Ferry between Russia and North Korea starts regular service

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A cargo-passenger ferry service linking Russia and North Korea completed its first trip Thursday. The Man Gyong Bong ferry left the North Korean port city of Rason Wednesday and arrived in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok at 8:00 am local time Thursday, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The trip marked the beginning of a once-weekly regular cargo-passenger service, according to TASS. …


NHS cyber-attack: Experts strive to restore NHS computers – BBC News

May 13, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionExperts discuss the attack: “The most terrifying thing about this is how simple it is.” IT experts are “working round the clock” to restore NHS computer systems hit by Friday’s ransomware attack. Ciaran Martin, head of the UK’s cyber security agency, said it was doing “everything in our power” to get “vital services” back up and running. The BBC understands about 40 NHS …


Duterte follows Xi’s lead with military build-up in South China Sea

May 12, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)The Philippines has begun sending troops and supplies to an island it controls in the disputed South China Sea, setting the stage for a potential dispute with Beijing. Plans are underway to reinforce and upgrade facilities on Pagasa Island, in the Spratly Islands chain,senior Philippine military officials toldthe official Philippine News agency (PNA). The country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, last month said he had ordered military personnel to occupy all …


Behind the scenes of James Comey’s epic firing

May 10, 2017

Washington (CNN)A little past 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a black Ford Taurus slowed to a stop just outside FBI headquarters in Washington and dispatched a white-haired man in a dark suit. He emerged from the car alone, a manila folder in his right hand, and walked slowly toward the agency’s appointment gate. Passersby paid little notice. But Keith Schiller, President Donald Trump’s pugnacious former bodyguard who now sits sentry outside the Oval Office doors, was at the law enforcement …


The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

May 2, 2017

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned. The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under investigation, according to federal court records. Greene’s saga, which has never been publicized, exposes an embarrassing breach of national security at the FBIan agency that has made its mission rooting …


How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… American Civil Liberties Union joined a lawsuit against LAPD over what they describe as a “systemic violation” of California’s public records law. The suit accuses the agency of not responding to requests within the time frame mandated by the law or ignoring inquiries altogether. But whatever its faults in 2017, longtime critics of the department say it’s miles away from where it was in 1992. “Are there still problems? Oh yeah,” Rice said. “I can show …