Jimmy Lai to face trial for breaching national security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai is set to plead not guilty and stand trial under the city's severe national security law, Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported. Six other defendants, who were former staff members of Apple Daily, are set to plead guilty and face sentencing, the report said. Lai, 74 faces four charges, … Continue reading Jimmy Lai to face trial for breaching national security law

India vows to ‘protect its sovereignty’ by all means

In a veiled reference to China, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that India will never accept any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo and a posture that departs from established understandings will evoke its own responses. Speaking at an event to mark eight years of the Modi government, Jaishankar said when … Continue reading India vows to ‘protect its sovereignty’ by all means

UK security official arrested, charged with spying for Putin

Photo by vectors icon on Pexels.com The Metropolitan Police force have extradited a security guard working at the British Embassy in Berlin on charges of spying for Russia, the U.K. has announced. David Ballantyne Smith, 57, was returned to Britain and faces nine charges under the Official Secrets Act related to "the collection and communication … Continue reading UK security official arrested, charged with spying for Putin

Taliban suspected of infiltrating Afghan evacuees in the United States

Among thousands of Afghans flown to the United States in the chaotic evacuation from Kabul last August, some 50 have been flagged for "potentially significant security concerns." U.S. officials have not ruled out the possibility that they could include members of the Taliban that now rules Afghanistan. A report last month by the Department of Defense's … Continue reading Taliban suspected of infiltrating Afghan evacuees in the United States

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Police officer killed in U.S. Capitol attack

One officer was killed and a second injured Friday after a vehicle rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the US Capitol, forcing it into lockdown less than three months after a mob assault on Congress. Capitol Police shot dead the driver after he jumped out of the car and lunged at them … Continue reading Police officer killed in U.S. Capitol attack

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Militants kill UN emergency workers combating Ebola in Congo DR

Deadly night-time attacks by armed groups have once again claimed the lives of frontline health workers helping to confront the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The violence killed four workers responding to the Ebola outbreak and injured five others, at a camp in Biakato Mines, and an Ebola response … Continue reading Militants kill UN emergency workers combating Ebola in Congo DR

China confirms release of detained Canadian

  China has released the detained Canadian national, spokesman for Global Affairs Canada Richard Walker informed on Sunday. Sarah McIver was detained due to a work permit issue related to her teaching job in China. Walker, however, refused any further information about McIver's return to Canada. McIver's detention was confirmed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin … Continue reading China confirms release of detained Canadian

Declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and enjoy a bloodbath, Palestinian Authority warns Trump

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday that any move by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital would derail the peace process and fuel extremism. Ahmed's threat came in response to a Friday report from Reuters which quoted a senior U.S. official as revealing that President Donald Trump will likely … Continue reading Declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and enjoy a bloodbath, Palestinian Authority warns Trump

DONALD J. TRUMP ADDRESSES TERRORISM, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONAL SECURITY.

DONALD J. TRUMP ADDRESSES TERRORISM, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONAL SECURITY - June, 2016. Thank you for joining me today. This was going to be a speech on Hillary Clinton and how bad a President, especially in these times of Radical Islamic Terrorism, she would be. Even her former Secret Service Agent, who has seen her under … Continue reading DONALD J. TRUMP ADDRESSES TERRORISM, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONAL SECURITY.