Month: June 2017

TORONTO The U.S government this week warned American industrial firms about hacking activity targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, a security report seen by Reuters on Friday said, the latest event to highlight the power industry’s vulnerability to cyber attacks. Since at least May, hackers used tainted “phishing” emails to “harvest credentials” so they could
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By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships after members of Congress protested, congressional and aid sources said on Friday. Reuters reported on Thursday that Trump was considering issuing an order that would
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WASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp’s Sikorsky Aircraft Corp subsidiary was awarded a U.S. Army contract worth $3.8 billion for Black Hawk helicopters for sale to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday. The contract for a multi-year production effort includes associated services for program system management, engineering, technical data and publications, the Pentagon said in a
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More residents were allowed to return home and officials reopened a major roadway on Friday in central Arizona as firefighters continued to battle a six-day-old wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate. The fire has damaged buildings, but there were no reported serious injuries, said Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire spokeswoman Tiffany Davila. The blaze,
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By Andrew Both | OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois Talented pianist Danielle Kang hit all the right notes to move into a share of the clubhouse lead with Kim Sei-young during the second round at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Thursday. Twice U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Kang and South Korean Kim took advantage
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LONDON The head of the local council in the London borough where at least 80 people died in a fire in a social housing tower block resigned on Friday after he was criticised for the organisation’s handling of the disaster. “As council leader, I have to accept my share of responsibility for these perceived failings,”
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LONDON Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked three Members of Parliament from his leadership team who defied him by voting in favour of an amendment calling for Britain to stay in the EU’s single market, deepening rifts in his Labour party over Brexit. Labour lawmaker Chuka Umunna had proposed an amendment to the
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By Doina Chiacu | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Two television hosts attacked by U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the Republican leader’s mental health on Friday and accused him of trying to exert pressure on them over unfavorable coverage. Trump drew a barrage of criticism on Thursday, including from his fellow Republicans, after he called Mika Brzezinski, a
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(Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 22 that may be offensive to some readers.) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB’s alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of the
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NEW YORK, June 30 Actress Naomi Watts says her new television series “Gypsy” is part of a recent trend of productions with strong female characters. Watts, who is also an executive producer of “Gypsy,” plays a Manhattan therapist who dangerously inserts herself into the lives of her patients’ acquaintances and family. “Gypsy,” a 10-part series created and
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BELFAST The prime ministers of Britain and Ireland should become “directly involved” in stalled talks between Northern Ireland’s political parties about restoring a power-sharing government, Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Friday. Sinn Fein lawmaker John O’Dowd told BBC radio the United Kingdom government needed to stop what he saw as a partisan approach
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Officials hope to reopen a portion of a major roadway and allow more residents to head home on Friday in central Arizona where firefighters have gained significant ground against a fierce, six-day-old wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate. The blaze, dubbed the Goodwin Fire, has charred nearly 25,000 acres (10,120 hectares) and destroyed an unknown
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