27 Jan 2023

US forces kill Islamic State Somalia leader in cave complex

US forces have killed Bilal al-Sudani, an Islamic State leader, and ten of his operatives in northern Somalia. The forces raided a remote mountainous cave complex hoping to catch him. Al-Sudani was allegedly funding ISIS activities globally and had been growing the presence of the group in Africa.  The nature

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04 Jan 2023

South Korea-U.S. Military Drills Could Use Nuclear Assets, President Yoon Suk-yeol Says

South Korea’s president has stated that Washington and Seoul are discussing conducting joint exercises using nuclear assets. US President Biden has since played down the claim. President Yoon Suk-yeol stated that the goal of the drills would be to practice extended deterrence methods. Although South Korea does not possess its

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23 Dec 2022

North Korea sold arms to Russia’s Wagner group, US says

The United States has accused North Korea of providing weapons to the Russian mercenary group Wagner for use in Ukraine. The White House said the shipment, allegedly containing battlefield missiles and rockets, violated UN Security Council resolutions. The US also stated it would announce further sanctions on Wagner. Fighters from

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12 Dec 2022

Fusion energy breakthrough by US scientists boosts clean power hopes

US government scientists have achieved a net energy gain in a fusion reaction for the first time, according to three people with knowledge of the experiment. The development could prove the process could provide a reliable, abundant alternative to fossil fuels and conventional nuclear energy. It is the first time

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08 Dec 2022

Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout

The US and Russia have exchanged US basketball star Brittney Griner for arms dealer Viktor Bout in a prison swap. The arms dealer had been held in an American prison for 12 years. Brittney Griner is on a plane back to the United States.  Griner was arrested at a Moscow

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23 Nov 2022

US Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure at Significant Risk of Cyberattacks

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that stresses that offshore oil and gas infrastructure faces significant cybersecurity risks. The report urges the Department of Interior to address the security risks immediately. The offshore oil and gas infrastructure consists of more than 1,600 facilities and is split

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18 Nov 2022

Russia hopeful for arms dealer prisoner swap with US

Russia wants to arrange a prisoner swap with the US that would include arms dealer Viktor Bout, otherwise known as the Merchant of Death. This is the first time either US or Russian officials have mentioned that Bout could be part of an exchange.  The US had previously stated that

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11 Nov 2022

Taiwan top of agenda for Chinese and US leaders

Taiwan is expected to be at the top of the agenda during a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping next week. This will be their first in-person encounter since US President Joe Biden has taken office. The meeting comes at a time when relations between

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07 Nov 2022

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade blame for shootout before US talks

Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of a shootout along their border before the two countries were to attend US-mediated peace talks. The shootout occurred hours before the meeting in Washington D.C. where Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov will discuss another round of peace

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27 Oct 2022

Drizly Agrees to Tighten Data Security After Alleged Breach

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it would be pursuing action against Boston-based Uber subsidiary Drizly. The company delivers beer, wine, and spirits in stats where it is legal, and boasts partnerships with retailers in hundreds of US cities. The group has agreed to tighten its security practices and

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