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Here’s why it is unsurprising that China, the US, and Russia didn’t sign the global cyber security pact

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron released an international agreement on cyber security principles at the Paris Peace Forum. While the pact was signed by 51 countries, 130 global companies and 90 charitable groups and universities, the five most notorious countries in cyber warfare refused to sign. Microsoft is proud to be one of the 370 signatories of @EmmanuelMacron’s Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace – an important step on the path towards digital peace.
Tags: Security, Startups, Microsoft, China, Russia, US, World, Paris, Cyberspace, Emmanuel Macron, Brad Smith, Paris Call for Trust, The Paris Call for Trust and Security

Montreal man convicted of terrorism for US airport attack

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man who drove to Michigan from Montreal and stabbed an airport police officer has been convicted of terrorism and other crimes. It was a slam dunk for federal prosecutors: Witnesses saw Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR’ fuh-TOO’-ee) attack Lt. Jeff Neville at the Flint airport and wrestled him to the ground. Ftouhi […]
Tags: News, US, Michigan, Montreal, Flint, Mich AP, Nation & World, Jeff Neville, Amor Ftouhi

US October budget deficit jumps to $100.5 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a deficit of $100.5 billion in October, a big increase from a year ago that was primarily caused by quirks in the calendar.The Treasury Department says the deficit shot up 59 percent... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, US, Ap, Treasury Department

Papadopoulos’ Old Lawyers Seek To Withdraw After He Hires New Ones

The lawyers who represented former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos throughout the special counsel probe said in a court filing Tuesday that their client has retained new counsel and that they are seeking to withdraw from the case. Chicago attorneys Thomas Breen and Robert Stanley wrote in a filing on Tuesday that they are seeking to no longer represent Papadopoulos because “the criminal case has concluded” and because the former Trump aide has “hired other counsel to assist him with a...
Tags: London, News, Russia, US, Chicago, Cia, Trump, Caitlin Macneal, Mueller, Alexander Downer, Gregory Baker, Papadopoulos, Robert Stanley, George Papadopoulos, Gina Haspel, Strzok

These cities missed out on luring the retail giant, but they laid groundwork to become vibrant tech hubs

17 US cities didn't land prizes in the Amazon sweepstakes, but they laid the groundwork to become tech hubs for years to come.
Tags: Amazon, News, US, Stories

Top Trump staffers face speculation over departures – US politics live

John Kelly, the chief of staff, and Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, are potentially on the chopping blockSign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 7.30pm GMT Melania Trump has called for Mira Ricardel, a top aide to John Bolton to be fired. This is a rare public intervention by the first lady into the functioning of the administration.In a statement to ABC News, Stephanie Grisham, a spokesperson for Trump, said: “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, Abc, White House, US, Georgia, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Arizona, Dc, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Melania Trump

The Pentagon Is Publishing Foreign Nation-State Malware

This is a new thing: The Pentagon has suddenly started uploading malware samples from APTs and other nation-state sources to the website VirusTotal, which is essentially a malware zoo that's used by security pros and antivirus/malware detection engines to gain a better understanding of the threat landscape. This feels like an example of the US's new strategy of actively harassing foreign government actors. By making their malware public, the US is forcing them to continually find and use new v...
Tags: US, Pentagon, Bruce Schneier, NAL

US sanctions 4 Hezbollah operatives over action in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on four operatives linked to the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah over its actions in Iraq. In a statement Tuesday, the Treasury Department called Hezbollah “a terrorist proxy for the Iranian regime that seeks to undermine Iraqi sovereignty and destabilize the Middle East.” The sanctions targeted […]
Tags: News, Washington, Iraq, US, Iran, Ap, Middle East, Hezbollah, Trump, Treasury Department, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

Adviser says Bernie Sanders' wife cleared in college land deal investigation

A top adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that the Vermont independent's wife, Jane Sanders, has been recently told by the US attorney in Vermont that they have closed an investigation into a land deal involving Burlington College during Jane Sanders' presidency.
Tags: US, Cnn, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Jane Sanders, Burlington College

These 3 Things are the Biggest Online Holiday Season Pains for Retailers

Speed, cost, and seasonal increase in volume are the biggest holiday shopping season pain points for retailers. This according to a new survey by Simplr, which looked at the pulse of small-medium sized e-commerce retailers handling customer service inquiries to determine how businesses were getting ready for the holiday shopping season. The survey also identified opportunities and challenges facing online retailers. Many of today’s retailers are small businesses who have a brick and mortar and ...
Tags: US, Sales, Tan, Retail Trends, Simplr

