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The Justice Department said the two hackers, Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong, worked for the so-called APT10 hacker group allegedly backed by China's Ministry of State Security . The indictments of the two men came less than two months after the U.S. charged 10 Chinese also allegedly linked to APT10 - including two intelligence officers - over a five-year scheme to steal aircraft engine technology from United States and French aerospace firms.
  • European Commission triggers action for no-deal Brexit

    European Commission triggers action for no-deal Brexit

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    The European Court of Justice, meanwhile, ruled on December 10 that if the United Kingdom chose to back out of Brexit, it could do so unilaterally, without needing a nod of approval from other EU states confirming Britain would be welcome back.
  • Chinese authorities arrest third Canadian

    Chinese authorities arrest third Canadian

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    The national body that markets Canada as a tourist destination is halting new advertisements in China as tensions heat up following the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co.'s finance chief, according to CBC News . U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called last Friday for China to release the Canadians, saying their detention was "unlawful" and "unacceptable".
  • Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands near Japan; Tokyo protests

    Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands near Japan; Tokyo protests

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    These measures contributed to a record five-year defence budget at 27.47 trillion yen (S$335.3 billion), about 3 trillion yen more than in 2013. But the MTDP provided more details, particularly that Japan plans to acquire 45 F-35s, including 18 "B" models over the next five years, with the remainder of Japan's F-35 force being the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant.
  • Chicago police officers killed by train while responding to shooting

    Chicago police officers killed by train while responding to shooting

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    Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary , 31, both lost their lives when they were hit by a South Shore Metra train near 103 and Cottage Grove. Johnson said Marmolejo had 2-and-a-half years on the force and Gary had just 18 months. "Passengers should expect residual delays of 10-15 minutes due to active crime scene investigation", according to a statement from the South Shore Line, also posted on its website .
  • Federal Judge Ruled 2010 Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional

    Federal Judge Ruled 2010 Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional

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    In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the coverage mandate was constitutional because it's based on Congress's taxing power. But late a year ago, when Congress passed its tax reform law , that ACA penalty was wiped away. U.S. President Donald Trump had promised during his presidential campaign to dismantle the ACA, a program that made affordable health insurance available to millions of Americans.
  • Don't politicise Sajjan Kumar conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case: Congress

    Don't politicise Sajjan Kumar conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case: Congress

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    Finance minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the verdict. The case was registered in 2005 following recommendation by the Justice GT Nanavati Commission. The HC awarded a life sentence to Kumar . The Congress has maintained that due process of law is being followed and the issue should not be politicised. "It should not be linked to the political atmosphere prevailing in the country.
  • Michael Flynn's Business Partner Indicted Ahead of Trump Aide's Sentencing

    Michael Flynn's Business Partner Indicted Ahead of Trump Aide's Sentencing

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    Bijan Kian , an American who is Flynn's business partner, and Kamil Ekim Alptekin , a Turkish man, were indicted this month by a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia, according to court documents unsealed on Monday. But Flynn's business associates did not register their activities with the attorney general as required, according to court documents. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been lobbying to have his enemy Gulen, a 75-year-old Islamic preacher who lives in ...
  • Chuck Schumer, Democrats defy Trump government shutdown threat

    Chuck Schumer, Democrats defy Trump government shutdown threat

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    Trump was meeting with his team and getting regular updates, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Democrats take control of the House of Representatives on January 3 and they are not likely to give Trump the money he needs to make his wall a reality.
  • British PM Theresa May slams Tony Blair over anti-Brexit moves

    British PM Theresa May slams Tony Blair over anti-Brexit moves

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    Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that motorists could face charges of 5.50 euros ($6) to drive in France, Spain and elsewhere under a No Deal Brexit plan being drawn up. Trump has enjoyed no support among Western leaders after exiting the multiparty deal negotiated by Obama and has reimposed punishing sanctions on Iran.
  • United Nations calls for credible probe into Khashoggi's murder

    United Nations calls for credible probe into Khashoggi's murder

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    Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. The resolution had also called for an end to Washington's military support for the war in Yemen , in which Riyadh is involved. The murder has damaged Riyadh's global reputation and Western countries, including the United States , France, and Canada, have placed sanctions on almost 20 Saudi nationals.
  • Russian lawmaker thinks Butina pressured on plea

    Russian lawmaker thinks Butina pressured on plea

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    In 2015 she attended a Trump campaign event in Las Vegas, asking the presidential candidate about his views on USA sanctions against Russian Federation. A Russian national who built a powerful network of Republican contacts via the USA gun rights lobby that reached into President Donald Trump's circle admitted Thursday acting as an illegal foreign agent.
  • Melania Trump Tells Fox News’ Sean Hannity Journalists Are ‘Opportunists’

    Melania Trump Tells Fox News’ Sean Hannity Journalists Are ‘Opportunists’

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    Trump aboard the carrier for an interview that was set to air Wednesday night. "I would say the opportunists who are using my name or my family name to advance themselves", she said. She conceded that sometimes she doesn't agree with her husband and tells him so. I said to him, I don't think you need to be that out. In the end, it's his decision.