Flag lowered as US departs Chengdu consulate in China

CHENGDU, China (AP) — The American flag has been taken down at a U.S. consulate in southwestern China, according to state media, as officials vacate the premises under order of the Chinese government....

China takes over US Consulate in Chengdu in diplomatic tit for tat

Chinese authorities on Monday entered the former US Consulate in Chengdu after it was ordered to be shut in retaliation for the US closing the Chinese Consulate in Houston last week. China's Fore...

China's consulate in Houston cleared out ahead of eviction

Consular officials departed the Chinese consulate in Houston on Friday afternoon (July 24) after the Trump administration ordered the facility to shut down. Vans bearing diplomatic plates departed ...

UK looks to fresh laws on spies after critical intel report

LONDON (AP) — Britain is considering new legislation to crack down on the activity of hostile governments after a damning intelligence committee report on Russian meddling in the nation’s politics. ...

US orders Chinese consulate in Houston to close: China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States has asked China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, the Foreign Ministry in Beijing said Wednesday (July 22). The announcement followed reports ...

US charges Chinese hackers for global campaign targeting COVID-19 research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Justice Department has charged two alleged Chinese hackers for their involvement in a global hacking campaign that has targeted hundreds of companies and governme...

Taiwan military budgets NT$4.8 billion for high-frequency communication system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan military plans to spend more than NT$4.8 billion (US$163 million) on a new communication system to prevent eavesdropping by China, reports said Saturday (July 1...

UK intelligence committee meets, will mull Russia report

LONDON (AP) — A powerful committee of lawmakers that oversees Britain’s intelligence services has been formed after months of delay, and its members rejected the government’s preferred candidate to le...

Catalan leader demands investigation into Spain spying claim

MADRID (AP) — The speaker of the Catalan regional parliament demanded Tuesday that the Spanish government launch an official investigation into reports that his cell phone was the target of espionage,...

Can free press in Hong Kong survive national security law?

Just days after Beijing passed the contentious national security law for Hong Kong, activists say there are already signs that freedom of expression in the city is under threat. Hong Kong authorities...

Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has executed a former employee of the defense ministry who was convicted of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency, the country's judiciary said Tuesday. It was t...

Chechen leader blames foreign spies for slaying his critics

MOSCOW (AP) — The regional strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya on Thursday blamed unidentified foreign spy agencies for the recent killing in Austria of a Chechen man who criticized him....

Can free press in Hong Kong survive national security law?

Just days after Beijing passed the contentious national security law for Hong Kong, activists say there are already signs that freedom of expression in the city is under threat. Hong Kong authoriti...

US-Apple-Movies-Top-10

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. The King of Staten Island 2. Charlie’s Angels 3. You Should Have Left 4. 1917 ...

Amnesty says spyware used to monitor critics in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Amnesty International says sophisticated telephone surveillance software appears to have been used to spy on a journalist-activist in Morocco, in a continuing crackdown on dissen...