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Russia's forces turn their focus on Ukraine's northeast in what may be an ambitious new offensive

pbs.org Russian forces are probing Ukrainian defenses for weak points in the country’s northeast, an official said Thursday, an area where analysts believe the Kremlin seeks to…

In the Ukraine war, totalitarianism is beating capitalism

aol.com Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago was a shambolic mess. Instead of the quick surrender Russian President Vladimir Putin expected, Ukraine stood firm and an alliance…

Belarus prepares for another fraudulent election

economist.com THE LAST time that Belarus held an election, in August 2020, Alexander Lukashenko was embarrassed. After decades of successful vote rigging, Belarusians seemed determined to…

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown Trying To Kill Entire Crypto Industry: Chamber of Digital Commerce

dailyhodl.com US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are “trying to kill” the entire crypto industry, according to the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The US-based crypto advocacy…

Does the American army’s future lie in Europe or Asia?

economist.com THE YEAR 1973 was pivotal for America’s army. The force was battered and broken from Vietnam. In January the defence secretary announced the end of conscription; two months…

Republicans push for discharge petition against Mike Johnson

newsweek.com Campaign group Republicans for Ukraine are launching a six-figure advertising blitz urging GOP House members to support a discharge petition to pass a bill containing…

Understanding Iran’s Non-State Network

nakedcapitalism.com Yves here. This offering is a reader critical thinking exercise. On the one hand, unlike many articles about The Resistance, it provides useful detail about history and…

Putin is stronger than ever

newsweek.com Vladimir Putin has faced setbacks during his full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Now, two years into the war, circumstances appear to be turning in his favor, and his grip on…

White House struggles to increase pressure on Russia as options dwindle

politico.com Biden squarely blamed Putin for Navalny’s demise. On Tuesday, he promised that a package of “major sanctions” against Moscow would be unveiled at the end of this week. The…

Ric Flair Biopic in the Works From Dwayne Johnson, Seven Bucks

thewrap.com Seven Bucks Productions is developing a project based on the life of the legendary American professional wrestler Ric Flair, TheWrap can exclusively reveal. Dwayne Johnson,…

US Senators’ Efforts To ‘Kill Crypto Industry’ Move Forward, Warns Digital Chamber

bitcoinist.com The Chamber of Digital Commerce has issued a stark warning about proposed legislation that it claims threatens the very foundation of the cryptocurrency industry in the…

Crypto Advocacy Group Urges Senate Banking Chair to Reject Elizabeth Warren’s DAAMLA Bill

cryptonews.com US crypto advocacy group, the Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC), is opposing Senator Elizabeth Warren’s anti money-laundering (AML) DAAMLA legislation, claiming she is…

Why the World Has Never Ended Before and What's Changed

newsweek.com The world is on an elevator to hell, and someone removed the emergency stop button. Standing at the top of the shaft is a demon named Greed with a large pair of clippers and…

Alexei Navalny's Death Is a Loss for Russia and the World

newsweek.com "That's the difference between you and me: you are afraid, and I am not afraid. I realize there is danger, but why should I be afraid?" These words from Alexei Navalny,…

Nuclear Weapons Arsenals Ranked by Country

247wallst.com The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in World War II changed the world and ushered in a new era. Going forward, many countries developed nuclear weapons systems that has…

From Russia, with love: Putin gives North Korea's Kim Jong Un luxury limo

newsweek.com Kim Jong Un received a Russian-made limousine as a personal gift from President Vladimir Putin in a sign of their close ties, North Korea's official Korean Central News…

Investment firms are buying more farmland

morningbrew.com If you want to hedge your bets against inflation, all you have to do is buy bitcoin, gold, or 100 acres of hayfields in Nebraska. The amount of farmland bought by investment…

Putin Gifts Kim Jong Un A Luxury Russian Limo

zerohedge.com Putin Gifts Kim Jong Un A Luxury Russian Limo Russian carmaker Aurus, best known for producing President Vladimir Putin's new bulletproof limo, delivered a new limousine to…

Supporting Ukraine and Israel Will Deter Aggression Around the World

newsweek.com The U.S. Senate voted 70-29 last week to approve more than $95 billion in assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The bill's fate in the House of Representatives remains…

