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North Korea Sends Another Rounds of Trash Balloons Across DMZ

South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) announced that...

Julian Assange to be Released from Prison

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has agreed to a plea...

Explosion Near Russian Embassy, Kabul

Preliminary reports suggest a possible explosion occurred around 8:23...

Tensions Along Border With Myanmar Shows Bangladesh’s Concern Over Rohingya Refugees

Since February, fighting between the Arakan Army (AA) and Myanmar Junta troops has caused significant travel disruptions to Saint Martin Island, a Bangladeshi-administered island located approximately nine miles (15 kilometers) off the coast of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The disruptions led to a food shortage on the island, and the Bangladeshi government responded by deploying naval and coast guard vessels around the island and calling for both sides to not fire rounds near the island. Fighting...

Peace Talks Begin Between FARC Dissidents and Colombian Government

The Colombian government and a splinter faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia known as the Second Marquetalia began peace talks on Monday in a continuation of Colombian President Gustavo Petro's efforts to bring an era of "total peace" to the nation. Talks to End Violence The peace talks are taking place in Venezuela's capital of Caracas, a historic location for talks between the Colombian government and various armed groups within Colombia such as the FARC and fellow...

USDA Inspectors to Gradually Return to Work in Mexican Avocado Plants

USDA inspectors will gradually return to work in Mexico's western Michoacan state after importations were temporarily suspended due to the detention and alleged attack against two USDA inspectors. Green Gold US Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, announced the plan to return to work on Friday, stressing the need for Mexican officials to properly address security concerns in regards to American employees. "Progress still needs to be made to ensure its safety before reaching full operation. In fact, more work...

French Parliamentary Election: Key Issues and Possible Outcomes

The recent European Parliament elections have significantly impacted the French political landscape, prompting an unexpected dissolution of the National Assembly and upcoming legislative elections. Impact of the European Elections In the recent European Parliament elections in France, the right-wing populist Rassemblement National (RN) party emerged as the front runner, capturing 31.5% of the vote. The "Besoin d’Europe" coalition, including President Macron's Renaissance party and other liberal parties, followed with 15.2%. The left-leaning "Réveiller l’Europe" coalition secured 14%. In...

China Issues Opinions on Anti-Secession Law Targeting “Taiwanese Independence Secessionists”

On June 21st, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) held a press conference to announce new “Opinions on Punishing, in Accordance with the Law, The Crimes of Secession, and Incitement to Secession Committed by Hardcore ‘Taiwan Independence’ Elements.” Officials from the Ministries of Justice and Public Security, along with the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, joined the press conference to announce the new opinions. Press Conference The officials from the four Chinese ministries, judicial...

Taiwan to Maintain Fleet of AH-1W SuperCobras Through 8-year Contract

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense announced an eight-year contract to keep their current fleet of SuperCobra AH-1W attack helicopters in service, extending their operational lifespan. The Taiwanese government is seeking a vendor for a strategic maintenance system worth around $113 million (NT3.67 billion). A tender will open in July of this year, with the contract running from September until the end of 2031. The current maintenance contract is valued at around $38 million (NT...

Week Recap

A Look Into the Colombian Conflict

The Colombian conflict is an ongoing 60-year internal conflict...

Hezbollah Releases Video of Potential Targets in Israel

Just days after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned that...

Prominent Pakistani Journalist Assassinated in Pashtun Heartland

On June 18th, Khalil Afridi, a Khyber News journalist,...

Ecuador Begins Construction of New Maximum Security Prison

Ecuador began construction on the country's newest maximum security...
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