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Germany launches 5G auction amid row with US over Huawei

Berlin - Germany launches its auction Tuesday for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro visits CIA

Washington - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had a meeting at the headquarters of the US Central Intelligence Agency Monday as he launched an official visit to the US capital.

Australia defends 'foreign agents' law despite few declarations

Sydney - Australia's attorney-general Monday defended a register meant to track the role of foreign agents in local politics, saying it was already changing behaviour despite only a handful of declarations.

China's Huawei sues US over federal ban on its products

Shenzhen - Tech giant Huawei on Thursday opened a legal front in its counter-offensive against US warnings that it could aid Chinese intelligence services, filing suit to overturn a US law that bars federal agencies from buying its products.

Trudeau 'very concerned' that China suspects Canadian of spying

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced strong concern Monday after Chinese state media reported that a former Canadian diplomat detained in the country was suspected of spying and stealing state secrets.

Trudeau 'concerned' as China suspects Canadian of spying

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced strong concern Monday that China suspects a detained former Canadian diplomat of spying and stealing state secrets.

China suspects detained Canadian of spying: state media

Bejing - China suspects detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig of spying and stealing state secrets, state media reported Monday, amid tensions between Ottawa and Beijing over the possible extradition of a top Huawei executive.

Huawei invites foreign media to see for itself on spy claims

Shanghai - Chinese telecom giant Huawei has issued an unusual invitation to foreign media outlets to visit its facilities and meet staff as the company pushes back against global pressure arising from US accusations that it spies for Beijing.

Israel ex-minister sentenced to 11 years for spying for Iran

Jerusalem - An Israeli ex-minister was sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday for spying for his country's main enemy Iran, with prosecutors saying the plea bargain was necessary to avoid revealing secret information.

Israel ex-minister sentenced to 11 years for spying for Iran

Jerusalem - An Israeli ex-minister was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Tuesday for spying for his country's main enemy Iran after a plea bargain in the case, the prosecutor said.

Warning issued over attacks on internet infrastructure

San Francisco - Key parts of the internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of web traffic, the internet's address keeper warned Friday.

Website names GRU suspect in Skripal, Bulgaria poisonings

London - Investigative website Bellingcat on Thursday identified a suspected Russian military intelligence officer who was in Britain during the Salisbury chemical attack and might also be linked to a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria.

Former US Air Force agent charged with defecting to Iran

Washington - The US Justice Department charged a former Air Force intelligence official Wednesday with spying for Iran, saying she exposed a fellow US agent and helped the Revolutionary Guard target her former colleagues for cyber attacks.

Britain and Bulgaria to probe report of new Skripal suspect

Sofia - Britain and Bulgaria are investigating a possible third suspect in the Salisbury chemical attack who has also been linked to a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, the British ambassador to Sofia said Monday.

China denies 'ridiculous' spying allegations by Lithuania

Vilnius - China on Friday denied what it termed "ridiculous" allegations of spying levelled by Lithuania as the Baltic eurozone state joined other western nations in expressing concerns about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

Don't let Huawei help set up 5G, US warns EU nations

Apo - US officials are fanning out across Europe to warn about the security risks of allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build 5G mobile networks, a US diplomat said Tuesday.

Don't let Huawei help set up 5G, US warns EU nations

Apo - US officials are fanning out across Europe to warn about the security risks of allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build 5G mobile networks, a US diplomat said Tuesday.

Bahrain Shiite opposition leader loses appeal against life term

Dubai - A Bahraini court on Monday upheld a life sentence for opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman for spying for Gulf rival Qatar, a ruling his party slammed as "political revenge".

Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer

Moscow - A former US Marine charged with espionage in Russia was handed a USB drive containing state secrets without knowing what was on the device, his lawyer said Tuesday after a hearing extending his client's custody.

Moscow court denies alleged US spy's bail request

Moscow - A Moscow court on Tuesday denied bail to a US former Marine who was arrested in Russia on espionage charges last month.

EU sanctions Russia military intel chief over Skripal

Apo - The European Union slapped sanctions on the two most senior officers in Russian military intelligence Monday and identified the two agents accused by Britain of carrying out a chemical attack.

EU sanctions Russia military intel chief over Skripal

Apo - The European Union imposed chemical weapons sanctions on nine Russian and Syrian officials on Monday, including the chief of the powerful GRU military intelligence agency.

Trump and Russia: what drives the suspicions?

Washington - President Donald Trump faced new heat Monday after news reports that he has hid from aides the details of discussions with Vladimir Putin and that the FBI investigated him as a potential national security risk who might be acting on behalf of Russia.

China's Huawei fires employee detained in Poland

Bejing - Huawei said Saturday it has fired a Chinese employee who was arrested in Poland on espionage allegations, as China's telecom giant distanced itself from the case amid Western concerns that it could act as a proxy for Chinese security services.

Poland arrests Chinese businessman suspected of spying

Warsaw - Poland said Friday it had arrested a Chinese businessman suspected of spying for China, with local media identifying him as a Huawei director.

Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran

Jerusalem - An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country's arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that will see him serve 11 years in prison, the justice ministry said Wednesday.

Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran

Jerusalem - An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country's arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that will see him serve 11 years in prison, the justice ministry said Wednesday.

US companies urged to protect against foreign government hackers

Washington - The US intelligence community launched a campaign Monday to help US business defend against hacking by foreign governments like China and Russia.

Family fears US man held in Russia is pawn in diplomatic dispute

Newmarket - The brother of an American detained in Russia for alleged spying says the ex-Marine might be caught in a diplomatic tug-of-war between the two powers, and the family fears he could be convicted on flimsy evidence.

Moscow demands answers after FBI arrests Russian

Moscow - Russia demanded an explanation from the United States on Saturday over the arrest of one of its nationals, amid tensions between the two countries after Moscow held a US citizen for alleged espionage.
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