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CIA says mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' is unlikely to be attack from foreign country, reports say

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba.Gary Hershorn/Getty US personnel around the world have reported mysterious symptoms of the so-called "Havana Syndrome." Theories include microwave weapons, and the CIA has explored the possibility of it being an attack. The CIA was able to explain most of those cases, saying they weren't attacks, the NYT and NBC reported. The CIA has decided that most cases of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" that has affected US personnel around the world is unlikely to be ...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Cia, Havana, US Embassy, Havana Cuba, Havana Syndrome, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense


4 US diplomats were hit by 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms in Geneva and Paris last summer, report says

The US Embassy in Paris seen in 2019.Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images Four US diplomats appeared to victims of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" last summer, the WSJ reported. Three worked in Geneva and one in Paris, The Journal said. One was flown to the US for medical care. At least 200 US diplomats, officials, and personnel have reported such symptoms since 2016. At least 4 US diplomats stationed in Europe appeared to be victims of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome," The Wall Street Jour...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, News UK, Moscow, Geneva, State Department, Cia, Wall Street Journal, Havana, Journal, WSJ


‘Tit for tat’: why hunt for Covid’s origins still mired in politics and controversy

Scientific consensus absent as impasse between China and west continue to hamper tracing effortCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRobert Garry, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane medical school in Louisiana, got a call from his university management telling him that agents from the FBI and CIA had requested a chat about his research into the origins of Covid-19.Garry agreed and on 30 July three agents flew down to Louisiana to talk to him in person. Con...
Tags: Science, China, US foreign policy, Fbi, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Cia, Louisiana, Tulane, Garry, Coronavirus


US officials increasingly believe directed-energy attacks are behind Havana Syndrome cases, report says

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba on October 14, 2017. Gary Hershorn/Getty US investigators increasingly believe that Havana Syndrome symptoms are caused by directed-energy attacks. Behind closed doors, officials reportedly believe a hostile foreign government such as Russia is responsible. Sen. Marco Rubio said that suggesting the symptoms are psychosomatic is "quackery." US officials are increasingly convinced directed-energy attacks by a hostile foreign entity are to blame for the mysterio...
Tags: Florida, Science, Osama Bin Laden, Politico, Russia, India, US, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Moscow, Marco Rubio, National Security Council, Cia, Vietnam, Biden


Directed-energy attacks causing Havana Syndrome cases US officials increasingly believe, report says

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba on October 14, 2017. Gary Hershorn/Getty US investigators increasingly believe that Havana Syndrome symptoms are caused by directed-energy attacks. Behind closed doors, officials reportedly believe a hostile foreign government such as Russia is responsible. Sen. Marco Rubio said that suggesting the symptoms are psychosomatic is "quackery." US officials are increasingly convinced directed-energy attacks by a hostile foreign entity are to blame for the mysterio...
Tags: Florida, Science, Osama Bin Laden, Politico, Russia, India, US, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Moscow, Marco Rubio, National Security Council, Cia, Vietnam, Biden


A member of the CIA director's team experienced symptoms of the mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' on a trip to India, report says

CIA Director Bill Burns. Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP A member of CIA director Bill Burns team reported symptoms of Havana Syndrome this month, CNN said. The incident happened on Burns' trip to India and left him "fuming," sources told CNN. At least 130 US personnel have reported symptoms, including in China, Vietnam, the US, and Russia. See more stories on Insider's business page. A colleague of CIA Director Bill Burns experienced symptoms consistent with the mysterious "Havana Syn...
Tags: Politics, Science, Russia, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, News UK, Moscow, Cia, Vietnam, Cuba, Havana, Kamala Harris


Updates From Peacemaker, American Horror Stories, and More

Get a look at what’s to come on The Flash and Superman & Lois. It’s vampire mania as Jamie Foxx teases his new movie Day Shift’s practical effects, and Code Entertainment sets its sights on... a vampire working with the CIA? Plus, more Escape Room: Tournament of Champions footage. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Superman, Cia, Jamie Foxx, Roswell, Lois, Jim Cook, Mulvehill, Fictional Characters, Jonathan Stokes, Day Shift, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Superman In Other Media, Kryptonians, Flash In Other Media


Cyber Ninja CEO Leading GOP's Hoax Audit of Arizona Election Appears in QAnon 'Documentary'

The head of the “Cyber Ninjas,” the group commissioned to carry out an ultra-partisan, comically inept “audit” of 2020 votes in Maricopa County, Arizona, is also starring in a documentary claiming the CIA helped rig the elections for Joe Biden, according to Arizona reporters who attended a screening. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Arizona, Cia, World Trade Center, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Maricopa County Arizona, Patrick Byrne, Ken Bennett, Mike Lindell, MyPillow


A former CIA officer opens up about his Havana Syndrome: 3 years of headaches, early retirement, and a fight for care

