British lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament was hit by a cyber attack on Saturday in which hackers tried to access email accounts, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service. Syndicated from Reuters

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party’s healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a “very, very narrow path” to passage. Syndicated from Reuters

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their “caliphate”. Syndicated from Reuters

Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe. Syndicated from Reuters

China, U.S. agree aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be “complete, verifiable and irreversible”, Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week. Syndicated from Reuters

Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Friday it was reviewing recommendations from the U.S. military chiefs that included calls for more time to implement plans to allow new transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces. Syndicated from Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. list to drop Iraq, Myanmar as worst offenders on child soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world’s worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, U.S. officials said, a step that could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights. Syndicated from Reuters

Slain Venezuelan protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) – A man describing himself as a former boss and friend of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday urged an investigation into the killing of his son in anti-government unrest convulsing the OPEC nation for nearly three months. Syndicated from Reuters

What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife

ROME (Reuters) – Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies’ man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania. Syndicated from Reuters

Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives who was shot while practicing baseball last week, is no longer being held in the intensive care unit at the hospital where he is being treated, a source familiar with his condition said on Friday. Syndicated from Reuters

Brexit forever or Brexit never?

LONDON (Reuters) – In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May’s failed gamble on a snap general election. Syndicated from Reuters

Sicily's cornered Mafia primed for reversal of fortune

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – Shortly before 8 a.m. on a sunny spring morning, Mafia boss Giuseppe Dainotti was cycling down a quiet street when two men on a motorbike drew alongside and shot him three times, killing him on the spot. Syndicated from Reuters

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. Syndicated from Reuters