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Was key CIA spy ‘extracted’ from Moscow over #Russiagate fears?

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A high-level US spy inside the Russian government was evacuated in 2017 due to fears he could be exposed by President Donald Trump, CNN claimed in a report the White House, Moscow and the CIA have all rejected as fake news. US intelligence “successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Read More

Satellite images show ‘wanted Iranian oil tanker near Syria’

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An Iranian oil tanker being pursued by the US appears to have been spotted in satellite images stationed near a port in Syria. The Adrian Darya-1, which was carrying 2.1 million barrels of crude oil worth about $130m (£108.4m), has been in the sights of Washington as a result of sanctions targeting the Iranian energy Read More

Mystery as vanished underwater observatory vanishes

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By Rachael Kennedy, news reporter Scientists in Germany are baffled after a large underwater observatory apparently vanished from the seabed. The two environmental sensors, which weigh around 350kg (770lb) in total and were installed into a restricted area of the sea, stopped transmitting data on 21 August. The radio silence was initially thought to be Read More

Without a trace: Scientists bewildered as underwater lab disappears in the Baltic Sea

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German authorities are investigating the mysterious and seemingly inexplicable disappearance of the €300,000 ($330,000) Boknis Eck underwater observatory from the Baltic Sea. The sheer size and weight of the subsea station, which consisted of two racks, one weighing 250kg (550lbs) and the other 100kg, anchored at a depth of 22 meters (72 feet) has ruled Read More

U.S. adds to Iran sanctions as French seek to restart oil sales

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By Nick Wadhams and Saleha Mohsin on 9/4/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) – The U.S. placed new sanctions on Iran, and a top American official signaled more measures are coming while deflecting questions about French diplomatic efforts meant to help Tehran restart oil sales. Brian Hook, the U.S. special envoy for Iran, said Wednesday that the U.S. Read More

Violent protests in New Delhi after ‘kidnapping’ & ‘forced conversion’ of young girl in Pakistan

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A massive protest outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi turned violent Monday after a second Sikh girl was allegedly kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam over the weekend. Protesters were prevented from submitting a memorandum at the Pakistan High Commission, at which point the protests became violent as demonstrators pushed back against Read More

Mysteriously vanished Dutch WikiLeaks partner ‘likely’ lost in kayaking accident – Norway police

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A WikiLeaks associate, who mysteriously vanished last year while on a visit to Norway, was probably the victim of a kayaking accident, Norwegian police say. The man’s body remains missing, however, leaving a mystery unsolved. In a statement on Friday, police said they believe Arjen Kamphuis – a missing cybersecurity expert and WikiLeaks affiliate who Read More

British govt worker ‘detained in China’ after telling girlfriend ‘pray for me’

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By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter The Foreign Office has said it is extremely concerned by reports a British consulate official was detained in China after telling his girlfriend “pray for me”. Simon Cheng Man-Kit has not been seen for 12 days after he failed to return to work after a business trip to Shenzhen in Read More

British govt worker ‘detained in China’ after telling girlfriend to ‘pray for me’

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By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter The Foreign Office has said it is “extremely concerned” following reports a British consulate official was detained in China after telling his girlfriend to “pray for me”. Simon Cheng Man-Kit has not been seen for 10 days after he failed to return to work after a business trip to Shenzhen Read More

Nora Quoirin died from prolonged hunger and stress, police say

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Nora Quoirin died from internal bleeding thought to be caused by prolonged hunger and stress, Malaysian police have said. Authorities on Thursday said there was currently no evidence of kidnapping in the London teenager’s disappearance, and said the post-mortem did not find any sign she had been sexually abused. Investigators Read More