Hong Kong proposes life terms for treason and insurrection in new bill

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong unveiled a new national security law Friday that proposes life sentences for crimes such as treason and rebellion. deepening concerns about the further erosion of the city’s freedoms after Beijing imposed a similar law four years ago that virtually wiped out dissent. The proposed law will expand the government’s … Read more

Biden’s 2025 Budget: 1% Increase in Defense Spending to $849.8B

The Biden administration will ask for a 1% increase in defense spending for the 2025 budget year, to $849.8 billion, officials familiar with the matter said. It will scale back plans for a bigger boost as it struggles with ceilings imposed by last year’s debt limit deal. The cuts reflect a decision to seek less … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates from March 4, 2024

17 Hours Ago NATO soldiers take part in a training exercise Soldiers from various NATO countries on Monday took part in an instalment of NATO’s Steadfast Defender 2024 military training exercise. The months-long exercise is the largest since the Cold War and will take place in various countries across Europe and cover domains including sea, … Read more

War in Gaza: US Says Cease-Fire Deal on Table for Hamas

Israel has essentially agreed to a six-week ceasefire if Hamas agrees to release hostages categorized as vulnerable, US officials said, after US and Jordanian planes completed an airdrop of food in Gaza. The path to an agreement is simple and up to Hamas, said the officials, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity on Saturday. … Read more

A Mysterious Leak Exposed Chinese Hacking Secrets

Although the documents have now been removed from GitHub, where they were first posted, the identity and motivations of the person (or people) who leaked them remain a mystery. However, Chang says the documents appear genuine, a fact confirmed by two i-Soon employees, according to the Associated Press, which reported that the company and police … Read more

Shamima Begum, IS bride, loses appeal over UK citizenship

LONDON (AP) — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join Islamic State lost her appeal Friday against the British government’s decision to revoke her British citizenshipwith judges saying it was not up to them to decide whether it was “harsh” to do so. Shamima Begum, now 24, was 15 when she … Read more

Iran reportedly sends hundreds of ballistic missiles to Russia

Iran presents its first hypersonic ballistic missile ‘Fattah’ (Conqueror) at an event attended by President Ebrahim Raisi and other government officials in Tehran, Iran on June 6, 2023. Sepah News | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Reuters reported that Iran delivered at least 400 of its Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles to Russia in January this … Read more

IS bride stuck in Syrian refugee camp loses her appeal over the removal of her UK citizenship

A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join Islamic State has lost her appeal against the British government’s decision to revoke her British citizenship. By means of PAN PYLAS Associated Press February 23, 2024, 5:33 AM ET • 4 minutes reading LONDON — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager … Read more