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7h ago

U.S. and Asian allies impose new sanctions on North Korea after ICBM test

The U.S., South Korean and Japanese sanctions against North Korean officials linked to Pyongyang’s weapons programs follow its largest intercontinental ballistic missile test last month.
An undated photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 27 November 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C-L) walking with his daughter, presumed to be his second child, Ju-ae (C-R), during a photo session with the contributors to the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM Hwasongpho-17 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
Successful test launch of Hwasongpho-17, Pyongyang, North Korea - 27 Nov 2022
An undated photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 27 November 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C-L) walking with his daughter, presumed to be his second child, Ju-ae (C-R), during a photo session with the contributors to the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM Hwasongpho-17 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
Successful test launch of Hwasongpho-17, Pyongyang, North Korea - 27 Nov 2022
7h ago

Rape charge in Australia Parliament case is dropped over mental health worries

A prosecutor said a trial would cause life-threatening trauma to the woman who accused a senior colleague of sexually assaulting her in a Parliament House office.
Former Liberal Party staffer Bruce Lehrmann leaves the ACT Supreme Court in Canberra, on Oct. 27, 2022. An Australian prosecutor says he dropped a rape charge against Lehrmann, a former government adviser, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, because of the life-threatening trauma a trial would cause the woman allegedly assaulted in a Parliament House office.
Former Liberal Party staffer Bruce Lehrmann leaves the ACT Supreme Court in Canberra, on Oct. 27, 2022. An Australian prosecutor says he dropped a rape charge against Lehrmann, a former government adviser, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, because of the life-threatening trauma a trial would cause the woman allegedly assaulted in a Parliament House office.
15h ago

Police detonate explosive envelope delivered to U.S. Embassy in Madrid

Over the past couple of days, similar explosive letters were sent to other locations throughout Spain, including the Spanish Defense Ministry.
A Spanish policeman stands guard near the U.S. embassy in Madrid, on Dec. 1, 2022, after they received a letter bomb.
A Spanish policeman stands guard near the U.S. embassy in Madrid, on Dec. 1, 2022, after they received a letter bomb.

'Squid Game' actor indicted on indecent assault charges

The trial for Oh Young-soo, the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe after he was named the top supporting actor for his role in the Netflix drama, will begin in February.
Oh Young-soo in "Squid Game".
Oh Young-soo in "Squid Game".

Chinese firm selling surveillance tech to Iran comes under scrutiny

Tiandy is “the most dangerous Chinese company most people have never heard of,” said one expert.
Tiandy Technologies Co.'s Surveillance Systems In The Chinese City Of Tianjin
Tiandy Technologies Co.'s Surveillance Systems In The Chinese City Of Tianjin
19h ago

Prominent Guatemalan investigative newspaper 'El Periódico' halts print edition

The paper’s president. José Rubén Zamora, who oversaw dozens of corruption investigations, was arrested in July by the government.
Guatemalan journalist Jose Ruben Zamora
Guatemalan journalist Jose Ruben Zamora
20h ago

El Salvador investigative journalists sue spyware maker in U.S. federal court

“These spyware attacks were an attempt to silence our sources and deter us from doing journalism,” said Carlos Dada, co-founder and director of El Faro, an investigative news outlet.
Abranch of the Israeli NSO Group near Sapir, Israel, on Aug. 24, 2021.
Abranch of the Israeli NSO Group near Sapir, Israel, on Aug. 24, 2021.
21h ago

Elon Musk's Twitter risks opening floodgates of hate speech and extremism in India

“You just don’t know what he is thinking. And it is scary,” the founder of a website that fights hate speech said of Musk.
Pratik Sinha, one of the founders of Alt News, near his office in Kolkata, India on Nov 28, 2022.
Pratik Sinha, one of the founders of Alt News, near his office in Kolkata, India on Nov 28, 2022.
21h ago

Biden to use first White House state dinner in 3 years to smooth things over with oldest U.S. ally

The dinner is a chance for the leaders to toast each other and their respective countries and strengthen ties that have frayed amid disputes over trade and national security.
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes US President Joe Biden (L) before their meeting at the French Embassy to the Vatican in Rome on October 29, 2021.
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes US President Joe Biden (L) before their meeting at the French Embassy to the Vatican in Rome on October 29, 2021.

Heaviest Ukraine fighting rages in the east, NATO seeks to sustain support against Russia

In the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Russian forces tried to make further advances and shelled several towns.
Ukrainian tank rolls along a road in Bakhmut, in the country's east.
Ukrainian tank rolls along a road in Bakhmut, in the country's east.
1d ago

This California city asked where its recycling went. The answer wasn't pretty.

Palo Alto found that some 60% of its recyclables got shipped abroad, with little transparency as to their fate.
Shipping box with a map of East/Southeast Asia, filled with recyclable trash.
Shipping box with a map of East/Southeast Asia, filled with recyclable trash.