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Spy services of neighbors have targeted Iranian security: Alavi

“The intelligence chief said these countries are training terrorist groups and providing money to them” reports tehrantimes.com. Elsewhere, he said that Iran’s Intelligence Ministry annually foils 97-98 out of 100 terrorist moves. “There is no intelligence force in the world that claims foiling 100 percent of terrorist actions,” he added. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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White House suggests it will back down on $5 billion border wall demand

“The White House suggested Tuesday that President Donald Trump could back down from his demand for $5 billion to fund his proposed border wall in a year-end spending bill” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. She added that the Trump administration could support $1.6 billion in border security funding proposed by Senate Democrats, as long as it can “couple that with other funding resources” to get to $5 billion.Trump’s push for the money has threatened a partial government shutdown when funding for seven agencies lapses after midnight Friday. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Michael Flynn sentencing delayed by federal judge

“He became national security adviser when Trump took office in January 2017 but lasted only 24 days before being ousted” writes Ginger Gibson for aol.com. The judge also noted that Flynn was operating as an undeclared lobbyist for Turkey even as he worked on Trump’s election team and prepared to be his national security adviser.The judge did not set a new date for sentencing but asked Mueller’s team and Flynn’s attorney to give him a status report by March 13. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Judge Emmet Sullivan delayed sentencing on Tuesday afternoon for President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“He became national security adviser when Trump took office in January 2017 but lasted only 24 days before being ousted” writes Ginger Gibson for aol.com. The judge also noted that Flynn was operating as an undeclared lobbyist for Turkey even as he worked on Trump’s election team and prepared to be his national security adviser.The judge did not set a new date for sentencing but asked Mueller’s team and Flynn’s attorney to give him a status report by March 13. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Sprint and T-Mobile Get Another Step Closer Towards Proposed $26.5 Billion Merger

“Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile cleared a regulatory hurdle Tuesday on the way towards a proposed $26.5 billion merger” writes Renae Reints for fortune.com. A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would leave three major wireless providers in the U.S.: Verizon, AT&T, and the new T-Mobile.Sprint and T-Mobile claim a merger will create jobs and open up new opportunities for the upcoming 5G wireless technology.The move overrides concerns about Sprint and T-Mobile’s connections to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, previously labeled a national security threat by U.S. lawmakers.Along with the approval from…

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Huawei rejects security concerns as US diplomats intensify pressure on Chinese telecom firm

“If you claim Huawei has security concerns, you should at least provide the evidence to support your argument,” Mr Hu told reporters” writes Matthew Field for telegraph.co.uk. The company says it is privately owned, with no direct links to Beijing, and has secured 25 global deals to supply 5G networks.The Chinese telecoms giant is confronting global pressure, facing being blocked from 5G networks in the US, Australia and New Zealand as US officials issue security warnings about the company. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Warning after basic security flaws found in US ballistic missile systems

“A report published by the US Department of Defense has found that several secure facilities which form part of the US Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) did not implement basic cybersecurity practices” writes James Cook for telegraph.co.uk. The Department of Defense Inspector General found that five locations inside US military bases had serious security flaws which could have allowed hackers to gain access to the computer network of the BMDS. The BMDS is the US military’s missile defence system which is designed to intercept foreign missiles before they’re able to…

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This is exactly what families must earn in each state to afford housing, child care and food

“That means that in a given month, they are unable to pay for their housing, child care, food, and transportation costs” writes Kari Paul for marketwatch.com. South Dakota has the lowest annual threshold to achieve financial security, at $24,648 per household, while Washington, D.C. has the highest at $50,508.The numbers climb even higher for families with children, the charts show. “Having children can put economic security increasingly out of reach,’ the report said. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Trump-Democrats funding battle sidelines GOP

“They also talked about a separate DHS bill that includes funding for Trump’s border wall, which is the sticking point in his fight with Democrats” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Schumer added that a border wall is “ineffective” and “wrong,” The impasse has dragged on a week after a tense exchange over wall funding between Trump and Democratic leaders in a televised White House meeting.In their Monday meeting, Senate Republicans talked about passing a year-long funding bill at 2018 levels for the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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