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Huawei founder says firm does not spy for China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Huawei’s [HWT.UL] founder Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday rejected claims his company is used by the Chinese government to spy and said he missed his daughter, who is being held by Canadian authorities, the Financial Times newspaper reported. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, was detained in Canada last month at the request of U.S. authorities who allege she misled banks about the company’s control of a firm operating in Iran. Huawei had “never received any request from any government to provide improper information”, the newspaper reported Ren…

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Poland spy arrest: China telecoms firm Huawei sacks employee

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei has repeatedly been accused of being a proxy for the Chinese government, a claim it denies Chinese telecoms company Huawei has sacked an employee arrested in Poland on suspicion of spying. In a statement, it said the man, named as Wang Weijing, acted on his own and brought the firm into disrepute. A former member of the Polish intelligence service was also detained on spying charges. Huawei is under increasing scrutiny, with the US and others expressing concern its technology could be used…

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Spygate: Football Focus pundits discuss Leeds spy at Derby County

Football Focus pundit Martin Keown says Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has “broken the moral code” of the sport, after he admitted sending a member of staff to spy on opponents Derby County in training. READ MORE: Leeds United boss ‘reminded of club’s integrity and honesty’ WATCH MORE: ‘We believe we’re good enough to win league’ – Winks on Spurs title hopes Source link

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Marcelo Bielsa ‘spy’ revelation: Leeds United boss ‘reminded of club’s integrity and honesty’

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands both before and after Friday’s game at Elland Road Head coach Marcelo Bielsa will be “reminded of the integrity and honesty” of Leeds United after he admitted sending a staff member to ‘spy’ on a Derby County training session. Before Leeds’ 2-0 win over the Rams on Friday, Bielsa said he was responsible after a man was seen outside the Rams’ training ground the previous day. Leeds have also “formally apologised” for Bielsa’s pre-match conduct. The Football Association has said it is…

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Enes Kanter: New York Knicks player will not travel to London over Turkish spy fears

Enes Kanter joined the New York Knicks in September 2017 New York Knicks centre Enes Kanter says he will not travel to London for his side’s upcoming NBA game because of fears over Turkish spies. The Turkish native is a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and was detained in Romania when he travelled overseas in May 2017. The Knicks will play the Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena on 17 January. “There’s a chance that I can get killed out there. So I’m just going to stay here,” the…

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Paul Whelan: US ambassador visits spy suspect held in Russia

Image copyright Whelan family Image caption The Whelan family released an undated photo of Paul Whelan The US ambassador in Russia, Jon Huntsman, has visited Paul Whelan, the ex-marine detained on suspicion of spying. The US state department confirmed Mr Huntsman went to Lefortovo detention centre in Moscow. Mr Whelan’s brother David said consular staff told him his brother was fine and looked healthy. Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US wanted to know more about the charges facing Mr Whelan. “If the detention is not appropriate,…

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Paul Whelan: Family deny American arrested in Moscow is spy

Image copyright Whelan family Image caption The Whelan family released an undated photo of Paul Whelan The brother of a US citizen arrested on Friday for spying in Russia has told BBC News he is innocent and was in Moscow to attend a wedding. The family of ex-Marine Paul Whelan, 48, learnt of his arrest on Monday from news reports after wondering why they had not heard from him for days. His twin brother David Whelan says he knew Russia well and cannot believe he would have broken any laws.…

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Russian security agency arrests ‘US spy’ in Moscow

Image copyright Getty Images Russia’s FSB state security agency says it has arrested a US citizen “caught spying” in Moscow. It named him as Paul Whelan, saying he was arrested in Moscow on 28 December and charged with “espionage”. The FSB, Russia’s main counter-espionage service, gave no further details. If found guilty, he faces between 10 and 20 years in jail, Russia’s Tass news agency reports. There has been no US confirmation yet. Spying accusations have been a persistent feature of Russia’s relations with the US and UK this year.…

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SpaceX to launch U.S. spy satellite in first national security mission

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX was poised on Tuesday to launch a new spy satellite for the U.S. military, marking what the space transportation company said was its first designated national security mission for the United States. FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (in center, in a horizontal position), is readied for launch on a supply mission to the International Space Station on historic launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Skipper SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying…

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Putin’s Stasi spy ID pass found in Germany

Image copyright BSTU Image caption Vladimir Putin was 33 when he received this Stasi ID card A Stasi ID pass used by Vladimir Putin when he was a Soviet spy in former East Germany has been found in the Stasi secret police archive in Dresden. The Russian president has expressed pride in his record as a communist KGB officer in Dresden in the 1980s. His Stasi pass was found during research into the close co-operation between the KGB and Stasi. Mr Putin, then a KGB major, got it in 1985.…

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