NEWS 14.April.2016

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North Korea has attempted to launch a ballistic missile off its east coast, but the launch failed, according to a South Korean Defense Ministry source cited by Yonhap News Agency.

“North Korea appears to have tried a missile launch from the East Sea area early morning today, but it is presumed to have failed,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, as cited by the agency.

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Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau waves while accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire as he arrives to give his victory speech after Canada's federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19, 2015. (Photograph by Roger LeMoyne)

The Canadian government is under fire for secretly approving a deal, possibly the largest in the country’s history, to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, turning a deaf ear to concerns about how the weapons will be used.

The newly-revealed documents from Global Affairs Canada, obtained by CBC News, confirm that none other than Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion has signed off on export permits to ship $11 billion worth of the $15-billion vehicle sale to Riyadh, which is accused of gross human rights violations.

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Thousands of people in 300 cities across the United States – and the world – took to the streets n Thursday to push for a $15 minimum wage. The movement successfully pushed both New York and California to raise wages over the next few years.

In Pennsylvania, nurses joined protests to show their support for raising the minimum wage. Marching bands and chants of “We’re fired up, can’t take it no more!” are following the protests in Philly and Pittsburgh.

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Despite President Obama often noting the need to bolster protections against hackers, the US government is in last place in cybsercurity when compared to its peers in the private sector, a new report has found.

Among the worst performers in the government are the US State Department, NASA, and the information technology systems in place in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Washington, according to SecurityScorecard, a startup that measures cybersecurity risk.

Compared to 17 major industries, including healthcare, transportation, retail and others, the US government’s cybersecurity protections were the worst. SecurityScorecard surveyed 600 local, state and federal departments, and they generally struggled in three different security categories: network security, malware infections, and software patching abilities.

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