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NATO Expels Half of Russia’s Mission, Accusing Them of Espionage

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Wednesday expelled eight members of Russia’s mission, cutting it down to half size, and reduced the maximum size of the mission to 10 members from 20. NATO said the individuals it expelled were “undeclared Russian intelligence officers.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Russia's local authorities during a video link meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on October 4, 2021. (Photo by Evgeny Paulin / SPUTNIK / AFP) (Photo by EVGENY PAULIN/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Pandora Papers’ Expose Secret Investments and Luxury Purchases of World Leaders

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the group behind the “Panama Papers” leak of financial data five years ago, released a sequel of sorts on Sunday. Dubbed the “Pandora Papers,” the new trove of leaked confidential financial documents suggests dozens of world leaders and hundreds of public officials are stashing large sums of money in hidden bank accounts and secret investment projects.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City. World leaders are gathered for the 74th session of the UN amid a warning by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his …

China Blames Other Countries for Its Faulty Medical Equipment

Chinese state media on Tuesday deflected complaints about the poor quality of masks and coronavirus test kits shipped from China to other countries by insisting “quality concerns” are overblown and the “vast majority” are up to standards despite growing complaints to the contrary. The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) media organs blamed the countries that purchased Chinese supplies for using them improperly and cast aspersions on the foreign suppliers of raw materials to Chinese industry.

TOPSHOT - This photo taken on January 22, 2020 shows workers producing facemasks at a factory in Handan in China's northern Hebei province. - China banned trains and planes from leaving Wuhan at the centre of a virus outbreak on January 23, seeking to seal off its 11 million people …

Reports: China’s Huawei Secretly Helped North Korea Build Wireless Network

A report published by the Washington Post on Monday charged China’s telecom giant Huawei with secretly helping North Korea create and maintain its wireless network, possibly in violation of U.S. bans on the delivery of sensitive electronic equipment to the isolated Communist regime in Pyongyang. Another report from Czech Republic media accused the company of secretly harvesting personal information about its Czech customers.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 25, 2019 visitors walk at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. - Germany launches the auction on March 19, 2019 for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network while a transatlantic dispute rages about security concerns surrounding Chinese equipment maker …