Italy's military mulling space-based supercomputing cloud

theregister.com Italy's Ministry of Defense is exploring a "military space cloud" and has commissioned state-backed aerospace contractor Leonardo to test the concept. The Military Space…

OFAC sanctions 10 wallets linked to LockBit takedown

blockworks.co The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added several wallet addresses tied to two Russian nationals to its specially designated nationals list. Artur Sungatov and…

There's an Upside to all this Geopolitical Uncertainty

newsweek.com In an era of rising geopolitical uncertainty, it is tempting to succumb to pessimism. But the truth is, geopolitical chaos doesn't only create losers. It has the power to…

Countries with the Most Tanks

247wallst.com Armored all-terrain fighting vehicles, known as tanks, first entered the battlefield in World War I. These tanks began the age of mechanized warfare where machines are now…

Police turn LockBit ops site against them

theregister.com In seizing and dismantling LockBit's infrastructure, Western authorities are now making a mockery of the ransomware criminals by promising a long, drawn-out disclosure of…

Bitcoin Comeback Sees Market Worth $1 Trillion Again

asiafinancial.com The market value of bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, has pushed past $1 trillion for the first time since its record heyday of late 2021. Bitcoin has soared 22%…

Putin gave Kim Jong Un a luxury Russian car, deepening their war bromance and ignoring sanctions to do it

businessinsider.com North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on April 25, 2019. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via Reuters Putin gifted Kim Jong Un a…

This year will see more elections than ever. But don’t call it a win for democracy

nbcnews.com LONDON — This year, more than any in recent memory, global democracy rests on the edge of a knife: Never before will so many people around the world have the opportunity to…

Why the United States Needs NATO

nakedcapitalism.com Yves here. I thought readers might enjoy a bit of sport to mix up their informational diet a bit. Behold this piece on the virtues of NATO from the US perspective. I hope…

Russian President Gifts Luxury Car To Kim Jong Un As Token Of 'Special Personal Relations'

benzinga.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has gifted a car to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, further strengthening their diplomatic bond. What Happened: The gift was a token of…

Putin gave Kim Jong Un a Russian-made car in a show of their special ties, North Korea says

apnews.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has gifted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a Russian-made car for his personal use in a demonstration of their special relationship, North…

‘Are You Really Sure?’ Fox’s Cavuto Challenges GOP Congressman Insisting Trump Is ‘Appalled’ About Navalny

mediaite.com Fox’s Neil Cavuto seemed to express some skepticism that former President Donald Trump would be “appalled” by the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as one…

Does the US Army’s future lie in Europe or Asia?

economist.com THE YEAR 1973 was a pivotal one for America’s army. The force was battered and broken from Vietnam. In January the defence secretary announced the end of conscription; two…

US Army says it could run out of funding to protect Europe and Africa without Ukraine's aid package

businessinsider.com President Joe Biden speaking at a GM electric vehicle assembly plant. Nic Antaya/Getty Images US Army officials told CNN it is at risk of running out of funds. Funds from…

ChatGPT Used by North Korean Hackers to Scam LinkedIn Users

tech.co Microsoft has confirmed North Korean hacking groups are using AI tools like ChatGPT to scam folks out of sensitive information on platforms like LinkedIn as the country…

Kim Jong-un's North Korea Is Leveraging AI For Tech Theft, Nuclear Funding: Report

benzinga.com In a recent development, North Korean hackers are reportedly leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate their cyber operations. This move is aimed at acquiring…

Being Ukrainian in 2024: ‘People look at me as if I’m terminally ill’

politico.eu Being Ukrainian in 2024: 'People look at me as if I'm terminally ill' Two years after the assault on Kyiv, it’s getting harder to stay optimistic. I have a feeling of déjà…

India buys a third of the world's wearable devices

theregister.com Asia In Brief Around one in three of the world's wearable devices is bought by someone in India. Analyst firm IDC last week disclosed the results of its India Monthly…

These Are The World's Least Powerful Passports In 2024

zerohedge.com These Are The World's Least Powerful Passports In 2024 Freedom to travel is correlated to a country’s economic progress. For highly unstable countries, mobility is limited…

North Korea’s Lazarus hackers embrace new mixer after Tornado Cash, Sinbad sanctions

dlnews.com Lazarus Group hackers using new crypto mixer Bitcoin mixer YoMix has emerged as a go-to for laundering stolen crypto by the notorious North Korean Lazarus Group of hackers,…

