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Obama Lifts Import Restrictions On Cuban Cigars and Rum

October 17, 2016 1:34 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6016
The Obama administration announced Friday a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and travel with Cuba, including eliminating the restriction on the Cuba’s famed rum and cigars. The new measures, which go into effect Monday, Oct. 17, are yet another effort of President Obama’s to increasingly and irreversibly improve U.S. relations with the… View Article

Another NSA Government Contractor Arrested for Stealing Secret Intelligence

October 6, 2016 1:09 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 12048
In August the FBI secretly arrested a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who allegedly stole top secret intelligent information — including highly sensitive computer code the agency has been using to breach the security networks of foreign governments. The arrest, which was reported Wednesday in the New York Times, revealed the accused contractor — Harold Thomas Martin… View Article

First U.S. Commercial Flight to Cuba Lands in Over 50 Years

September 1, 2016 4:29 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 9373
On Wednesday, the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba in over 55 years successfully arrived in Santa Clara, marking a new chapter in the Obama administration’s effort to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The historic JetBlue Flight 387 flight departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday morning and… View Article

New Campaign Warns Travelers of Mobile Hacks at Rio Olympics

June 28, 2016 4:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12997
The U.S. government is launching a multimedia campaign Wednesday advising Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other abroad destinations that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for security breaches. USA Today reported that the “Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield” program warns travelers that foreign security services… View Article

British Prime Minister David Cameron To Resign as Britain Votes to Leave EU

June 24, 2016 4:10 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5286
Today the United Kingdom is in shock after the nation voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU in a historic referendum, prompting  David Cameron to announce his resignation as prime minister in October. Cameron, who tirelessly campaigned to try to keep the U.K. in the EU, said he is not the “captain” that will steer the ship through the… View Article

Three Syrian Hospitals Hit by Airstrikes

February 15, 2016 4:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2751
The Syrian government is currently reporting that over 23 people are dead today after missiles hit three hospitals and a school in Syria. This is another tragedy as Russian-backed Syrian forces continued their push toward the rebel stronghold in Aleppo. Out of the 23 people killed, fourteen were in the town of Azaz which rests… View Article

North Korean Missile Test Puts Japan on Alert

January 29, 2016 3:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2744
According to sources close within the Japanese government, the country’s military has officially been put on alert as of Friday morning for a possible North Korean Missile launch. While not 100% confirmed, rumblings of another test by North Korea have kept tensions high, especially after its fourth nuclear test occurring only  last month which the… View Article

Missing Americans in Iraq Were Kidnapped

January 18, 2016 3:27 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3130
According to multiple sources in Iraq, a  group of Americans who disappeared over the weekend in Baghdad have been confirmed to be kidnapped. The local authorities have confirmed that the three Americans were visiting an apartment that is well-known for being a popular brothel when they disappeared. The brothel is known to be periodically raided… View Article