Cyberweapons are a broad term that can be used to describe anything from keyloggers to ransomware, or to something that takes down an energy grid. With governments creating evermore powerful versions, fears are growing that they could end up in the hands of criminals.
After a major spike in diesel fuel prices, the Biden administration is considering releasing part of a special strategic reserve to alleviate the supply crunch. However, the shortage is caused by corporations chasing profits, not by production shortfalls, and critics say the move won’t amount to much.
According to the UN’s public health agency, contact tracing is key in controlling the spread of infectious disease pathogens such as the monkeypox virus, which has quickly spread across North America and Europe since last week. No deaths have been linked to the virus, but more than 200 confirmed and suspected cases have been identified.
The ongoing legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has raised issues regarding reputation, credibility, and abuse. Depp is suing Heard for defamation after she wrote an op-ed painting herself as a victim of domestic violence. Depp has vehemently denied these allegations, saying Heard was actually the abuser in their relationship.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has received a letter of Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova calling for a meeting with Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine and will provide an answer to the request as soon as possible, the ICRC delegation in Moscow told Sputnik.
Recently, numerous Western media outlets and especially Ukrainian officials have been speculating about the Russian president's health, claiming that he is in the terminal stages of an unknown serious illness and that Putin will be gone any day now. The former chief of British intelligence has since decided to insert his two cents on the topic.
Once seen as a rising star in the GOP, Congressman Madison Cawthorn has been hit with multiple scandals. He first angered his own party by claiming that he was invited by other politicians to an orgy and that he had seen his colleagues do cocaine.
Last October, US President Joe Biden was forced to walk back a claim that “we have a commitment” to defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Since 1979, the US has kept “strategic ambiguity” about whether it would intervene militarily to prevent the autonomous island from being ruled by Beijing.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The full impact of the Ukraine war on the global economy has not been felt yet and the US central bank might have to go "super hard" in raising interest rates due to inflation heightened by the conflict, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Ralph Bostic said on Monday.
In March 2015, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard had one of their most explosive arguments, which resulted in Depp losing a finger - something that the actor claims was caused by his then-wife throwing a vodka bottle at him.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - As Tesla founder Elon Musk’s planned acquisition of Twitter raised new questions over the platform’s content moderation policies, a US civil liberties expert told Sputnik that US social media companies started to lean toward censorship because they did not trust their users’ choices.
The niece of Al-Qaeda* founder and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden has praised the grouping of ultra-right-wing Republicans calling themselves “Ultra-MAGA” movement, saying it is part of a “silent majority” that is standing up to global “elites.”
Authorities discovered a mass grave at a former French military base following the European country’s withdrawal from the African country. While the investigation into the matter continues, Paris was quick to try and shift the blame to Russia.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The lockdown initially enacted at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) at the Twentynine Palms base in California has been lifted after earlier reports surfaced of shots fired.