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US warns Israel of ‘Chinese threat’ as Huawei enters solar power market

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The US has advised Israel to think twice before letting Huawei help develop the country’s solar power infrastructure, right after the Chinese firm was forced to close its energy operations in the United States. Immediately after Huawei Technologies signed a deal with Israeli-based Zing Energy to supply solar inverters for energy farms across the country, Read More

Goad, threaten, backtrack: Trump & Bolton’s Iran policy is confusing, dangerous & achieves NOTHING

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Washington’s fuzzy and high-drama “maximum pressure” approach to Iran has no realistic endgame – but is good for making the world a more unstable place for both America’s adversaries and allies. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s Tuesday claim that US diplomats are “surging” across the Middle East in search of a “path to peace” only Read More

Trump threatens ‘obliteration’ if Iran attacks ‘anything American’

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By Tom Gillespie and David Mercer, news reporters Donald Trump has warned Iran that an attack on “anything American” will be met with “great and overwhelming force”, with parts of the country facing “obliteration”. The US leader issued the threat as he criticised “ignorant and insulting” remarks by Iran’s president, who had earlier mocked Mr Read More

Six arrested in UK and Netherlands over £22m cryptocurrency theft

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By David Mercer, news reporter Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. Five men and a woman were detained after search warrants were executed at homes in the South West of England, Amsterdam and Rotterdam on Tuesday morning. The Read More

Hackers hit global telcos in espionage campaign: cyber research firm

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns. FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is Read More

Iran mocks Trump: White House ‘afflicted by mental retardation’

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By Tom Gillespie, news reporter Iran’s president has mocked Donald Trump by claiming the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation”. Hassan Rouhani made the remarks after the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates. Mr Rouhani described the move as “outrageous and idiotic”. Iran’s president, speaking in a Read More

S-300 theft fail: Pole jailed for 14 years after attempting to steal Russian missile system parts

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A Polish national, caught red-handed trying to steal classified parts of the S-300 missile system for a Polish supplier, has been tried and convicted in a Moscow court on charges of espionage. Marian Radzajewski was found guilty and sentenced to 14 years in a “strict regime colony,” Moscow City Court announced in a press release Read More

Huawei: ‘No doubt’ that we will meet German 5G security standards

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Huawei, the Chinese technology and telecoms group hit by U.S. sanctions, said on Monday it was confident of meeting the security requirements that Germany is setting for its fifth-generation mobile networks. FILE PHOTO: An employee displays a Huawei 5G Smartphone Mate 20X smartphone at a Sunrise telecommunications shop in Opfikon, Switzerland June Read More

Iran says talks with US are impossible amid fresh sanctions

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Iran’s UN ambassador is warning that the tensions on the Persian Gulf are “very dangerous” and said that talks with US are impossible amid the escalation of sanctions. It comes as US President Donald Trump signed off “hard-hitting” sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ambassador Majid Read More

Trump signs off sanctions targeting Iran’s supreme leader

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US President Donald Trump has signed off “hard-hitting” sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The moves comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries after Tehran shot down an American drone last week. Speaking in the Oval Office at the White House, Mr Trump said he Read More