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‘Smile and nod’: Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

WASHINGTON/LIMA: US President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely to be awkward and tense. Trump will arrive in the Peruvian capital, Lima, on Friday for the Summit of the Americas with an agenda of encouraging commercial ties and urging allies to take a hard line on Venezuela, according to US officials who briefed reporters on the trip. But the US president’s divisive rhetoric and…

Businesses brace for Monday as ransomware threat lingers

SINGAPORE/TORONTO: Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on.  Cybersecurity experts said the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" which locked up more than 100,000 computers - had slowed, but the respite might only be brief. New versions of the worm are expected, they said, and the extent of the damage from Friday's…

Power minister warns Delhi to brace for more blackouts

NEW DELHI: Residents in Delhi should brace for more power cuts amid scorching summer heat, the power minister said on Tuesday, warning that dilapidated power grids could not cope with the extra electricity needed to meet demand. North India has endured a heatwave in the last week, with temperatures in some parts of Delhi reaching a 62-year high. The surge in demand from residents cranking up their air conditioning, and damage to power lines during a recent storm, has overwhelmed the grid, sparking outages across North…