US Imposes First Sanctions on North Korea After Missile Launch

The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on six North Koreans, a Russian, and a Russian firm for supporting the ballistic missile programs of North Korea, imposing the punishments after North Korea tested a pair of new missiles last week. …

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British Council Employee Aras Amiri Returns to UK After Release From Iranian Prison

British Council employee Aras Amiri has returned to the United Kingdom after her release from a prison in Iran following the acquittal of spying charges set against her. “We are very pleased to confirm that British Council employee and Iranian …

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U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee Seeks Information from House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has requested House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily provide information about communications regarding the insurrection. In a letter released on Jan. 12, the Committee is asking information …

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Turkmenistan To Export Gas, Electricity To Kazakhstan

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov said that Turkmenistan is ready to start exporting natural gas and electricity to Kazakhstan from March, hoping the situation will be normalized in the neighboring state in near future. Meredov made the commitment during the …

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Fact-checkers Urge Youtube to Fight Disinformation

Fact-checkers from around the world have urged Youtube to help fight against disinformation. More than 80 fact-checking organizations from around the world have written an open letter to YouTube chief Susan Wojcicki.  The group of fact-checkers which included groups such …

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Germany Threatens to Ban Telegram

German Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) has threatened to ban the Telegram chat service. According to Faeser, Telegram is disregarding the German Network Enforcement Acta and has allowed extremists to plan illegal activities on their platform. “We …

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Hong Kong Government Accuses The Economist Magazine of Bias

Hong Kong’s government has accused the Economist magazine of being biased after publishing an article about the city’s recent Legislative Council election. The Economist article detailed how the Dec. 19 city election was vetted so only “patriots” could run for …

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US Halts Flights After North Korea Missile Test

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halted all departures at several west coast airports in the United States while North Korea was testing a ballistic missile, its second weapons test in less than a week. “Full operations resumed in less than …

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