NSA Tools, Built Despite Warnings, Used in Global Cyber Attack

At least two hospitals in London were forced to shut down and stop admitting patients after being attacked by the malware, which operates by locking out the user, encrypting data, and demanding a ransom to release it.

Venezuela Tries Protesters in Military Court ‘Like We Are in a War’

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Cheers erupted as the protesters toppled the statue of former President Hugo Chávez, the metal cracking against concrete.

NHS ransomware cyber attack spreads worldwide

The NHS was thrown into chaos on Friday night after hackers demanding a ransom infiltrated the health service’s antiquated computer system.

Sweden, upping military funding, seeks US cooperation

WASHINGTON — Sweden is planning to boost military spending by 11 percent over five years as tensions rise with Russia, and it sees the U.S. as a key partner, a top Swedish defense official said Wednesday.

U.S. in final stages of $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia: White House...

WASHINGTON The United States is close to completing a series of deals to sell Saudi Arabia more than $100 billion in American arms and related maintenance, a senior White House official said on Friday, as President Donald Trump prepares to visit Riyadh in a week.

Treasury to share financial info on Trump and Russia for Senate probe: reports

The Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit will share information requested by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into potential ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

At least 3 dead in latest Ebola outbreak

A new Ebola outbreak has been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization.

Leaked NSA Malware Is Helping Hijack Computers Around the World

In mid-April, an arsenal of powerful software tools apparently designed by the NSA to infect and control Windows computers was leaked by an entity known only as the “Shadow Brokers.” Not even a whole month later, the hypothetical threat that criminals would use the tools against the general public has become real, and tens of thousands of computers worldwide are now crippled by an unknown party demanding ransom.

This Is the Best Dinosaur Fossil of Its Kind Ever Found

That Monday had started like any other at the Millennium Mine, a vast pit some 17 miles north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, operated by energy company Suncor.

Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries

Tens of thousands of ransomware attacks are targeting organizations around the world on Friday.

A ransomware attack is spreading worldwide, using alleged NSA exploit

A ransomware attack appears to be spreading around the world, leveraging a hacking tool that may have come from the U.S. National Security Agency.

Trump lawyer admits tax returns show some income from Russian sources

Donald Trump’s t ax returns over  the last 10 years show “no income of any type from Russian sources,” with a few exceptions, his lawyers have claimed in a letter released by The White House. 

Ransomware infections reported worldwide – BBC News

A massive ransomware campaign appears to have infected a number of organisations around the world.

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe’s...

For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began.

Former Minister Warns of Civil War in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela—Nationwide protests are spreading beyond President Nicolás Maduro’s control and risk morphing into civil war, said a retired Venezuelan general who was in charge of suppressing the last wave of unrest three years ago.

Turkey denounces German move to accept asylum requests from its soldiers

Germany gave positive responses to the asylum petitions of the Turkish nationals holding diplomatic passports, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily and public broadcasters WDR and NDR reported.

Banished Aden governor forms independent “South Yemen” council

The former governor of Aden announced the formation of a transitional political council to govern the south of Yemen on Thursday, just weeks after a presidential decree dismissed the official from his post, leading to mass protests from pro-secessionists.

Donald Trump Has Compromised Every Major Investigation Into Alleged Russian Interference

The breadth of the president’s interference in the investigations of his own campaign has shocked officials at law enforcement agencies and on Capitol Hill, both for the extent to which it disregards political norms and the potential it has to upend legitimate oversight.