Ukraine rocket-maker denies leaking know-how to North Korea

Aug 15, 2017

Ukraine rocket-maker denies leaking know-how to North Korea

The head of Ukraine's top rocket-making company on Tuesday rejected claims that its technologies might have been shipped to North Korea, helping the pariah nation achieve a quantum leap in its missile program. KB Yuzhnoye chief Alexander Degtyarev voiced confidence that employees haven't been leaking ...

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials

/ Aug 13, 2017

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials

The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading ...

/ Aug 10, 2017

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack-proof" communications, a development ...

Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: report

/ Aug 5, 2017

Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: report

Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, The New York Times reported Friday. "Though not a ...

Singapore bans Chinese-American scholar as foreign agent

Aug 5, 2017

Singapore bans Chinese-American scholar as foreign agent

Singapore's government on Friday declared a scholar of Chinese studies with a prestigious appointment at a local think tank persona non grata, alleging that he has been identified as an agent of influence of a foreign country. An announcement by the Home Affairs Ministry did ...

/ Aug 4, 2017

South Korean spy agency admits it tried to rig 2012 election

South Korea's spy agency has admitted that it had engaged in a far-reaching attempt to manipulate voters as it sought to help conservatives win parliamentary and presidential elections. In-house investigators from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) confirmed that the agency's cyberwarfare unit organized and operated ...

Sessions, job security in hand, to vow a new crackdown on leaks

/ Aug 4, 2017

Sessions, job security in hand, to vow a new crackdown on leaks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will detail the Justice Department's efforts to investigate and prosecute intelligence leaks Friday, echoing one of Donald Trump's chief concerns days after getting assurances that the president doesn't plan to fire him. Joined by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Sessions ...

Fragile economy stays Putin's hand in standoff with U.S.

/ | Aug 2, 2017

Fragile economy stays Putin's hand in standoff with U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to risk escalating tit-for-tat sanctions with Washington because the only measures that would hurt the United States would also endanger Russia's fragile economic recovery. After U.S. lawmakers backed a new round of economic sanctions on Moscow, Russia last week ...

Senate Republicans begin abandoning Trump

/ | Aug 2, 2017

Senate Republicans begin abandoning Trump

Step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump. They defeated an "Obamacare" repeal bill despite Trump's pleas and are ignoring his demands that they get back to work on it. They dissed the White House budget director, defended the attorney ...

House conservative calls for special counsel's resignation

/ Aug 1, 2017

House conservative calls for special counsel's resignation

A conservative House Republican is calling on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign, citing what he says is a conflict of interest because of Mueller's "close friendship" with fired FBI Director James Comey. The argument from Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, a member of the Judiciary ...