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  • US diplomat arrested for getting cash and gifts from Chinese intelligence agents

    03/30/2017 7:13:59 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 11 replies
    www.scmp.com ^ | 3/30/17 | Laura Zhou
    A US diplomat who allegedly took tens of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts from Chinese intelligence agents was charged on Wednesday with lying to investigators over the contacts. The case was announced days before the first summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Florida next week, but Chinese analysts said the prosecution was unlikely to affect the meeting. The Department of Justice said Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, knew that the two Chinese men she had regular contact with while working for the US State Department in China and other countries were from...
  • White House to Dissenting U.S. Diplomats: ‘Get With the Program’ or Leave

    01/30/2017 3:45:50 PM PST · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Jan 2017 | MARK LANDLER and DAVID E. SANGER
    The White House on Monday warned State Department officials that they should leave their jobs if they did not agree with President Trump’s agenda, an extraordinary effort to stamp out a wave of internal dissent against Mr. Trump’s temporary ban on entry visas for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Career officials at the State Department are circulating a so-called dissent cable, which says that Mr. Trump’s executive order closing the nation’s doors to more than 200 million people to weed out a handful of would-be terrorists would not make the nation safer and might instead deepen the threat. “These...
  • UK Diplomat: I’ve Met the DNC Wikileaks Leaker and the Person Is an Insider – Not Russian

    12/12/2016 3:52:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/16 | Jim Hoft
    As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two. And it should be said again and again, that if Hillary Clinton had not connived with the DNC to fix the primary schedule to disadvantage Bernie, if she had not received advance notice of live debate questions to use against Bernie, if she had not accepted massive donations to the Clinton foundation and family members in return for foreign policy influence, if she had not...
  • N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

    07/28/2016 8:43:14 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 28 2016 | By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North's Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing. The United States and South...
  • US expels 2 Russians after US diplomat attacked in Moscow

    07/09/2016 6:42:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 8, 2016 4:29 PM EDT
    The United States last month expelled two Russian officials in response to an attack on an American diplomat by a Russian policeman in Moscow, the State Department said Friday, in a development that was sure to further strain already tense bilateral relations. The officials were expelled June 17, department spokesman John Kirby told reporters. He didn’t immediately provide additional information. Kirby said the American was attacked June 6 by a Russian guard outside the U.S. Embassy compound. Kirby said the attack was “unprovoked and it endangered the safety of our employee.” …
  • VIDEO=> Russian Guard Tackles US Diplomat Spy Outside US Embassy in Moscow

    07/07/2016 2:17:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/7/16 | Jim Hoft
    In March 2009 Hillary Clinton announced that the Obama Adminstration was going to push the reset button with the Russians. Unfortunately, the administration bungled their delivery and spelled out “overcharge” rather than “restart” on their prop. An assistant shows the mock ‘reset’ button that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva in 2009. (AP Photo) Now this… A Russian guard was filmed this week tackling a US diplomat outside the US Embassy in Moscow.
  • Possible boot camp for Canadian teen charged in fatal Miami shootings

    11/30/2015 7:14:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 30, 2015 | David Ovalle
    The Canadian teen charged in connection with a fatal Miami shooting is eligible for a county boot-camp program that would spare him significant time in jail, a court heard on Monday. Now, Miami-Dade prosecutors must decide if they will allow 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu to enter the program as punishment for his role in a botched drug rip-off that left his older brother and another teen shot to death in March.
  • British diplomat summoned by Russia over 'missile' reports

    10/12/2015 3:10:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/12/15
    Russia summoned Britain's defence attache in Moscow to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorised to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East, the Foreign Office says. Newspapers said RAF Tornados in Iraq had been fitted with heat-seeking missiles designed for aerial combat. But the Ministry of Defence said there was "absolutely no truth" in this. The Foreign Office said concern about Russian military action in Syria had been reiterated by the attache. Prime Minister David Cameron has previously said Russian military intervention in Syria is helping only to support "the butcher", President Bashar al-Assad. He has also...
  • Hillary Clinton Aide Exposed State Department Travel Schedules On Unsecure Private Network

    09/21/2015 12:15:39 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton’s right-hand aide Huma Abedin exposed the travel schedules and locations of top State Department staffers — including Clinton herself — on Clinton’s unsecure private email network. Abedin used her clintonemail.com server – a non-secure server that shared an email network with Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation staff – to discuss specifics about the hotel room accommodations and travel details of Clinton and other State Department officials, sometimes well in advance of the trips in question, according to new records obtained by Judicial Watch. Abedin’s conversations raise further national security concerns in the wake of revelations that Clinton discussed...
  • EXCLUSIVE: US diplomat abused his child while posted abroad, exposed himself to a minor and

    07/24/2015 6:37:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 7/24/15 | Wills Robinson
    A US consulate employee stationed abroad had a child taken from his care because officials feared the minor was in danger following systematic abuse and neglect, Daily Mail Online has leaned. Documents have exposed how the International Trade Administration staff member subjected the minor to shocking care while working abroad and living in a house owned by the government. An investigation found the child was routinely underfed and encouraged to take their clothes off in the consulate residence so the man could allegedly take pictures of them naked. At the time the unidentified employee also harassed female colleagues during his...
  • Iranian 'diplomat' caught gathering intel on Israeli embassy flees Uruguay

