Huge car bomb near embassies in Afghan capital, several killed

KABUL A huge explosion from a suicide car bomb in Kabul on Wednesday killed several people and wounded many others, officials said. Police said the explosion occurred in an area close to the German embassy, although the area is home to other embassies and government offices so it was not immediately clear what the precise target of the attack was.

Strong blast goes off in Kabul’s diplomatic area, breaking glass & doors – reports

The precise target of the attack, believed to be a car bomb, was not immediately clear, with many embassies and government buildings located in the same area. TOLOnews reported the exact address of blast site as the 14th Street of the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood.

South Korea defense ministry ‘intentionally dropped’ THAAD units in report: Blue House

SEOUL South Korea’s Defense Ministry “intentionally dropped” mentioning that four more launchers had been deployed for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system in a report to President Moon Jae-in’s top aides, his office said on Wednesday.

Anti-Russia spin caused by those who lost US election & can’t face reality – Putin to Le Figaro

Despite early signals from the Trump administration that it would not mind improving relations with Russia, which seemed to hit rock bottom during the last months of the Obama presidency, Moscow “had no special expectations” with regards to the new US President Trump, the Russian leader said in an interview to be published in full Wednesday.

Shadow Brokers offer new secrets to ‘high rollers & govts’ after helping create WannaCry

In a message posted in deliberately garbled English, the collective said that they would release the next batch of data in June to subscribers prepared to pay 100 units of Zcash, a new hard-to-trace cryptocurrency – currently the equivalent of about $23,000.

Comedian Kathy Griffin apologizes amid backlash over bloody Trump beheading photo

TrendsViral The photos published Tuesday were taken by Tyler Shields, a photographer known for provocative work. “Tyler and I are not afraid to do images that make noise,” Griffin said in a behind-the-scenes video released along with the photo, adding: “We have to move to Mexico today, because we’re going to go to prison.

‘Rights are lost by cowardly laws’: Snowden says govts, not terrorists, undercut free speech

Speaking to the Estoril conference on global migration in Portugal via video from Moscow, where he has lived for the past four years after being granted asylum by Russia in 2013, Snowden argued that terrorists do not possess the power to destroy people’s rights or weaken a society’s strength.