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French man is in Iran’s prison over security charges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian lawyer Wednesday said charges against his imprisoned French client “paradoxical,” confirming he has been jail for nine months. Saeed Dehghan told the Associated Press that charges against nearly 30-year-old French man identified as Benjamin is “mix” of security and other accusations that are not matching. He declined to give … Read more

UK’s leader warns climate change threatens world security

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned world leaders Tuesday that climate change is a threat to security of all nations and sharply criticized people across the globe who say this is “green stuff from a bunch of tree-hugging, tofu-munchers and not suited to international diplomacy and international politics.” He pointed to … Read more

China’s food security at core of Beijing’s new five-year rural-revitalisation plan

China is placing greater emphasis on food security and self-reliance to feed its 1.4 billion people, according to its annual blueprint for rural policies amid the pandemic, with an emphasis on utilising new agricultural technologies. The new plan puts a comprehensive revitalisation of the countryside at the heart of the national agricultural strategy in the … Read more

Security officials to answer for Jan. 6 failures at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to hear from former U.S. Capitol security officials for the first time about the massive law enforcement failures on Jan. 6, the day a violent mob laid siege to the building and interrupted the presidential electoral count. Three of the four scheduled to testify Tuesday before two Senate committees … Read more

Haiti’s turmoil worries UN Security Council as fatigue grows with Moïse’s one man rule

The United States voiced exasperation Monday with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s one-man rule, blaming his government for the country’s delayed legislative vote during a U.N. Security Council meeting as the embattled leader tried to defend himself on the world stage. Representing the U.S, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis reminded fellow diplomats that legislative elections in Haiti were … Read more

U.S. will use a ‘mix of tools seen and unseen’ to respond to alleged Russia hack, national security adviser says

The New York Times His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752. SAN ANTONIO — As millions of Texans shivered in dark, cold homes over the past week while a winter storm devastated the state’s power grid and froze natural gas production, those who could still summon lights with the flick of … Read more

Joe Biden to defend democracies in security meeting speech

The Daily Beast Putin’s Alleged Daughter Joins the Chaos as Russia Goes Wild on Clubhouse Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyMOSCOW–Thousands of Russian internet users have been piling into the audio-based chat app Clubhouse, which, of all places, has become the go-to spot to vent about living in an authoritarian political … Read more

UPDATE 1-Mortar shells land near Erbil airport, Iraqi Kurdish security sources say

National Review Democrats Flirt with Destroying Another Senate Guardrail Senate Democrats considering the destruction of another set of Senate rules might want to heed the words of English lawyer and chancellor Sir Thomas More to his son-in-law centuries ago: And when the last law was down and the Devil turned round on you — where … Read more