Jonathan Lemire, Colleen Long and Terry Spencer, Associated Press Updated 4:09 pm PDT, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 FILE - This Nov. 23, 2018 file photo shows President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate behind mangrove trees in Palm Beach, Fla. On Saturday, March 30, 2019, a woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to the club over the weekend during his Florida visit, federal prosecutors allege in court documents. less FILE - This Nov. 23, 2018 file photo shows President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate behind mangrove trees in Palm Beach, Fla. On Saturday, March 30, 2019, a woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device ... more Photo: J. David Ake, AP Photo: J. David Ake, AP Image 1 of / 1 … [Read more...] about Mar-a-Lago arrest spotlights security risks at Trump estate
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Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security, put down her pen and headphones then stood and hugged the officials from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras she had just listened to, thanking them for their work on what she hailed as a “historic” pact to target unauthorized migration.Within hours, President Trump had accused the Northern Triangle countries of doing “nothing,” and threatened not to only cancel aid to all three, but to close the U.S.-Mexico border entirely.“We’re not paying them anymore because they haven’t done a thing for us,” Trump declared.For Nielsen, that incident last week was only the latest example of being publicly undercut by the president. Fifteen months into her tenure as head of the government’s third-largest department, Nielsen embodies a paradox: She has succeeded in holding onto her job, defying numerous reports that Trump had decided to fire her, but has done so by becoming the public face of … [Read more...] about Kirstjen Nielsen has hung on as Homeland Security secretary, but at what price?
By Jan Lopatka and Michael Kahn PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech cyber-security watchdog was not pressured by the United States or anyone else into issuing its warning about the possible security risks posed by Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei, Prague's cyber attache to Washington told Reuters. Rather, its December warning took both the United States and Huawei by surprise, Daniel Bagge, the Washington-based representative for the NUKIB watchdog said in an interview. The United States has urged allies not to use products made by Huawei, the world's biggest maker of telecoms equipment, saying they could enable Chinese state espionage. No evidence has been produced publicly and Huawei has repeatedly denied the allegations. But several Western countries have restricted, or are considering restricting, the company's access to their markets, fuelling speculation of U.S. pressure. Bagge, however, said NUKIB reached its own conclusions on Huawei and Chinese peer ZTE based on … [Read more...] about Czech cyber watchdog says its Huawei warning took U.S. by surprise
SHENZHEN - Huawei defended its global ambitions and network security on Tuesday in the face of Western fears that the Chinese telecom giant could serve as a Trojan horse for Beijing's security apparatus. The company has been under fire this year, with Washington leading efforts to blacklist Huawei internationally and securing the arrest of the company's chief financial officer in Canada. The concerns have mounted as countries begin to plan and roll out fifth-generation mobile communications, or 5G, the next milestone in the digital revolution, bringing near-instantaneous connectivity and vast data capacity. Huawei has faced a tough year as western countries like the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, pull back from using its products while concerns grow in Japan, France, Germany and even the Czech Republic over security issues. Seeking to dispel those fears, the company took the unprecedented step Tuesday to open research and development labs to reporters at its … [Read more...] about Huawei rejects Western security fears, says ‘no evidence’
By Roberta Rampton and David LjunggrenWASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing.Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old daughter of the company's founder, was detained in Canada on Dec. 1, the same day Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping dined together at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.gi A White House official told Reuters Trump did not know about a U.S. request for her extradition from Canada before he met Xi and agreed to a 90-day truce in the brewing trade war.Meng's arrest during a stopover in Vancouver, announced by the Canadian authorities on Wednesday, pummelled stock markets already nervous about tensions between the world's two largest economies on fears the move could derail the planned … [Read more...] about White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei move