Author: Jillian Mulloy

The Climate Crisis: UN Calls Code Red For Humanity

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its first major report in nearly a decade on Monday, turning the spotlight on the escalating climate crisis and its impact on regions around the world. The highly anticipated report, which was written by the world’s leading scientists and signed

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EU Chief Condemns Israeli Software Allegedly Used For Spying On Journalists

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen condemned spyware software licensed to Israeli company NSO Group on Sunday after allegations that the software is being used to hack smartphones belonging to activists, journalists, and government officials worldwide. An investigation that was published on 18 July by 17 media organizations and

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Biden Administration Stands With Cuban Protestors

President Joe Biden announced on Monday that the United States supports the people of Cuba calling for freedom and relief from the COVID-19 pandemic and decades of oppression. As the biggest protests against the Cuban communist government in decades took place this past Sunday, July 11th, statements obtained by CBS

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Jersey Extends Post-Brexit Arrangements For French Fishermen

On Monday, Jersey, a self-governing British Crown Dependency which lies approximately 14 miles off northern France and 85 miles from Britain’s southern shores of the British Channel Islands, agreed to a three-month extension period to post-Brexit transition arrangements. The extension will permit French vessels to continue fishing while negotiations continue

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Washington Silent On Latest Ransomware Attack, Kremlin Says

Washington has reportedly not directly contacted Russia as of Monday following a sophisticated ransomware attack that affected hundreds of U.S. businesses on July 2nd. Security firm Huntress Labs reported to Reuters that they believe the attack is linked to a Russian affiliated ransomware gang known as REvil. The notorious hacking

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Taiwan Condemns Hong Kong After Expelling Officials

The Taiwanese government denounced Hong Kong on Monday, following mounting pressure from officials to accept the terms of Beijing’s “one-China” claim to Taiwan. Taiwan responded by ordering its staff at the representative office to immediately leave the Chinese-controlled city after the government continued to demand support for a document that

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Navalny Ally Ends Election Bid Following Extremist Ruling

Russian opposition figure Lyubov Sobol announced Monday she was ending her bid for a seat in Russia’s parliament following a court ruling last week that branded organizations linked to Alexei Navalny “extremist” and unable to run for office. Navalny, who is currently serving two and a half years in jail

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Russian Troll Accounts Continue To Infiltrate Far-Right Websites

Researchers from social media-research firm Graphika and nonprofit organization Advance Democracy Inc. have recently published a report that provides evidence of an active group of Russian users continuing to troll internet websites that tend to those on the far-right political spectrum. The group, which Graphika has linked to multiple interference

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Philippine President Puts Gag Order On Government Over South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has officially placed a gag order on his cabinet over discussions pertaining to the recent disputes in the South China Sea. The order was implemented after key cabinet members publicly condemned and criticized Beijing for the Chinese presence in their waters, most notably Foreign Affairs Secretary

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Georgian Opposition Leader Freed After E.U. Posts Bail

Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia has been freed from pre-trial detention after the E.U. posted his bail. Melia, who was arrested on allegations of instigating violence during anti-government demonstrations in June 2019, is the chairman of Georgia’s United National Movement (E.N.M.) opposition party. Police stormed E.N.M. headquarters this past February

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