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Bloomberg’s spy chip story reveals the murky world of national security reporting

Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign adversary… or it’s not, and a lot of people screwed up. To recap, Chinese spies reportedly infiltrated the supply chain and installed tiny chips the size of a ...

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Bloomberg’s spy chip story reveals the murky world of national security reporting

Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign adversary… or it’s not, and a lot of people screwed up. To recap, Chinese spies reportedly infiltrated the supply chain and installed tiny chips the size of a ...

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Chinese national arrested in US for allegedly acting as agent of Beijing

In a move likely to hit relations already soured by a bitter trade war and election interference accusations, the US has now arrested a Chinese national it accuses of working as an unregistered foreign agent. Ji Chaoqun, 27, was arrested in Chicago on Tuesday. The Chinese national is suspected of working “at the direction of a high-level intelligence officer in the Jiangsu ...

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Russian liberals ask Putin to fire National Guard commander over fisticuffs challenge to activist

The head of one of Russia’s oldest liberal parties has asked President Vladimir Putin to fire National Guard commander Viktor Zolotov after he challenged a prominent anti-corruption activist to a hand-to-hand fight. In her letter to the president, the chairman of the Yabloko party, Emilia Slabunova, suggested that General Zolotov’s video address, which issued a challenge to Aleksey Navalny, could ...

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FBI and Blackhawk choppers: National Solar Observatory shuts over mysterious ‘security issue’

The mysterious and sudden closure of the National Solar Observatory in New Mexico is sending alien hunters into a frenzy as the facility remains shut without explanation. The research institute in Sunspot was evacuated last Thursday along with a nearby United States Postal Service office for unexplained ‘security reasons.’ A spokesperson for the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy ...

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The eagle has landed: National symbol joins 9/11 commemoration, crowd goes wild (VIDEO)

As the US marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center which claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people, one commemoration ceremony had a surprisingly patriotic and unexpected guest. The Andover Fire Department, based in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, 15 miles north of the state capital Minneapolis, used a cable suspended between two fully extended ...

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National Guard commander challenges opposition figure Navalny to hand-to-hand fight

The head of the Russian internal security agency has dismissed charges of graft and corruption made by Aleksey Navalny, calling the activist a “cloned US puppet” and challenging him to a hand-to-hand fight. “You have allowed insulting and slandering theorizing about me and it is not a habit among officers to simply forgive such things. Since time immemorial, scoundrels get ...

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‘Populist national revolt’ grips west and is coming to Australia – Bannon warns

Former Trump advisor and right wing firebrand Steve Bannon, who has been sharing his political philosophy in a series of interviews across the globe, has claimed that Australia is a “hotbed of populism” and is ripe for revolution. In a contentious interview with ABC’s Sarah Ferguson, the former executive chairman of the conservative Breitbart News website, said that the West ...

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5 historic artifacts that may have been destroyed in the National Museum of Brazil fire

Dramatic images of the flames that engulfed Brazil’s National Museum have sparked concern for the more than 20 million pieces of history that are housed in the building. Here are five things that may have been lost in the blaze. 1. Frescoes from Pompeii These paintings managed to survive the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, and the subsequent ...

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Brazil National Museum housing 20mn+ exhibits devoured by massive blaze (PHOTOS)

The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro has been hit by a massive fire on Sunday night, with images from the scene showing the entire building engulfed in flames. The cause of the blaze is unknown so far. No-one was injured in the fire, which started after the museum was closed for the day, local media report. About 50 ...

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