U.S. defense chief warns of Huawei's 'threat' to NATO

World / Politics Feb 15, 2020

U.S. defense chief warns of Huawei's 'threat' to NATO

Top U.S. officials fired a fresh broadside at Huawei on Saturday, warning the Chinese tech giant poses a threat to NATO if allies allow it to build new 5G communications networks. Washington has been pressing European allies hard to ban Huawei, one of the world's ...

China a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief says

Asia Pacific Jan 25, 2020

China a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief says

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that China's Communist Party had created a surveillance state that uses artificial intelligence to repress Muslim minorities and pro-democracy demonstrators. China has faced an outcry from activists, scholars, foreign governments and U.N. rights experts over what they ...

Elite Iraqi troops secure U.S. Embassy after attack

World Jan 3, 2020

Elite Iraqi troops secure U.S. Embassy after attack

Elite Iraqi troops deployed to secure the U.S. Embassy Thursday, a day after a pro-Iran mob laid siege to it in dramatic scenes that overshadowed months of anti-government grassroots protests. The unprecedented attack on the American mission in Baghdad — in which intruders threw rocks, ...