WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid an epidemic of ransomware attacks, the U.S. is discussing cybersecurity strategy this week with 30 countries while leaving out one key player: Russia.
The country that, unwittingly or not, hosts many of the criminal syndicates behind ransomware attacks was not invited to a two-day meeting starting Wednesday to develop new strategies to counter the threat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is dispatching White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan for talks with senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi in Switzerland as the two countries find themselves at odds on a variety of issues, including Taiwan and trade.
White House confirms US national security adviser and China’s top diplomat will meet this week in Switzerland
The White House confirmed on Tuesday that US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will meet with China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Europe this week, as the two sides seek to reduce the soaring tensions between them.
Hong Kong Metropolitan University latest to introduce compulsory national security course on ‘common core values’ of good citizens
Hong Kong Metropolitan University " previously the Open University " is the latest higher education institution to introduce a compulsory course covering the national security law imposed by Beijing last year.
A Lingnan University academic known for his social commentary and for joining a class boycott during the 2014 Occupy movement said on Friday that he had been terminated, with no reason given.
The adjunct professor of cultural studies, Law Wing-sang, confirmed he was sacked on Friday, a day after the university said his employment there had ended in September, without elaborating on the nature of his departure or the reasons behind it.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A top U.S. official on Friday apologized for how Haitian migrants were treated along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it’s not how border officials or the Department of Homeland Security behave.
CAIRO (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser held talks Wednesday with Egypt’s president that focused on regional tensions and the ties between Washington and its Mideast ally, the Egyptian leader’s office said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan is heading to Cairo on Wednesday for talks with Egyptian government officials about rising tensions between Israel and Hamas.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A diplomatic conflict between Hungary and Ukraine deepened on Tuesday when the two countries summoned each others' ambassadors over Budapest's decision to sign a long-term contract to purchase Russian gas, something Ukraine considers a blow to its economic and national security interests.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia on Monday to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the U.S. presses for a cease-fire in the yearslong war between the kingdom and Houthi rebels in Yemen.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan.
A U.S. government committee that reviews foreign investment in telecom is probing videoconferencing company Zoom's $14.7 billion deal for cloud call center company Five9.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The possibility of a 9/11-type attack has diminished over the last 20 years, but the Taliban victory in Afghanistan could embolden U.S.-based extremists at the same time that the FBI is confronting increasing threats from individuals motivated by racial and political grievances, top national security officials warned Tuesday.
Communist regimes have long fascinated me. My first experience of a communist country was visiting the former Soviet Union as a tourist in 1985. The following year, I joined a seven-city group tour of China from Hong Kong.
HONG KONG (AP) — Three leaders of the group that organized an annual Tiananmen candlelight vigil were being held in custody Friday after they were charged with subversion under Hong Kong's national security law, as authorities intensify a crackdown on dissent in the city.
The Hong Kong government has violated a pledge not to apply the city's national security law to alleged crimes committed before its enactment last summer, pro-democracy advocates and legal experts told a US congressional panel on Wednesday.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four leaders of the group that organized the city's annual Tiananmen Square commemorations after they refused to cooperate in a national security investigation, the group said.
HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government is arbitrarily labeling pro-democracy organizations as foreign agents, making them subject to prosecution under a tough national security law, a leader of the group that has organized the city’s annual Tiananmen candlelight vigils said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, Americans increasingly balk at intrusive government surveillance in the name of national security, and only about a third believe that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were worth fighting, according to a new poll.
National security law: Hong Kong authorities hit back at Next Digital, accuse it of trying to shift blame for decisions
Hong Kong authorities have hit back at media firm Next Digital, founded by jailed tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, accusing it of trying to shift the blame for its operational decisions and "maliciously smearing" the national security law.
Former British prime minister Tony Blair once observed that a simple way to take the measure of a country is to look at how many want in, and how many want out.
National security law: Hong Kong group behind annual Tiananmen Square vigil under investigation for collusion with foreign forces
Hong Kong national security police are investigating the umbrella group behind the annual vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown for alleged collusion with foreign forces, a senior force insider has said.
Hong Kong creative industry ‘shrouded in worries and fears’ amid chilling effect of ‘red lines’ under national security law
Award-winning Hong Kong director Kiwi Chow Kwun-wai made headlines when his latest documentary was screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month, but the recognition prompted an investor to withdraw from his next film.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday said they plan to amend a film censorship law to forbid screenings of movies deemed contrary to national security.
The proposed changes to Hong Kong’s Film Censorship Ordinance would step up censorship of movies in the semi-autonomous city, expanding an ongoing crackdown on political dissent that has led to the closure of various pro-democracy organizations and the arrests of dozens of activists.
