Nexperia and Elmos cases show how the US-China chip war is spilling over to Europe

hong kong CNN Business — Two European chip deals have run into trouble over their ties to China, a sign of concern spreading in the West about China’s potential control over critical infrastructure. Last week the new owner of Britain’s biggest chipmaker was ordered to reverse its takeover, just days after another chip factory sale … Read more

Mar-a-Lago documents: Appeals court hearing to determine future of special master for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents

CNN — As former President Donald Trump faces the new reality of a special counsel leading Justice Department investigations into his conduct, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether it should remove what was was a notable obstacle in one of the investigations. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will … Read more

Special counsel in Mar-a-Lago, January 6 investigations begins work with no sign probes will slow down

CNN — Newly appointed special counsel Jack Smith gets to work with no sign the two investigations he’s currently overseeing around Donald Trump will slow down – despite being stuck in the Netherlands with a bicycle injury . The Justice Department informed a federal appeals court that Smith was now involved in the Mar-a-Lago case … Read more

Joe Lycett has apparently shredded £10,000 over David Beckham’s role as Qatar’s World Cup ambassador

CNN — A British comedian appeared to shred £10,000 ($11,000) in a video after failing to receive a response from David Beckham over his controversial role as Qatar’s World Cup ambassador. On Sunday, Joe Lycett began tweeting an hourly countdown to his UK lunchtime deadline (7am ET). At 1200 GMT he posted a video of … Read more

DOJ announces special counsel for Trump-related Mar-a-Lago and January 6 criminal investigations

CNN — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday appointed a special counsel to oversee criminal investigations into the retention of national defense information at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and parts of the insurgency. of January 6, 2021. Both investigations implicate the conduct of Trump, who declared his 2024 presidential candidacy on Tuesday, making … Read more

What it means that a special counsel is running the Trump investigations

CNN — The legal danger facing former President Donald Trump in two federal criminal investigations took a new turn on Friday with the appointment of a special counsel to the Justice Department. Jack Smith, a DOJ veteran known for his work in international war crimes prosecutions, will take over the investigation into sensitive government documents … Read more

US and Irish embassy officials met with wrongfully detained American Paul Whelan at penal colony in Russia

CNN — Officials from the US and Irish embassies were able to visit Paul Whelan at his remote penal colony in Russia on Wednesday, his brother said in an email. His last in-person visit was in June. A State Department official confirmed the visit. Whelan holds American, Canadian, British and Irish nationalities. Discussions between the … Read more

US is running low on some weapons and ammunition to transfer to Ukraine

CNN — As the first full winter of Russia’s war with Ukraine sets in, the United States lacks some high-end weapons and ammunition systems available for transfer to Kyiv, three officials told CNN Americans with direct knowledge. Pressure on arms stockpiles — and the ability of America’s industrial base to meet demand — is one … Read more

US studying how to modify powerful armed drone as Ukrainian demand grows

Washington CNN — As Russian forces retreated into southern Ukraine, the Biden administration announced a series of new military aid programs for Ukraine, but all were missing one piece of weaponry that the military Ukrainian company had been looking for a long time: the versatile Gray Eagle drone, armed with Hellfire. missiles. According to two … Read more

CIA Director Bill Burns meeting with Russian counterpart Monday

CNN — CIA Director Bill Burns is meeting with his Russian intelligence counterpart Sergey Naryshkin in Ankara on Monday as part of an ongoing US effort to “communicate with Russia on risk management” and to discuss case of “American citizens wrongfully detained”. The National Security Council spokesperson told CNN. “We have been very open that … Read more