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More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities.


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Posted 2017/05/15 02:22:27

North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range missile test on Sunday, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead."


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Posted 2017/05/15 01:53:10

Stocks shaky, safe havens up after cyberattack, North Korea missile test

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks got off to a shaky start on Monday as a ransomware attack that locked up more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries and a missile test by North Korea on Sunday kept investors on edge.


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Posted 2017/05/15 01:00:39

Is government secrecy to blame for cyberattack?

Microsoft has hit out at governments for "stockpiling vulnerabilities", blaming them for the "widespread damage" caused by the latest cyberattack.
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Posted 2017/05/14 23:11:00

Second case of Ebola virus confirmed by WHO

A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following an outbreak of 17 further suspected cases.
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Posted 2017/05/14 22:24:00

Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit - Sturgeon

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland must have a choice on independence at the end of Britain's divorce with the European Union when the exit terms are clear, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday.


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Posted 2017/05/14 22:14:03

Austria heads for snap election as coalition shatters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's youthful foreign minister took over as leader of the country's main conservative party on Sunday and called for a snap parliamentary election that centre-left Chancellor Christian Kern admitted he could not prevent.


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Posted 2017/05/14 19:50:27

Tearful F1 fan gets to meet his hero after crash

A young Formula One fan's day has gone from the pits to pole position after being caught crying on camera at the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Posted 2017/05/14 14:55:00

President Macron: World needs a strong France

Emmanuel Macron has been inaugurated as France's youngest ever president in a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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Posted 2017/05/14 08:21:00

Eurovision Song Contest: And the winner is...

Portugal has won its first Eurovision Song Contest for Salvador Sobral's jazz-style ballad, Amar Pelos Dois, sung in his native tongue.
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Posted 2017/05/13 22:46:00

At least four dead after train derails in Greece

A passenger train has derailed in northern Greece, leaving four passengers dead and at least five seriously injured, including the driver, the state railway has said.
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Posted 2017/05/13 21:54:00

Hate crime surges since Trump presidency

The number of hate crimes in the United States has surged since Donald Trump took office.
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Posted 2017/05/13 20:11:00

Macron team to announce candidates for June parliamentary election

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron's start-up political party was to announce on Thursday the names of several hundred candidates to do battle in a French parliamentary election that will decide how much power the centrist president-elect will enjoy once in office.


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Posted 2017/05/11 08:56:26

Industrial output falls again, trade gap widens sharply as economy slows

LONDON (Reuters) - British industrial output shrank for a third month in a row in March, official data showed on Thursday, underscoring how the impact of last year's Brexit vote has begun to weigh on the economy.


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Posted 2017/05/11 08:42:59

Russian blogger guilty of playing Pokemon in church

A Russian blogger has been found guilty of inciting religious hatred after uploading a video of himself playing Pokemon Go in a church.
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Posted 2017/05/11 08:37:00

Le Pen must realise debate over quitting euro is over, top aide says

PARIS (Reuters) - Marine Le Pen needs to learn the lessons from her French presidential election defeat to Emmanuel Macron and accept that her National Front (FN) party must drop its policy of quitting the euro, one of her top aides said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/05/11 08:14:06

UK election dampens outlook for house prices - RICS

LONDON (Reuters) - British property surveyors are their most downbeat about the short-term outlook for house prices since just after last year's Brexit vote, with next month's national election adding to caution among buyers in a market that is already slowing.


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Posted 2017/05/11 08:09:48

Boeing halts test flights of 737 MAX jetliner

Boeing has suspended test flights of its new 737 MAX jetliners over fears of a potential manufacturing flaw affecting an engine part.
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Posted 2017/05/11 08:01:00

Fallon dismisses report of worsening relations between May and Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's defence minister on Thursday dismissed a Times newspaper report suggesting that relations between Prime Minister Theresa May and her finance minister, Philip Hammond, had deteriorated.


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Posted 2017/05/11 07:28:23

Dozens killed at wedding after wall collapses

At least 24 people have been killed after a wall collapsed during a wedding party in western India.
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Posted 2017/05/11 03:14:00

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