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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort has registered as a foreign agent for past work on behalf of Ukraine, a spokesperson announced Tuesday.

Manafort registered with the Department of Justice's Foreign Agents Registration Act unit for his work on behalf of a political party in Ukraine, his spokesperson, Jason Maloni, said in a statement.

"Today, Paul Manafort registered with the Department of Justice's [Foreign Agents Registration] unit for his work on behalf of Ukraine's Party of Regions. He started this process in concert with FARA's unit in September, before the outcome of the election and well before any formal investigation of election interference began," Maloni said Tuesday.

"Paul's primary focus was always directed at domestic Ukrainian political campaign work, and that is reflected in [Tuesday's] filing. Paul has appreciated the professionalism and guidance of the FARA unit throughout this process."

Manafort's past work with Ukraine has haunted him in the last several months as he is among the people whose activities are under scrutiny as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russia's interference in the U.S. election in 2016 and possible ties to Trump associates.

Manafort was named campaign convention manager for Trump in March 2016. He was promoted to campaign chairman and chief strategist in May 2016 and resigned in August, after the New York Times reported that his name appeared on a list of so-called black ledger accounts made by the toppled Ukrainian president with amounts up to $12.7 million from 2007 to 2012

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iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- A massive cyberattack that freezes computers and demands a ransom to open them has hit companies in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world, U.S. officials and private cybersecurity analysts said Tuesday.

Among the American targets are the giant Merck pharmaceutical company in New Jersey; a major multinational law firm, DLA Piper; and possibly the Mondelez food company, which produces Oreo cookies.

According to American cybersecurity researchers, the ransomware attack used a global spam campaign to trick computer users into downloading malicious software that locks them out of their devices until they pay $300 in Bitcoin. The email address where victims can confirm payment is not working, however, making recovery impossible.

Researchers tell ABC News that tens of thousands of computers across multiple large organizations in at least four continents have been hit, with organizations in Russia and the Ukraine the most affected.

While several researchers identified the virus as a derivative of the “Petya” ransomware, Kaspersky Lab, which congressional sources told ABC News is itself under FBI scrutiny, disputed that assessment, concluding that the virus was “a new ransomware that has not been seen before” and dubbing it “NotPetya.”

Like the WannaCry attack in May, Tuesday’s ransomware appears to be using the hacking tools EternalBlue and DoublePulsar developed by the U.S. National Security Agency and leaked to the public by The Shadow Brokers hacker group. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows to spread quickly throughout networks with outdated security software.

"Many researchers are seeing evidence that the NSA exploits are being used to propagate this," John Bambenek of Fidelis Cybersecurity told ABC News. "Some ineffective security defenses allowed this to happen as well."

On Tuesday afternoon, Amit Serper, a researcher at the Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason, tweeted that he had found a way to stop the malware using the virus’ original file name, though he cautioned it was not a “generic kill switch” like the one discovered to stop WannaCry, but only a “temporary workaround.”

Early reports indicated the virus affected major companies in Russia and Ukraine as well as the world’s largest shipping firm, Maersk, according to the affected companies and government sources.

Ukraine appears to have been particularly hard hit, with the country’s government reporting that some of its systems, as well as those of key institutions, including banks and telecom providers, were affected. Even radiation monitoring at the Chernobyl nuclear power station was impacted, with technicians forced to take measurements around the ruined station manually after their Windows computers were knocked out, Ukraine’s government said.

Merck confirmed on Twitter that its network was infected.

"We confirm our company's computer network was compromised today as part of global hack," the company tweeted. "Other organizations have also been affected. We are investigating the matter and will provide additional information as we learn more."

A spokesperson for DLA Piper, a global law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., confirmed that malware spread to its system, saying, “The firm, like many other reported companies, has experienced issues with some of its systems due to suspected malware. We are taking steps to remedy the issue as quickly as possible.”

Mondelez International, a New Jersey–based food and drink company, released a statement saying its networks were down.

"The Mondelez International network is experiencing a global IT outage. Our global special situations management team is in place, and they are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. We will update as we have more information.”

Both the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued statements indicating that officials were aware of the attack and working to contain it.

