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  • China Spy Claims as Parliament Researcher Arrested

    09/10/2023 10:06:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/12 | Nick Eardley
    A researcher at the UK Parliament has been arrested under the Official Secrets Act, amid claims he was spying for China. Police have confirmed two men, one in his 20s and another in his 30s, were arrested under the act in March. Sources have told the BBC one of them was a parliamentary researcher involved in international affairs issues. As first reported in the Sunday Times, it is understood the researcher had links to several Conservative MPs. On Sunday morning, No 10 said Rishi Sunak had expressed concerns about Chinese interference to a senior official from China.
  • Moldova expels 45 Russian diplomatic staff in spy row

    08/04/2023 5:42:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | July 26, 2023 | Staff Report
    Moldova says it will expel 45 Russian diplomats and other embassy staff because of their "unfriendly actions". The total will be cut to just 25 - a figure closer to the number Moldova has at its Moscow embassy. Since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 the Moldovan government has accused Moscow of spying and backing opposition groups. Russia condemned the expulsion and said it would "not go unanswered". On Tuesday, Moldova's foreign ministry voiced concern about a media report on new surveillance equipment installed on the Russian embassy roof and a neighbouring building used by Russia. The report...
  • 2 US Navy sailors arrested on charges tied to national security and China

    08/03/2023 12:19:22 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies
    KTLA/AP ^ | August 3, 2023 | KTLA/AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two U.S. Navy sailors have been arrested and accused of providing sensitive military information to China — including details on wartime exercises, Naval operations and critical technical material, federal officials said Thursday. Jinchao Wei, a 22-year-old sailor assigned to the San Diego-based USS Essex, was arrested Wednesday on a charge related to espionage involving conspiracy to send national defense information to Chinese officials, according to the U.S. officials. The Justice Department also charged Navy service member Wenhen Zhao, 26, accusing him of taking bribes in exchange for giving sensitive U.S. military photos and videos to a...
  • Southern California sailor sold military secrets to China, DOJ says

    08/03/2023 11:56:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/03/2023 | Cameron Kiszla
    Zhao captured the information in surreptitious recordings and photographs, including “operational plans for a large-scale U.S. military exercise in the Indo-Pacific Region, which detailed the specific location and timing of Naval force movements, amphibious landings, maritime operations and logistics support,” prosecutors said. “The indictment further alleges that Zhao photographed electrical diagrams and blueprints for a radar system stationed on a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan,” the release explained. In exchange for that information and details about Naval Base Ventura County and a base on San Clemente Island, Zhao allegedly received $14,866.
  • Breaking! Investigators Have Evidence Joe Biden as VP Shared Classified National Defense Information – Including Briefings on US Troops in Afghanistan and NATO Cables– to Hunter Biden

    07/01/2023 6:30:19 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 1, 2023 | Jim Hoft
    Investigative reporter Paul Sperry reported on Friday night “investigators” have evidence that then Vice President Joe Biden shared classified national defence information, including briefings on US troops stationed overseas, with his crackhead son and business partner Hunter Biden. Hunter did not hold ANY classified security clearance. ..... Snip...... Hunter was given access to the documents by his father. And he was sharing the information with his overseas business associates in Ukraine. The Biden crime family made millions in Ukraine performing nefarious and criminal activities including espionage. TGP reported in January that the Bidens were using classified information to the benefit...
  • Matt Gaetz asks uncomfortable questions to Durham. Doesn’t add up

    06/22/2023 12:17:50 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/21/2023 | Forbes
    Gaetz Ignores party handbook and asks real questions.
  • Eric Swalwell LOSES IT After ANOTHER Republican Calls Him Out For Clapping Chinese Spy Cheeks!

