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A Massive Ransomware Could Hit Computers This Week

What is all the fuss about? Although Microsoft was quick to patch the "extremely critical" flaw in Windows as early as in March, the extent to which the attack crippled the world overnight is a clear sign, "organizations aren't particularly fond of updating their system software".



Controversy over Trump Israel policy ahead of visit

President Abbas' comments assume significance as PM Modi is slated to visit Israel in a couple of months, which will be the first by an Indian Prime Minister. The White House told reporters last week that Trump had yet to decide what he would do on that front. The US, like most of the worldwide community, considers Jerusalem disputed ahead of final-status negotiations.



Chinese taxpayers have most to fear on Silk Road

Meanwhile, a Chinese daily said India's absence at the summit was regrettable and called New Delhi as "nervous and anxious". China's offer of 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion) in financial assistance through free aid and loans without interest will help participants of the Belt and Road Initiative meet their target for sustainable development, the Ministry of Commerce said on Monday.



Syria conducting mass executions, burning the bodies, US says

The Trump administration is accusing the Syrian government of carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners and burning the dead bodies. The U.S. The allegations also surfaced as momentum builds on several court cases being prepared in Europe in an attempt to hold Syrian government officials accountable for war crimes.



Russia, Saudi call for oil output deal extension

While it was broadly expected that OPEC and Russian Federation would agree to extend the cut, the timing and wording of the statement sent crude prices up more than 1.5 percent in Asian trading. US crude rose by $1.43 to $49.26. Shale production in the United States has rocketed due to improved financial situations brought on by the oil price recovery.



World Leaders Condemn North Korea Missile Test

South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo told parliament Sunday's test-launch was "successful in flight". Had the mid-range missile been fired towards a real target at a normal trajectory , experts told Reuters it could have reached as far as 4,000km, potentially putting the U.S.