10 Aug 2021

Kim Jong Un’s Sister Threatens to Bolster Military After Being Ignored by U.S.

Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un’s sister, vowed on Thursday that North Korea would increase its national defense and military power after plans to conduct joint US-South Korea military exercises. Ms. Kim also demanded that the exercises be canceled. They are set to begin next week, however, preliminary training has

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27 Apr 2021

Ransomware Group Threatens DC Cops with Informant Data Leak

Russian-speaking ransomware threat actors have allegedly stolen highly sensitive information pertaining to the Washington DC police department’s informants. The group is called the Babuk group and has issued an ultimatum of three days to pay ransom demands before the data is shared with local gangs and the public. The group

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09 Apr 2021

Washington State educational organizations targeted in cryptojacking spree

Palo Alto Networks recently released an advisory warning that several recent crypto-jacking incidents have targeted education institutions in Washington State. Crypto-jacking is a type of cyberattack in which attackers use deception tactics to install cryptocurrency mining components that leech off of computational power without being noticed or detected. Different types

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23 Mar 2021

Alleged North Korean Operative Makes First U.S. Court Appearance

On Monday, alleged North Korean intelligence operative Mun Chol Myong appeared in federal court in Washington. Myong faces charges of laundering funds for North Korea to evade US and UN sanctions. Myong’s trial marks the first prosecution of its kind as relations between the Biden administration and North Korea struggle.

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18 Mar 2021

China Plans to Ask U.S. to Roll Back Trump Policies in Alaska Meeting

Beijing allegedly plans to pressure the Biden administration to reverse many anti-China policies introduced during the Trump presidency. The two leaders are set to meet face to face this week for the first time since President Biden’s election. The meeting will occur in Alaska and offer both sides a chance

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06 Jan 2021

Violent threats ripple through far-right internet forums ahead of protest

Conservative online forums have been buzzing with far-right activists discussing an upcoming protest scheduled for today in Washington, DC. The march was scheduled to coincide with the congressional certification of the election. However, the forums have also been filled with threats and expectations of violence. Due to this development, May

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26 Oct 2020

Armenia and Azerbaijan Agree to Cease-Fire After Talks in Washington

After a month of violent clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a cease-fire brokered by the US and based on commitments made in Moscow in early October. Both entities have agreed to the cease-fire for humanitarian concerns as several civilian casualties have been recorded. Azerbaijan’s envoy to

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22 Oct 2020

As rivalry with Washington heats up, Beijing commemorates ‘victory’ in ‘war to resist US aggression’

On this week 70 years ago, a war called the “War the Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea” by the Chinese occurred. The war’s anniversary celebrations are often an occasion for anti-US rhetoric, as the war was seen as a great victory by China and North Korea. Depending on China’s

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04 Aug 2020

Microsoft’s Talks to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Operations Raise Ire in China

Earlier this week, Washington released an ultimatum to the company behind the popular social media platform TikTok, asking the Chinese company to sell the app’s US operations or risk being banned from the country. This has raised suspicions over the US’s aims to sabotage China’s technological advancements. China is also

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06 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Cases Near 100,000 as Countries Struggle to Contain Spread

On Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases neared 100,000 as infections outside of China are growing and cities are struggling with the epidemic. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are currently 98,698 confirmed cases worldwide, more than a fifth of which are in countries other than China.

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