World Jun 23, 2019

Ethiopia thwarts coup attempt; army chief of staff shot

Ethiopia's army chief was shot dead by his bodyguard just hours after an attempted coup in Amhara state left the regional president and another top adviser dead, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday. Spokeswoman Billene Seyoum told journalists a "hit squad" led ...

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopian proposal for political transition

World Jun 23, 2019

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopian proposal for political transition

Sudanese protest leaders on Saturday accepted the creation of a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan as proposed by an Ethiopian envoy. The compromise blueprint suggests the creation of a 15-member governing body comprising of eight civilians and seven members of the ...

U.S. launched cyberattacks on Iranian military computers last week

World Jun 23, 2019

U.S. launched cyberattacks on Iranian military computers last week

U.S. military cyberforces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two officials told The ...

U.S. blacklists five Chinese groups involved in supercomputing work

World Jun 22, 2019

U.S. blacklists five Chinese groups involved in supercomputing work

The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival access to critical U.S. technology. The move Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department could complicate talks in the coming week ...

NATO aims to make space a new frontier in defense

World Jun 22, 2019

NATO aims to make space a new frontier in defense

NATO aims to recognize space as a domain of warfare this year, four senior diplomats said, partly to show U.S. President Donald Trump that the alliance is relevant and adapting to new threats after he signed off on the creation of a U.S. Space ...