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Russia jails ex-energy executive for spying for Moldova

Russia sentenced a former top manager of state energy holding company Inter RAO to 15 years in jail on Tuesday. Karina Tsurkan was found guilty of spying for former Soviet republic Moldova at a trial...

Last holdout against Railway Bureau demolitions fighting to save house in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The last of over 300 owners of properties condemned to make way for a railway undergrounding project in Tainan is fighting to preserve enough of her house to keep living t...

British double agent George Blake dies in Russia at 98

MOSCOW (AP) — George Blake, a former British intelligence officer who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union, has died in Russia. He was 98. Russia's Foreign Intelligence Serv...

Moroccan journalist appears before judge on espionage charge

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A prominent Moroccan journalist and activist appeared before an investigating judge in Casablanca on Thursday to face charges of spying in a case that has raised concerns over pr...

Huawei excluded from Sweden’s 5G rollout after court ruling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sweden will proceed with the construction of its 5G network without Huawei after a recent court ruling upheld the decision to ban the Chinese telecoms giant. Swedish te...

Alexei Navalny dupes FSB agent into admitting role in poisoning

In a story that seems more like something out of a James Bond movie than real life, prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is currently recovering in Germany after being poisoned, was...

China criticizes Trump suggestion it is behind cyber spying

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Chinese hackers, not Russia, might be behind a cyber espionage campaign against the United States. ...

Bulgaria to expel Russian diplomat suspected of spying

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's foreign ministry said on Friday that a Russian diplomat had 72 hours to leave the country after prosecutors accused him of spying and gathering military information i...

German government backs bill requiring 5G security pledge

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a bill Wednesday that would require companies involved in setting up critical infrastructure such as high-speed 5G networks to guarante...

Hack brings unwanted attention to obscure but vital IT firm

Before this week, few people were aware of SolarWinds, a Texas-based software company providing vital computer network monitoring services to corporations and government agencies around the world. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 15, the 350th day of 2020. There are 16 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 15...

Huawei invites Griezmann to talk after he cut ties

Chinese tech giant Huawei wants to talk to French soccer player Antoine Griezmann about its human rights record. The Barcelona forward had promoted Huawei's smartphones in advertisem...

Griezmann ends partnership with Huawei, cites Uighurs

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — French soccer player Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying there are “strong suspicions” that the Chinese tech giant has contributed to the re...

2 Russians held in Libya freed after 1 1/2-year captivity

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian citizens who had been held by the U.N.-backed government in Libya for more than 1 1/2 years on spying charges were released from captivity on Thursday, officials in Russia sa...

S&P DJ removing Chinese companies from index after US order

BEIJING (AP) — S&P DJ Indices is removing 21 Chinese companies from its indexes, or groups of stocks and bonds used to track financial market movements, after Americans were barred from investing ...