OPINION – Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Tie To ‘Historic Shift” Away From ‘Perilous Profiteering
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OPINION – Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Tie To ‘Historic Shift” Away From ‘Perilous Profiteering

The latest Don’t Bank on the Bomb report, released Thursday, sheds light on the early impacts of a global treaty banning nuclear weapons worldwide while also exposing the companies and financial institutions responsible for continuing to build up governments’ arsenals.”This report looks at those with vested interests to keep a nuclear arms race going.”The new…

ARAB NEWS: Saudi Arabia launches the first “flying museum” in the world
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ARAB NEWS: Saudi Arabia launches the first “flying museum” in the world

JEDDAH: “October 29, 2021 at 1:31 am — I crossed the border into Saudi Arabia, my 197th & FINAL country!” After 10 years touring the world, American travel blogger Drew Binsky successfully reached his finish line in the Kingdom, posting the above words to his Facebook account. Binsky from Arizona landed at King Abdulaziz International…

UK NEWS: UK Royal Navy Strike Group Drilling With Oman, UAE In Middle East
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UK NEWS: UK Royal Navy Strike Group Drilling With Oman, UAE In Middle East

Shabab Oman II and HMS Queen Elizabeth on Oct. 31, 2021. Royal Navy Photo KUALA LUMPUR – The United Kingdom Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG 21) is now in the Middle East to conduct engagements before returning home in December. After concluding its participation in a maiden joint exercise with India last week,…

SAUDI ARABIA NEWS: Saudi Arabia’s secret shopper tool increases efficiency
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SAUDI ARABIA NEWS: Saudi Arabia’s secret shopper tool increases efficiency

JEDDAH: “October 29, 2021 at 1: 31 a.m. — I crossed the border into Saudi Arabia, my 197th & FINAL country!” After 10 years touring the world, American travel blogger Drew Binsky successfully reached his finish line in the Kingdom, posting the above words to his Facebook account. Binsky from Arizona landed at King Abdulaziz…

RUSSIA NEWS: Rivals on World Stage, Russia and U.S. Quietly Seek Areas of Accord
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RUSSIA NEWS: Rivals on World Stage, Russia and U.S. Quietly Seek Areas of Accord

RUSSIA NEWS: There have been a series of beneath-the-surface meetings between the two countries as the Biden administration applies a more sober approach to relations with the Kremlin. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and President Biden in June in Geneva. The summit set off a series of contacts between the two countries.Credit…Doug Mills/The New…

FRANCE NEWS: The Latest: France and India agree to increase Indo-Pacific ties –
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FRANCE NEWS: The Latest: France and India agree to increase Indo-Pacific ties –

ROME — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit taking place in Rome: ROME — French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to boost ties in the Indo-Pacific region during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit. Macron said that India and France will hold…

RELIGION: “This situation is horrible”, say Christians of increasingly worse life in North Korea
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RELIGION: “This situation is horrible”, say Christians of increasingly worse life in North Korea

North Korea is consistently ranked as the worst nation in the world in persecuting Christians. The nation is known for violating human rights as well as brutally repressing the freedom of citizens. Now, unfortunately, conditions within the reclusive country of East Asia are getting worse, a real internal chaos with increasing food shortages and hunger.…

MICROSOFT NUMBER: Microsoft Digital Defense Report Provides Insights On Nation-State Attack
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MICROSOFT NUMBER: Microsoft Digital Defense Report Provides Insights On Nation-State Attack

Microsoft is proud to promote Cybersecurity Awareness Month as part of our ongoing commitment to security for all. Year-round, Microsoft tracks nation-state threat activities to help protect organizations and individuals from these advanced persistent actors. We’re constantly improving our capabilities to bring better detections, threat context, and actor knowledge to our customers so they can…

INDIA NEWS: Q&A: ‘Religious freedom conditions in India greatly concerning’
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INDIA NEWS: Q&A: ‘Religious freedom conditions in India greatly concerning’

INDIA NEWS: Boston, United States – In April this year, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent, bipartisan federal government commission, recommended India be placed on a religious freedom blacklist for the second year in a row. In its annual report for 2021 (PDF), the commission, which makes religious freedom and…

RUSSIA NEWS: Russia’s Broad Cybersurveillance Operation Renews Despite Sanctions
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RUSSIA NEWS: Russia’s Broad Cybersurveillance Operation Renews Despite Sanctions