    04/27/2023 6:01:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Yopu Tube ^ | 4/27/23 | Black Conservative Perspective
    Tempers flared at a House hearing Wednesday after a Republican lawmaker went off on Rep. Eric Swalwell over his ties to a suspected Chinese spy, prompting the Democrat to fire back
  • EXCLUSIVE: Julian Assange loses his appeal against extradition to the US on espionage charges

    06/08/2023 9:36:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies ^ | 6/8/2023 | CHRIS POLLARD and REBECCA CAMBER
    Julian Assange has lost his appeal against extradition to the US on espionage charges. The judgment was handed down privately on Monday at the High Court. WikiLeaks founder Assange, 51, launched the appeal last June after then-Home Secretary Priti Patel signed an order authorizing his removal. Yesterday his wife Stella said that he will appeal the decision. It will be Assange's last chance to overturn the ruling before his options in the UK courts are exhausted. The Freedom of the Press Foundation said it was 'highly disappointed by the UK High Court's rejection of Julian Assange's appeal of his extradition...
  • Robert Hanssen found dead in supermax prison aged 79: FBI agent, sexual deviant, and Opus Dei devotee - who tried to convert a stripper to Catholicism - sold US nuclear secrets to the Russians for 20 years

    06/05/2023 1:05:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 5, 2023 | Melissa Koenig
    A former FBI agent convicted of espionage for Russia and serving a life sentence in a Colorado Supermax prison has died at the age of 79. The bureau confirmed Monday that Robert Hanssen was found unresponsive in his supermax federal prison cell at the ADX in Florence, Colorado around 6.55am. A cause of death has not yet been released, but officials say there is no threat to the public. Hannsen became notorious in the United States when he was arrested in 2001 and pleaded guilty to selling highly classified materials to the Soviet Union and later Russia for more than...
  • Periodic table, evolution cut from Indian textbooks

    06/02/2023 11:07:03 AM PDT · by jimwatx · 51 replies ^ | 6-2-23 | Sushmitha Ramakrishnan
    Crucial science topics will no longer be taught to a large swath of Indian students, according to new government guidance. Most young learners in India will no longer be exposed to key science topics in school textbooks — unless they voluntarily major in science in higher classes. On June 1, India cut a slew of foundational topics from tenth grade textbooks, including the periodic table of elements, Darwin's theory of evolution, the Pythagorean theorem, sources of energy, sustainable management of natural resources and contribution of agriculture to the national economy, among others. A small section explaining Michael Faraday’s contributions to...
  • Chemical found in common sweetener damages DNA (Sucralose)

    06/02/2023 6:40:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 32 replies
    A new study finds a chemical formed when we digest a widely used sweetener is "genotoxic," meaning it breaks up DNA. The chemical is also found in trace amounts in the sweetener itself, and the finding raises questions about how the sweetener may contribute to health problems. At issue is sucralose, a widely used artificial sweetener sold under the trade name Splenda. Previous work by the same research team established that several fat-soluble compounds are produced in the gut after sucralose ingestion. One of these compounds is sucralose-6-acetate. "To put this in context, the European Food Safety Authority has a...
  • House Ethics Committee concludes probe into Rep. Eric Swalwell’s interaction with suspected Chinese spy

    05/23/2023 10:31:53 PM PDT · by Dahoser · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2023 | Victor Nava
    The House Ethics Committee closed its two-year-long investigation into Rep. Eric Swalwell’s ties to suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang on Tuesday and said it will take no action against the California Democrat. “As you are aware, on April 9, 2021, the Committee on Ethics informed you that it had determined to investigate allegations raised in the complaint that you may have violated House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct in connection with your interactions with Ms. Christine Fang. The Committee will take no further action in this matter,” read a letter to Swalwell from Ethics Committee Chairman Michael Guest...
  • Popstar. Presenter. Influencer. Spy?

    05/22/2023 1:52:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | 17 May 2023 | Echo Hui, Tom Canetti and Josh Robertso
    Overnight celebrity Harry “Hazza” Harding held a prestigious job with China’s state media. He now believes he was being groomed for espionage. Walking into a Starbucks in Guangzhou, China in October 2021, Harry Harding was searching for a woman called “Susan”. He was there to discuss a new business opportunity. She’d contacted him over the messaging app WeChat, explaining that she was from a consulting company in Shanghai — later clarifying it was a think tank — and wanted him to write essays for her “clients”. Harding was a famous face in Guangzhou, where he had become an overnight pop...
  • Real Life of a Ukrainian Freedom Fighter in Russian Occupied Kherson

    05/12/2023 6:44:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    What's it like living in Russian-occupied Kherson for Ukrainian citizens? Check out today's epic new story to see how some Ukrainian partisans are fighting for their city by any means possible!
  • What Makes Cartels, China, & Other Enemies Quake?

