Study: North Korea Using Bitcoin to Finance Nuclear Weapons Development

A study from the U.K. Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) found North Korea using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to circumvent international sanctions. The authors warned Pyongyang’s cybercrime network could “become a sustained security challenge” as it seeks more untraceable methods of laundering money and keeping its business secret from international regulators.

Cryptocurrencies tumble after S. Korea hack

WATCH: Netanyahu Says He Will Name Golan Heights Town After Trump

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he plans to name a community in the Golan Heights after President Trump, paying homage to the U.S. president’s recent decision to recognize the strategic plateau as Israeli territory. 

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he plans to name a community in the Golan Heights after President Trump, paying homage to the U.S. president's recent decision to recognize the strategic plateau as Israeli territory.

Jared Kushner Implies Two-State Solution ‘Failed’

TEL AVIV – Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Tuesday said previously attempts to broker a two-state solution had “failed” and the long-anticipated “deal of the century” would be different.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Senior advisor to the President of the United States, Jared Kushner, stands on stage at the TIME 100 Summit on April 23, 2019 in New York City. The day-long TIME 100 Summit showcases the annual TIME 100 list of the most influential people …

Russia Offers Kim Jong-un ‘Simple’ Caviar Feast for North Korea Summit

Russian chefs will indulge a request from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to enjoy the finest in local Russian cuisine during a summit between Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin in eastern Vladivostok this week, the governor of the city’s Primorsky region said on Wednesday.

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Philippines: Duterte Threatens to Declare War on Canada over Trash Dump

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to “declare war” on Canada in remarks Tuesday, claiming he would personally sail across the Pacific and dump tons of trash onto the nation if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not agree to take back the garbage it had imported to the island nation.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) talks to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017. World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP …

Egyptian Referendum to Extend Sisi’s Term Passes with 88% Support

The referendum to approve constitutional amendments that extended Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s term, granted permission for him to run for another six years in 2024, and increased the powers of his office has passed with over 88% of votes cast in favor, according to the Egyptian election commission.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

New Zealand: ‘No Evidence’ for Sri Lanka Claim Jihad Was Revenge for Christchurch

Officials from other nations are disputing, or at least declining to support, Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene’s contention that the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings in his country, which killed 359 people as of the latest count, were intended as retaliation for the shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.

Baby Joseph Gomes prays standing next to coffins of his family members killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Gomes lost five members of his family. The six near-simultaneous attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels and three related blasts later Sunday …

Nigeria: Survivors Kill Man for Ramming Car into Children at Easter Parade

Police in Nigeria are investigating a road rage incident that resulted in several deaths and injuries of children participating in an Easter Sunday parade after an angry driver allegedly plowed his car into the procession for blocking the road, several news outlets reported this week.

Nigeria Police Chief Mohammed Adamu.

Yemen: Houthis Vow to Launch Missiles at Saudi Arabia, UAE if Truce Falls Apart

Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen will not hesitate to fire missiles that can reach Riyadh, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi if the fragile ceasefire now in place in the country’s main port city of Hodeidah fails to prevent violence from escalating further, the leader of the Shiite rebels warned on Monday.

The Associated Press

Tim McGraw Cancels Luxury Cuba Experience After Trump Crackdown

Country music star Tim McGraw canceled a series of concerts in Cuba, Spanish-language media reported Monday, shortly following the Trump administration’s announcement of new policies to keep Americans from engaging in tourism on the island and enriching the repressive Castro regime.

BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 15: Musician Tim McGraw performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Tim McGraw at the iHeartRadio Theater on October 15, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Cuban Pastor, Wife Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Homeschooling

The Cuban communist regime sentenced Evangelical Pastor Ramón Rigal to two years in prison – and his wife Ayda Expósito to a year and half – on Monday for homeschooling their children, less than a week after their arrest for promoting the practice.

Homeschooling