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Trump says US intelligence did not find reports about Russian bounties on US troops ‘credible’ and therefore did not report it to him

President Donald Trump on Sunday denied knowing that US intelligence suspected Russia of secretly offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan. The New York Times detailed the allegations on Friday and cited unnamed intelligence officials as saying Trump was made aware of the matter in March […]
Trump says US intelligence did not find reports about Russian bounties on US troops ‘credible’ and therefore did not report it to him
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China’s new, hardline ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy is supposed to cement its dominance — but it’s also uniting its rivals abroad and dividing people at home

A faction of Chinese diplomats have been stepping up their attacks on China’s critics by issuing hawkish, offensive statements. It’s called “wolf warrior” diplomacy, named after a movie franchise about a Chinese soldier who fights and defeats foreign foes. In recent weeks, China’s wolf warriors have spread a conspiracy theory […]
China’s new, hardline ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy is supposed to cement its dominance — but it’s also uniting its rivals abroad and dividing people at home
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An Australian politician’s home was raided amid allegations that Chinese government agents have infiltrated the country

An Australian politician is being suspended from his party as security officials investigate alleged links to the Chinese government. Authorities raided the home of Shaoquett Moselmane, a state politician from the opposition Labour party, on Friday. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australia’s domestic security agency, ASIO, is conducting a […]
An Australian politician’s home was raided amid allegations that Chinese government agents have infiltrated the country
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Boris Johnson played Trump ‘like a fiddle’ according to John Bolton

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has played Donald Trump “like a fiddle,” according to the President’s former national security adviser John Bolton. Bolton said that the UK Prime Minister was able to play on Trump’s inability to distinguish between the strength of personal relationships and the strategic value of national […]
Boris Johnson played Trump ‘like a fiddle’ according to John Bolton
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How Air Force maintainers keep the F-22 cockpit from falling apart

The F-22 is one of the most sophisticated fighter aircraft in the world, but like any aircraft, the Raptor needs maintenance to keep flying. A regular task for Air Force maintainers is a deep clean and inspection of F-22 cockpits to find corrosive elements and replace them with new hardware. […]
How Air Force maintainers keep the F-22 cockpit from falling apart
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Republican senator says he wishes John Bolton would have testified in Congress — months after he rejected calling for new witnesses during Trump’s impeachment

Republican Sen. Tim Scott says he wished former national security adviser John Bolton would have testified before Congress amid explosive claims from his tell-all book. “One of the things about making allegations in a book for $US29.95, – certainly it’s going to be a best-seller I’m sure – the problem […]
Republican senator says he wishes John Bolton would have testified in Congress — months after he rejected calling for new witnesses during Trump’s impeachment
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Top Pentagon official resigns after White House pulled her nomination for a high-level post, reportedly over concerns about her loyalty to Trump

Kathryn Wheelbarger, a top Pentagon official who days ago had her nomination for a permanent senior position pulled by the White House, has resigned. Her nomination was, according to Politico, pulled due to concerns that she was insufficiently loyal to President Donald Trump. Her resignation follows that of Elaine McCusker, […]
Top Pentagon official resigns after White House pulled her nomination for a high-level post, reportedly over concerns about her loyalty to Trump
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Trump lashes out against John Bolton in response to damning allegations in tell-all memoir, which the president says is ‘made up of lies and fake stories’

President Donald Trump has lashed out at his former national security adviser John Bolton over the slew of allegations against the Trump administration in Bolton’s coming book. Bolton made various claims about the president, including that Trump showed approval for concentration camps in China and urged Chinese President Xi Jinping […]
Trump lashes out against John Bolton in response to damning allegations in tell-all memoir, which the president says is ‘made up of lies and fake stories’
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Trump said it would be ‘cool’ to invade Venezuela because the country is ‘really part of the United States,’ according to John Bolton’s new book

Former national security adviser John Bolton claims that President Donald Trump said it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela. Trump made the statement because he believes the nation is “really part of the United States,” Bolton writes in his upcoming book, “In The Room Where It Happened: A White House […]
Trump said it would be ‘cool’ to invade Venezuela because the country is ‘really part of the United States,’ according to John Bolton’s new book
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The CIA’s massive ‘Vault 7’ leak resulted from ‘woefully lax’ security protocols within the agency’s own network, an internal report found

The theft of highly classified cyberweapons from the CIA in 2016 resulted from the agency’s elite hacking unit’s failure to secure its own systems from intruders, according to an internal report obtained by The Washington Post. The CIA discovered the breach when the radical pro-transparency group WikiLeaks published the information […]
The CIA’s massive ‘Vault 7’ leak resulted from ‘woefully lax’ security protocols within the agency’s own network, an internal report found
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Trump has diminished the United States’ position on the world stage, according to former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the US has “less influence” on the world stage than before Donald Trump became president. Turnbull told Business Insider that the US had reduced its influence over global affairs under Trump, and he criticised Trump’s “isolationist” decision to withdraw from the World Health […]
Trump has diminished the United States’ position on the world stage, according to former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
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Twitter deleted a network of 170,000 Chinese state-backed accounts pushing propaganda

Twitter disclosed three major state-backed networks pushing propaganda for China, Russia, and Turkey. The Chinese network was by far the largest, comprising some 170,000 accounts. Twitter found a “core” network of 23,750 accounts tweeting pro-government material, and this was in turn spread by 150,000 “amplifier” accounts. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Twitter deleted a network of 170,000 Chinese state-backed accounts pushing propaganda
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A short history of the secret bunker underneath the White House

