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hello, everyone. this is a new state. our top story: hello, everyone. this is a new state. ourtop story: major cybersecurity firms are investigating whether a north korean group was behind the attack which wreaked havoc around the world. president trump is accused of leaking pacified information is in a meeting with the russian foreign minister. also on the programme: we will shake up europe, the message from france is new leader as he meets his german counterpart. and the 106—year—old grandmother who is home—made food has turned into an intranet sensation. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. glad you could join us. it is at
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seven in the morning in singapore, big night in london and two major internet security companies, american company semantic and russian —based company say they are looking at codes that make a net north korea to the attacks. they have similarities to programmes used in pyongyang. so far there has been no response from north korea and experts cautioned there is no hard evidence. cyber attacks have struck around the world. the most far reaching of cyber crimes ever committed. as government organisations and businesses will light clean up after being caught out, the attention turns to the people responsible. the military regime in pyongyang is assessed to have over a thousand computer experts working on cyber
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activities of act by thousands of support staff. a california —based expert are looking in the clues that may connect the attacks with progress previously attributed to north korea, including code in an earlier version of ransomware. john kelly told media that a cyber attack from north korea was more likely than a military assault. but there is no hard evidence yet that proves pyongyang originated this attack. across asia the best assessment is that the impact is not as bad as feared. that is no comfort for many stu d e nts feared. that is no comfort for many students in china where thousands of institutions have been attacked. one journalism studentjust finishing the theses found that their screen first went black. they then were asked to pay in bitcoins.
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translation: individual users are unable to unlock the files. the encryption is pretty advance. individual users would not be able to recover the files. for the users, they should back of the file, upgrade the system fortified security sources and other measures. china appeared over the weekend to be particularly vulnerable. for 12 hours on saturday, petrol stations nationwide could only accept cash after state owned giant, petrol china, found internet payment functions had been disabled. the majority of their work is now back online. all the biggest cancer hospital in indonesia, 200 people packing into waiting rooms after
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cyber attacks hitting computers requiring records to be checked manually. translation: cannot believe they selected hospitals. there are lots of patience that need to be treated. they have no humanity. in south korea government urged users is to upgrade their businesses. advised that came too late at this cinema complex. across asia, it has come as a huge wake—up call to use the latest patch up technology. later we will be hearing from a cybersecurity experts. some of the days other news — emmanuel macron has had talks with german chancellor angela merkel in berlin. before leaving for germany, he appointed a centre—right republican party prime minister. after his talk with angela
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merkel, he said they would work on a wright towards changes in the european union and eurozone. translation: i happy that together we will be able to work for projects over the medium term and have a common roadmap for the european union and eurozone. these are important subjects as we have seen in the last few years. in that reforms are required and require action and my desire is that over the coming weeks, we can contribute and have a franco german roadmap with which will allow us to progress over the next year years on the subjects. also making news, the outgoing government in south korea has left them with no information at all. they claimed the outgoing administration of the impeached park
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geun—hye handed over a ten page of those in similar to the 100 page dossier which will stay sealed for 30 years. president donald trump has stepped up the search for a new fbi director. officials met over the weekend with a number of candidates. mrjohn faijames weekend with a number of candidates. mrjohn fai james comey last week and sean spicer rejected the democratic cause for the appointment ofa democratic cause for the appointment of a special prosecutor to head the investigation is into russian connections. we have discussed this before. we have two senate committee is looking into this. the fbi is conducting their own review and i think if you then look at what acting director mccabe said, they have the resources they need. tuesday marks the deadline given to facebook by thai authorities
