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US agency releases advisory on activities of China's Ministry of State Security

New York: Amid reports of snooping by Chinese firms, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released an advisory on the activities of China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) and its associated agencies and contractors, media reports said.

India-Australia-US join party to shatter Chinese dream of Kra canal project in Thailand

New Delhi: China might receive a hit in the diplomatic front as  India, Australia, and the USA—three of the four integral members of the Quad- have now shown interest to invest in the Kra Canal project which is being actively entertained by the Thailand government.

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee sentenced to probation for making false statements about being employed by China

Washington: Turab Lookman, 68, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was sentenced on Sept. 11 to five years of probation and a $75,000 fine for providing a false statement to the Department of Energy.

US State Dept releases webpage highlighting China's atrocities on Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Washignton: The US State Department has released a new webpage that illustrates the Chinese Communist Party's abuses perpetrated against Uyghurs and members of other minority groups in Xinjiang. 

Spain Police apprehend two for smuggling dual-use equipment to Pakistani military cos

Madrid: Spanish Police have arrested two people on charges of smuggling dual-use equipment and technology to Pakistani military companies, media reports said on Sunday.

China never interferes in U.S. internal affairs: Chinese FM

Moscow/Xinhua: China has never interfered in the internal affairs of the United States, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday at a press conference after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

US Blocking visas for Chinese science graduates to prevent research theft: DHS

Washington/Sputnik: The United States is blocking visas for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers to prevent them from stealing sensitive research, Chad Wolf, the acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security, said on Wednesday.

Pakistan is moving from US towards China's sphere: Ayesha Siddiqa

Islamabad: A top defence analyst has said Pakistan is slowly drifting away from the US towards China as Beijing is the only hope for Islamabad for economic assistance.

US to reduce military presence in Iraq to 3,000 in Sept: CENTCOM Commander

Washington/Sputnik: The United States will remove around 2,200 troops from Iraq by the end of this month in a significant drawdown of its military presence in the country, Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General Frank McKenzie said on Wednesday.

Amazon bans sale of foreign seeds in US

Washington/IBNS: Amazon has banned the sale of imported seeds in the United States after several Americans complained that they had received packets of seeds they had not ordered, mostly from China.

US to provide military assistance if China attacks in South China Sea, warns Philippines Minister

Manila: Giving a strong message to China, the Philippines have made it clear that it would turn to the US for military help during ongoing flare-ups between Manila and Beijing on the issue of conflict related to the South China Sea.

US military blames Taliban for recent attacks on bases in southern Afghanistan - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The US military officials hold the Taliban responsible for the recent rocket attacks against the Camp Bastion air base and the Camp Dwyer forward operating base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, The New York Times newspaper reported, citing sources.

California becomes first state with over 700,000 total COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

Moscow/Sputnik: California has become the first US state where the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 700,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

US govt 'strongly objects' to Turkish President Erdogan hosting Hamas leaders

Washington:  The United States has strongly objected to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hosting two Hamas leaders in Istanbul on Aug 22.

Six US B-52 bombers to fly over all 30 NATO countries Friday - US European Command

Moscow/Sputnik: Six US B-52 bombers will fly over all 30 NATO member states in one day in a show of solidarity and as an interoperability practice on Friday, the United States European Command said in a statement.