President Donald Trump reportedly spent an hour in the White House’s underground bunker as early Black Lives Matter protests grew intense in Washington, DC. The bunker, known as the Presidential Emergency Operations Centre, was built for protection during World War II and most notably used during the 9/11 attacks. The […]
A short history of the secret bunker underneath the White House
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52 years ago, police shot and killed 3 Black students at a South Carolina protest, pinning the blame on an ‘outside agitator’ in what remains one of the most violent and mysterious moments of the civil rights movement

On Feb. 8, 1968, law enforcement officers shot and killed 3 Black students in Orangeburg, South Carolina, during a protest against racial segregation in the Southern town. Known as “The Orangeburg Massacre,” the shooting became one of the most violent moments during the civil rights movement, but it also remains […]
52 years ago, police shot and killed 3 Black students at a South Carolina protest, pinning the blame on an ‘outside agitator’ in what remains one of the most violent and mysterious moments of the civil rights movement
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US diplomats around the world say Pompeo is leaving them in the dark as they face tough questions from foreign countries on the George Floyd protests

US diplomats have looked to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to brief them on the George Floyd protests, but are not hearing back. Diplomats and staffers told CNN and Politico they are left to field tough questions from foreign officials without direction from Pompeo. Pompeo expressed condolences to Floyd’s family […]
US diplomats around the world say Pompeo is leaving them in the dark as they face tough questions from foreign countries on the George Floyd protests
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Defence Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy signal openness to renaming US Army bases that honour Confederate leaders

US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy will consider removing Confederate names from military installations, multiple sources reported on Monday. Secretary of Defence Mark Esper also signalled his support, according to CNN’s Barbara Starr. “The Secretary of the Army is open to a bipartisan discussion on the topic,” Army spokesperson Col. Sunset […]
Defence Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy signal openness to renaming US Army bases that honour Confederate leaders
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Foreign spies are exploiting the instability created by the George Floyd protests to gather new info on America’s national security, sources tell us

Disagreements between President Trump and the Pentagon over the violent clashes between police and protesters across the US have opened a new front for hostile foreign intelligence collection, sources tell Insider.
 “My concerns would be first everything that China and Russia might learn about fault lines within the US national […]
Foreign spies are exploiting the instability created by the George Floyd protests to gather new info on America’s national security, sources tell us
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These Chinese firms were blacklisted for Uighur oppression. Now they want to sell COVID-19 surveillance tools to the West.

Chinese companies blacklisted by the US for their involvement in Uighur oppression are rapidly expanding to sell COVID-19 surveillance tech, a report from Top10VPN shows. The companies are touting thermal screening and facial recognition technologies, and are finding customers in Western countries including Amazon. “It is important that governments around […]
These Chinese firms were blacklisted for Uighur oppression. Now they want to sell COVID-19 surveillance tools to the West.
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Black Lives Matter and the ACLU are suing the Trump administration for forcing peaceful protesters out of his way with tear gas before his church photo op

Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, and other civil rights groups are suing members of the Trump administration for clearing peaceful protesters in Washington DC with tear gas and rubber bullets. The ACLU said it was suing over a violation of protesters’ “constitutional rights” and warned of a chilling of free […]
Black Lives Matter and the ACLU are suing the Trump administration for forcing peaceful protesters out of his way with tear gas before his church photo op
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3 self-proclaimed members of the far-right ‘boogaloo’ movement were arrested on domestic terrorism charges for trying to spark violence during protests

Three self-proclaimed members of the far-right “boogaloo” movement were held on domestic terrorism charges after federal prosecutors accused them of trying to spark violence during police brutality protests in Las Vegas. The “boogaloo” movement was defined in the charging document as “a term used by extremists to signify coming civil […]
3 self-proclaimed members of the far-right ‘boogaloo’ movement were arrested on domestic terrorism charges for trying to spark violence during protests
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‘The Germans are openly done with this president’: European security officials are aghast at the way Trump is handling the George Floyd protesters

Intelligence and law-enforcement officials among America’s allies in Europe and the Middle East told Insider they were aghast at the heavy-handed tactics used by Trump and US police forces against George Floyd protesters. “It has been chilling watching the United States devolve into the same strongman-style policing and rhetoric we […]
‘The Germans are openly done with this president’: European security officials are aghast at the way Trump is handling the George Floyd protesters
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Trump’s praise for China over Tiananmen Square years ago was a preview of his support for military crackdowns on the George Floyd protests

In 1990, President Donald Trump (then a real estate magnate and private citizen) praised China for showing the “power of strength” via its notorious, bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square the year prior. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of unarmed protesters were killed in June 1989 when the Chinese military […]
Trump’s praise for China over Tiananmen Square years ago was a preview of his support for military crackdowns on the George Floyd protests
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Lights at the White House go dark as protests turn violent in Washington

Protests escalated across Washington, DC, over the weekend, in response to the death of George Floyd. Police launched tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds, while some protesters set fire to buildings and vandalised monuments. According to The Washington Post, protesters used baseball bats to bash storefront windows and office […]
Lights at the White House go dark as protests turn violent in Washington
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Xi Jinping urges China’s army to prepare for armed combat as Hong Kong protests restart over a new bill that would strip away the city’s freedoms

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged his army to increase its readiness for “armed combat” as officials say the country faces new security threats. Xi told Chinese military officers on Tuesday that it was “necessary to step up preparations for armed combat” and improve the military’s ability to carry out missions. […]
Xi Jinping urges China’s army to prepare for armed combat as Hong Kong protests restart over a new bill that would strip away the city’s freedoms
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How the US military came up with its salute

We are all familiar with the most common form of the US military salute, a respective gesture from a military personnel raising her right hand to eye level. But many may not know where it comes from. In fact, the origins of the US military salute isn’t a clear-cut case. […]
How the US military came up with its salute