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UK lawmakers hit by cyber security attack: media reports

In this case, security of the perimeter did not appear to be breached. Britain's parliament was hit by a cyber attack on Saturday in which hackers tried to access email accounts, politicians and officials said, just over a month after a ransomware attack crippled parts of the country's health service.


472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: monitor

472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: monitor

Spicer said Monday that Washington would work to keep lines of communication open to, in his words, "de-conflict potential issues". "We oppose Assad, but our main enemy is ISIS , which also opposes Assad". If, after the fall of ISIS in Raqqa, we are going to use USA power and leverage to solidify the position of Syrian rebels and Kurds, at the expense of Damascus, we could find ourselves in a collision with Syria , Russia , Hezbollah, Iran and even Turkey.



Mattis blames Congress for lack of military readiness

Defense Secretary James Mattis told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S.is " not winning in Afghanistan" as Taliban insurgents are battling American and Afghan troops to a "stalemate". "You can't expect a stable budget if you don't give us a strategy". Although the United States is also asking its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to send more troops to Afghanistan, Mr Mattis said that even after the suggested addition, the "bulk of the fighting" would continue to be carried out ...


Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

Speaking while attending Armed Forces Day in Liverpool, Theresa May said: "For those Camden blocks, it wasn't just a question of the cladding; there were a number of issues that came together that meant that the fire service were concerned about those blocks and the action was taken by the local authority".



Supreme Court decision supports Redskins' argument

Although The Slants is comprised of Asian American musicians, the United States Patent and Trademark Office repeatedly denied Tam's trademark applications on grounds that the band name was "disparaging" to Asians. The franchise and its owner, Daniel Snyder, immediately appealed the ruling, arguing that the disparagement clause violated the First Amendment .


Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

In recent weeks, US-led coalition's warplanes struck pro-Assad government forces to prevent them advancing from the Al-Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders meet Iraq and Jordan. Iran's attack on Islamic State targets in Syria did not meet its objectives. Iran used seven ground-to-ground mid-range Zulfiqar missiles. But as the religious extremists' self-proclaimed caliphate dwindles, the Assad-aligned forces are increasingly competing for newly ...