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Trump clarifies would report foreign dirt on rivals to FBI

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday sought to clarify his comments that he would accept dirt on election rivals from a foreign power, now saying he would "absolutely" report such an encounter to US authorities.

Trump faces storm after says OK to use foreign intel on opponents

Washington - Donald Trump on Thursday reignited the political storm that has threatened to engulf his presidency by insisting he has the right to use dirt provided by foreign governments on political opponents without informing the FBI.

Sudan intelligence chief resigns: military council

Khartoum - The head of Sudan's feared National Intelligence and Security Service, Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post, the country's new military rulers said on Saturday.

Dissident group claims responsibility for raid on N. Korea's Madrid embassy

Seoul - A shadowy group committed to overthrowing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed responsibility Wednesday for a raid on the reclusive nation's embassy in Madrid last month, saying it shared "information of enormous potential value" with the FBI.

US warns Germany a Huawei deal could hurt intelligence sharing

Berlin - The United States on Monday warned Germany about future "information sharing" if it uses "untrusted vendors" in its 5G telecom infrastructure amid debate over whether Chinese IT giant Huawei is an espionage risk.

Letting an AI go 'to sleep' enhances its performance

An artificial intelligence has been programmed so that it enters into 'sleep mode' with the aim of enhancing performance. The process is based on a mathematical model.

Germany arrests 2 alleged Syrian ex-secret service officers

Berlin - Germany has arrested two alleged former Syrian secret service officers accused of torture and crimes against humanity, prosecutors said Wednesday.The men, 56-year-old Anwar R. and Eyad A.

Merkel opens spy agency's massive new Berlin HQ

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday inaugurated the new, fortress-like Berlin headquarters of Germany's scandal-plagued BND foreign intelligence service.Located where the Berlin Wall once dissected the city, the huge 1.1-billion-euro ($1.

US intel chiefs at odds with Trump claims on N. Korea, IS and Iran

Washington - US intelligence chiefs contradicted some of President Donald Trump's most fundamental foreign policy claims Tuesday, underscoring a persistent division in his view of the world and theirs.

IS still has 'thousands' of fighters, seeking comeback: US intel chief

Washington - The Islamic State group maintains a force of thousands of fighters who pose a potent threat in the Middle East as its leaders continue to encourage attacks on the West, a top US intelligence official said Tuesday.

Iran still adhering to nuclear deal: CIA chief

Washington - Iran is still abiding by the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal despite the US pullout from the multinational agreement, Central Intelligence chief Gina Haspel said Tuesday.

IS still has 'thousands' of fighters, seeking comeback: US intel chief

Washington - The Islamic State group maintains a force of thousands of fighters who pose a potent threat in the Middle East as its leaders continue to encourage attacks on the West, a top US intelligence official warned Tuesday.

N.Korea 'unlikely' to give up all nuclear weapons: US intel chief

Washington - North Korea is not likely to give up all of its nuclear weapons even if President Donald Trump's efforts to negotiate a deal with Pyongyang bear fruit, US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday.

Germany's security agency steps up watch on far-right AfD

Berlin - Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday it will step up monitoring for political extremism in the far-right AfD party, a blow to the party in a busy election year.

UK spy chief issues warning to Russia

London - The head of the MI6 foreign spy agency warned Russia on Monday not to underestimate Britain's capabilities and determination to expose malign behaviour, ahead of a rare public speech.

Democrats to probe Trump money ties to Russia, Saudis: lawmaker

Washington - Democrats intend to probe US President Donald Trump's financial ties to determine whether they are the "hidden hand" driving US foreign policy on Russia and Saudi Arabia, the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday.

Chief of Russia's military intelligence agency dies

Moscow - Russia's military intelligence chief who oversaw a series of notorious operations abroad has died after a long illness, with Moscow praising him Thursday as a "great man" and a patriot.

Chief of Russia's military intelligence agency dies

Moscow - The head of the Russian military intelligence agency linked to a series of notorious operations abroad has died after a long illness, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

Washington - The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter.

US intel budget soars under Trump

Washington - US spending on intelligence has soared under President Donald Trump, figures released on Tuesday showed, as the government stepped up cyber warfare activities and boosted spying on North Korea, China and Russia.

Merkel govt finds new post for spy chief to defuse coalition row

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel and her two coalition allies Sunday reached an agreement to resolve a festering row centred on Germany's outgoing domestic spy chief.

Merkel govt draws scorn for deal on under-fire spy chief

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government drew widespread criticism Wednesday for a compromise deal that defused a blistering coalition row centred on the head of the domestic intelligence service.

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report

Washington - Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday.

Merkel govt draws scorn for deal on under-fire spy chief

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government drew widespread criticism Wednesday for a compromise deal that defused a blistering coalition row centred on the head of the domestic intelligence service.

Merkel removes spy chief to defuse row over far-right

Berlin - Angela Merkel's government on Tuesday removed domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen from office, transferring him to a different post to end an explosive row over immigration and the far right that once more rocked the German chancellor's fragile coali...

Fate of German spy chief a new stress test for Merkel govt

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government was to decide Tuesday whether to fire the domestic spy chief as an explosive row over immigration and the far-right once more rocks her fragile coalition.

GRU, Russia's spy agency with growing global footprint

Moscow - Britain said Wednesday that two officials from Russia's GRU intelligence agency carried out a poisoning attack on a former spy on British soil in March, using a Nina Ricci perfume bottle containing a nerve agent.- What is the GRU?

Q2'18 was good to US-based AI startups

PwC and CB Insights have released their MoneyTree™ Report for Q2 2018 and US-based artificial intelligence companies saw an increase in funding, but not an increase in deals.

Startup at odds with doctors over claim about AI diagnoses

Babylon Health announced Wednesday that the company's AI had undergone a series of tests and had "demonstrated its ability to provide health advice which is on-par with practicing clinicians." Doctors are disputing this claim.

Microsoft agrees to buy exited M12 AI startup Bonsai

Microsoft announced yesterday via a press release that they have signed an agreement to buy AI startup Bonsai in an effort to further artificial intelligence research.
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