I drove a $474,000 Ferrari 812 Superfast to see if the most powerful Ferrari in the world is worth the price tag — here's the verdict (RACE)

Editorial note: Business Insider will name its 2018 Car of the Year on Monday, November 19. Each day this week, we're taking another look at the five vehicles that were runners-up that were selected from a pool of 15 finalists. We featured the 2018 Lincoln Navigator on Monday. Next up is the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the successor to the F12berlinetta. The 812 Superfast is the latest two-seat GT car powered by the iconic Ferrari V12 engine. The 812 adds about 60 ...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Ferrari, Maranello, Aston Martin, Modena, Lincoln Navigator

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending November 11, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books1. Past Tense by Lee Child - 9780399593529 - (Random House Publishing Group)2. The Reckoning... [Author: [email protected]]
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White House departures: speculation mounts over future of top Trump staffers – live

John Kelly, the chief of staff, and Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, are potentially on the chopping blockSign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 6.40pm GMT 16-year-olds may vote in the 2020 presidential election.Under legislation that looks likely to pass the Washington, D.C. city council, the franchise would be extended to 16 and 17-year-olds. Although minors are allowed to vote some municipal elections, this bill would be the first to allow them to vote in fed...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, Washington, White House, US, Georgia, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Arizona, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, John Kelly, Trump

FBI: Spike in US hate crimes for third year in a row

The US saw a 17% increase in hate crime incidents last year compared with 2016, according to FBI data.
Tags: News, US, Fbi

Mueller seeking more details on Nigel Farage, key Russia inquiry target says

Exclusive: Jerome Corsi to Guardian – ‘They asked about Nigel’Key Brexit figure Farage has denied involvement with RussiaRobert Mueller is seeking more information about Nigel Farage for his investigation into Russian interference in US politics, according to a target of the inquiry who expects to be criminally charged. Related: Rightwing author Jerome Corsi: I expect Mueller to indict me Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Russia, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, US politics, Nigel Farage, US elections 2016, Nigel, Farage, Donald Trump, Brexit, Mueller

US says Europe needs diversity from Russian energy supplies

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia.Perry said Tuesday in Hungary that Russia needs to be prevented from using "energy as a... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, Business, Russia, US, Budapest, Hungary, Rick Perry, Perry, U S Energy, Hungary AP

Amazon HQ2 is headed to the Washington, DC area, so we asked local startups what they thought about the move — here's what they said

Amazon has chosen the   Long Island City   neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia for its second headquarters, HQ2. Crystal City, Virginia, is an urban neighborhood in the Washington, DC metro area where many DC residents live and work. Before Amazon's official announcement, we asked DC startups what they thought about the possible arrival. They shared a few concerns. Amazon has officially chosen the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New Y...
Tags: Amazon, Virginia, Politico, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Ronald Reagan, Washington Dc, Dc, Seattle, Zillow, Einstein, Amazon Web Services, Metro, University of Washington

New York City won over Amazon in its HQ2 quest by claiming the site was 15 minutes from LaGuardia — the worst airport in America (AMZN)

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will bring part of its second headquarters, HQ2, to New York City. The headquarters will be located in Long Island City, which is a neighborhood of Queens. The city's pitch to Amazon highlighted Long Island City's proximity to LaGuardia Airport, which has a reputation for being one of the worst airports in the US. A 2018 study of more than 40,000 travelers by JD Power found that respondents were less satisfied with their experiences at LaGuardia than at any ...
Tags: Amazon, New York City, US, America, Trends, Chicago, Queens, North America, Laguardia, Laguardia Airport, Long Island City, JD Power, North America Amazon, LaGuardia Airport But LaGuardia, Long Island City New York City

Mattis says he’ll visit US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, where troops are helping erect barriers and performing other tasks in support of border security. Mattis gave no details in a brief comment to reporters Tuesday. About 5,800 active duty troops are assigned to the border mission. Of those, about […]
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Defense, US, Ap, Mattis, Nation & World Politics, Jim Mattis

