U.S. Navy engineer, wife charged with selling submarine secrets

A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been charged with selling secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent who posed as an operative for a foreign country, the Justice Department said on Sunday. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, were arrested on Saturday in West Virginia and charged with violatingContinue reading “U.S. Navy engineer, wife charged with selling submarine secrets”

NATO expels 8 ‘undeclared’ Russian intelligence officers

NATO on Wednesday expelled eight members of Russia’s mission to the military alliance, saying that they were secretly working as intelligence officers and halved the size of Moscow’s team able to work at its headquarters. “We can confirm that we have withdrawn the accreditation of eight members of the Russian Mission to NATO, who wereContinue reading “NATO expels 8 ‘undeclared’ Russian intelligence officers”

Taiwanese Foreign Minister warns his country is preparing for war with China, asks Australia for help

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warns of looming war with China and urges closer cooperation with Australia Dozens of Chinese military aircraft have flown into Taiwanese airspace in recent days Mr Wu has also thanked Australia for supporting Taiwan’s bid to join a new trade pact Taiwan’s Foreign Minister warns his nation is preparing forContinue reading “Taiwanese Foreign Minister warns his country is preparing for war with China, asks Australia for help”

Obamanation: Crash Course US History #47

In which John Green teaches you about recent history. By which we mean VERY recent history. John covers the end of George W. Bush’s administration presidency of Barack Obama (so far). Some people would say, “It’s too soon to try to interpret the historical importance of such recent events!” To those people we answer, “You’reContinue reading “Obamanation: Crash Course US History #47”

Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security

Legislation now covers citizens who study and report on those agencies and people working within them Russians who study and report on the problems faced by the country’s military, space agency and security services, as well as the millions of people who serve in those agencies, can now be named foreign agents, as Russia expands restrictions onContinue reading “Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security”

Stalin’s Doctor’s Plot: The Paranoid Conspiracy against the Soviet Jews – The Cold War

Our historical documentary series on the history of the Cold War continues with an animated video on the Doctor’s Plot – as the Soviet leader Stalin suddenly decides that there is a plot of Jewish Doctors against him and starts persecuting them.

Spyware ‘found on phones of five French cabinet members’

Mediapart claims indicate that devices were targeted by NSO’s Pegasus spyware Traces of Pegasus spyware were found on the mobile phones of at least five current French cabinet ministers, the investigative website Mediapart has reported, citing multiple anonymous sources and a confidential intelligence dossier. The allegation comes two months after the Pegasus Project, a media consortium thatContinue reading “Spyware ‘found on phones of five French cabinet members’”

Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, European court finds

European court says Lugovoy and Kovtun carried out 2006 killing Court endorses British inquiry findings “No serious attempt” by Moscow to refute British findings Both men, and Russia, have always denied any involvement Court awards Litvinenko’s widow 100,000 euros in damages The European Court of Human Rights found on Tuesday that Russia was responsible forContinue reading “Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, European court finds”

Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

The US has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul days before its military pullout killed 10 innocent people. A US Central Command investigation found that an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in the 29 August strike. The youngest child, Sumaya, was just two years old. The deadlyContinue reading “Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians”

America in World War I: Crash Course US History #30

In which John Green teaches you about American involvement in World War I, which at the time was called the Great War. They didn’t know there was going to be a second one, though they probably should have guessed, ’cause this one didn’t wrap up very neatly. So, the United States stayed out of WorldContinue reading “America in World War I: Crash Course US History #30”

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