. Xi billed the B&R initiative as "a project of thecentury" that will benefit people around the world. He pledged an additional 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) for China's Silk Road Fund, 380 billion yuan in new lending for participating nations, and 60 billion yuan in coming years to developing countries and global organizations that join the program.



WannaCry Ransomware: Zimbabwe amoung countries targeted

Brad Smith, Microsoft's ( MSFT , Tech30 ) president and top lawyer, said Sunday that the company has the "first responsibility" to address the problem. The cross-border police agency Europol said the situation was "stable", easing fears that attacks that struck computers in British hospital wards, European auto factories and Russian banks would spread further at the start of the working week.


Czech PM Sobotka will not hand in cabinet's resignation on Thursday: spokesman

Czech PM Sobotka will not hand in cabinet's resignation on Thursday: spokesman

Sobotka has cast doubt on the way Babis had raised money to buy the bonds and insisted that as a finance minister fighting tax evasion, Babis should not benefit from tax loopholes. The president's office didn't immediately comment. The fact that the regular general election is scheduled for October 20-21 would play into Zeman's hands, especially in a situation where he would stage a series of separate meetings with all candidates for ministers.



Six ways to prevent WannaCry ransomware attack

The pace of the attack by a destructive virus dubbed WannaCry slowed late on Friday, after the so-called "ransomware" locked up more than 100,000 computers, demanding owners pay to $300 to $600 get their data back. That's why companies are anxious to beef up security or combat potential infections, according to Aviv Grafi, the chief technology officer of Votiro, another cybersecurity firm.



Moors murderer Ian Brady is dead aged 79

It was reported earlier today that he was receiving end-of-life care in a psychiatric hospital in Liverpool. The serial killer, 79, who had been using the name Ian Stewart-Brady, was a patient at Ashworth Hospital on Merseyside where had been receiving palliative care.