"The Department of Homeland Security is monitoring reports of cyber attacks affecting multiple global entities and is coordinating with our international and domestic cyber partners," said the agency in a statement. "We stand ready to support any requests for assistance. Upon request, DHS routinely provides technical analysis and support. Information shared with DHS as part of these efforts, including whether a request has been made, is confidential."

"The FBI is aware of the reported global cyber attacks and takes all potential cyber compromises seriously," an FBI spokesperson told ABC News. "Threat mitigation, as well as bringing the perpetrators of cyber attacks to justice, are the FBI’s top priorities."

Photos of screens of affected computers and ATMs sent to ABC News and other media outlets showed the following message: "If you see this text, then your files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted. Perhaps you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but don’t waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.”

Maersk reported its IT systems were affected by the attack, with local media showing the same ransom message from the firm’s offices in Rotterdam, Reuters reported.

Russia's state-owned energy giant Rosneft said it suffered a major attack and in a statement on Twitter said it succeeded in halting it. Workers at another oil company, Bashneft, that is owned by Rosneft, sent photos to the Russian newspaper Vedomosti showing their screens locked with the same ransom message. An analyst at IB-Group told the Russian news site RNS that at least 80 companies were affected in Russia and Ukraine.

In Ukraine the virus struck the country’s government administration. Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko wrote on Facebook that the Cabinet’s office computers were all locked out. Ukraine’s central bank said a number of banks in the country were hit, as well as a state energy company. Some ATMs in the country were blocked and displayed the lock-out screen. Ordinary Ukrainians reported being unable to use some banking services. Local Ukrainian media reported that the country’s Borispol airport and national rail company were also attacked.

In a post on his Facebook page, Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, called the cyberattack the worst in the country’s history. Ukrainian officials, including a spokesperson for Ukraine’s SBU intelligence service, were quick to point fingers at Russia for the attack, though there was no evidence so far that Moscow was behind it.

Researchers told ABC News that they do not believe that a nation was behind the attack and suggested that it could have been launched by a lone cybercriminal.

"I think what’s happened here is someone is launching this tool to stock a Bitcoin wallet and is probably just surprised at how effective it is," said Erik Rasmussen, a former deputy prosecuting attorney and special agent with the U.S. Secret Service who now works for the cybersecurity firm Kroll. "This attack doesn't have a specific target, so it’s likely ransomware that’s gone awry and is just really good at doing damage."

Bambenek suggested that the surprise success of the virus has made its creator a top target for law enforcement.

"This individual has just put himself on the top of everybody’s dinner menu," he said.

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James Devaney/WireImage(LONDON) -- The Queen is getting a raise.

Queen Elizabeth II is expected to receive an 8 percent increase in income from public funding, according to the BBC.

The Sovereign Grant, which pays salaries for the royal household, is expected to be up just over £6 million (about $7.7 million) in 2018-2019, the BBC reports.

Sir Alan Reid, the Keeper of the Privy Purse, supports the pay boost, according to the BBC: "When you look at these accounts, the bottom line is the Sovereign Grant last year equated to 65p per person, per annum, in the United Kingdom.

"That's the price of a first class stamp.

"Consider that against what the Queen does and represents for this country, I believe it represents excellent value for money."

The increase in income will also cover extensive repairs on Buckingham Palace that are set to take 10 years. Lead pipes, cables, wiring, and boilers are expected to be replaced for the first time in 60 years as officials worry over fire hazards and possible water damage.

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Chris Graythen/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Brazilian President Michel Temer has called a bribery charge filed against him, "fiction."

Temer was hit with an indictment by Brazil's chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot filed with the Supreme Federal Tribunal on Monday, accusing the Brazilian leader of accepting bribes from an executive of JBS, a meatpacking firm involved in a corruption scandal.

"Where are the concrete proofs of my receiving this money?" Temer said in a televised address, according to the BBC.

"I will not allow myself to be accused of crimes that I did not commit."

Audio recordings were released last month with Temer apparently discussing bribes with JBS chairman Joesley Batista. The recording was presented in JBS plea bargain negotiations, the BBC reports.

Temer's predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, was removed from office nearly a year ago after the Senate found her guilty of breaking budget laws and voted in favor of impeachment.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In allowing President Trump’s revised travel ban to partially take effect, the Supreme Court left key questions unanswered and likely opened the floodgates for additional litigation.

