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German police arrest British ambassador suspected of spying for Russia

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German authorities suspect Russia was paying the man to pass on classified documents

German Federal police have arrested a 57-year-old British diplomat they suspect of spying on behalf of Russia. The man worked at the British embassy in Berlin.

German officials believe the man, who’ve they’ve identified only as ‘David S’, “passed on documents he acquired as part of his professional activities to a representative of Russian intelligence”.

“The accused received a cash payment in an unspecified amount in return,” they said in a statement. The prosecutors believe the man had been spying on behalf of Russia since November 2020 “at the latest”.

Germany’s Foreign Ministry said it was taking the case seriously

“We take the information that the detained person’s intelligence activity was carried out on behalf of a Russian intelligence agency extremely seriously,” said Heiko Maas, Germany’s foreign minister.

“Spying on a close ally on German soil is absolutely unacceptable and we are in full solidarity with our British friends,” he said.

“We will be following the federal prosecutors’ further investigations very closely. And where that’s desired, necessary and possible, we will also support them.”

The Russian Embassy in Berlin declined to comment on the case

The embassy “currently does not have any official information from the German side on this issue,” Interfax quoted the embassy’s spokespeople as saying.

The British government also declined to give many details on the case. A spokesperson said, “it would not be appropriate to comment further as there is an ongoing police investigation”.

“Primacy for the investigation remains with German authorities”. However, the statement also added that “officers from the Counter Terrorism Command continue to liaise with German counterparts as the investigation continues.”

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model

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With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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Boeing face delivery delays following guilty criminal charge plea

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Boeing’s deliveries are down after months of controversy, is it because they can’t make the planes, or because airlines right now don’t want them?

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the investigation into two fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing reported a significant 27% decrease in deliveries for June compared to the same month last year, possibly attributing the decrease to the companies ongoing controversies.

Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas joins to discuss. #featured

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