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U.S. lawmakers urge Biden to act on outbound investments
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for President Joe Biden to issue an executive order to boost oversight of investments by U.C.S: companies and individuals in China and other countries. WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called ...
Updated: 09/28/2022
Taliban signs provisional trade deal with Russia
... Russia had offered the Taliban administration a discount on average global commodity prices. The move, the first major international economic deal struck by the Taliban since they returned to power a year ago, could help to ease the Islamist movement's isolation that has effectively cut it off from the global banking system. No country recognizes the group, which fought a 20 year insurgency against Western forces and their local Afghan allies before sweeping into Kabul as U.S. troops withdrew. Western diplomats said the group needed to change its course on human rights, particularly those of women, and prove it has cut ties with international militant groups in order to gain formal recognition. Russia doesn't officially ...
Updated: 09/28/2022
Facebook owner says Russia’s largest propaganda push in Ukraine
The owner of Facebook and Instagram says that Russia's largest and most complex propaganda push since the war in Ukraine has been taken down. The owner of Facebook and Instagram ... ... Meta 's director of threat disruption, said the operation's content was amplified by the official Facebook pages of Russian embassies in Europe and Asia. This is probably the largest Russian-origin operation we've disrupted since the beginning of the ...
Updated: 09/27/2022
US lawmakers demand action on outbound investments
... Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator John Cornyn called for an executive order on outbound investments to China and others. Congress is considering legislation that would give the US government new powers to block billions of U.S. investment into China. The proposal was removed from bipartisan legislation to subsidize U.S. semiconductor chip manufacturing and research in a bill approved in August. The lawmakers, including Democrat Bill Pascrell and Republican Brian Fitzpatrick ...
Updated: 09/27/2022
US designates Diana Kajmakovi, state prosecutor in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The U.S. Department of the Treasury s Office of Foreign Assets Control OFAC this appointed Diana Kajmakovi a state prosecutor in Bosnia and Herzegovina BiH, accountable to Executive Order E.O. The U.S. Department of the Treasury s Office of Foreign Assets ...
Updated: 09/27/2022
Japanese diplomat in Russia's Vladivostok being expelled for espionage
XINHUA MOSCOW this A Japanese diplomat in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok is being expelled after being arrested for espionage, the Russian Federal Security Service FSB announced on Monday. XINHUA MOSCOW -- A Japanese diplomat in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok is being expelled ...
Updated: 09/27/2022
US Navy bribery suspect arrested in Venezuela
... 4, only weeks before he was to be sentenced. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak to the press about the closed proceedings, did not provide any additional information about the Malaysian businessman's moves. Francis owned Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd. , or GDMA , which supplied food, water and fuel to vessels for decades. He has acknowledged overbilling the U.S. Navy by $35 million, with the help of dozens of U.S. naval officers who he plied with prostitutes, Kobe beef, cigars and other bribes so they would direct their ships to ports Francis controlled in the Pacific in Southeast Asia. Francis , known ...
Updated: 09/27/2022
Japan summons Russia’s ambassador over diplomat’ing interrogation
Japan has summoned Russia's ambassador in Tokyo after a Japanese diplomat was blindfolded and physically restrained during an interrogation in Vladivostok. disgimasa Hayashi, said Tatsunori Motoki, a consul in the eastern Russian city, Japan has summoned Russia's ambassador ...
Updated: 09/27/2022
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