North Korea Just Announced It Will Stop Conducting Nuclear And Missile Tests

Kcna / Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Saturday that the reclusive nation is suspending all nuclear and long-range missile tests, and will close its nuclear testing site ahead of a potential meeting with President Donald Trump. “The suspension of nuclear testing is an important process for global…

Twitter Has Banned Kaspersky Lab From Buying Ads On Its Platform

Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky. Mary Turner / Reuters Twitter has banned Kaspersky Lab, an industry-leading cybersecurity company accused of having ties to the Russian government, from purchasing ads on the social media company’s platform. The ban took effect in January, but was revealed to the public only Friday in…

Belgium Is Investigating 3 Companies For Selling Chemical Weapons Ingredient To Syria

A photo taken April 17 shows a section of tunnels under the Syrian town of Douma that rebels used to avoid government bombs. Stringer / AFP / Getty Images Belgian prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into whether three Belgian firms provided chemicals to Syria that could have been used…

Trump Keeps Saying ISIS Has Been Defeated. But The US Military Says It’s Gaining Ground.

Syrian government airstrikes near Deir ez-Zor last year. Stringer / AFP / Getty Images After months of saying ISIS had lost nearly all of the land in Syria that it once controlled, US military officials acknowledged Tuesday that ISIS fighters are on the rebound in some areas and that the…

Two People Have Reportedly Died And Several Others Beaten And Jailed Because They Oppose Their President Serving Until 2034

A protester throws a rock at members of the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling party, in a demonstration against President Nkurunziza serving a third term in 2015. Carl De Souza / AFP / Getty Images NAIROBI — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Burundi government of beating…

Russia Is Trying To Block The Messaging App Telegram And People Are Not Happy About It

In the process, Russia’s telecommunications watchdog managed to ban a number of online games, mobile services, and credit card terminals. On Friday, Moscow’s Tagansky district court approved a request to block messaging app Telegram after the company refused to hand over encryption keys. The app has been accused by the…

China’s Weibo Just Walked Back A Ban On LGBT Content After Users Protested

Afp / AFP / Getty Images China’s Weibo, the popular Twitter-like microblog site, has said it will not suppress LGBT content as planned, following a public outcry. Thousands of Weibo users protested a three-month “clean-up campaign” that would have targeted LGBT content along with other subjects deemed obscene. Over the…

India Is Heartbroken Over The Rape And Murder Of A Young Muslim Girl

Protesters demand the death penalty for the killers of Asifa Bano. – / AFP / Getty Images NEW DELHI — The abduction, rape, and murder of an 8-year-old girl allegedly overseen by a retired government officer has outraged India and thrust the country’s pervasive rape culture into the limelight once…

Britain Has Set Out Its Most Detailed Explanation Yet For Why It Believes Russia Is Responsible For The Salisbury Poisoning

Police officers near the scene where Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were found in Salisbury on March 16. Jack Taylor / Getty Images The British government has set out its most detailed explanation yet of why it believes Russia is responsible for the attempted assassinations of former Russian spy…

Britain Has Set Out Its Most Detailed Explanation Yet For Why It Believes Russia Is Responsible For The Salisbury Poisoning

Police officers near the scene where Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were found in Salisbury on March 16. Jack Taylor / Getty Images The British government has set out its most detailed explanation yet of why it believes Russia is responsible for the attempted assassinations of former Russian spy…

This Case Could Have The ICC Rule On Gender Violence For The First Time

Malian women pose during a dinner in their home, on Jan. 31, 2013, shortly after Timbuktu was recaptured from Islamist militants by French-led forces. Fred Dufour / AFP / Getty Images The International Criminal Court is charging a militant linked to al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) with gender-based persecution, which…

This Case Could Have The ICC Rule On Gender Violence For The First Time

Malian women pose during a dinner in their home, on Jan. 31, 2013, shortly after Timbuktu was recaptured from Islamist militants by French-led forces. Fred Dufour / AFP / Getty Images The International Criminal Court is charging a militant linked to al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) with gender-based persecution, which…

A NATO Member Just Revealed It Has Captured Four Russian Spies In The Last Year

Mikhail Petrov KAPO Four Russian spies, including an intelligence agent who had sought political asylum and a man accused of trying to hack into government networks, have been captured in Estonia, it has been revealed. The arrests and convictions, announced in an annual report released Thursday by Estonia’s Internal Security…

The Chemical Weapons Watchdog Has Confirmed Novichok Was Used In The Salisbury Spy Poisoning

Police officers in protective suits and masks work near the scene where former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were discovered after being attacked with a nerve agent on 16 March. Jack Taylor / Getty Images The global chemical weapons watchdog has said that former Russian spy Sergei…

Here’s Why A US Decision On What To Do In Syria Is Taking So Long

Pro-government forces advance toward the town of Douma, Syria. Rebels withdrew on Monday. Stringer / AFP / Getty Images Facing pressure to keep his word to punish the Syrian government for a suspected chemical weapons attack over the weekend, President Donald Trump and his advisers appear to be having a…

Everyone Thought The Russians Wouldn’t Bother To Defend Themselves Against Mueller’s Charges. Then This Happened.

