State-sponsored hackers targeting prominent journalists, Google warns
Google has warned a number of prominent journalists that state-sponsored hackers are attempting to steal their passwords and break into their inboxes, the journalists tell POLITICO.
Russia calls Romania 'a clear threat' and NATO outpost: Ifax
Russia views Romania as a NATO outpost and as a threat due to it hosting elements of a U.S. anti-missile shield, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing a Russian foreign ministry official.
Elon Musk Responds to Claims of Low Pay, Injuries, and Anti-Union Policies at Tesla Plant
Elon Musk defended his company against reports that factory workers were “talking about unionizing,” saying that the man claiming to be an overworked employee is likely being paid by the UAW.
Trump reaffirms 'one China' policy in call with Xi Jinping
President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington's long-standing "one China" policy in a call with Beijing's leader, a move that could ease anger in China over his earlier suggestions that he might use Taiwan as leverage in negotiations over trade, security and other sensitive issues.
IRS Can Revoke Americans’ Passports for Unpaid Taxes
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is preparing to implement its authority to certify to the U.S. State Department an American citizen’s “seriously delinquent tax debt.” The State Department may then refuse to issue, or even can revoke, the person’s passport.
U.S. General Seeks ‘a Few Thousand’ More Troops in Afghanistan
The commander of the American-led international military force in Afghanistan, warning that the United States and its NATO allies are facing a “stalemate,” told Congress on Thursday that he needed a few thousand additional troops to more effectively train and advise Afghan soldiers.
U.S. Visitors May Have to Hand Over Social Media Passwords: DHS
People who want to visit the United States could be asked to hand over their social-media passwords to officials as part of enhanced security checks, the country's top domestic security chief said.
Merkel reaches deal with German states on faster migrant deportations
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the premiers of Germany's 16 states in Berlin on Thursday and agreed to a plan that will speed up the deportation process for migrants denied asylum.
Le Pen: French Jews Will Have to Give Up Israeli Citizenship
Leading contender in French election tells interviewer she won't allow dual citizenships with non-European countries. Asked specifically about Jews and Israel, she said: 'Israel isn't an EU member.'