Marc Polymeropoulos, a retired CIA officer, believes he was attacked in Moscow in 2017. Marc Polumeropoulous; Sergey Alimov/Getty Images; Gary Hershorn/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider Victims of the mysterious Havana Syndrome have brain injuries without ever hitting their heads. More than 130 US personnel have reported symptoms following incidents in Cuba, China, Russia, and the US. A leading theory suggests microwave attacks may be the cause, but evidence is scant. See more stories on...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Washington Dc, House


Did Covid come from a Wuhan lab? What we know so far

To China’s fury, Joe Biden has ordered a review of rival theories about lab leaks and animal hostsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePresident Joe Biden has ordered US intelligence agencies to conduct a 90-day review of what is known about the origins of Covid-19 and whether it could have escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan. So what does this mean for the lab leak theory? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Cia, Wuhan, Coronavirus


China rejects Biden’s call to examine Covid origin theories

Spokesman says US president’s order to intelligence agencies is attempt to stigmatise Chinese government Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has hit out against Joe Biden’s calls for a fuller US investigation into how Covid-19 was first transmitted to humans, questioning Washington’s motives and railing against the “dark history” of US intelligence in the lead-up to the 2003 war in Iraq.The US president said on Wednesday that he had ordered the US intelligence commu...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Iraq, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Cia, Biden, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


A group of US diplomats and employees with 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms say the Biden administration is denying them care and ignoring their evidence

The US Embassy in Havana, where diplomats suffered from an unusual set of symptoms. Ernesto Mastrascusa/Getty Images US diplomats and staffers around the world have reported symptoms of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome." Twenty-one of them wrote a letter criticizing the Biden admin for not supporting them enough. They say they were not given enough medical support and had their evidence ignored. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of US diplomats and employees who say t...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, Politico, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The New York Times, State Department, Gru, Cia


CIA's misleading inoculation drive led to vaccine decline in Pakistan

A new paper in the Journal of the European Economic Association indicates that distrust generated by a 2011 CIA-led vaccination campaign ruse designed to catch Osama Bin Laden resulted in a significant vaccination rate decline in Pakistan.
Tags: Science, Osama Bin Laden, Pakistan, Cia, European Economic Association


CIA: We Can't Rule Out the 'Lab Leak' Theory of Covid-19's Origins

Top U.S. intelligence officials reiterated Thursday that they could not rule out the possibility that covid-19 leaked out of a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, as opposed to originating from animal-to-human transmission. Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Wuhan, Trumpism, Trump, Brian Fitzpatrick, Haines, William Burns, Avril Haines, Intelligence Agencies, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Wuhan Institute of Virology


Mystery unsolved: ghost ships circling off California

'Circle spoofing' is an as-yet unexplained version of GPS interference.It shows ships moving in virtual circles while they're somewhere else.Is this the cheaper, off the shelf version of a well-known cyberweapon? Impossible journey On June 5, 2019, the Nigerian crew boat Princess Janice made an impossible journey. Instead of ferrying crews to and from oil rigs in the Gulf of Guinea, it was somehow transported thousands of miles to the Pacific coast of northern California, just off Point Reyes....
Tags: Utah, Maps, England, Science, Technology, Putin, Navy, California, China, Russia, US, San Francisco, Iran, Afghanistan, Washington Dc, Innovation


Immune receptor protein could hold key to treatment of autoimmune diseases

TARM1 is a receptor protein whose role in the functioning of the immune system is unknown. In a new study, scientists from Japan have explored the potential role of TARM1 in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis by analyzing mouse models. They found that TARM1 activated dendritic cells, and development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was notably suppressed in TARM1-deficient mice and by treatment with TARM1-inhibitory soluble TARM1 proteins. This makes the protein a potential therapeutic ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Cia


The CIA Has Declassified 2,780 Pages of UFO-Related Documents, and They’re Now Free to Download

Everybody knows that UFO stands for “unidentified flying object.” Coined by the United States Air Force in 1953, the term has come to stand for a wide range of phenomena that suggest we’ve been contacted by alien civilizations — and in fact has even spawned the field of ufology, dedicated to the investigation of such phenomena. But times change, and with them the approved terminology. These days the U.S. government seems to prefer the abbreviation UAP, which stands for “unidentified aerial phen...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, College, Sci Fi, Cia, Seoul, Richard Feynman, Facebook Twitter, Carl Jung, United States Air Force, Science Technology, Colin Marshall, UAP, Ferdowsi, 21st Century Los Angeles


Report: Chinese Hack of Federal Employment Database, Disclosed in 2015, Was a Disaster for the CIA

China’s efforts to purge its government of CIA moles has been aided significantly by a massive database of personnel information stolen from the U.S. government nearly a decade ago, as well as other hacked or leaked data sets, Foreign Policy reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Big Data, China, Cybersecurity, Spying, Surveillance, Data Breach, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Cia, Central Intelligence Agency, Cyberattacks, Opm, Office of Personnel Management


Scientists suggest US embassies were hit with high-power microwaves - here's how those weapons work