    05/07/2023 1:29:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    The Heritage Foundation 50 ^ | 26/4/23 | Panel Symposium
    Catch a panel discussion on keeping America's border secure, fending off the threat of China, and more, featuring Rep. Chip Roy, Liz Wheeler, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Peter Schweizer, and Michael Pillsbury.
  • ‘Red Pill’ Dating Coach Gonzalo Lira, Accused of Shilling for Putin, Is Arrested in Ukraine

    05/05/2023 6:35:07 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 147 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 5, 2023 | Julia Davis
    Gonzalo Lira, a prolific online personality who became an outspoken supporter of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, had his home in Kharkiv raided by the security services.Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has arrested Gonzalo Lira—a dual citizen of the United States and Chile, who has been living in Kharkiv—on charges of producing pro-Russian propaganda.Lira, a prolific and controversial online personality, is accused of creating and disseminating materials that justify Putin’s armed aggression against Ukraine. He is facing the possibility of being imprisoned for five to eight years.Lira, a former online dating coach, was arrested on May 1st at his residence in Kharkiv,...
  • Pentagon tracking another mysterious aerial object: Report

    05/02/2023 8:01:26 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    American Military News ^ | 5/1/23 | Liz Lawrence
    The Pentagon is tracking another balloon that flew over Hawaii and is moving toward Mexico, U.S. officials said, according to NBC News. Three U.S. officials told NBC that the object did not fly over any sensitive locations. It’s unclear who is behind the mysterious aerial object. The U.S. military, which has been tracking the balloon since last week, said it is not a threat to national security or air traffic, one official added.
  • China expands counter-espionage law as Chinese police raid US companies

    04/27/2023 8:55:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2023 | John Sexton
    After the end of zero-COVID measures, China announced it was open for business and wanted to encourage the return of foreign investment. But something new seems to be happening that runs contrary to those claims. This week, China’s legislature expanded an already-broad counter-espionage law in ways that could potentially make almost anyone a suspect.The original version of the law, passed in 2014, was already “very ambiguous and very powerful,” said Yasuhiro Matsuda, an international relations professor at the University of Tokyo. “But China thinks it’s not enough,” he said…The new language in the amendment suggests “any organization and anyone can...
  • Hunter Biden’s Lawyers to Meet Prosecutor Weiss as Special Counsel Remains Unnamed by Garland

    04/23/2023 2:53:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2023 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Hunter Biden’s lawyers will reportedly meet in coming days with U.S. prosecutor David Weiss and one Justice Department official after an IRS agent alleged the improper politicization of a tax probe into the president’s son — all while Attorney General Merrick Garland refuses to name a special counsel in the case. As far back as May 2019, Hunter has been under investigation by the DOJ for tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobbying laws. Federal prosecutors, led by Weiss, have reportedly considered charging Hunter over a year ago for three tax crimes and one gun crime. Though Hunter has...
  • Federal prosecutors have considered four possible charges against Hunter Biden

    04/20/2023 6:33:02 PM PDT · by John W · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 20, 2023 | Sarah Fitzpatrick, Tom Winter, Ken Dilanian and Michael Kosnar
    Federal prosecutors have considered charging Hunter Biden with three tax crimes and a charge related to a gun purchase, said two sources familiar with the matter. The possible charges are two misdemeanor counts for failure to file taxes, a single felony count of tax evasion related to a business expense for one year of taxes, and the gun charge, also a potential felony. Two senior law enforcement sources told NBC News about "growing frustration" inside the FBI because investigators finished the bulk of their work on the case about a year ago. A senior law enforcement source said the IRS...