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Former SS Nazi guard convicted in Germany’s ‘last’ Holocaust trial | DW News

Bruno D. was charged as an accessory to the crime in the Stutthof camp during the Nazi regime. In his defense, Atty. Stefan Waterkamp explained that being a camp guard had never been a crime in Germany before and that being a camp guard had no bearing on the deaths inside the camp. The nine-month trial presented the offender was ... Read More »

U.S. gives China 72 hours to shut Houston consulate, Trump says other closures ‘always possible’ | Reuters

Rising tension between the United States and China lead President Donald Trump to mandate closing the Houston Consulate within 72 hours. A fire accident happened in the said consulate and two U.S. government officials had information that documents were being burned. There is also a possibility of closing the Chinese consulate in San Francisco. The U.S. State Department said on ... Read More »

US airstrike hits pro-Islamic State militants in Somalia | VOA News

An airstrike conducted by the U.S. military in Somalia’s Puntland region has killed seven pro-Islamic State militants. The airstrike was in response to an attack on partner forces by the militants according to U.S. Africa Command. This is the 42nd airstrike in Somalia by the US and the first successful attempt in targeting pro-ISIS forces who have been in Puntland ... Read More »

Pentagon AI team sets sights on information warfare | Defense News

The Pentagon’s AI Center is implementing new projects to integrate commercial and government AI solutions for data analysis and joint information warfare. One part of these projects is to incorporate the science of NLP and speech-to-text. They developed a program called MADHAT — or Multidimensional Anomaly Detection combined with HPC, Analytics, and Tensors cyber operations — that allows for the exploration ... Read More »

NATO Black Sea exercise kicks off as Moscow puts its regional forces on alert | Navy Times

COVID-19 has caused an annual NATO exercise to take place strictly in the Black Sea due to health concerns. Sea Breeze 2020 is hosted by the Ukraine and the United States. The US warship Porter is participating. The participants will practice what to do in time of battle. This will be the third time the USS Porter has sailed in ... Read More »

Australian special forces shown posing with ‘Southern Pride’ Confederate flag in Afghanistan | ABC News

Why were two SAS Australian Force members posing with the Confederate flag with the words “Southern Pride” written on it? A picture of two soldiers holding the flag surfaced across the internet. When being confronted about the picture Australian officials were not able to confirm who was in the picture. US soldiers have commented on the picture with varying opinions, ... Read More »

By bike, boat and horseback: Epic coronavirus journeys home | BBC News

Across the globe the whistle on travel has been blown. Airlines cancelled flights and countries closed borders. BBC has followed a few different people on their journey traveling during the pandemic. One girl rode a horse for hours while another student had to jump through obstacles. Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53431985 Read More »

UK accuses China of ‘gross’ human rights abuses against Uighurs | BBC News

Talks of forced sterilization and making people to give up their religion are just a few of the things that are being called out in these re-education camps. They mirror concentration camps, but China continues to deny these mounting claims. There has been drone footage of people being blindfolded and put into trains. Population of the Uighurs fell 80% between ... Read More »

Trump embraces face masks but rejects national mandate | VOA News

Almost a week ago President Trump was spotted wearing a mask publicly for the first time. He has now said that he thinks masks are a good idea and encourages people to wear them. However, he is against enforcing masks at a national level. He also cites how some doctors originally advised against masks but are now supporting them. Source: ... Read More »

Will North Korea’s nukes spur Japan to develop first-strike missiles? | Forbes

However, some are skeptic that news regarding North Korea and their nuclear capabilities is spreading in order to justify Japan making long range first strike missiles. Forbes dives into a paper that was published and analyzes the similarities and differences and why this conspiracy might be true. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2020/07/20/will-north-koreas-nukes-spur-japan-to-develop-first-strike-missiles/#53cc218f613d Read More »