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UNITED STATES

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World

Alleged Indian spy activity raises concerns

Days after a Washington Post report purportedly named an Indian spy involved in an assassination plot in the US, now a report by an Australian network claims that two Indian spies were asked to leave after being caught trying to steal sensitive information in 2020.

todayMay 2, 2024 16

World

Israel hits back at Iran: How domestic politics is determining Israeli actions

    By James Horncastle, Simon Fraser University   Israel has carried out a missile strike on Iran in retaliation for a recent barrage of missiles and drones launched by the Iranians towards Israeli soil. Notably, Israel’s strike against Iran appears to have been more symbolic than substantive. Nevertheless, the overnight Israeli strike is the latest escalation in tensions between the two countries. The hostilities boiled over after Israel’s April […]

todayApril 22, 2024 21

World

Is Japan joining AUKUS? Not formally – its cooperation will remain limited for now

    By John Blaxland, Australian National University   With Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visiting Washington this week, rumours have circulated that Japan might soon join the AUKUS security pact between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has downplayed the suggestion, indicating this is not something that will happen soon. He added any cooperation would, for now, be on a project-by-project basis. […]

todayApril 11, 2024 12

World

Australia suggests it could recognise Palestinian state

    Australia on Tuesday became the latest country to advocate formal recognition of a  further shattering a long-standing diplomatic taboo in the West. Foreign Minister Penny Wong said that recognising a state of Palestine could restart the moribund Middle East peace process and undermine extremist forces in the Middle East. "Recognising a Palestinian state -- one that can only exist side by side with a secure Israel -- doesn't […]

todayApril 9, 2024 18

World

Haitian gangs source US firearms

Haitian gangs in Port-au-Prince are getting their firearms from the United States. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has reported an increase in the trafficking of powerful weapons into Haiti since 2021, including AK47 and AR15 rifles. Sylvie Bertrand oversees research teams studying the sources, routes, and distribution of these illicit firearms in Haiti.

todayApril 8, 2024 18

Lifestyle

Loneliness can kill, and new research shows middle-aged Americans are particularly vulnerable

The desire to belong is a fundamental human need. Oliver Rossi/Stone via Getty Images By Frank J. Infurna, Arizona State University   Middle-aged Americans are lonelier than their European counterparts. That’s the key finding of my team’s recent study, published in American Psychologist. Our study identified a trend that has been evolving for multiple generations, and affects both baby boomers and Gen Xers. Middle-aged adults in England and Mediterranean Europe […]

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