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Trump Commends US Attorney General for ‘Taking Action’ in Fight Against Leaks

Trump Commends US Attorney General for ‘Taking Action’ in Fight Against Leaks US President Donald Trump has commended US Attorney General Jeff Sessions for “taking action” in fight against leaks coming from power structures. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “After many years of LEAKS going on in Washington, it is great to see the A.G. taking action! For National Security, the tougher the better!” Trump said on Twitter on Saturday.Trump has openly criticized Sessions in a series of Twitter statements in the recent days after the chief prosecutor recused himself from a Justice Department probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Trump…

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Bookmaker slashes odds on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg being president in 2020

Bookmaker slashes odds on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg being president in 2020 Zuckerberg miles ahead in the betting from Hillary Clinton Donald Trump still favorite to cling on You can’t help but be amazed at how betting companies go about setting their odds, especially for the probability of certain events to occur. Zuckerberg would certainly be a change of pace from The Donald, at the White House. For instance, Paddy Power has just reduced the odds of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg winning the 2020 US presidential election from 25-1 to 16-1….

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MTN targets data and digital growth

  • MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter has announced a strategy that means to reposition the mobile network operator to claw back market share and capture the growth in African consumer spending. Shuter joined the group about five months ago and was tasked with reviving its fortunes following a poor performance in 2016. Themed “BRIGHT”, the mobile operator’s strategy is aimed at improving top-line growth, margins and cash flow over the medium term. The strategy has six pillars, which intend, among other things, to improve customer experience, growth through internet…

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Trump administration approves sale of attack planes to Nigeria

Trump administration approves sale of attack planes to Nigeria – The Trump administration approves attack planes to be used by the Nigerian military to counter the Boko Haram insurgency and illicit trafficking The Trump administration approves attack planes to be used by the Nigerian military to counter the Boko Haram insurgency and illicit trafficking – The planes to be sold to the Nigeria military include about a dozen A-29 Super Tucano aircraft The Trump administration has notified the Congress which has 30 days from to block the sale if it…

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WannaCry ransomware bitcoins move from online wallets

More than $140,000 (£105,000) worth of bitcoins paid by victims of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak have been removed from their online wallets. It has been nearly three months since infections struck organisations worldwide, including the NHS, which faced days of disruption as a result. The bitcoin activity was noticed by a Twitter botset up by Quartz journalist Keith Collins. The balance of all wallets known to be associated with WannaCry is now zero. The ransomware hit many businesses hard, quickly infecting multiple computers on corporate networks and encrypting them so…

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Trump ‘pressed Mexico to stop talk of wall payments’

US President Donald Trump urged the Mexican president to stop publicly saying he would not pay for a proposed border wall, according to transcripts. Mr Trump admonished Enrique Pena Nieto for publicly denouncing the wall during a 27 January phone call, transcripts obtained by the Washington Post show. “You cannot say that to the press,” he reportedly told him. Transcripts of his first call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull were also published. In a rancorous call, President Trump tells him it was the “worst” conversation he had that day,…

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U.S. Governors urge Trump to make health insurance payments

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic and Republican U.S. governors on Wednesday urged the Trump administration, as well as Congress, to continue funding payments to health insurance companies that make Obamacare plans affordable, calling it critical to stabilizing the insurance marketplace. In a statement, governors joined insurers pressuring Republican President Donald Trump to stand down from threats to cut off about $8 billion in subsidies that help keep down costs for low-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act, Democratic former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic initiative also referred to as Obamacare….

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