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British Authorities Discontinue Case Against Individual Charged With Spying for Hong Kong

On May 24th, a prosecutor from the U.K.’s Crown Prosecution Service notified the court that the case against Matthew Trickett would be “formally discontinued.” Thames Valley Police also said that after an autopsy by the Home Office, they will not treat his death as suspicious on May 22nd. On May 19th, Thames Valley Police found Trickett’s body in a park in...

CF Fertilizer Plant Releases Orange Cloud, Billingham, UK

Update (0915 EST): Cleveland police have confirmed there is no threat to the public after investigating the emission at the plant. They have also confirmed there are no injuries and the cloud is dissipating. At approximately 0800 EST, initial reports indicated that a plume of orange smoke was floating over residences after reports of a chemical explosion at the CF...

UK Confirms Ukraine Sunk Russian Navy Karakurt-class Corvette Tsiklon

As this publication covered on May 19th, 2024, Ukraine carried out a large missile and drone attack on Sevastopol, Crimea. By May 21st, the Ukranian General Staff and the Ukrainian Navy claimed the Russian Navy Karakurt-Class Corvette Tsiklon was sunk, with Russian military bloggers claiming that six Russian sailors were killed and 11 were injured. The United Kingdom Defense Intelligence...

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The Philippines and China Issue Competing Statements About Incident at Second Thomas Shoal

On June 17th, the China Coast Guard (CCG) released two statements about a Philippine resupply vessel collided with one of its vessels during a resupply mission to Second Thomas Shoal. However, the Philippine government...

Identifying a Correlation Between Economic Downturn and Rising Populism

The Economics of Populism Over the past decade, there has been ample evidence to support a strong correlation between economic crises and successful populist candidacies. Once certain turmoil occurs in economies, faith in democracy wanes, creating a vacuum...

Russian Forces Neutralize IS-Linked Detainees in Rostov-on-Don Hostage Rescue

On June 16, Russian special forces intervened at a pre-trial detention center in Rostov-on-Don, near the Sea of Azov, ending a hostage situation by neutralizing six inmates affiliated with the Islamic State (IS). The...