Author: Bianca Berger

Kashmir Police Shoot Militants In Wake Of Targeted Killings

On Monday, top commander of the militant group The Resistance Front and his right-hand deputy died in a shootout in New Delhi, according to Indian police in Kashmir. The Resistance Front is reportedly responsible for dozens of targeted killings across India, according to Reuters. Abbas Sheikh, who was chief of

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Pegasus Spyware Warrants International Cyber Security Attention

Over the last week, The Washington Post along with 16 partners conducted an investigation, which revealed a military-grade spyware for tracking terrorists. Licensed by an Israeli firm to governments around the world, it was used in 37 successful smartphone hacks of journalists, business executives, and human rights activists. The Israeli

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Italy Affirms Relationship with U.S. More Important Than China

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio affirmed on Monday that Italy’s transatlantic relationship with the United States is far more important than their relationship with China. Partnerships like NATO and the EU are equally as important to Di Maio, as he described them as “absolutely incomparable” while standing beside U.S.

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Protests In Georgia Rise Again Over LGBT March

Civil riots erupted in Georgia this week over the brutal beatings of LGBT activists, specifically a journalist named Alexander Lashkarava. In the wake of these uprisings, per Reuters, many protestors are calling for the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to resign among accusations of allowing street violence against peaceful groups.

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Vitasoy Incident Sets Off Chain Reaction In China

An employee of Vitasoy International Holdings Limited caused stock for the company to plummet the most dramatically since 2008, after the stabbing of a policeman in Hong Kong, as stated in Bloomberg News. The incident, which occurred on July 1st, comes at a time when tensions between residents and city

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Cambodia Charges Environmental Activists With Plotting

This week, Cambodia charged four environmental activists with conspiracy to plot against the country’s king. Per U.S. News, last week three of the activists documented industrial waste being emptied into a city river. The activists are part of an environmental group called Mother Nature and according to mothernaturecambodia.org, their goal

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Troops Withdrawal, Afghan Forces Seek Base In Qatar

As foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan, several security officials working for NATO have approached Qatar requesting a base to train Afghan special forces. According to Reuters, over the last 20 years, 36 different countries have been part of NATO’s Resolute Support mission for Afghanistan off and on. These 36 separate

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China, Taiwan Clash Over COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

Earlier this week, China and Taiwan exchanged accusations of using COVID-19 vaccines as political tools. According to Reuters, China and Taiwan have had disagreements throughout the pandemic, going back to March 2020 ranging from China’s transparency about the virus’ spread and Taiwan’s lack of access to the World Health Organization.

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IAEA Monitoring May Prove Crucial To Nuclear Deal

Over the last week, Iran and the United States revived discussions over rejoining the nuclear deal from 2015 in Vienna. These discussions continue in the wake of the U.N. watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) extending its recently expired monitoring agreement of Iran through June 18, per Reuters. The extension

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“Political Solution” In Yemen May Be Closer Than We Think

As the civil war in Yemen continues, political leaders are calling for a return to the negotiating table. According to Al-Jazeera, on Tuesday, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman released comments about wanting to push Iran and the rest of the Middle East toward success. He also called upon the

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European Defense Jet Prototype to Fly by 2027

Europe is stepping up its regional defense this week after a deal was struck between France, Germany, and Spain for the development of a new fighter jet. According to Reuters, the jet will have both manned and unmanned capabilities and is the largest defense project ever for Europe, with an

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Ukraine President Calls For NATO Military Support

  This week, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis called for a steeper response from NATO in the Eastern European region spanning from the Baltic to the Black Sea. This region of Eastern Europe includes Romania, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, and more. The call for increased allied presence on the eastern

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