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to remove web pages they believe violate thai laws, including royal defamation. last week they warned the social media site that they could face legal action, if they fail to take down content deemed threatening to national security or violating the country's strict lays majestay laws. these are endangered tortoises from madagascar. following a tip off customs officers in malaysia were able to stop an attempt to smuggle around 330 of them. they were found in the cargo area of kuala lumpur airport, in crates which were labelled as containing stones, and marked with a fake address. these tortoises are sought after as exotic pets and can sell for around $4,000 each. we are going to go to a developing story reported in the washington
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post. residents has been accused of giving classified intelligence to the russian foreign minister when they met at the white house. we will go to they met at the white house. we will gotoa they met at the white house. we will go to a press conference. the story that came out tonight is reported is false. the president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation. at no time, at no time, were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known. two other senior officials we re known. two other senior officials were present including the secretary of state. these should outweigh those anonymous sources. i was in the room, it did not happen. thanks everybody. that was our live press
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conference taking place just now outside the white house, denying claims that the president had given classified intelligence to the russian foreign minister when they met at the white house last week. that was hr mcmaster denying that any of the information was actually pacified and not already known. let us get more details from our washington correspondent rajini vaidhyanathan this is relating to accusations in the washington post. bring us up to date to bite they are alleging? the washington post report claims that president trump shared highly classified information at a meeting last week with the russian ambassador and the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov. the story
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says president trump shared information that the us had received from an intelligence partner, an ally with an intelligence sharing arrangement about an islamic state plot that had been planned. now, the report goes on to say that the washington post... pardon me, the intelligence sharing partner had not authorised the us to share this classified information with the russians ora, indeed, anyone else. it is very sensitive information according to the report, so sensitive that many officials were not party to. only a small select number of officials were partied to this information. the national security adviser hr mcmaster has just been speaking at the white house, denying the reports in the washington post. i will recap what he said, he said that the story is a fault, that the president received
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information on a range of common threats but at no time with a intelligence threats. two other officials were present. he said i was in the room and it did not happen stop but the report from the washington post says there are us officials concerned of the breach in the way the information was handled and that officials are then had to clear up the damage caused by the information being shared and say they managed to contain what was seen as a potential leak of information which they are saying came from the president himself, being careless with classified information. as always, thank you very much for the developing breaking news. let's return to our top story now — the global cyber attacks and suggestions that some of the code used in the attack has been linked to north korea. beau woods is the deputy director of the cyber statecraft initiative
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at the atlantic council it typically tends to be hard to trace the origin of software for a number of reasons. most malicious softwa re number of reasons. most malicious software is written the same that other software is written but it is compiled from code components so you might have one particular capability from one code component or source and it is combined with others to make it work the way you want it to. some quarters as saying, mr woods, that the code used in the disruption has similarities to programmes linked to pyongyang. you would not rule out north korea being involved here? it is really too early to say. as with anything, the facts are sparse. until that fog clears. at this point i do not think it is
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conclusive enough to say who might be behind it and what motivations they might have. how long will it ta ke to they might have. how long will it take to unlock? and who is the culprit? it is hard to say. in some cases, it is fairly easy to trace back a source of origin to an individual or crime group. in other cases it might take months and in some cases we are still not sure who might have conducted a certain cyber attacks. that is fairly common when you have a proliferation of adverse areas who have the capability of such attacks. shouldn't cybersecurity experts act quickly because these criminals could be making a new threat that could attack computers around the world?