Desert Tech MDR built with Maximum Survivability in Mind

Desert Tech MDR built with Maximum Survivability in Mind U.S.A. –-( With the MDR we built many features that go beyond just the firepower and adaptability of the rifle. We also had prime focus on keeping the operator safe in many potentially dangerous situations and built a rifle with maximum reliability and endurance in mind. Here are a few areas we focused on heavily to keep you safe in the field: Maximum Concealment Maximum concealment means more than just the size and weigh...
Tags: Guns, US, MDR, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Desert Tech, Desert Tech MDR, TechDesert Tech

'Make France great again!' Trump mocks Macron over world wars as Merkel calls for 'real true European army'

Donald Trump has hit out at Emmanuel Macron with a volley of tweets saying the French were "starting to learn German in Paris" before US intervention in the world wars, rounding off the attack off with a mocking plea to "MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!"  Mr Trump began with an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron’s call for a “European army” by likening a French defence rapprochement with Germany to the Nazi occupation of France. Minutes after his online outburst, German Chancellor Angela Merkel gav...
Tags: Europe, Usa, News, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, America, Eu, European Union, Britain, Nato, Paris, United Nations

Privet sells UK toy company Vivid

Privet has sold Vivid Toy Group, a UK-based toy company, to Goliath. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE London, 13 November 2018: Privet Capital (“Privet”), a private equity investor, today announces the sale of the Vivid Toy Group (“Vivid” or “the Company”), the UK’s largest independent toy company, to Goliath for an undisclosed sum. This off-market transaction will provide Goliath, a global leader in the toy and game industry, with an immediate and strong presence in one of the w...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Australia, France, US, Trends, Canada, M&a, Company, EMEA, Goliath, Tony Hicks, Nella, Steve Keating, Vivid

The Rio Grande Gorge Carson New Mexico

From Flagstaff I could not bear to drive home on Interstate Hwy 40. The weather is getting colder here in late September and snow is possible. I drove US Hwy 64 across Northern New Mexico especially to see the Rio Grande Gorge in the BLM Bureau of Land M
Tags: Travel, US, Flagstaff, Northern New Mexico, Rio Grande Gorge, Rio Grande Gorge Carson New Mexico

Trump mocks French leader Macron after Armistice Day visit

The US president attacks Emmanuel Macron on Twitter after an awkward Armistice Day visit.
Tags: News, US, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Macron

Maryland argues Rosenstein, not Whitaker, should be acting attorney general

Maryland's Attorney General on Tuesday filed papers asking a federal judge to replace Matthew Whitaker as acting US attorney general with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Tags: Maryland, US, Cnn, Whitaker, Matthew Whitaker, Rosenstein

The cities that lost Amazon's HQ2 still won

17 US cities didn't land prizes in the Amazon sweepstakes, but they laid the groundwork to become tech hubs for years to come.
Tags: Amazon, News, US, Stories

The cities that lost out on Amazon's HQ2 still won

17 US cities didn't land prizes in the Amazon sweepstakes, but they laid the groundwork to become tech hubs for years to come.
Tags: Amazon, US, Cnn

Facebook takes on LinkedIn as a career portal with e-learning, expanded mentorship and jobs features

Over the last year or so, Facebook has slowly been encroaching on LinkedIn’s territory as the go-to platform for people who want to leverage their networks of contacts to expand their career prospects with the launch of a way for people to connect with each other in mentoring relationships, and to look for jobs. Now, with one million jobs now secured through the social network, Facebook today took the next step in that strategy: it has launched a new education portal, Learn with Facebook; and it...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, US, Linkedin, Tech, Lynda, US Canada, Goodwill Industries International, Sean O Reilly, Fatima Saliu

Trump is bailing out a Chinese owned pork producer to compensate it for retaliatory Chinese tariffs

Smithfield is a Chinese-owned pork producer based in the USA that exports a lot of pork back to China; when Trump touched off a trade-war with China, he committed to compensating US-based companies that faced retaliatory sanctions at the Chinese border. You see where this is going, right? The US government is buying $240,000 worth of pork from Smithfield to compensate it for its lost Chinese sales. Smithfield's Chinese shareholders will get US tax-dollars from Donald J Trump. #MAGA ...
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Hate crimes in US surge in 2017 with big jump in anti-Semitic attacks, FBI says

The FBI report showing a surge in hate crimes comes weeks after a man stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue shouting anti-Semitic epithets before killing 11 people.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, US, Fbi, Usa Today, Pittsburgh