Daily Archives: 5. Mai 2022

05.05.2022 - 21:06 [ SpainEnglish.com ]

Head of Spain’s intelligence agency under spotlight over phone hacking scandal

The near four-hour session of the ‘Official Secrets Commission’ was held behind closed doors by MPs in the Spanish Congress in Madrid on Thursday, with the spokespersons of all the country’s main political parties present, and in which four pro-independence parties were also present: the Basque EH Bildu, and the Catalan parties ERC, JxCAT and the CUP.

MPs pledged not to reveal any secrets and had to deposit their mobile phones in lockers before entering the commission.

05.05.2022 - 20:50 [ MoroccoLatestNews.com ]

Spain / Pegasus case: Why the thesis involving Morocco is a smokescreen

The affair of espionage via the Pegasus software of the Israeli manufacturer NSO in Spain has caused a lot of ink to flow, to the point of having differences of opinion within the government and the Iberian political parties themselves. If the Spanish press seems to want to designate Morocco as guilty, this is not the opinion of several officials. What is behind this case?

05.05.2022 - 20:47 [ NorthAfricapost.com ]

Pegasus case: Any person or organization accusing Morocco must provide evidence (FM)

Any person or organization accusing Morocco must provide evidence, or assume their slanderous denunciation in court, said on Thursday Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in connection with the persistent media campaign on an alleged infiltration of the phones of several national and foreign public figures through a spyware.

05.05.2022 - 20:16 [ New York Times ]

Spain Says Cellphones of Prime Minister and Defense Minister Were Hacked


Officials said the devices were breached by the Pegasus spyware, made by an Israeli company, which is intended to track illegal behavior but has been misused by some governments.

05.05.2022 - 20:01 [ ORF.at ]

Spaniens Geheimdienst bespitzelte Separatisten

Bei der Überwachung kam die israelische Spähsoftware Pegasus zum Einsatz.

Für jeden dieser Fälle habe CNI-Chefin Paz Esteban heute in einer parlamentarischen Kontrollkommission eine richterliche Erlaubnis vorgelegt, berichtete die Zeitung „El Pais“.

05.05.2022 - 12:58 [ Yahoo.com ]

U.S. says it is now preparing for a world both with and without an Iran nuclear deal

„Because a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA is very much an uncertain proposition, we are now preparing equally for either scenario,“ Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a briefing.

05.05.2022 - 12:41 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

Foreign Ministry: We hope that Hungary to contribute to unity in EU, including in terms of introducing embargo on oil from Russia, providing Ukraine with military assistance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine hopes that Hungary will contribute to unity in the EU, including in terms of introducing the embargo in relation to the oil of the Russian Federation and the provision of military assistance to Ukraine, speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleh Nikolenko said.

„We hope that Hungary will contribute to unity in the EU, including in terms of introduction of embargo on Russian oil and the provision of military assistance to Ukraine,“ Nikolenko told the Interfax-Ukraine agency on Thursday.

05.05.2022 - 12:31 [ The Associated Press / Twitter ]

Belarus president tells @AP it would be ‚unacceptable‘ to use nuclear weapons, but can’t say if Russia has such plans.

05.05.2022 - 11:22 [ ORF.at ]

Moskau: Atomangriff in Kaliningrad simuliert

Die russischen Truppen in Kaliningrad haben nach Angaben aus Moskau mitten in der Offensive in der Ukraine Angriffe mit nuklearwaffenfähigen Raketen simuliert.

Bei einer Übung hätten rund hundert Soldaten den „elektronischen Start“ von mobilen ballistischen Raketensystemen vom Typ Iskander mit Atomwaffen simuliert, so das Verteidigungsministerium heute. Die Streitkräfte übten Angriffe auf militärische Ziele eines imaginären Feindes sowie die Reaktion auf einen Gegenschlag.