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'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban

Fpo - Google's decision to partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system has presented the Chinese tech titan with one of its most dramatic challenges yet: how to keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nea...

Huawei founder says US underestimates company

Bejing - Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday shrugged off US attempts to block his company's global ambitions, saying the United States underestimates the telecom giant's strength.

Dutch probe China's Huawei for possible spying: report

Den Haag - Dutch intelligence services are investigating Huawei for possibly spying for the Chinese government by leaving a "back door" to data of customers of major telecoms firms, a report said Thursday.

China formally arrests Canadian ex-diplomat, businessman

Bejing - China said Thursday it has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained for months on national security grounds, in a case that has inflamed tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.Ottawa denounced the move and demanded the pair's prompt release....

China formally arrests Canadian ex-diplomat, businessman: report

Bejing - China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained for months on national security grounds, a Canadian newspaper reported on Thursday, in a case that has inflamed tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.

US consular staffer in Turkey remains jailed as spy trial resumes

Istanbul - A US consular staffer was ordered to remain in custody by a Turkish court on Wednesday after the latest hearing in his trial on espionage charges -- part of a growing rift between Washington and Ankara.

Jailed Russian agent slams 'absurd' conviction

Moscow - Maria Butina, the only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow's interference in US politics, on Tuesday called her conviction absurd and a "disgrace" for American justice.

Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in US

Washington - Maria Butina, the only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow's interference in US politics, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison.

Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months

Washington - Maria Butina, the only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow's interference in US politics, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday.

FBI director lashes China over economic espionage

Washington - China poses the most serious intelligence threat to the United States and is seeking to "steal its way up the economic ladder" at US expense, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday.

Russian 'agent' Maria Butina faces sentencing in US

Washington - Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina faces sentencing in Washington Friday over her open effort to build a network of high-level Republican contacts via ties to the NRA gun lobby.

Russia sentences Norwegian to 14 years over espionage

Moscow - A Moscow court on Tuesday convicted a retired Norwegian border guard on spying charges and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.Frode Berg, 63, was detained in Moscow in 2017 following a sting operation by Russia's FSB security service.

Woman arrested at Trump resort seemed up to 'something nefarious': judge

Miami - A US federal judge on Monday said that a Chinese woman who allegedly brought malicious software to President Donald Trump's Florida resort seemed to be "up to something nefarious," denying her bail as she awaits trial.

Inside the dark world of Mexico's intelligence services

Mexico - Lee Harvey Oswald was here just before he shot John F. Kennedy. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were, too, not long before the Cuban Revolution.Mexico's intelligence services gathered material on all of them, and millions more.

Ecuador denounces WikiLeaks-linked plot against Moreno

Quito - Ecuador said Thursday that it had identified a WikiLeaks collaborator close to Julian Assange as being involved in a plot with two Russian hackers to destabilize President Lenin Moreno's government.

Prince William delves into UK's secretive spy world

London - The name's Windsor. William Windsor.As one of the most recognisable public figures in the world, Britain's Prince William would not make as effective a 007 as legendary fictional spy James Bond.

China offers assistance to woman arrested at Trump resort: ministry

Bejing - Chinese diplomats have contacted a woman arrested at US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and offered her consular services, the Chinese foreign ministry said Thursday.

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort with malware on thumb drive

Washington - A Chinese woman carrying multiple cellphones and a thumb drive containing malware was arrested on Saturday at US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while he was staying there, court documents revealed Tuesday.

Refugee urges Canada to take in others who sheltered Snowden

Montr - A woman granted asylum in Canada after sheltering Edward Snowden urged Ottawa on the first day of her new life Tuesday to take in five others who helped the fugitive former US government contractor and are facing deportation from Hong Kong.

Refugee urges Canada to take in others who sheltered Snowden

Montr - A woman granted asylum in Canada after sheltering Edward Snowden urged Ottawa on Tuesday to take in five others who helped the fugitive former US government contractor and are facing deportation from Hong Kong.

Canada grants asylum to woman who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Toronto - A woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs arrived Monday in Canada with her daughter, where they were granted asylum."Now me and Keana are permanent residents in Canada.

Canada grants asylum to woman who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Ottawa - Canada has granted asylum to a woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs, a refugee rights association said Monday.

Slain Mexican journalist's widow says government spied on her

Mexico - Slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez's widow said Wednesday the government tried to spy on her after her husband's murder using Israeli-made spyware, the latest in a string of accusations of abusive espionage.

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.
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