In a six-justice “per curiam” opinion, the high court ruled Monday that the administration could block entry of nationals from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days with exceptions for foreign nationals who have a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

But what is a “bona fide relationship?”

The test appears to be new and unprecedented in the context of immigration, legal experts told ABC News.

Heather Nauert, a State Department spokesperson, said in a press briefing Tuesday that lawyers for the Justice Department are in the process of determining what qualifies as a bona fide relationship.

“We don’t have a definition here at the State Department for that yet. None of the agencies has that definition just yet,” Nauert said. Once they have that definition and some guidance, they will share it with consular officers who review visa applications, she said, and may post it publicly online for visa applicants to see.

The court’s ruling provided some guidance on who should be granted entry to the U.S. under the “bona fide relationship” test: foreign nationals with family members in the U.S., students admitted to American universities, workers with U.S. job offers, and lecturers invited to address an American audience. But, the justices wrote, “not so someone who enters into a relationship simply to avoid” the travel ban.

Still, Daniel Pierce, an immigration lawyer at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, still wondered: “Is a potential student coming to visit U.S. colleges covered by the ban? Is a cousin or a brother sufficiently 'close' for familial purposes? Does it matter when someone was invited to address a U.S. audience, i.e. before or after the travel ban or the court’s opinion?”

“I suspect there are numerous agency lawyers poring over this opinion with an eye on how to answer these very tricky questions,” Pierce added.

John Cohen, a former Department of Homeland Security official and an ABC News contributor said, "It is unclear to me who the ban would apply to, aside from someone who knows no one in the U.S. and is coming here on vacation.”

“Even in the case of tourism -- if i am coming to visit friends or family -- that could be allowable under the Supreme Court’s language,” Cohen said. Tourist visas from the six countries are already rare, said experts, especially because three of them, Iran, Libya and Somalia, do not even have US embassies. The other three countries covered by the travel ban are Yemen, Syria and Sudan.

Three Supreme Court justices – Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch – broke with the court’s majority on Monday to warn that the “bona fide relationship” test will be “unworkable.” Arguing that the travel ban should go into effect in full, the justices wrote that this “compromise” “will invite a flood of litigation” over who has “sufficient connections” to the U.S. and will burden administration officials who could face contempt of court if they get it wrong.

Among those likely to take legal action are refugee support networks, like the International Refugee Assistance Project, which is already a party to the Supreme Court's case. Betsy Fisher, the group’s political director, told ABC News that under their organization's interpretation, “This will apply fairly narrowly."

"There are many groups of refugees who already have close ties to the U.S.,” including those who have family members recently granted refugee status or asylum, Iraqis and Afghans who worked for the U.S. government, and refugees whose cases have been “assured,” meaning they’re in touch with a local resettlement agency already, she said.

According to the State Department, refugees already slated for arrival by July 6 have been told to proceed with resettlement. Beyond July 6, “We are not totally certain how that will work because again, this is in flux, this is in progress, this is a new development,” said Nauert.

Nauert pointed out that the U.S. is currently close to meeting the 50,000 cap on refugee admissions imposed by the Trump administration and is expected to hit that cap next week. But she said that refugees who prove a “bona fide” connection to the U.S. are not subject to that cap.

State Department officials told ABC News on Monday that at this point they do not know many visa applicants or refugees will be denied entry based on the travel ban and the Supreme Court’s ruling, or how many visas have or will be submitted based on “bona fide” relationships.

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling was a temporary stay of two lower court injunctions that blocked the travel ban. The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take the case on the merits and hear arguments in October. But by then, legal experts predict, the case could be moot because the 90 day six-country ban and the 120-day refugee ban will have run their courses.

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U.S. Navy(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is warning the Syrian regime against conducting another chemical weapons attack, saying in a statement that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian military "will pay a heavy price."

The statement was released Monday night after the White House said the U.S. had found "potential" evidence that Assad was preparing an attack similar to the one carried out on April 4 that killed dozens of civilians, including children.

"If ... Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price,” the statement warned.

The April chemical attack took place at the Shayrat airbase.

In a response to that attack, the U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian base from two U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

"The activity we have seen at Shayrat in the last couple of days is associated with chemical weapons handling at a known spot on that base, a known aircraft shelter that’s used for chemical weapons," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters on Tuesday. "And that is what inspired the statement you saw last night."

