Tag: International relations

Senators trying to close a deal on infrastructure package

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers pushed to finalize an infrastructure agreement Sunday, but said they were still struggling to resolve a dispute over how much to increase public transportation funding, an obstacle that could delay their goal…

US drops visa fraud cases against five Chinese researchers

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has dropped cases against five visiting scholars accused of concealing their ties to the Chinese military, in a major setback to historic efforts. Uprooting alleged Chinese intelligence collection in the…

The bill could strip social media from protecting false health information

Washington – Senator. Amy Klobuchar introduced a bill Thursday that would strip internet platforms like Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. of liability protection if its technology disseminates false information about Corona Virus Vaccines or other…

Broken iPhone? Parked tractor The FTC wants to make them easier to correct

WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission says it wants to give consumers more power to fix devices such as smartphones and home appliances, targeting manufacturers who determine if the agency’s repair ban is illegal. Efforts…

China denies hacking allegations, accuses US of spying

China has denied accusations by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing hacked Microsoft Exchange’s e-mail system. By JOE McDonald’s Associated Press July 20, 2021, 9:55 p.m. • Read for 3 minutes Share on FacebookShare…

Biden administration blames China-linked hackers for Microsoft cyber attack

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration on Monday publicly blamed hackers for China’s main intelligence service long range cyber attack On the Microsoft Corp. email program. This year, as part of a global effort to denounce…

The firm, which was hacked to spread custom software, had previous security breaches

For 21 years, software company Cassia has been working in relative blur – at least until cybercriminals exploited it in early July for a large-scale ransom attack that swept the world. Business faded and US-Russia…

The UN nuclear agency will help monitor Fukushima’s emissions

The UN nuclear watchdog says it has reached an agreement with Japan to monitor and review the release of treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima plant in the Pacific Ocean. ByAssociated Press July 8,…

Cheap medicine, Ferrer airline fees, DIY iPhone repair? What does Biden’s executive order mean for your health, your job and your money?

Help with luggage fees? Cheaper drugs than prescriptions? Right to fix your phone yourself? President Biden on Friday outlined an executive order that reads like a list of consumer wishes. It aims to help people…

A UN official has warned that digital technologies are open to attack

UNITED NATIONS – The head of the United Nations Disarmament Office on Tuesday warned that digital technologies, malicious interventions and potential areas for attacks, including international borders for governments, armed groups, terrorists and criminals I’m…

There is no progress in eliminating ‘fatigue’ during online climate discussions

Officials say no progress has been made on key issues during the three-week international climate talks, which ended on Thursday. By Frank Jordans Associated Press June 17, 2021, 3:20 pm • Read for 3 minutes…

NATO countries are ready to jointly respond to space attacks

NATO is expanding its use of all-in-one, all-in-one, collective defense clause to include strikes in space By LONE COOK Associated Press June 15, 2021, 12:52 p.m. • Read for 3 minutes Share on FacebookShare on…

China has condemned a US bill aimed at boosting competition

Beijing has condemned a US bill promoting US technology to improve US competitiveness, calling it a covert attack on China’s political system and an attempt to impede its development. ByAssociated Press June 10, 2021, 1:34…
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