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US charges Hong Kong based-Russian with smuggling military technology to Russia
Science

US charges Hong Kong based-Russian with smuggling military technology to Russia

An American flag waves outside the U.S. Department of Justice Building in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File photo Acquire Licensing RightsNEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A Russian man who has lived in Hong Kong has been taken into U.S. custody and charged with smuggling large quantities of American-made, military-grade microelectronics to Russia, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.Maxim Marchenko, 51, and two unnamed Russian co-conspirators were accused of using his shell companies to conceal the fraudulent procurement of so-called OLED micro-displays.The case was coordinated through the Justice Department's Task Force KleptoCapture, which was created to enforce sanctions, export restrictions and other measures in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine....
Brazil to restore trade, political ties with Cuba, says Lula aide
Politics

Brazil to restore trade, political ties with Cuba, says Lula aide

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel meets Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the sidelines of the New Global Financing Pact Summit in Paris, France, June 22, 2023. Alejandro Azcuy/Courtesy of Cuban Presidency/Handout via Reuters/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsHAVANA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Brazil intends to restore trade and political ties with Cuba, a top foreign policy aide to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday after meeting with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana.Relations between Brazil and Cuba, which were strong when Lula's leftist Workers Party governed Brazil between 2003 and 2016, deteriorated under far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro.In 2019, the first year of the Bolsonaro administration, Brazil for the first time voted again...