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US sued over border searches of phones and computers

US sued over border searches of phones and computers.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netSep 14th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

COLLAPSE OF ISIS TERRITORIAL RULE | Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

BAGHDAD – Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, signalling the collapse of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate and marking the end of Islamic State’s era of territorial rule proclaimed in 2014 across vast swathes of Iraq and Syria. Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News14 hr. 32 min. ago

Rohingya gang-rapes bared

UNITED NATIONS, United States -- Myanmar troops gang-raped countless Rohingya women and girls during a military campaign that sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The US-based rights group said in a report that the sexual violence, along with other atrocities committed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

North Korean defector stable after shooting, but riddled with parasites

SEOUL, South Korea – A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the Sout h is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said Thursday, November 16. The soldier dashed across the border at the Panmunjom truce village on Monday, November 13, as former comrades from the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

North Korea says Trump deserves death for insulting leader

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea's state media on Wednesday, November 15,  slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border. An editorial in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun focused ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

North Korea soldier wounded in dash for freedom defector undergoes second surgery

A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash this week over the border with South Korea was being operated upon for a second time early on Wednesday, the hospital treating him said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein sued by actress, who claims he raped her last year

The unidentified actress said Weinstein raped her after inviting her to discuss a role in the TV show 'Marco Polo.'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Defecting N.Korea soldier shot six times

SEOUL -- A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets. The US-led United Nations Command (UNC), which monitors the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

After Iran quake

TEHRAN -- Tens of thousands of Iranians spent a second night in the open air after a 7.3-magnitude quake struck near the border with Iraq, killing more than 400. People who had fled their homes when the quake rocked the mountainous region spanning Iran’s western province of Kermanshah and Iraqi….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Smart reveals iPhone 8 and 8 Plus postpaid plans

MANILA, Philippines – Smart has revealed their postpaid plans for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus on their website. The telco announced last November 3 that the phones will officially be available by Friday, November 17. Pre-orders began last Friday, November 10. A week after the availability announcements, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 350

TEHRAN — A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 350 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their homes into.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Deadly tremor hits border region – BBC News

Deadly tremor hits border region – BBC News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Duterte meets Turnbull and Bolkiah, Implanon and Implanon NXT, Iran-Iraq quake | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds bilateral meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Brunei Sultan Bolkiah Hassanal.  The Food and Drug Administration certifies contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT as non-abortifacients.  At least 135 people are killed and hundreds more injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

129 Dead as Magnitude 7.3 Quake Hits Iran-Iraq Border

A huge earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude struck near the Iran-Iraq border area on Sunday, killing 129 and injuring over thousands, according to Iran’s official media Monday. The quake’s epicenter was located approximately 32 km south... The post 129 Dead as Magnitude 7.3 Quake Hits Iran-Iraq Border appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

At least 135 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

At least 135 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts, officials said Monday. Footage posted on Twitter showed panicked people fleeing a building in Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq, as windows shattered at the moment the quake struck late Sunday, while [...] The post At least 135 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Sicat unveils strategy for ING’s PH franchise

Dutch financial giant ING expects to play a bigger role in facilitating cross-border deals and to become more active in advisory, debt and equity capital markets, lending and structured products......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Put down those smartphones! Pope Francis tells bishops

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, November 8, telling them mass was a time for prayer, not an opportunity to whip out camera phones. "At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says 'lift up our hearts'. He doesn't ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

ASEAN summit targeted by hackers: report

A hacking group previously linked to the Vietnamese government or working on its behalf has broken into the computers of neighboring countries as well as a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, according to cybersecurity company Volexity......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Apec business leaders call for structural, trade reform

In their annual report to APEC leaders, releasedon Monday, members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) called for leadership on further liberalization of trade in goods and services and investment flows.   The issues will be discussed by ABAC members in their annual dialogue with APEC leaderson Friday.   "This means tackling structural reforms and non-tariff barriers, encouraging cross-border investment and maintaining the commitment to make the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific a reality," the 2017 ABAC Chair, Hoang Van Dung said.   "We are seeing broad economic recovery regionally and globally" said Dung said at a press conferenceon Monda...Keep on reading: Apec business leaders call for structural, trade reform.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Border security

GIVEN the possibility that lawless elements may use the country’s common maritime borders for illegal activities, the Philippines and its neighbors must strengthen and enhance their regional border security. In other words, the Philippines and other member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ought to work in unison….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017