    02/08/2015 11:23:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/8/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    An Iranian 'diplomat' who was caught gathering intelligence on the Israeli embassy in Uruguay has fled that country. Ahmed Sabatgold, 32, a political consultant in the Iranian embassy in Montevideo, was suspected of being involved in placing an explosive device near the new Israeli embassy in early January, the Uruguayan El Observador newspaper reported Sunday. Haaretz reported on Friday that the Uruguayan government had expelled an Iranian diplomat on suspicion of involvement in the attempted bomb attack on the Israeli embassy. The publication caused a great deal of embarrassment in Montevideo, where the government had tried to keep the...
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • Is a Top American Diplomat a Russian Agent?

    11/04/2014 6:17:33 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 45 replies
    The Interpreter Magazine ^ | 4 Nov. 2014 | John R. Schindler
    Is a Top American Diplomat a Russian Agent? John R. Schindler November 4, 2014 November 3, 2014 - Today the Ukrainian news website GORDON ran an interview with the Russian businessman and sometime politician Konstantin Borovoy. A harsh critic of Vladimir Putin — he recently said Russia’s president is “mentally unstable” while a year ago he pronounced the collapse of Putin’s corrupt dictatorship to be “inevitable” — Borovoy is something of a gadfly. A parliamentarian of independent views in the Yeltsin era, he served as an intermediary between Moscow and the rebels in the First Chechen War, and was assessed...
  • Mali National Arraigned in 2000 Killing of American Diplomat in Niger

    03/14/2014 1:57:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Adam Goldman
    "Mali national arraigned in 2000 killing of American diplomat in Niger" 

  • Goodbye Shirley Temple “The Littlest Rebel”

    02/22/2014 11:52:37 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 22, 2014 | Calvin Johnson
    Shirley Temple was an actor, a diplomat, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife for fifty-five years to the late Charles Alden Black.
  • American Diplomat Ran Consulate Like Party Pad

    01/18/2014 12:47:09 PM PST · by Main Street · 26 replies
    nypost ^ | January 14, 2014 | By Selim Algar
    An Italy-based American diplomat brazenly bedded staffers and hookers, fabricated expense reports, and knowingly served rotten meat to a visiting British consul general, a blockbuster Brooklyn federal lawsuit charges. Naples Consul General Donald Moore even gave favored ladies of the night entry codes to secure areas at the embassy and told underlings that “women are like candy, they meant to be unwrapped and thrown away,” according to a $300,000 sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a whistleblower. ... The suits states that Howard began working at the consulate in 2010 and alleges she soon learned that Moore had impregnated a staffer...
  • India asks US Embassy not to screen movies at American Centre

    01/04/2014 11:08:20 PM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 16 replies
    Piling further pressure, India has asked the US Embassy not to screen any movies at the American Centre without obtaining a licence and gave it a deadline of January 20 to do so. The American Centre regularly screens movies for invited audiences apparently without a licence to do so.To stop this "transgression", a notice has been sent by the government. This is yet another step by India in retaliation for the arrest and humiliation of its Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade, a 1999-batch IFS officer. "To relentlessly put a stop to transgressions of US institutions in Delhi,...
  • Blast kills Palestinian diplomat in Prague

    01/01/2014 9:27:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/1/14 | BBC
    A Palestinian diplomat has been killed by an explosion at his home in the Czech capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal, the head of the Palestinian mission, had been taken to hospital after the explosion but died of his injuries some four hours later. Palestinian officials said the blast happened when Mr Jamal was moving a safe. Czech police say there is no evidence that it was a planned attack. ... Mr Jamal had only recently moved into the property. Palestinian officials have been quoted as saying the blast took place when Mr Jamal attempted to move a safe from an old...
  • Indian official: Diplomat's arrest in NYC barbaric

    12/17/2013 10:59:04 AM PST · by posterchild · 58 replies
    AP via news.yahoo.com ^ | Dec 17, 2013 | Nirmala George
    NEW DELHI (AP) — The arrest and alleged strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York City escalated into a major diplomatic furor Tuesday as India's national security adviser called the woman's treatment "despicable and barbaric." Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, is accused of submitting false documents to obtain a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper. Indian officials said she was arrested and handcuffed Thursday as she dropped off her daughter at school, and was kept in a cell with drug addicts before posting $250,000 bail.
  • U.S. Charges Dozens of Russian Diplomats and Spouses With Medicaid Fraud

    12/05/2013 2:48:58 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2013 | BENJAMIN WEISER
    Federal law enforcement authorities have charged nearly 50 past or present Russian diplomats and their spouses in a $1.5 million Medicaid fraud scheme, an unusual twist in what has become a familiar criminal story line in New York. An F.B.I. investigation revealed “the systemic fraudulent submission of falsified applications for Medicaid benefits” by the diplomats and their spouses, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on Thursday in United States District Court in Manhattan. The diplomats and their spouses obtained the benefits for pregnancies, births and first-year-of-life medical needs, generally applying at the same New York hospital, which was not identified,...