12 Jan 2021

Largest illegal darknet marketplace’ DarkMarket taken offline

German prosecutors in Koblenz and Oldenburg said they shut down the “largest illegal marketplace on the Darknet” on Tuesday. The 34-year-old man, an Australian National, who was believed to operate the site was arrested near the Germany-Denmark border. Drugs, counterfeit money, stolen credit card data, SIM cards, and malware were

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28 Sep 2020

Clashes break out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

Long-standing tensions between bordering countries Armenia and Azerbaijan have escalated over the weekend in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Both countries have accused one another of conducting attacks against civilians due to casualties reported. The former Soviet republics have been fighting over the territory for years, even after a war that concluded

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14 Sep 2020

Yoshihide Suga picked by Japan’s governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe

Last month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation due to reasons of poor health. Japan’s governing party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has elected Yoshihide Suga as its nominee for a new leader to succeed Abe, which means that he is almost certain to hold the position. Suga

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11 Sep 2020

India and China to ‘quickly disengage’ from border standoff

After months of contention over the border between India and China located in a mountain range in which minor conflict has occurred, the two countries have agreed to disengage from a standoff that is currently ongoing and included gunfire. On Thursday, foreign ministers from both countries met to negotiate the

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01 Sep 2020

Shinzo Abe’s Departure Throws Wrench Into U.S.-Japan Ties

Shinzo Abe, current Prime Minister of Japan who will soon step down due to health concerns, had formed close ties with US President Trump and former President Obama throughout his time in office, working to improve US-Japan relations. The loss of Abe in the international relations sphere could mean new

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26 May 2020

Israeli leader vows to push ahead with annexing West Bank

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue with plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank over the next several months, despite growing opposition and condemnation by key allies. Palestinians in this territory have a wide international backing and seek the West Bank as a future

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18 May 2020

Mexican Government Moves to Tighten Grip on Electricity Market

In Mexico, the government has moved to seize more control of the electricity market, resulting in consequences for dozens of renewable energy projects worth more than $6 billion amid a significant economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy companies stated on Friday that Mexico’s new rules for the operation

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12 Mar 2020

UK soldier and two Americans killed in rocket attack in Iraq

As a result of a rocket attack against US and UK bases, three soldiers have died and at least 12 others have been injured. The attack, which occurred in Iraq, killed an American soldier, an American contractor, and a British soldier, however, no names have been released at this point.

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06 Feb 2020

U.S. Troops in Standoffs With Russian Military Contractors in Syria

In northeastern Syria, Russian personnel are engaged in standoffs with US troops. In this particular region of Syria, Russian personnel have violated agreements between the US and Russia to avoid conflict by staying out of one another’s way. Photos circulating throughout the media have shown US military trucks blocking vehicles

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05 Feb 2020

Iran Upholds Death Sentence for Alleged CIA Spy

Iran’s top court recently upheld a death sentence for an alleged US spy, an Iranian citizen who was accused of providing the US with details about the Iranian nuclear program. Iran contests that Amir Rahimpour, the individual in question, received payments for spying for the US’s primary international intelligence agency,

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