RUSSIA NEWS: Russia has renewed its broad cybersurveillance operation just months after President Biden placed sanctions against Moscow as a response to several spy operations it conducted around the globe. Microsoft said it recently notified more than 600 organizations that they had been the target of about 23,000 attempts to enter their systems.Credit… Eva Hambach/Agence…

RUSSIA NEWS: Russia Blocks UN Sanctions Experts Contract Renewal
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RUSSIA NEWS: Russia Blocks UN Sanctions Experts Contract Renewal

RUSSIA NEWS: Foreign Policy illustration/Getty Images A team of United Nations experts, responsible for investigating U.N. sanction violations in the Central African Republic, appeared before a U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee on June 4. They were present to give a confidential briefing on a forthcoming report that targeted Russian nationals. The 184-page report contained an…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Press Briefing By Press Secretary Jen Psaki, October 19, 2021
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Press Briefing By Press Secretary Jen Psaki, October 19, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:07 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  All right, a couple of items for all of you at the top.  With the pandemic taking a toll on so many young people, today we released a comprehensive overview of actions in the administration that we’re taking to improve access and care…

Front Page: N. Korea Fires Suspected Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile: Seoul
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Front Page: N. Korea Fires Suspected Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile: Seoul

N. Korea fires suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile: Seoul By Sunghee Hwang Seoul (AFP) Oct 19, 2021 North Korea fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, the South’s military said, the nuclear-armed country’s latest advance in weapons technology and one that could give it a second-strike capability. The test came with both…

GAMES: Suit Up With Crysis Remastered Trilogy Today For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
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GAMES: Suit Up With Crysis Remastered Trilogy Today For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

We’re delighted to let you know that Crysis Remastered Trilogy is out now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! Crysis Remastered Trilogy is a great value all-in-one bundle featuring the remasters of the iconic single-player campaigns from Crysis, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3. You can also purchase all games individually, as Crysis 2 Remastered…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: White House Appoints 2021-2022 Class Of White House Fellows
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: White House Appoints 2021-2022 Class Of White House Fellows

Today, the President’s Commission on White House Fellows announced the appointment of the 2021-2022 class of White House Fellows, the most diverse class in the history of the program. The prestigious White House Fellowship program embeds professionals from diverse backgrounds for a year of working as a full-time, paid fellow for White House staff, Cabinet…

Front Page: N. Korean Army Gives A Brutal Show Of Strength. Bravery. And Morale’
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Front Page: N. Korean Army Gives A Brutal Show Of Strength. Bravery. And Morale’

A shirtless soldier smashes two glass bottles together, adding to a pile of shards on the ground as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on, grinning. The man lies down on the debris and a comrade puts a thick concrete block on his chest, before smashing it with a sledgehammer. The scene was part…

CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: North Korea Targets Crypto Users With Spear-Phishing Attacks According to UN
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CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: North Korea Targets Crypto Users With Spear-Phishing Attacks According to UN

CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: Source: Adobe/BirgitKorber A UN report has alleged North Korea is conducting spear-phishing activities on the crypto industry, and is looking to attack crypto users in a range of nations, including across the border in South Korea. Per Newsis and SBS, the UN says that it has seen evidence that Pyongyang-linked hackers and…

OPINION: Four-Day School Weeks, Domestic Terrorism, North Korea: RAND Weekly Recap
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OPINION: Four-Day School Weeks, Domestic Terrorism, North Korea: RAND Weekly Recap

This week, we discuss the trade-offs of a shorter school week; why countering domestic terrorism may require a new U.S. intelligence strategy; data showing that Black motorists are more likely to be charged with a misdemeanor for excessive speeding; the big unanswered question of the Afghanistan war; how North Korea evades sanctions; and some techniques…

Front Page: UN Rights Report Warns N. Korea Of’starvation Risk’
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Front Page: UN Rights Report Warns N. Korea Of’starvation Risk’

North Korea’s most vulnerable are “at risk of starvation” with the economy worsening due to a self-imposed coronavirus blockade, and UN sanctions imposed over the country’s nuclear programmes should be eased, a UN human rights expert said Wednesday. The impoverished nation has been behind a rigid blockade since early last year to protect itself from…

OPINION: Xi Jinping's Mirage Democracy
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OPINION: Xi Jinping's Mirage Democracy

In a speech on Thursday, Xi Jinping told his fellow Chinese communists that they are representatives of a democratic nation. It’s a familiar trope by Xi that he leads a democracy with Chinese characteristics — a trope ostensibly proven by the inane North Korea-style clapping that marked Xi’s arrival on Thursday. Calling on delegates to…

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