US warns its citizens in China after official suffers brain injury reminiscent of possible ‚sonic attack’

US warns its citizens in China after official suffers brain injury reminiscent of possible ‚sonic attack’

The State Department says a US government employee working in China suffered „subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure” that later led to a diagnosis of „mild traumatic brain injury” — resulting in a warning to all US citizens in the country. The strange incident recalls a similar spate of reports from…

Exclusive: EU warns that Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis is the ‚tip of an iceberg’ of data scandals

Exclusive: EU warns that Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis is the ‚tip of an iceberg’ of data scandals

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Europe’s top data protection official has warned that Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis is just the „tip of an iceberg” when it comes to scandals involving people’s personal information. As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares for a showdown with EU lawmakers on Tuesday, the European Data Protection Supervisor expects other breaches…

Pence warns N Korea not to ‚play Trump’

Pence warns N Korea not to ‚play Trump’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mike Pence made the comments in a Fox News interview broadcast on Monday night US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned North Korea’s Kim Jong-un not to „play” President Donald Trump if they meet next month. Mr Pence said in a Fox News interview that such a move would be…

Michael Gove warns Theresa May not to delay Britain’s exit from the customs union

Michael Gove warns Theresa May not to delay Britain’s exit from the customs union

Environment Secretary Michael Gove. BBC LONDON — Environment Secretary Michael Gove has warned Theresa May that he would not in any circumstances support Britain staying in the customs union beyond the exit date which is currently on the table. The UK government’s plan is to remain in the European Union’s customs union throughout a 20-month…

Exclusive: The CBI warns Liam Fox’s Brexit trade plans could bankrupt British companies

Exclusive: The CBI warns Liam Fox’s Brexit trade plans could bankrupt British companies

LONDON — Britain’s leading business group has „serious doubts” that the UK government will be able to fulfil its promise to roll-over Britain’s 40 existing free trade deals with non-EU countries in time for Brexit, telling Business Insider that failure to do so could „wipe out” entire sectors of the economy. UK International Trade Secretary…

Russia warns US over Syria response

Russia warns US over Syria response

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Syrian Army soldiers gather near the town of Douma, where the suspected chemical attack happened Russia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. „I would once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you’re currently developing,”…

Trump warns of $100bn more in China tariffs

Trump warns of $100bn more in China tariffs

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has instructed officials to consider a further $100bn (£71.3bn) of tariffs against China, in an escalation of a tense trade stand-off. These would be in addition to the $50bn worth of US tariffs already proposed on hundreds of Chinese imports. The proposal comes after China retaliated to…

Johnson warns Russia over spy collapse

Johnson warns Russia over spy collapse

Image copyright Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei are critically ill in hospital The UK would respond „robustly” to any evidence of Russian involvement in the collapse of former spy Sergei Skripal, Boris Johnson has said. Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are critically ill in hospital after being…

May warns EU not to block security deal

May warns EU not to block security deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: „Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured”Theresa May has called for a new „deep and special partnership” to ensure the UK and EU can continue to work together on security after Brexit. She said new arrangements in foreign…