According to Davis, the intelligence suggesting that Syria was preparing for another attack emerged over the last few days with the information becoming "more compelling yesterday."

Davis would not say if the Pentagon has presented President Trump with a series of options to respond to an attack by the Assad regime.

Separately, a U.S. official told ABC News that military planning has been underway for several days in case options are required.

ABC News breaks down some of the military options the U.S. could take if the Assad regime launches another chemical weapons attack.

Tomahawk missiles from the Mediterranean

The U.S. could choose to repeat its April response by launching a barrage of Tomahawk missiles from U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

The USS Ross and USS Porter, which launched the 59 missiles in April that took out roughly 20 Syrian planes, are no longer in the region.

However, the George H.W. Bush carrier strike group is southwest of Cyprus. That group contains guided missile cruisers, the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Hue City (CG 66), as well as guided-missile destroyers USS Truxtun (DDG 103) and USS Cole (DDG-67).

Tomahawk missiles were the chosen weapon of choice in April for several reasons. They are intermediate-range, jet engine-powered missiles that can be launched from a ship or submarine. They fly at low levels, up to 1,500 miles at 550 mph, and can carry a 1,000-pound conventional warhead.

Perhaps most importantly, their use ensures that U.S. military personnel aren’t put in harm’s way. The long and lean missile, standing 18-20 feet, simply finds its target using GPS coordinates.

But it doesn’t necessarily fly in a straight line. Rather, the U.S. Navy describes the path as “an evasive route” designed by “several mission-tailored guidance systems.”

For all its benefits, the Tomahawk doesn’t come cheap; every missile costs nearly $1 million.

Additionally, Russia's air defense systems in Syria are capable of shooting down incoming Tomahawk missiles.

Russia has conducted recent cruise missile strikes in Syria launched from Russian Navy ships offshore. The Russians have used those missile launches to strike at what they say are terrorist targets. But a U.S. official says the Russians have also used the launches to calibrate the targeting radars that could be used to bring down tomahawk missiles.

Manned or unmanned aircraft

Another option is for manned or unmanned U.S. aircraft to target the Shayat airbase again or hit other Syrian military installations. These aircraft could launch from neighboring ships or U.S. bases in the region.

But this option carries significant risk, in part because U.S. planes could be brought down by Russia's sophisticated long-range air defense systems.

Furthermore, as a result of the U.S. downing a Syrian war plane earlier this month, Russia has said it will target any U.S. aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Syria has denied the Trump administration's charge that it may be planning "another chemical weapons attack," which the White House said "will likely result in the mass murder of civilians."

In a statement released late Monday evening, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the United States had found "potential" evidence that Assad was preparing to conduct an attack similar to the one carried out April 4 that killed dozens of civilians, including children.

"The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children," the statement said. "The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017, chemical weapons attack."

"If ... Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price," the statement warned.

The strong wording of the White House's statement drew a reaction from Russia, a key ally and military partner of Assad's government.

"We do not know what is the basis for this," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday. "And of course, we categorically disagree with the 'another attack' wording."

"We also consider any similar threats to the legitimate leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic unacceptable," he added.

The April 4 attack, which killed at least 70 people in the rebel-held territory of Idlib province, prompted President Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian government-controlled air base. The Assad regime has denied responsibility for the attack.

The strike was the United States' first direct assault on the Syrian government and was one of Trump's most dramatic military orders since taking office.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Monday that Assad's two main military backers, Russia and Iran, would share responsibility for any attacks against Syrian civilians.

"Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia and Iran who support him killing his own people," Haley tweeted late Monday.

Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.

— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) June 27, 2017

Assad, meanwhile, is touring Syria. He visited a Russian air base in Latakia, according to images published by the Syrian state-run news agency SANA.

In the photos, Assad can be seen shaking hands with Russian military staffers and climbing into a Russian fighter jet.

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Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A cladding manufacturing company announced Monday that it is discontinuing sales of a type of paneling that was used in London's Grenfell Tower apartment complex, where a devastating fire killed at least 79 people this month.

Arconic said in a statement that it will stop global sales of the aluminum composite material Reynobond PE for use in high-rise applications.

