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The United States and Britain, Spying On Israel For Over A Decade

. . JERUSALEM – The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel‘s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures, which were published on Friday in three media […]

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USS Curtis Wilbur, Sails Past Paracel Islands Claimed by China in South China Sea

. . WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, USS Curtis Wilbur, sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China and two other nations in the South China Sea on Saturday, in an operation the Pentagon said aimed to challenge efforts to restrict freedom of navigation. China claims most of the South China […]

January 30th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Swiss Authorities say $4 Billion Misappropriated from Malaysian State Firms

. . GENEVA – Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber said on Friday a criminal investigation into state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had revealed that about $4 billion appeared to have been misappropriated from Malaysian state companies. Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber said it had formally asked Malaysia to help with its probes into possible […]

January 30th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

73 Year Old Danish Woman Drowns after Falling off Koh Chang Ferry

. . TRAT – The Body of an elderly Danish woman Inge Lise Bjorck Nielsen, 73, lost at sea after falling from a ferry en route to Koh Chang last night was found Friday morning. The 73-year-old tourist, identified by her Danish husband as Inge Lise Bjorck Nielsen, fell from the ferry about 1,000 metres […]

January 29th, 2016 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Swedish Police Travel to Thailand to Ivestigate Missing Publisher Gui Minhai

. . BANGKOK – Swedish detectives have travelled to Thailand to look into the disappearance of a Hong Kong-based bookseller who vanished in the kingdom and later resurfaced in Chinese custody, Thai police said Friday. Gui Minhai, a Swedish national, went missing from his seaside apartment in the resort city of Pattaya in October. He […]

January 29th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Junta-Appointed Constitution Drafting Committee Releases Draft Constitution

. . BANGKOK – Thailand junta-appointed Constitution Drafting Committee published a draft constitution on Friday but the official in charge of drawing it up said he feared it would not resolve long-running troubles and critics said it would produce weak civilian government under the sway of the military. The draft of Thailand’s 20th constitution is […]

January 29th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Canadian Kevin Garratt Indicted in China on Charges of Stealing State Secrets

. Canadian Kevin Garratt indicted in China on charges of stealing state secrets . DANDONG – Canadian citizen Kevin Garratt has been accused of spying and stealing China’s state secrets and has been indicted by prosecutors in Dandong city in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Chinese authorities said on Thursday. The case will be tried at the […]

January 29th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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