Turkey condemns U.S. sanctions, threatens retaliation

Turkey condemned as a “grave mistake” U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defences, and said on Monday it will retaliate as necessary after it repeatedly called on Washington to solve the issue through dialogue. Earlier on Monday the United States acted on its long-threatened move and imposed sanctions on the top Turkish… Read More Turkey condemns U.S. sanctions, threatens retaliation

California petitions court to compel Amazon to comply with coronavirus probe

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday petitioned a court to compel Amazon.com Inc to comply with outstanding investigative subpoenas over the probe of the company’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The petition, filed with the Sacramento County Superior Court, alleges that Amazon has failed to adequately comply with requests for information as part of… Read More California petitions court to compel Amazon to comply with coronavirus probe

Apple begins application of data privacy labels to apps

Apple Inc on Monday said it had begun the rollout of new labels about the privacy practices of apps for users to see before they are downloaded from its App Store. Apple announced the labels, which seek to quickly convey information about several categories of data collection and somewhat resemble the nutrition labels on food… Read More Apple begins application of data privacy labels to apps

U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey over purchase of Russian defense system

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of Russian ground-to-air defenses and targeted the top Turkish defense development body, its president and three employees. The move, while focused on the defense sector, including Turkey’s Defence Industries Directorate (SSB), has drawn a condemnation from NATO-ally Ankara and is likely to further… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey over purchase of Russian defense system

Explosive laden boat attacks fuel ship in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called a terrorist attack, after shipping firm Hafnia said one of its tankers was struck by an “external source”. A Saudi energy ministry spokesman, in a statement carried on state media,… Read More Explosive laden boat attacks fuel ship in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah

U.S. says Russian hackers spied on Treasury emails

Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, according to people familiar with the matter, adding they feared the hacks uncovered so far may be the tip of the iceberg. The hackers also won access to internal communications at the Department of Homeland… Read More U.S. says Russian hackers spied on Treasury emails