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Xi Jinping, China Vice President, Named Communist Party Leader

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 15, 2012

By Ben Blanchard and Sui-Lee Wee

BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled its new leadership line-up on Thursday to steer the world’s second-largest economy for the next five years, with Vice President Xi Jinping taking over from outgoing President Hu Jintao as party chief.

Xi was also named head of the party’s Central Military Commission, state news agency Xinhua said.

The other new members of the Politburo Standing Committee – the innermost circle of power in China’s authoritarian government – include premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang and financial guru Wang Qishan, who will be in charge of fighting corruption. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jeffrey Delisle Spy Case: Russia Embassy Diplomats Expelled By Ottawa Over Alleged Espionage

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 20, 2012

OTTAWA – Media reports say Ottawa has expelled four Russian embassy staff in connection with a Canadian naval officer accused of passing secrets to a foreign power.

Although the reports say the claim is being denied by the Russian Embassy, and Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister won’t comment, the Globe and Mail and CTV News say they’ve learned a number of Russian embassy staff have left Canada over the alleged spy affair.

Earlier this week, Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Delisle was charged with communicating information to a “foreign entity”and is now in custody in Halifax.

The Globe says the names of two Russian diplomats — including a defence attache and two technical staff — have been dropped from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ official list of diplomatic, consular and foreign government representatives.

The federal government has publicly refused to confirm or deny reports that the foreign power Delisle is accused of sharing information with could be Russia.

The Globe and CTV say the Russian embassy in Canada is dismissing the suggestion its diplomats or staff were expelled in reprisal for the Delisle case.

The media outlets report the embassy is saying any departures were part of a normal rotation of employees on foreign postings.

The Globe cites the embassy saying the staffers in question returned home at the end of 2011.

Both outlets report Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird refusing to comment on the matter.

CTV cites sources saying Canada is publicly downplaying Russia’s role in the matter to avoid a tit-for-tat escalation that could see Canadian diplomats expelled from Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jeffrey Paul Delisle, Canadian Forces Member, Charged With Giving Information To Foreign Entity

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 17, 2012

UPDATE: CTV News is reporting that naval intelligence officer Jeffrey Paul Delisle was allegedly sharing classified information with Russia. Sources told CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that Delisle was allegedly caught in the act last week. Read more here.

HALIFAX – A Canadian navy intelligence officer has been charged with communicating information to a foreign entity in a case the RCMP commissioner says is an indication that Canada is not immune to threats of espionage.

Jeffrey Paul Delisle, 40, appeared in Halifax provincial court on Monday on two charges under the Security of Information Act that deal with communicating information over the past five years that could harm Canada’s interests.

The Defence Department said Delisle is a sub-lieutenant in the navy and an intelligence officer. Defence sources say he worked at CFB Stadacona’s Trinity section, a naval communications and intelligence centre in Halifax that was a multi-national base with access to secret data from NATO countries.

A source said the Canadian Forces counter-intelligence branch is conducting a damage assessment as a result of this case.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson issued a statement on the charges, but didn’t reveal any details about what information is alleged to have been disclosed. Read the rest of this entry »

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