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China used tiny chips on US computers to steal secrets: report

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Tiny chips inserted in US computer equipment manufactured in China were used as part of a vast effort by Beijing to steal US technology secrets, a published report said Thursday.The Bloomberg News report said the chips, the size of a grain of rice, were used on equipment …

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US considering waivers on Iran oil sanctions: US official

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The administration of President Donald Trump is contemplating waivers on sanctions it plans to re-impose next month for countries that are cutting their oil imports from Iran, a US government official says.Trump pulled the US out of a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran the Joint Comprehensive Plan …

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US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The US Justice Department Thursday indicted seven agents of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency as part of a joint crackdown with Western allies on a series of major hacking plots attributed to Moscow.The indictments were announced as Dutch security services said they had thwarted a cyber attack …

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Kavanaugh does not belong on Supreme Court, retired Justice Stevens says

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Retired US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said on Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the high court because of “potential bias” he showed in his recent Senate confirmation hearing.Speaking to an audience of retirees in Boca Raton, Florida, Stevens, 98, …

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Pence accuses China of ‘malign’ campaign to undermine Trump

WASHINGTON (Web Desk)US Vice President Mike Pence escalated Washington’s pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of “malign” efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next month’s congressional elections.In what was billed as a major policy address, Pence sought to build on Trump’s speech at the United …

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Iran could use Russia-US line to alert on Syria attacks

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) We have a well-established professional communication channel with the Russians that has worked well and has kept our respective forces safe as we’ve operated in this very complicated airspace,Votel told reporters.So I think there is something available that they [Iranians] could use right now,The statement addressed a …

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US Senate Republicans set Kavanaugh procedural vote for as early as Friday

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday set up a procedural vote for as early as Friday on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.McConnell, a Republican, filed a petition for a so-called cloture vote, which if successful would limit debate on the Kavanaugh nomination and start. …

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