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well, the truth is, any cyber—criminal who has a little bit of experience and who has the ability to go on the internet and download some of these code components could create the same thing. iam personally less concerned who individually or as a group conducted these attacks but the overdependence of the infrastructure across the globe. what should we do to prevent these types of low—level attacks that still have the capacity to do the huge damage as we saw on friday? that is a question that the world woke up to on friday or saturday, asking themselves. the answer is that there is no silver bullet, no insta nt that there is no silver bullet, no instant solution to these things and in some cases the solution will take yea rs if not
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in some cases the solution will take years if not decades to replace some of the critical infrastructure but in general you can look to do several things, one is obviously have an agile response in the form of software updates, you can do things to isolate critical systems so that one failure or a virus or make a worm in one part of the internet can take out the system. you can make a better secured development life cycle doing things like adversarial threats. still a lot of speculation about north korea is possible involvement in this weekend cyber attack stopped we do know is that over the weekend north korea tested a new type of missile that could carry a nuclear warhead. that test is being
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condemned by the un security council. these news photos show the leader celebrating and inspecting the missile beforehand. the korea said the missile landed in the sea after travelling 700 kilometres. it has also been celebrated on the streets of pyongyang. we are the leading missile power of asia and we will take this opportunity to troy —— destroyed the enemy's entire network. south korea says it can't verify the claims just yet, but that's not stopping the international community from getting together again to discuss the north's tests. we heard that the un security council has condemned this sets, a meeting has been scheduled for tuesday. once again, dprk plays the double ca rd of
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once again, dprk plays the double card of revocation and escalation. as you may have noticed, france has strongly condemned this latest missile test which confirms dprk's nuclear programme is a serious threat to peace and security, both in the region and we favour a strong, swift and firm reaction. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories. president trump is accused of leaking classified information in a meeting with the russian foreign minister. the pope was shot, the pope will live. that was the essence of the appalling news from rome this afternoon, that, as an italian television commentator put it, terrorism had come to the vatican. the man they called the butcher of lyon, klaus barbie, went on trial today in the french town where he was the gestapo chief in the second world war. winnie mandela never looked like a woman just sentenced to six
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years injail. the judge told mrs mandela there was no indication she felt even the slightest remorse. the chinese government has called for an all—out effort to help the victims of a powerful earthquake, the worst to hit the country for 30 years. the computer deep blue has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, gary kasparov. it is the first time a machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking place in massachusetts. god bless america! cheering and applause. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories. major cyber security firms are investigating whether a north korean—linked group was behind a ransomware attack which has wreaked havoc around the world. the us security.
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and an interview with the hong kong based singer, gem, is trending across asia on our website bbc.com. she's known as china's taylor swift and sings mainly in mandarin, rather than cantonese. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. one story dominates the front page of the china daily and that's the one belt one road forum for international co—operation on trade. the paper reports that president xi jinping confirmed that china has so far signed cooperative agreements with 68 countries and international organizations. the japan times has a story on north korea's apparently successful test—firing of a new intermediate—range
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ballistic missile. the paper says that pyongyang bragged that the test had been aimed at verifying its capability of carrying "a large—size heavy nuclear warhead." and the straits times here in singapore reports that organisations were relieved to learn that they had emerged relatively unscathed from the global ransomware attack. the paper says that companies in singapore had their systems checked at the weekend and that damage was relatively light. us secretary of state rex tillerson has denied a report in the washington post that president donald trump revealed highly classified information to russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov during an oval office meeting last week. quoting current and former officials, the paper alleges that mr trump gave information about the islamic state group that was supplied to the us by an ally that had not authorised its disclosure to the russians. we can speak to the washington post
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reporter that broke this story alongside his colleague, greg jaffee. obviously, we have heard that denials of the story but before we go into that, remind us what the allegations are. trump had a meeting with the russian foreign minister and the russian ambassador was describing the threat posed by la pto ps describing the threat posed by laptops on aeroplanes with regard to the islamic state. disclosed key details from an intelligence partner at were classified and he shouldn't have shared with the russians. the partner who share that information with the united states is upset now. you are saying that discussing such matters for somebody in government
