National Security

Google feels the future is in China

Google Engineer: Company Blacklisted Dissident to Please Chinese Government

A Google software engineer revealed concerning details about the company’s efforts to please the government China before it launched its latest entry into the country — the censored Chinese search app “Project Dragonfly” — which allegedly included the company blacklisting Chinese dissidents from its buildings for fear of upsetting the Chinese government.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte Tells Philippines: ‘Kill Bishops,’ ‘90% of Priests Are Gay’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte used the occasion of an award ceremony for “Child-friendly Municipalities and Cities” on Wednesday to call on his population to “kill bishops” for being “good for nothing.” On Friday, at a labor event, Duterte disparaged priests as being “90 percent gay.”

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UN Fails to Pass Anti-Hamas Resolution

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday failed to pass a resolution condemning Hamas, serving a crushing defeat to Israel and its American ally after weeks of diplomacy.

The USS Curtis Wilbur and USS Antietam (seen) conducted a routine transit to demonstrate US commitment "to a free and open Indo-Pacific," Colonel Rob Manning told reporters at a press briefing

Report: U.S. Warships to ‘Challenge’ Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters

The U.S. Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell near Russia-contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as it begun taking the necessary steps to sail a warship into the Black Sea, west of Russia, amid increased tensions in the wake of the Kremlin’s seizure of three Ukrainian military vessels.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit back at US criticism, calling on Donald Trump to name an ally that has sacrificed more against militancy

Pakistan Cracks Down on U.S.-Based, Christian Charities

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration is kicking out 18 international charities based in the United States and Europe after refusing their final appeal to remain in the country, the latest move in a “systematic crackdown” on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the nation, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday.

Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani: U.S. Seeking Negotiations with Iran ‘Every Day’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani reportedly claimed this week that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is making daily attempts to negotiate with the Islamic Republic, suggesting that America is willing to suspend sanctions against Tehran if the Shiite powerhouse gives in to its demands.

North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Hwasong-14 lauched at an undisclosed place in North Korea in July 2017

Report: North Korea Speeds Up Construction at Long-Range Missile Site

North Korea has spent the past six months “continuously upgrading” a key long-range missile facility despite public promises to reduce investments in military development, according to a report citing satellite image evidence published Wednesday.

China's visiting President Xi Jinping and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa signed a raft of accords as Lisbon, hard hit by the post-2008 crisis, looks to Chinese investment amid some reticence among EU neighbours

Portugal Promises China to ‘Push Forward Belt and Road’

The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, told Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday that his country will “push forward the construction of the Belt and Road” in Europe, China’s plan to control all of the world’s most important transportation hubs.

The worn bars in the cell block are seen at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay, August 11, 2011. Seventy-seven years ago on August 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrived at the new high-security penitentiary designed …

Colombia Protests Dozens of Hostages Held in Venezuela

Colombia presented a complaint to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Wednesday over the “arbitrary detention” of 59 of its citizens by the Maduro regime in Venezuela.