"We believe this is the right decision because of the inconsistency of building codes across the world and issues that have arisen in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy regarding code compliance of cladding systems in the context of buildings’ overall designs," Arconic said.

In its initial statement after the fire, Arconic acknowledged the use of Reynobond PE as a component in the tower's cladding system and expressed condolences to the victims.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said tower block safety tests needed to happen more quickly in England, the BBC reported.

Last week more than 800 public housing apartments in north London were evacuated over fire concerns. The tower blocks were found to be covered in the same cladding that surrounded Grenfell Tower, officials said. The buildings will undergo emergency work over the next three to four weeks.

Police announced on June 24 that the massive fire was caused by a faulty refrigerator and they were considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire.

It is unclear how many residents were inside the building at the time.

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Subscribe To This Feed -- The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review two lower court's rulings on President Donald Trump's travel ban when it reconvenes in the fall, but until then the president's travel ban faces potential implementation challenges.

The court granted the Trump administration's request for a stay in part, allowing a 90-day ban on foreign nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries and a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program to go into effect, with the exception of “foreign national[s] who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

It's a compromise but the travel ban could be difficult to enforce, according to ABC News' legal consultant and law professor Kate Shaw.

Part of Trump's travel ban will presumably go into effect in 72 hours, or on Thursday. At that point, the 90-day and 120-day time periods will start running. However, the Supreme Court isn't back in session to hear arguments on the travel ban until October.

During that time, it will be up to Department of Homeland Security officials and the district courts to interpret which individuals have a "bona fide" connection to the United States.

According to Shaw, the road ahead might include "a lot of litigation over the summer about who exactly has enough of a connection to satisfy the Supreme Court standard."

The government will also proceed with a worldwide review of its vetting procedures, as laid out in the executive order. The Supreme Court agreed with the Ninth Circuit that that review "may proceed promptly, if it not already underway."

The executive order gives the Department of Homeland Security 20 days to review and 50 days for foreign governments to bring their practices in line.

The Supreme Court said the administration should have enough time to “conclude its internal work and provide adequate notice to foreign governments" by the end of 90 days, when the ban on entry from the six countries expires.

The Trump administration could try to make the travel ban permanent after its vetting review.

"The question is whether President Trump re-issues the ban, or some similar order, to keep the dispute live going forward," said Stephen Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

If Trump doesn't attempt to keep the travel ban alive after the 90-day period, the case could be moot before the Supreme Court hears it on the merits in the fall.

"There's a very good chance that, by the time the justices once again consider this issue, there’s nothing left for them to do," Vladeck said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MEDELLIN, Colombia) -- At least seven people died when a boat carrying more than 150 passengers capsized while on a sightseeing tour on a reservoir in northwestern Colombia.

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos visited the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir, about 40 miles east of the city of Medellin, and promised authorities would do "everything in their power" to rescue any survivors and promised that searches would continue through the night.

Colombia’s National Disaster Risk Management Unit said Monday night that two were still missing and 158 were rescued.

"Rescue operations will continue as long as the weather conditions allow. There are 25 well-equipped rescue experts working," said the agency's director, Carlos Iván Márquez Pérez.

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3News Ireland(DUBLIN) -- Friday’s forecast in Ireland pushed one TV weather reporter out of the picture.

Deric Hartigan was holding an umbrella and discussing “plenty of scattered showers” when a gust of wind sent him out of his camera’s live shot being broadcast on Ireland’s TV3.

Looking on from the comfort of a dry television studio, “Ireland AM” hosts Sinead Desmond and Mark Cagney could be seen laughing as a stunned Hartigan managed to recover with a smile.

“Welcome to Friday,” Desmond laughed while her co-host Cagney warned, “Don’t mess with Mother Nature.”

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STR/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- At least 15 people are dead and about 118 missing after a landslide in southwestern China buried a village, according to state media.

Heavy rainfall caused part of a mountain in southwestern China's Sichuan province to collapse early Saturday morning local time, hitting Xinmo village in Maoxian county.

More than 1,000 rescue workers are on the scene searching for survivors under heavy boulders, state media reported. As of Saturday night, 15 bodies were recovered from the debris and the death toll was expected to rise.

Five hours after the landside hit the village, three people from one family were rescued and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to China's Xinhua news agency.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Structures across the world are bathed in rainbow lighting in honor of LGBT pride.

