Iran on Wednesday called for the immediate release of an American-born journalist arrested in the United States while working for Iran’s English-language state television, accusing Washington of mistreating her in jail as a black Muslim woman, Reuters said. Iran’s English-language Press TV said earlier Wednesday that Marziyeh Hashemi, its TV anchor and documentary film maker, was arrested at St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and was being held in Washington. She has not been formally charged. Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were not immediately available for comment. “We condemn the illegal arrest of Marziyeh Hashemi, the reporter and presenter of Press TV, and the inhuman treatment of her in jail in Washington,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also said that the arrest was “unacceptable” and called on … [Read more...] about Iran calls for release of its journalist arrested in U.S.
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Lutsenko says that the FBI helped little with identifying the hitman. Sheremet was killed in a car blast in July 2016 / Photo from UNIAN Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko says that the circle of suspects in the assassination of Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kyiv has narrowed from several thousand to several hundred people. "The circle of the suspects has very seriously narrowed from several thousand to several hundred. So far we are tracking the hitman," Lutsenko said on Channel 5. Answering a question when exactly the killer's name could be made public, Lutsenko noted that even the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was unable to help Ukraine with that matter. Read also U.S. Embassy in Kyiv calls on Ukraine authorities to thoroughly investigate crimes against journalists As UNIAN reported earlier, Sheremet, a journalist from Belarus who was residing in Kyiv, was blown up in a car on the morning of July 20, 2016. Police opened a criminal case under … [Read more...] about Chief prosecutor Lutsenko: Circle of suspects in Sheremet assassination narrows
A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major U.S. newspapers, including ones owned by Tribune Publishing Co such as the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun, Trend reported citing Reuters. The cyber attack appeared to originate outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. The attack led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of The Times, Tribune, Sun and other newspapers that share a production platform in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported. Tribune Publishing, whose newspapers also include the New York Daily News and Orlando Sentinel, said it first detected the malware on Friday. The West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times were hit as they are also printed on the shared production platform, the Los Angeles Times said. Tribune Publishing spokeswoman Marisa Kollias said the virus hurt back-office systems used to … [Read more...] about Cyber attack hits U.S. newspaper distribution
WASHINGTON – On November 5, the United States and Ukraine held the second U.S.-Ukraine Cybersecurity Dialogue in Kyiv. The United States and Ukraine reaffirmed their commitment to promote an open, interoperable, reliable and secure Internet; to enhance bilateral cooperation; and to combat cyberthreats of mutual concern. The United States and Ukraine exchanged information on their respective national cybersecurity policy developments over the last year, discussed threat trends and recent cyber incidents, and identified further areas for cooperation. Both countries reaffirmed their support for a framework for responsible state behavior in cyberspace, based on the applicability of international law, adherence to non-binding norms of responsible state behavior during peacetime and the implementation of practical cyber confidence-building measures. As a demonstration of U.S. commitment to supporting cybersecurity in Ukraine, the United States has pledged a total of $10 million in … [Read more...] about Second U.S.-Ukraine Cybersecurity Dialogue held in Kyiv
The two sides discussed the ways to protect electronic voting systems from possible cyber threats. REUTERS On November 5, the second U.S.-Ukraine Cybersecurity Dialogue was held in Kyiv where the United States and Ukraine "reaffirmed their commitment to promote an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet; to enhance bilateral cooperation; and to combat cyber threats of mutual concern," according to the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. The United States and Ukraine exchanged information on their respective national cybersecurity policy developments over the last year, discussed threat trends and recent cyber incidents, and identified further areas for cooperation, the embassy wrote on Facebook. Both countries reaffirmed their support for a framework for responsible state behavior in cyberspace, based on the applicability of international law, adherence to non-binding norms of responsible state behavior during peacetime, and the implementation of practical cyber … [Read more...] about Ukraine, U.S. to boost cooperation in cybersecurity