Then-Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries watch US Marines raise the US flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana, August 14, 2015. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool The mystery ailment that has afflicted US Embassy staff and CIA officers in Cuba, China, Russia and elsewhere over the last four years appears to have been caused by high-power microwaves. The truth of what actually happened and why might remain a mystery, but the technology most likely involved comes...
Tags: Science, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, John Kerry, Cia, Thor, Cuba, Boeing, Microwave, Havana, US Embassy, US Marines


Coronavirus live news: Giuliani tests positive for Covid; South Korea deploys military to expand testing

California confirmed record new cases on Sunday; South Korea expands testing amid case surge; Biden picks California Attorney General Becerra to lead pandemic responseRudy Giuliani has coronavirus, Donald Trump saysCalifornia heads for Covid lockdown as US records 200,000 cases a dayOne in three ‘unlikely to take Covid vaccine’ in UKThe vaccine miracle: how scientists waged the battle against CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.23am GMT In case you missed this earlier: Jerrold M Post, a ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Post, Science, California, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Cia, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Trump


Jerrold Post, CIA psychiatrist who profiled Trump, dies of Covid aged 86

Family salutes ‘insatiable, roving curiosity, probing empathy’Pioneer in field predicted Trump would not concede defeatJerrold M Post, a psychiatrist who profiled dictators for the CIA and who declared Donald Trump a “dangerous, destructive charismatic leader”, has died of Covid-19. He was 86. Related: 'Saddam, tell me about your mum' Continue reading...
Tags: Post, Science, Society, World news, US news, Psychiatry, Cia, Donald Trump, Trump, Saddam, Jerrold Post CIA


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Getty North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a COVID-19 vaccination from the Chinese government, Japanese intelligence sources told a Washington DC-based Korea expert. Kim's health has been the subject of rumors throughout his nine-year rule of the country. The 36-year-old dictator is a frequent smoker and obese, according to South Korean lawmakers, fueling speculation that he would experience complications if he were to contract COVID-19. Visit Business ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Science, North Korea, China, International, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Cia, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, David Choi


Edward Snowden Leaks Intent to Become Russian

Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower who leaked a trove of classified National Security Agency secrets to journalists, never quite made it to Ecuador. His attempt to avoid extradition and prosecution by U.S. authorities hit a snag in Russia back in 2013 where he claimed political asylum…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nsa, Russia, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Edward Snowden, Espionage, Cia, Ecuador, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Mass Surveillance, Edward Snowden Leaks Intent


I'm a doctor who volunteered to get one of the first coronavirus shots. Here's why I got involved, and what the side effects have been like.

Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH is an infectious diseases doctor currently undergoing trials for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, is an infectious diseases doctor and medical epidemiologist living in the Congress Heights area of Washington, DC.  She's participating in the Phase 3 Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine trial, which she signed up for to demonstrate her confidence in vaccine science during a time when "fear and distrust are flourishing."   It's ...
Tags: Doctor, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Strategy, Vaccine, Cia, Black, Nordic, Epidemiology, Gw, George Washington University, Fitzpatrick, Congress Heights


Tiktok’s Latest Suitor Is Oracle, a Company With Close Ties To CIA and NSA

Oracle has expressed interest in buying TikTok from Chinese-based tech company Bytedance, following President Donald Trump’s threat to ban the popular video app, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The Trump regime is allegedly concerned about the privacy of Americans on TikTok and ways that the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nsa, Social Media, Larry Ellison, Edward Snowden, Cia, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Oracle, Databases, President Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok, Financial Times The Trump


Report: Trump Gave CIA Free Rein in Cyberspace

An explosive Yahoo News report out Wednesday describes the Trump administration’s efforts to expand the Central Intelligence Agency’s power in 2018 to launch offensive cyberattacks against America’s foes.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, America, Iran, Cybersecurity, Cia, Central Intelligence Agency, Cyberspace, Trump, Yahoo News, Central Intelligence Hackers, Trump Gave CIA


Coronavirus live news: cases rising in 37 US states as Brazil infections near 1.5m

UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; global cases near 11m. Follow the latest updates Cases rising in 37 US statesBrazil infections nearing 1.5mTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.19am BST The death toll in Brazil reached 61,884, up from 60,632 yesterday, according to the country’s health ministry. That is a daily increase of 1,252.B...
Tags: Florida, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Un, Cia, Latin America, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


UK to relax travel quarantine from 10 July – as it happened

Death toll passes 61,000; Florida records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 12.14am BST Hi, Helen Sullivan here – we’ve launched a new global coronavirus ...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, Sweden, US, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Brazil, Cia, Nz, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


UK to relax travel quarantine from July 10 – as it happened

Death toll passes 61,000; Florida records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 12.14am BST Hi, Helen Sullivan here – we’ve launched a new global coronavirus ...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, Sweden, US, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Brazil, Cia, Nz, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Brazil nears 1.5m cases

Death toll passes 61,000; Florida records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day Trump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 11.32pm BST South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has told parliament of his decision to extend the deployment of 20,000 soldiers, a drop from 76,000,...
Tags: Florida, Science, Sweden, US, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Brazil, Cia, Nz, Trump, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, South African National Defence Force



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