June is internationally recognized as Pride Month, and many cities are hosting Pride Month marches on Sunday.

From New York City's Empire State Building to Minnesota's Lowry Bridge, cities of all sizes are gushing with pride. And overseas, U.S. embassies and consulates are also paying tribute to LGBT pride.

Here's a roundup of the some of the most colorful structures lighting up their respective cities -- and social media.


Look up tonight at 11PM for our music-to-light show synced to @DeadandCompany’s encore performance at @CitiField! Listen along on @Q1043.

— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) June 24, 2017


We're turning the bridge lights rainbow for Houston #PrideWeek starting Sunday!

— Montrose Houston (@MontroseHTX) June 16, 2017


Tonight, June 24, the Lowry Bridge will be lit rainbow colors for the Twin Cities Pride Festival. #TCPride

— Hennepin County (@Hennepin) June 24, 2017


Something exciting is happening on Christopher St! #Pride2017

— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 25, 2017


Trump Hotel In Chicago Lit Up In Rainbow Colors For Pride via @NewNowNext #gay #LGBT

— Gayety (@Gayetyco) June 23, 2017


Happy PRIDE Houston! @ghostofHHS @heightsgsa #HeightsHS

— Heights HS Library (@HeightsHSLib) June 24, 2017


This weekend, #OneWTC will be light up rainbow for the 2017 #NYCPrideParade and #prideweek 🏳️‍🌈@NYCPrideMarch @NYCPride

— One World Trade (@OneWTC) June 24, 2017


City Hall dressed in Pride for the weekend. #NYCPride2017

— City of New York (@nycgov) June 25, 2017


We’re celebrating #LGBTPrideMonth at U.S. Embassy New Delhi by lighting our building in the rainbow colors of #Pride. #PrideMonth

— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) June 5, 2017

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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- British Parliament is the latest target of an apparent cyber attack.

Members of parliament are temporarily unable to access e-mail remotely after officials discovered "unauthorized attempts" to access accounts of members of parliament, a Parliamentary spokesman said Saturday.

Government sources told the BBC the attack appeared to have been contained, but officials would still "remain vigilant."

A National Cyber Security Centre spokesperson said they were aware of the incident, and the NCSC is "working around the clock with the UK Parliamentary digital security team to understand what has happened and advise on the necessary mitigating actions.”

It was not immediately clear who was behind the hack and an investigation is ongoing.

One MP tweeted on Saturday: "Sorry no parliamentary email access today - we're under cyber attack from Kim Jong Un, Putin or a kid in his mom's basement or something..."


Sorry no parliamentary email access today - we're under cyber attack from Kim Jong Un, Putin or a kid in his mom's basement or something...

— Henry Smith MP (@HenrySmithUK) June 24, 2017


Last month, the National Health Service in the U.K. was the victim of a major cyber attack. British officials said according to the BBC that they suspected North Korean hackers were behind the incident.

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John van Hassel/Corbis/Getty Images (PARIS) -- When Barack Obama was president, his tight relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was dubbed a political "bromance."

Now, there appears to be a new budding bromance between recently elected French President Emmanuel Macron and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The environmental comrades in arms -- both of whom have been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement -- shot a brief video selfie together on Friday at the Élysée Palace in Paris, after meeting to discuss all things green.

I was truly honored to meet with President @EmmanuelMacron about how we can work together for a clean energy future. He's a great leader.

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) June 23, 2017

"I'm here with President Macron. We're talking about environmental issues and a green future," Schwarzenegger said in the video before passing the phone to Macron.

"And now we will deliver together to make the planet great again," adds Macron, an obvious nod to Trump's "Make American Great Again" slogan. For the duration of the video, a banner across it reads, "With President Macron, a great leader!"

Macron also retweeted Schwarzenegger's selfie video.

The let's #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain project takes form. Glad to work on it with @schwarzenegger.

— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 24, 2017

Schwarzenegger told reporters that he and Macron had a "wonderful" one-hour meeting about climate change.

On Sunday, the pair will join former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, as well as high court judges from several countries, to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the environment.

Prior to arriving in the French capital, Schwarzenegger delivered a speech on climate change at the Austrian World Summit.

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