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would actually be illegal. is not a legal, in part because the president can choose to declassify anything that it's inappropriate. is inappropriate. we have seen hr mcmaster denied this. he said he was in the room and it didn't happen this way. what is your response to that? two things. one, he said the president didn't disclose... the nature of the information that the president provided to the russians would allow the russians to reverse engineer. they could figure it out. the second thing i would say is following the meeting, there were m essa g es following the meeting, there were messages that went out from the white house, from the nsc, both to the cia and national security agency, alerting them that this
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information had been improperly or accidentally disclosed and to take precautionary measures. those two things suggest that clearly something of grave concern happened here. so, if the allegations that you suggest a true, why did think this happens? i know in your article you are describing president trump going "off script". what you mean by that? trish -- traditionally, when presidents meet allies, they are given a series of talking points. in some cases, are briefing book and beneficiaries of talking points to help them died through the dust passions, so they don't stumble or veer passions, so they don't stumble or veer into territory —— guide through the discussions. trump likes to wing it. he has been very good at speaking from his gut on the
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campaign trail. when you don't stick to them, particularly when sticking with sensitive matters like this, something is going to happen. meeting with the russian foreign minister happened the day after resident trump fired james comey, he was obviously leading the investigation into the allegations of russian interference in their us elections stop in terms of timing, what is your view? it's certainly not what the white house wanted. it just goes to show that the president can bea just goes to show that the president can be a little loose, particularly when dealing with allies. we have seen this in a number of situations will stop especially with the australians. that is the bottomline. he isa australians. that is the bottomline. he is a newcomer, he is not used to this, dealing with national security secrets and issues and i think the
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lack of experience showed through in this instance and that's primarily what we are seeing. your story suggesting in the washington post that trump revealed highly sensitive information to the ambassador in russia. there is accusations that president trump gave classified information to rush when they met at the white house. in the last few minutes, we heard that the national security adviser has very strongly denied the claims. we will monitor all of these developing angles for you on bbc news. from ricoh in singapore and from me in london and the whole team, thank you for watching newsday. stay with us. here in the uk, winter and spring
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have been drier than normal. could this be the day that bucks the dry trend? most of us will have had dry skies yesterday. the wettest place, threave getting a lot of rainfall. there is a big complicated area of low pressure. this front across wales, south—west england, it will be slow—moving bringing outbreaks of rainfor be slow—moving bringing outbreaks of rain for most of us. a mild start of the day, temperatures in double figures everywhere. as well is it being mauled, it will be pretty cloudy to start the day cross scotland, missed and fog patches across the coast and hills. northern ireland, similar conditions and those temperatures are impressive stop where we see the cloud break, the moray firth. on the south—west of england, the weather front will be slow—moving so outbreaks of rain, probably turning heavy for the afternoon. a few patches of rain for
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the southern hills as well to start the southern hills as well to start the day. otherwise, a bit of dry weather towards east anglia and south—east england. it will stay dry in east eastern areas all day with the cloud defending and braking to allow some spells of sunshine and the relatively warm and humid air that has come in from france was to otherwise, a band of rain, slow—moving across wales and south—west england. not the warmest of days under the rain. further east, if we get some decent, sunny spells, we could see temperatures pushing up to 25 degrees in the warmest spot. not far off the warmest spot. not far off the warmest weather we have seen so far this year. on into the night, the weather front pushes eastwards so we get the wet weather pushing in across parts of east anglia, moving towards the home counties, central, southern england turning soggy. the cooler night further west scotland and northern ireland and spend the weather front pushes eastwards. it will be waiting around a little bit on wednesday. again, some drier
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spells towards eastern parts of england and it could feel a little on the humid side, temperatures up into the 20s. fresh air to the north and west. as the temperature contrast increase, it will start to trigger off some heavy, thundery downpours at a go through wednesday night. they will push eastwards and we could have some localised surface water flooding developing through thursday night. once the weather front is through, the thundery rain gone, front is through, the thundery rain o front is through, the thundery rain gone, we will have a mixture of right spells, a bit of cloud around but also plenty of heavy showers to end the week. our top story. two major internet security firms say they are looking at clues that may connect the attacks with north korea. they say some of the code used in the disruption has similarities to programs linked to pyongyang in the past. they say some of the code used in the disruption has similarities to programs linked to pyongyang in the past. so far there's been no response from north korea. president trump has been accused of leaking classified information during a meeting with
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the russian foreign minister. the claims in the washington post have been strongly denied by the us national security advisor, who's said "i was in the room, it did not happen". and this video is trending on bbc.com... it's the noble british sport of lawnmower racing. it has its thrills and spills as you can see. the season runs from may until october. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk.
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