I made over $225,000 in a year as a 27-year-old government contractor overseas

aol.com None Symoné Berry made over $225k working as an overseas US government tech contractor. • None While in Taiwan, she took a week off every month and received "rest and…

Trump's $355M Fine, Chris Christie Voting For Biden, Kim Jong Un's Sister Proposes Diplomatic Summit And More: Politics Weekly Recap

benzinga.com The week was teeming with significant events. From an unexpected diplomatic proposal by North Korea to a stern legal ruling against former President Donald Trump, it was a…

Russia arms deal revives North Korea's struggling economy – DW

dw.com North Korea's economy benefits from an arms deal with Russia, providing a much-needed boost amid sanctions. The agreement includes the transfer of shells and ballistic…

Cybersecurity Stocks To Consider Amid The Growing Menace Of Cyberattacks

forbes.com In this article I use AAII’s A+ Investor Stock Grades to provide insight into three cybersecurity stocks gaining momentum from recent events. With the prevalence of…

Ukraine’s new enemy: war fatigue in the West

economist.com FOR MORE than 600 days of full-scale war, America has been Ukraine’s greatest saviour as it marshalled arms, money and more to help repel Russia’s invasion. Now America has…

A majority of congressmen want more military aid for Ukraine

economist.com Ukraine this year officially moved its Christmas state holiday from January 7th, in line with the Russian Orthodox Church, to December 25th, when most of the Western world…

Russia’s nuclear space weapon a risk for all, says German Space Command chief

politico.eu Russia’s nuclear space weapon a risk for all, says German Space Command chief “Nobody would survive an action like that,” Major General Michael Traut said. While it sounds…

Russia Fired Over 24 North Korean Missiles at Ukraine In Recent Weeks: Kiev

zerohedge.com Russia Fired Over 24 North Korean Missiles at Ukraine In Recent Weeks: Kiev Ukraine says Russia has fired at least 24 North Korean ballistic missiles at its territory in…

Kim Jong Un's Sister Proposes Summit With Fumio Kishida, Potentially Disrupting Japan-US-South Korea Relations

benzinga.com In an unexpected move, Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has proposed a summit with Japan. This proposal could potentially disrupt the tripartite…

YoMix Replaces Sanctioned Sinbad Mixer for Lazarus Hacker Group: Chainalysis

cryptonews.com After sanctions were imposed on Tornado Cash and Sinbad was shut down following similar actions against the platform, Chainalysis revealed that YoMix, a Bitcoin mixer, has…

Criminals favor centralized crypto exchanges for laundering illicit funds

cryptobriefing.com Centralized exchanges continue to be the primary channels for laundering, despite a slight shift in the distribution of illicit funds towards DeFi protocols and gambling…

Kim Jong Un’s military threats put U.S. on edge

semafor.com The Scoop The Biden administration is closely monitoring a military buildup between North and South Korea along their Yellow Sea maritime border, alarmed by Pyongyang leader…

Crypto Money Laundering on Cross-Chain Bridges Surges 138% Year-on-Year in 2023, According to Chainalysis

dailyhodl.com Cybercriminals are turning to cross-chain bridges to move illicit funds, according to market intelligence platform Chainalysis. Cross-chain bridges enable users to transfer…

Loophole got man a free hotel stay for five years. Now, he’s claiming to own the building

theglobeandmail.com For five years, a New York man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law. But prosecutors this week said Mickey…

US set to deploy half of its aircraft carriers to China's doorstep

financialjuice.com This year, the United States is expected to deploy nearly half of its aircraft carriers in the Western Pacific, as military tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and…

Kim Jong Un's sister seen shaking up Japan-U.S.-South Korea ties

asia.nikkei.com TOKYO/SEOUL -- A rare overture for a summit with Japan by the sister of the North Korean leader is widely seen as an attempt to drive a wedge into the three-way alliance…

North Korean hackers now launder stolen crypto via YoMix tumbler

bleepingcomputer.com The North Korean hacker collective Lazarus, infamous for having carried out numerous large-scale cryptocurrency heists over the years, has switched to using YoMix bitcoin…

Crypto money laundering is bigger than estimated, US Congress told

dlnews.com The extent to which crypto is used to finance bad actors like drug dealers and militant organisations is worse than analysts estimate, Congress was told on Thursday. The…

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