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First-ever EU cyber sanctions hit Russian, Chinese, NKoreans

Jul. 30, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed its first-ever sanctions over cyberattacks, slapping them on alleged Russian military agents, Chinese cyber spies and organizations including a North Korean firm. The six people and three groups hit with sanctions include Russia’s GRU military...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 14, 2020 file photo, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a situation center in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Dmitry Peskov and other Russian officials on Wednesday, July 29 rejected accusations that Moscow is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., slamming them as

US jabs Russia over claim of spreading virus disinformation

Jul. 29, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the presidential election in November. Two Russians who have held senior...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Jul. 29, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the presidential election in November. Two Russians who have held senior...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Jul. 28, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Two Russians...

Defense contractor to pay $1M to resolve overbilling claims

Jul. 20, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland defense contractor has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in a settlement over claims that it overbilled the National Security Agency for contract work, federal authorities said Monday. The settlement agreement resolves civil claims the federal government had against iNovex...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia on Thursday July 16, 2020, of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Russia is hacking virus vaccine trials, US, UK, Canada say

Jul. 17, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western governments on Thursday accused hackers believed to be part of Russian intelligence of trying to steal valuable private information about a coronavirus vaccine, calling out the Kremlin in an unusually detailed public warning to scientists and medical companies. The alleged culprit...

Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy

Jul. 14, 2020 5:49 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has executed a former employee of the defense ministry who was convicted of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency, the country's judiciary said Tuesday. It was the second such execution in the past month. The report said Reza Asgari was executed last week. Judiciary...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, listens as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday, July 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Pentagon: US will respond if Russia bounty reports are true

Jul. 9, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Pentagon leaders told Congress on Thursday that reports of Russia offering Taliban militants bounties for killing Americans were not corroborated by defense intelligence agencies, but said they are looking into it and the U.S. will respond if necessary. Defense Secretary Mark Esper...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international students to leave the country or transfer to another college if their schools only offer online classes this fall: The Trump administration has used the novel coronavirus...

Ivan Safronov, an adviser to the director of Russia's state space corporation, stands behind bars in a courtroom in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Safronov, a former journalist who worked as an adviser to the director of the Russian state space corporation, pleaded innocent to the treason charges against him. Ivan Safronov, a former journalist who served as an adviser to Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, was detained in Moscow by agents of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the main KGB successor agency. (Sofia Sandurskaya, Moscow News Agency photo via AP)

Russian space official, ex-journalist, charged with treason

Jul. 7, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A former journalist who worked as an adviser to the director of Russia's state space corporation was arrested and jailed Tuesday on charges of passing military secrets to Czech intelligence, accusations that many of his colleagues dismissed as absurd. Ivan Safronov, who had written about...