UAE to consider ‘clemency’ in case of convicted Briton

World 11/23/18, 05:35

The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in London said Friday his government is studying whether to grant clemency to a convicted British academic sentenced to life in prison for espionage.Ambassador Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui said that academic Matthew Hedges' family has requested clemency and the government is considering it.UAE Ambassador ...

Wife of academic jailed in UAE condemns actions of UK

Europe 11/22/18, 12:18

The wife of a British academic sentenced to life in prison for espionage in the United Arab Emirates said Britain's foreign secretary assured her Thursday that the government was now working to get him out of jail after months of inaction to gain his freedom.Daniela Tejada had earlier told the ...

Austrian ex-officer suspected of spying for Russia since 90s

Europe 11/09/18, 10:04

Austria's government said Friday that a retired colonel in the country's military is suspected of having spied for Russia for decades, a claim swiftly dismissed by Moscow.The 70-year-old man from Salzburg, who wasn't named, allegedly provided a Russian intelligence agency with information about Austria's military and political situation, officials said."According ...

US charges Chinese companies in trade secrets theft

Politics 11/01/18, 13:56

The United States has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The prosecution comes amid heighted trade tensions between China and the U.S., and as American officials raise alarms about the threat of Chinese economic ...

Update: Hearing of US pastor in Turkey commences

Europe 10/12/18, 09:16

The Latest on trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local):4:05 p.m.A Turkish prosecutor has requested that an American pastor at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States be released from house arrest pending the outcome ...

Confucius Institute and China’s Silent Invasion

China 10/12/18, 05:23

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ambition of being dominant in the modern world is not something secret. It has been shaping its global strategies for many years now. In President Xi Jinping’s plan of the ‘China Dream’, Confucius Institute (CI) plays a vital role to strengthen CCP’s control over educational ...

American pastor back in court for spying and terror trial

Europe 10/12/18, 01:41

The trial against an American pastor at the heart of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States is to resume in Turkey.The fourth hearing against Andrew Brunson begins Friday in a prison complex near the coastal city of Izmir. The evangelical pastor is accused of terror-related charges and ...

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