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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

By DAVID E. SANGER, DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and NICOLE PERLROTH When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as “fandation.” Even

US withdraws from UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias

France expresses regret Jude Johnson  The United States plans to withdraw from UNESCO, citing financial reasons, as well as what it said was anti-Israel bias at the U.N.’s educational, cultural and science organization. UNESCO was notified Thursday morning of the U.S. intention to withdraw at the end of 2018. The State Department

US ends 20 years of sanctions on Sudan

The United States has lifted decades-old economic sanctions against Sudan even though it still considers the country a state sponsor of terrorism and despite the fact Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir still faces arrest on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. In July, Washington said a

We don’t have criminal case against Atiku – US

The United States Department of Justice has denied having any record that indicates that Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has a pending lawsuit in the US. In an email to our correspondent on Friday, a spokesperson for the US DOJ, Peter Carr said, “Thank you for reaching out to us. I

Mysterious illnesses hit US diplomats in Cuba

Withdraws more than half of Embassy staff The US State Department has ordered more than half its Embassy staff and all diplomatic family members to leave Cuba because of a mysterious “specific attacks” that have caused myriad health problems to 21 diplomats. Only those who carry out the main U.S. diplomatic

Reactions to Iraqi Kurdistan referendum continue

Reactions continue to pour in over the independence referendum in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, which was held in defiance of widespread calls for its cancellation. On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani that pushing for independence risked sparking an "ethnic war" in the

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