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2 whistleblowers appear in Australian court over leaks

Aug. 22, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two whistleblowers appeared in a Canberra court on Thursday charged separately with leaking classified government information that alleges Australia bugged East Timor's Cabinet and potential war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan. Free speech demonstrators...

UK PM Boris Johnson faces rising Brexit strategy criticism

Aug. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing rising criticism of his Brexit strategy at home as he increases pressure on the European Union to re-open negotiations ahead of key meetings with his French and German counterparts later this week. The prime minister's office said Monday that the...

Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned

Aug. 19, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved. Palestinian officials said the decisions, announced in...

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Aug. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report. The Sunday Times newspaper published what it said was what the British government expects in...

Hong Kong leader Lam says priority is to stop violence

Aug. 9, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Friday her priority is to "stop the violence" rather than make political concessions as the city's 2-month-long protest movement pressed on with a demonstration at the airport. Lam said traffic disruptions and confrontations between police and protesters...

New Australian rules for police investigating leaks to media

Aug. 9, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday told police to consider the importance of a free and open press when investigating leaked documents after raids on journalists' offices and a home in June sparked outrage about suppression of free speech. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said...

US urges increased caution for Americans visiting Hong Kong

Aug. 8, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday stepped up its warnings to travelers to Hong Kong because of increasing violence surrounding pro-democracy protests in the Chinese city. The State Department's Level 2 travel advisory issued Thursday urges "increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest"...

Feds: FBI 'exercised remarkable caution' in CIA worker probe

Aug. 5, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI "exercised remarkable caution and candor" in securing search warrants that led to espionage charges against a former CIA employee, prosecutors have told a federal judge presiding over the case. Prosecutors said a court hearing is unnecessary to reject Joshua Adam Schulte's claims...

Edward Snowden book coming out Sept. 17

Aug. 1, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir. The book by the man whose leaks of classified documents transformed the debate about government surveillance is coming out September 17. Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, announced Thursday...

UK police urge publishers not to use leaked diplomatic memos

Jul. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police investigation into the leak of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues, as police warned Saturday that U.K. media outlets might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating...