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
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
Could this really happen? Note: As Denny Roy has argued, China is playing offense in the South China Sea. By establishing facts on the ground (indeed, establishing “ground”), it is creating a situation in which normal U.S. behavior looks like destabilizing intervention. What’s less than clear is that Beijing fully understands the risks
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
By Tom O'Connor The chances of the U.S. entering into a military conflict with China have increased in the past six years, and the stakes are higher than ever, according to a new report by the RAND Corporation. The California-based think tank, which conducts research and analysis on behalf of the U.S.
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
As group issues U.S 72hrs ultimatum Jude Johnson The United States (US) has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to run an inclusive government as well as dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other restive groups across Nigeria. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, stated this in Benin City on
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