How drug lords make billions smuggling gold to Miami for your jewelry and phones

  By Jay Weaver, Nicholas Nehamas And Kyra Gurney January 16, 2018 08:00 AM   When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming … to get the coke,” he told two co-workers…

Time for Africa to take concrete action in the DRC

The AU must resume its leadership role; taking a back seat to SADC is a recipe for inaction. 12 Jan 2018 Stephanie Wolters The fight between the Congolese government and the political opposition over who is right and wrong continues to drive the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) electoral crisis, now entering its third…

An Olympic Feat: North and South Korea Engage in High-Level Talks

The focus was on the upcoming Olympic Games, but North Korea agreed to additional military talks. By Hyunmin Michael Kang January 10, 2018 North and South Korea held high-level talks on January 9 and agreed to send North Korean delegations to the PyeongChang Olympic Games, as well as to hold military meetings. The high-level talks…

Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea – Manche bleiben verschont

Nie zuvor haben die UN derart harte Strafmaßnahmen gegen Nordkorea verhängt. Doch an der Umsetzung von UN-Sanktionen hapert es oft. Warum? Ein Gastbeitrag von Enrico Carisch 6. Januar 2018 Zentrale Handelsroute zwischen China und Nordkorea: die Freundschaftsbrücke über den Grenzfluss Yalu im chinesischen Dandong © REUTERS/Thomas Peter Die Wirkung der UN-Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea erweist sich bislang…

AMD, Arm also affected by data-leak design blunders, Chipzilla hit hardest By Chris Williams, US editor 4 Jan 2018 at 07:29 Summary The severe design flaw in Intel microprocessors that allows sensitive data, such as passwords and crypto-keys, to be stolen from memory is real – and its details have been revealed. On Tuesday, we warned that a blueprint…

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Speed hits loom, other OSes need fixes By John Leyden and Chris Williams 2 Jan 2018 at 19:29 Final update A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft…

Russia and Venezuela’s Plan to Sidestep Sanctions: Virtual Currencies

By NATHANIEL POPPER, OLEG MATSNEV and ANA VANESSA HERRERO JAN. 3, 2018 People waiting outside a bank in Caracas, Venezuela, last month to exchange the Venezuelan bolívar for a new local currency. Venezuelan officials have plans to go a step further with a virtual currency in order to circumvent American sanctions. Credit Federico Parra/Agence France-Presse…

Exclusif – Le Centre de certification minière (CEEC) brandit des preuves d’acheminement du Coltan de la RDC vers le Rwanda

CAS-INFO.CA 20 décembre, 2017 Convoité par les multinationales des télécommunications à travers le monde, le coltan en provenance du Congo est souvent l’objet d’exploitation illicite selon plusieurs rapports d’ONG – Photo d’illustrations. Par Edmond Izuba Accuser le Rwanda d’exploiter illégalement les matières premières en RDC n’est pas nouveau. Avec preuves à l’appui, ça, c’est tout…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, at the Open Debate of the UN Security Council on the “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Addressing Complex Contemporary Challenges to International Peace and Security”

Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations 国際連合日本政府代表部 December 20, 2017 (As delivered)           Let me begin by expressing my deep appreciation to Secretary-General Guterres for participating in today’s open debate and sharing with us his vision on how the UN, particularly the Security Council, can effectively address complex contemporary…