Wikileaks Julian Assange remains wanted by UK police despite dropped rape investigation by Sweden

Even though Sweden dropped the rape investigation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, he isnt exactly walking free. In 2012, Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. By doing so, Assange violated his bail conditions set by the UK and he still has an arrest warrant out. Assange has feared Sweden or the UK would hand him over to the US to face prosecution over one of the largest classified military and diplomatic document leaks in US history. 6 days ago

NHS cyberattack: What you need to know

As many as 45 NHS facilities were hit by a ransomware cyberattack on 12 May. The computer virus locked patient files, leaving healthcare services unable to treat many people.The Wanna Decryptor malware demanded $300 to unlock each computer. The virus may have exploited a Microsoft Windows flaw. Computers in up to 100 countries have been affected.It is unclear who is responsible, but the attack is believed to be criminal in nature, and not connected to a state actor. 14 days ago

ISS footage shows thunderstorms in night-time Europe

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet posted a video filmed from the International Space station showing Europe lit up at night. Occasionally, thunderstorms are visible in the distance.Pesquet is on a six-month mission on the ISS and regularly posts stunning views from space. 14 days ago

Syrian Democratic Forces recapture Tabqa Dam from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated Tabqa city and a nearby dam from Isis. Tabqa Dam provides hundreds of thousands of Syrians with water and electricity.Also known as the Euphrates Dam, its recapture is an important victory. The US-backed SFD surveyed the damage to its structure. They also removed the Isis flag and unfurled their own banners. 13 days ago

Theresa May praises NHS staff reaction after cyberattack

While service to most NHS hospitals has been restored following the unprecedented ransomware attack on organizations worldwide, Theresa May highlighted the dedication of NHS staff during the incident. She also defended the decision not to chair a Cobra meeting, leaving Home Secretery Amber Rudd to deal with the aftermath of the cyberattack. 13 days ago

Brexit Britain tries to woo China for increased trade at Belt and Road summit

Britain hopes for increased trade with China as Beijing presses forward with its ambitious Silk Road plan aimed at developing worldwide growth. Also known as the Belt and the Road initiative, the Silk Road programme hopes to increase global infrastructure and open up international trade routes in Eurasia. 13 days ago

Putin plays piano during break at Silk Road summit

While awaiting Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin played a few tunes. The two leaders were meeting for bilateral talks during Chinas Silk Road summit. Putin reportedly played passages from Soviet-era songs about Moscow and St Petersburg. 12 days ago

What is WannaCry?

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world fell victim to a massive ransomware attack over the weekend of 13 May. Known as WannaCry, or WannaCrypt, the malicious software crippled the NHS, the Russian government and other companies, before being stopped. 12 days ago

Police dog takes bullet for partner in Florida robbery

A police dog was injured after taking a bullet for his partner in Jupiter, Florida, on Friday, 12 May. Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office said K9 Casper was shot during a robbery and shooting on Friday morning. The suspect, Philip OShea, 46, was shot and killed. 11 days ago

Five things you should know about Ransomware

Ransomware is a malicious piece of software that infects a machine and encrypts its files, making them inaccessible until the user pays a ransom in Bitcoin. The ransomware spreads between machines by exploiting a leaked tool developed by the NSA that can attack multiple unsecure devices across a network of computers. 11 days ago

McMaster: Trump did not discuss sources, methods with Russias Lavrov

White House National Security Advisor HR McMaster has denied reports that US President Donald Trump had divulged classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during his visit to the Oval Office. Trumps staff is working hard to reject the bombshell report released by The Washington Post on Monday (May 15) and also reported by the New York Times. In a brief appearance with reporters following the report, McMaster said: There is nothing that the President takes more seriously than the security of the American people. The story that came out tonight as reported is false.  11 days ago