Trump aide & Gettr CEO briefly ‘detained’ in Brazil amid claims of Bolsonaro hatching ‘insurrection’ plot ahead of elections

Jason Miller, spokesman for US ex-President Donald Trump before launching social media platform Gettr, was detained for several hours in Brazil in what appears to be a struggle between President Jair Bolsonaro and his critics. … Read More >Trump aide & Gettr CEO briefly ‘detained’ in Brazil amid claims of Bolsonaro hatching ‘insurrection’ plot ahead of elections

More than 20 foreign NGOs tried to interfere in Russia’s elections & should now be banned from country, top Moscow lawmakers claim

Nearly two dozen overseas organizations operating in Russia attempted to influence the results of the country’s parliamentary elections held over the weekend, a leading lawmaker has claimed, promising to take action against them. … Read More >More than 20 foreign NGOs tried to interfere in Russia’s elections & should now be banned from country, top Moscow lawmakers claim

Apple & Google delete Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ app after top Russian officials accuse US tech giants of ‘election interference’

An online tactical voting initiative backed by jailed campaigner Alexey Navalny has been removed from app stores on the eve of Russia’s parliamentary elections, after Moscow hit out at tech firms it says were circumventing a ban. … Read More >Apple & Google delete Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ app after top Russian officials accuse US tech giants of ‘election interference’

7 Afghan evacuees to Germany failed security checks, 4 were previously deported as criminals – interior minister

Four Afghans rescued from Kabul and airlifted to Germany had been previously deported for committing crimes, the country’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer revealed, pledging to prevent an unchecked influx of migrants to Europe. … Read More >7 Afghan evacuees to Germany failed security checks, 4 were previously deported as criminals – interior minister

Declassified FBI 9/11 memo ‘puts to bed any doubts about Saudi complicity’ says group of victims’ families

he FBI has declassified a long-sought memo detailing its investigation into the support the 9/11 hijackers received. Families of the victims of the attacks believe it’s enough to draw conclusions about Saudi involvement. … Read More >Declassified FBI 9/11 memo ‘puts to bed any doubts about Saudi complicity’ says group of victims’ families

Poland’s president declares state of emergency in regions bordering Belarus over migration surge

Polish President Andrzej Duda has imposed a state of emergency in two regions bordering Belarus for the first time in the nation’s post-Communist history. The move was prompted by a sharp increase in migrant arrivals. … Read More >Poland’s president declares state of emergency in regions bordering Belarus over migration surge

As Beijing tightens maritime rules for foreign ships, Pentagon warns about ‘serious threat’ to freedom of navigation

The US Defense Department has accused Beijing of undermining international law after the country tightened regulations for foreign vessels entering its territorial waters amid the tensions in the South China Sea. … Read More >As Beijing tightens maritime rules for foreign ships, Pentagon warns about ‘serious threat’ to freedom of navigation