HONG KONG (AP) — Two Hong Kongers pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to collude with foreign forces as well as Next Digital founder Jimmy Lai to endanger national security, local media reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A significant majority of Americans doubt that the war in Afghanistan was worthwhile, even as the United States is more divided over President Joe Biden's handling of foreign policy and national security, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
HONG KONG (AP) — Four members of a Hong Kong university student union were arrested Wednesday for allegedly advocating terrorism by paying tribute to a person who stabbed a police officer and then killed himself, police said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban have agreed to allow “safe passage” from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a U.S.-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden's national security adviser said Tuesday, although a timetable for completing the evacuation of Americans, Afghan allies and others has yet to be worked out with the country's new rulers.
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday blamed a failure of Afghan leadership for the swift collapse of the country’s Western-backed armed forces, but he conceded that the alliance must also address flaws in its military training program.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday organizations that cross “red lines” and disregard national security should disband and the government would not hesitate to cut ties with professional groups that turn political.
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy group that organized some of the biggest protests during months of political upheaval in Hong Kong in 2019 is dissolving, the group said Sunday.
The Hong Kong Civil Human Rights Front, made up of a slew of member organizations, said it could no longer operate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior members of President Joe Biden's administration met with counterparts in Mexico Tuesday for talks on addressing illegal migration to the U.S., according to the White House.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A protracted war in neighboring Afghanistan is Pakistan's “nightmare scenario,” the country's national security advisor said Monday. He also slammed relentless blaming of Islamabad for the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan.
China's foreign ministry has condemned the United States for granting Hong Kong residents temporary "safe-haven status", under which they can live and work there for 18 months.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday attacked a U.S. offer of temporary refuge for people from Hong Kong as a “vain attempt to stigmatize" the semi-autonomous southern city and China's central government.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden granted temporary refuge Thursday to people from Hong Kong amid the Chinese government's effort to crush the pro-democracy movement and tighten its control on a city once known for its freedom.
Nine years for dangerous driving with a tatty banner
During the 1970s, I did several spells of work in Northern Ireland where terrorism was a hideous and inescapable fact of everyday life. And by "terrorism" I mean what my dictionary says it is: using violent and intimidating methods ...
Former US national security advisers warned lawmakers on Wednesday that American investors, businesses and graduate schools must do more to protect the US against the Chinese government's pervasive influence operations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated Mark Brzezinski, an Obama-era diplomat with deep ties to Poland, to serve as his ambassador to Warsaw.
If confirmed, Brzezinski would be dispatched to Poland at a moment when Central and Eastern European allies of the United States are closely watching the Biden administration's approach to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Human rights and the rule of law clearly took a dramatic step backwards in that judgment, convicting Tong of inciting secession with no mention of human rights and of terrorism with little regard for his causing popular fear.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Southeast Asia later this month aiming to bolster U.S. engagement in the region in an effort to counter China’s growing influence globally.
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory.
HONG KONG (AP) — A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law asked Thursday for no more than 10 years in prison instead of the possible life sentence faced by the former restaurant waiter in a closely watched case as China's ruling Communist Party tries to crush a pro-democracy movement.
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first visit with rank-and-file members of the U.S. intelligence community — a part of government that was frequently criticized by his predecessor Donald Trump — to make a promise that he will “never politicize” their work.
The first person to stand trial under the national security law faces life in prison after three judges selected by Hong Kong's leader found him guilty of secession and terrorism for ramming his motorcycle into a group of police officers while carrying a flag that called for the city's liberation last year.
HONG KONG (AP) — The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday in a ruling closely watched for indications of how the law will be applied as China tightens its grip on the city long known for its freedoms.
Hong Kong national security police question journalist who live-streamed officer’s stabbing, ‘looking for possible connection’
Hong Kong national security police are investigating whether a female journalist has any connection to the July 1 stabbing of an officer outside the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay, a source has said.
Hong Kong's High Court will hand down a verdict in the city's first trial over national security law offences on Tuesday afternoon, shedding light on how the judicial system will handle prosecutions under the controversial legislation.
LONDON (AP) — London’s mayor on Thursday sent a message of support to Hong Kong residents fleeing China’s crackdown on democracy to seek new live in the United Kingdom, saying his office will spend 900,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to help new arrivals with housing, education and finding jobs.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested five trade union members over children's books they described as seditious, and a court denied bail for four editors and journalists held on charges of endangering national security, as part of a widening crackdown on dissent in the city.