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who owns Concord Management. Pool / Reuters A Russian company that has been charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election took the startling step Wednesday of hiring US defense lawyers, raising the possibility of a legal challenge to an indictment that was not expected to…

Everyone Thought The Russians Wouldn’t Bother To Defend Themselves Against Mueller’s Charges. Then This Happened.

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who owns Concord Management. Pool / Reuters A Russian company that has been charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election took the startling step Wednesday of hiring US defense lawyers, raising the possibility of a legal challenge to an indictment that was not expected to…

Trump Warned Russia That He’d Bomb Syria. Here’s A Bunch Of Times He Said He Wouldn’t Do That.

“For all of those fools that want to attack Syria, the US has lost the vital element of surprise — so stupid — could be a disaster!” “The element of surprise” has long been one of Trump’s favorite talking points about US military strategy. Here’s 17 times he’s used it.…

Netflix Says It’s Up To Viewers To Decide Whether A New Show Glorifies A Brutal Drug War Or Not

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Romeo Ranoco / Reuters Drug policy groups and rights advocates are calling on Netflix to cancel a controversial new show, Amo, that they say normalizes Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs. Since 2016, at least 4,000 people suspected of using drugs have been killed…

Trump Told Syria And Russia To “Get Ready” For A Missile Strike, But The White House Says It Has Not Decided How To Respond To The Recent Attack

US President Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on Monday. Afp Contributor / AFP / Getty Images President Trump has told Syria and its close ally Russia to “get ready” for a missile strike on Syria, but a White House…

More Than 250 People Have Been Killed In A Military Plane Crash In Algeria

An Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft, the same model as the plane that crashed. Paul Kane / Getty Images More than 250 people were killed in a military plane crash in the north of Algeria on Wednesday. The plane crashed soon after takeoff in a field near an air base in Boufarik,…

Facebook, Google And Twitter’s Other Election Problem Is Their Largest Market: India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on Sept. 27, 2015. Susana Bates / AFP / Getty Images As Facebook, Google, and Twitter continue to do damage control over their platforms’ role in unauthorized data collection, foreign election meddling, and…

Facebook, Google And Twitter’s Other Election Problem Is Their Largest Market: India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on Sept. 27, 2015. Susana Bates / AFP / Getty Images As Facebook, Google, and Twitter continue to do damage control over their platforms’ role in unauthorized data collection, foreign election meddling, and…

The Secret Lover Of An “Assassinated” Russian Whistleblower Will Testify At His Inquest After BuzzFeed News Tracked Her Down

Elmira Medynska / Instagram / Via Instagram: @elmiramedins The inquest into the death of the Russian whistleblower Alexander Perepilichnyy will hear key evidence from the woman he met secretly on the eve of his death — who was called to testify only after she was tracked down by BuzzFeed News.…

The Secret Lover Of An “Assassinated” Russian Whistleblower Will Testify At His Inquest After BuzzFeed News Tracked Her Down

Elmira Medynska / Instagram / Via Instagram: @elmiramedins The inquest into the death of the Russian whistleblower Alexander Perepilichnyy will hear key evidence from the woman he met secretly on the eve of his death — who was called to testify only after she was tracked down by BuzzFeed News.…

Trump Won’t Say When An Attack On Syria Might Come. But He’s Canceled His Weekend Plans.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at a White House briefing on Syria Monday. Mark Wilson / Getty Images In keeping with President Donald Trump’s campaign vow not to give the enemy advance knowledge of US actions, the White House on Tuesday said it would “not broadcast” what the US was…

Five Rangers Have Been Killed In The Deadliest-Ever Attack In Africa’s Oldest Wildlife Sanctuary

Aude Genet / AFP / Getty Images / File NAIROBI — Five rangers and one driver from Virunga National Park have died after being attacked by a militia group in what officials say is the deadliest attack in the famous reserve’s 93-year history. A spokesperson for the park in the…

This Is What It Was Like In The Aftermath Of The Alleged Chemical Attack In Syria

Warning: This post contains graphic images and videos. A suspected chemical attack over the weekend killed at least 40 people in Douma, Syria, a rebel-held town near Damascus, according to local media and activists on the ground. The Syrian government denied allegations that a poison gas was dropped on the…

Someone Needs To Convince Me This Picture Of A Bottle Isn’t Real

Way too real. People on Twitter are freaking out after realizing that this bottle is actually a drawing. Yep, that’s a drawing. みやかわ / Via Twitter: @miya_drawing The artist is a college student named Miyakawa, who goes by @miya_drawing. He drew the Mitsuya Cider bottle with colored pencils. みやかわ /…

This Japanese Guy Is Playing Through “Minecraft” With No Instructions And It Is A Joy To Watch

How can a YouTube gaming video be so peaceful? You may have heard of artist PiroPito thanks to his famous creepypasta YouTube video “Username:666.” youtube.com Well, the artist has recently taken on a more wholesome pursuit: filming himself playing Minecraft without any instructions. youtube.com It’s just him trying to figure…