Blowback on Trump's big leak, another journalist killed in Mexico, and there's nothing new about ransomware
May 16, 2017
President Donald Trump's sharing of classified information with the Russians is deemed "wholly appropriate" by his national security adviser. We ask: How is classified information usually handled and shared? Plus, remembering the life and work of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez. And reporter Alina Simone on the history of malware.
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Business, Economics and Jobs
Nigerian women are being trafficked into Italy in rapidly increasing numbers. Many get stuck in Sicily, and struggle to break free. Here is their story.
The first ransomware virus was unleashed in 1989 — so WannaCry is hardly a new idea. But it has some novel techniques.
Did the Trump leaks to Russian officials damage US intelligence relationships?
Conflict & Justice
Russia never expected Donald Trump to become president, but Russian leaders are probably benefiting from the ups and downs that have filled the president's first months in office.
President Trump "probably out of ignorance or disinterest" told visiting Russians intelligence that "was not ours to share," says a former CIA and NSA chief.
Arts, Culture & Media
The killing of a high-profile reporter, Javier Valdez Cárdenas, has sparked outrage throughout the country.
Identity, integration and Islam were critical issues in the Dutch spring elections in the Netherlands. At the heart of the debate was who belongs in the Netherlands.
Conflict & Justice
A recent survey in The New York Times asked readers if they knew where North Korea is. Only 36 percent of those who took the poll knew — and interestingly, they also favored the US finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict between the US and the secretive nation. Can you find the country on a map?