While many — including the two Harvard astronomers — have interpreted Space Command’s statement to NASA as confirmation that the meteor is interstellar, some astronomers believe more data is needed to back up the claim. The available measurements, they say, lack error bars that indicate how precise or uncertain theyContinue Reading

The Kremlin on Thursday dismissed American intelligence showing that President Vladimir V. Putin has been misinformed about his military’s struggles in Ukraine, and warned that such a “complete misunderstanding” of the situation in Moscow could have “bad consequences.” Dmitri S. Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesman, also played down the notion thatContinue Reading

But this situation, American officials say, is very different. Washington’s claims about Russia’s troop buildup have been confirmed by commercial satellite imagery of a quality previously unavailable. The details of Moscow’s secret disinformation plots are in line with the Kremlin’s propaganda campaigns that play out on social media platforms andContinue Reading

The Times investigation found that the bombing had been called in by a classified American special operations unit, Task Force 9, which was in charge of ground operations in Syria. The task force operated in such secrecy that at times it did not inform even its own military partners ofContinue Reading

LONDON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is fighting extradition to the United States on espionage charges, has been granted permission to marry in London in the prison where he has been held since 2019. The news that Mr. Assange would be allowed to wed his fiancée, Stella Moris,Continue Reading

WASHINGTON — A nuclear engineer for the U.S. Navy and his wife have been charged with trying to share some of the United States’ most closely held secrets on submarine technology with another country, according to court documents unsealed on Sunday. The engineer, Jonathan Toebbe, was accused of trying toContinue Reading