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China's New Hypersonic Missiles Could Hit Anywhere in the U.S. in Under an Hour: Chinese Experts

Chinese military analysts have claimed that China’s new hypersonic ballistic missile, the DF-17, could destroy U.S. defense systems by flying fast …

Goodbye Asia-Pacific. But why the sudden buzz over Indo-Pacific? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

One of the legacies of 2017 is nothing less than a new map of Asia, in which the Pacific and Indian oceans form a single geopolitical space. The …

China

Opinion: Poland will be the EU's biggest challenge in 2018

Poland refuses to reinstate the rule of law, yet happily accepts EU funding. Authorities in Brussels can no longer accept this. It puts the bloc at …

Europe

Russian military tech 2017: Biggest weaponry reveals and announcements from the Kremlin this year

2017 has turned out to be the year of autonomous weapons.<p>The Russian war machine saw some major upgrades and new developments this year. While the …

British companies 'stockpile' Bitcoin to use as ransomware hush money

Businesses are hoarding Bitcoin to pay off hackers in the event of a WannaCry-style cyber-attack.<p>Company executives are terrified of a spike in similar attacks to the ransomware that crippled parts of the NHS earlier this year. Admitting to a customer data breach can leave a company's reputation in …

North Korea hackers steal bitcoin by targeting currency insiders

Bitcoin values are skyrocketing, and North Korea appears to be trying to profit from that virtual gold rush. Secureworks reports that the Lazarus Group (a team linked to the North Korean government) has been conducting a spearphishing campaign against cryptocurrency industry workers in a bid to …

After a year of elections, Nepal moves closer to China

But how sustainable is Nepal's path towards the Beijing Consensus?<p>It has been a year of elections in Nepal. On January 31, then Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat promised to a clutch of Kathmandu-based envoys that the country would hold all three levels of elections - local, provincial and …

The 8 biggest global threats to watch in 2018

Now, with 2017 coming to a close, many people are wondering what 2018's biggest global threats will be.<p>The Council on Foreign Relations recently released their list of the top global threats to watch in 2018 and it covers brewing crises around the world.<p>CFR asked experts to rank 30 ongoing or …

North Korea

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Hands Iran a Powerful Tool

The protests in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Dec. 11 were as predictable as they were angry. The neighborhoods are a stronghold of Hezbollah, the …

Middle East

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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China’s ‘long arm’ of influence stretches ever further

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>For more than a year, Americans have fretted over the extent to which Russia influenced the outcome of last</b> …

China

North Korea could launch its own nuclear ‘Pearl Harbor’ attacking the US, potentially killing millions

After the Japanese attacked U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii exactly 76 years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously stated: “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air …

North Korea

President Trump's Jerusalem Move Will Fuel ISIS and Jewish Settlers, Top Arab-Israeli Lawmaker Says

President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the ancient city as Israel’s capital will embolden the Islamic …

Crews from three flights 'saw burst of light from North Korea's missile'

The crews of at least three commercial airlines reported sighting what is believed to have been the intercontinental ballistic missile fired by North Korea on November 29.<p>The captain of a Korean Air flight approaching South Korea's Incheon Airport from San Francisco reported to ground control that …

U.S. drills in South Korea trigger 'nuclear war' warning from North

Two dozen U.S. stealth jets were among hundreds of aircraft involved in war games in South Korea on Monday intended as a show of strength to neighboring North Korea.<p>Dubbed Vigilant Ace, the annual military drills come amid heightened tensions in the region triggered by Kim Jong Un's missile and …

North Korea

Israel and Saudi Arabia: New best friends in the Middle East?

In light of a shared perception of threat from Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia have opened a new chapter in diplomatic relations. The move could lead …

Middle East

Ladies and gentlemen, one bitcoin is now worth $10,000

It seems unreal, but it's true: The price of digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has just hit $10,000.<p>The all-time-high milestone comes after a period of …

Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity a year than Ireland

Network’s estimated power use also exceeds that of 19 other European countries, consuming more than five times output of continent’s largest windfarm<p>Bitcoin’s “mining” network uses more electricity in a year than the whole of Ireland, according to statistics released as the currency broke $9,000 …

Bitcoin

Is the fantasy of a Middle East peace accord about to come true?

There are times in history when the confluence of events conspire to install a position that was once regarded as a fantasy. For years, from one presidency to the next, it was believed a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians could be achieved. Yet in every instance the best laid plans of …

Middle East

Satellite data reveal alarming light pollution rise globally: study

Satellite data reveal alarming light pollution rise globally: study<p>Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2015 shows crows perching on trees and street lamps in …

Israel and Saudi Arabia: What's shaping the covert 'alliance'

<b>To all intents and purposes, Saudi Arabia and Israel are de facto allies in the struggle against Iran's rising influence in the region. It's a developing but highly sensitive relationship, but every so often there is a hint of what may be going on beneath the surface.</b><p>Last week Israel's Chief of …

Middle East

How Saudi Efforts to Provoke War Were Stopped and Lebanon United. The Role of Hezbollah | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Featured image: Picture of Hariri on Hamra Street. | Photo: Joyce Chediac</i><p><i>Pictures of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri line the streets in every</i> …

A look at the 4 countries the US says sponsor terrorism

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is on its way back onto a very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism.<p>The designation, announced by President Donald Trump on Monday, will expand the already substantial array of sanctions the U.S. has imposed on trade with North Korea. It will …

North Korea

Why is the United States interested in the 'Indo-Pacific'?

US President Donald Trump reiterated his country's commitment to the "Indo-Pacific" during his 13-day tour of Asia. DW examines four reasons for …

North Korea

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

Mass arrests are the Crown Prince’s opening salvo in a fight against corruption and an embrace of moderate Islam<p>Until last weekend, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter was colloquially known as the Princes’ Hotel. It was a luxurious retreat from the heat, where royals could …

Saudi Arabia

Israel Launches New Strike Against Syria as Tensions Around Iran's Encroachment on Jewish State Further Exacerbate

Amid rising tensions over Iran’s encroachment on Israel’s borders and an incident in Gaza on Monday when the Israeli Air Force bombarded a terror …

US fighter jets intercept Russian nuclear bombers near North Korea

U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian nuclear bombers approaching the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan off the coast of North Korea on Sunday.<p>Multiple U.S Navy F/A-18 jets were dispatched on Sunday to escort two Russian TU-95 bombers away from the ship currently stationed near North Korea and …

Military

Bitcoin digital currency smashes all-time high of $6,500

Shrugging off fears of a possible price crash, the cryptocurrency has reached another record high. Despite climbing more than 500 percent in a year, …

Cryptocurrency

Hypersonic missiles are coming to change warfare forever

The United States Department of Defence has suggested it is investing in the modernisation of its missile defences, but pretty soon these could be …

Aviation
North Korea