Chad Wolf, Ken Cuccinelli Not Eligible to Serve in Their DHS Roles: Watchdog

Two top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are ineligible to serve in their roles, a government watchdog said on Friday. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the line of succession outlined under the Vacancies Reform Act was improperly altered after DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned last year. Kevin McAleenan took the top spot following the […]

Chinese takeover of arctic gold mine would be a “net benefit”, claims Shandong Gold

Shandong Gold Mining made a $230 million offer to acquire TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay mining operation in May.
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Guerilla-Style Social Media Campaigns Target US on Racial Tensions, CCP Virus, and Trump

Guerrilla style social media campaigns have been identified as part of a drive to leverage negative media portrayals of the United States to “denigrate” the country’s standing domestically and internationally. In an August report (pdf)  by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), the think-tank identified a series of “unsophisticated” Twitter and Facebook campaigns that attempted […]

Pompeo to Visit Central, Eastern Europe to Discuss Regional Security, Energy Cooperation

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Central and Eastern Europe next week to discuss regional security issues, efforts to counter Chinese and Russian influence in the region, and energy cooperation. Pompeo will visit the Czech Republic on Aug. 11 where will meet with his Czech counterpart Tomáš Petříček to commemorate the 75th […]

Former ambassador to China ordered to testify before China relations committee

In 2019, John McCallum was removed as Canada’s ambassador after making controversial remarks regarding the extradition case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
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Trump Orders Ban on Transactions With TikTok, WeChat Parent Companies

President Donald Trump on Thursday issued executive orders to ban transactions with popular video sharing app TikTok and social media app WeChat in 45 days. The executive orders also ban transactions with the two social media applications’ parent companies, Chinese-owned ByteDance and Tencent Holdings. The executive order for TikTok said that “any transaction by any person, or with […]

Public Safety slammed for poor security measures, risking public data

Public Safety Canada is the federal body that oversees federal law enforcements efforts, including the RCMP and CBSA.
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Lawsuit claims Saudi Crown Prince sent team of assassins to kill former intel officer on Canadian soil

The attempt on Saad Aljabri’s life was stopped in its tracks after the hit squad raised the suspicions of border guards at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
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