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Dumfries and Galloway NHS hit in cyber attack

The attacks exploit a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows that is particularly problematic for corporations that don't automatically update their systems. "Because they could have done something ages ago to get this problem fixed, and they didn't do it". Nissan Motor Co. confirmed Monday some units had been targeted, but there was no major impact on its business.



UN Security Council condemns North Korea missiles tests

The summit, in Sicily, is May 26-27. South Korea's unification ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng said Monday Seoul called on Pyongyang to cease engaging in provocations. And the White House says the latest "provocation" should serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against the North. "It's a challenging form of technology, and there's no indication yet in the public realm that North Korea has it", Martin Navias from the Center for Defense Studies at Kings ...


New French prime minister took job because of 'unique' situation

New French prime minister took job because of 'unique' situation

Merkel said that Germany needs France to succeed, emphasizing that "Europe will only do well if there is a strong France". Macron, 39, who was sworn in as French president on Sunday, is the youngest French President in France's history and the youngest leader since Napoleon.



Worldwide ransomware cyberattacks: What we know

The "Wannacry" malware virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, taking over computers and demanding a payment of $300 (£232) in the virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. In the USA, where the effects haven't appeared to be widespread, investigators believe additional companies have been attacked but have not yet come forward to report it, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press .



Trump is reportedly considering a massive White House shakeup

And on Monday a second Democrat, Rep. Al Green of Texas, called for Trump's impeachment. All the while, the New York Times reported that Attorney General Sessions, who was supposed to be recused from the investigation, "had been working to come up with reasons" to dismiss Comey since the week before, and Politico reported that Trump had become "enraged" by the FBI's investigation and "frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russian Federation".



Nepal to strengthen cooperation with China under B&R Initiative

According to the host president, those attending the meeting agreed that they will arouse global cooperation on the development of the Belt and Road initiative, in which the challenges facing the world economy will be jointly discussed. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickramasinge, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among the world leaders who attended the high-profile meeting.