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U.S. hosts global talks on China, Russia cyber threats

Ransomware attacks top agenda of 2-day meeting among 30 or so nations

The U.S. National Security Council is hosting a meeting of about 30 friendly nations in attempt to blunt cyber threats coming from China and Russia. (Source photos by AP and Reuters) 

WASHINGTON -- The U.S., Japan, and the European Union are among around 30 friendly nations that joined a two-day online conference starting Wednesday to discuss cybersecurity threats.

Hosted by the U.S. National Security Council, the meeting will not be attended by countries such as Russia and China as they are suspected of malicious digital activities. Ministers from countries such as the U.K., Australia, India, Brazil and South Korea participated in the talks.

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