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North Korea's Network Of Prison Camps Funds Weapons Programs, Rights Group Says

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| A South Korean human rights group sheds light on how North Korean prison camps help the country support its military operations through "mafia-type" tactics.

U.S. Launches Military Airstrikes Against Iranian-Backed Militants In Syria


The Thursday strikes targeted Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria in response to rocket attacks against Americans in Iraq.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Adviser In His Administration


Former economic adviser Lindsey Boylan alleges harassing behavior starting in 2016, including an unwanted kiss and a suggestion of strip poker, after being told the governor had a "crush" on her.

Armenia's Prime Minister Calls On Supporters To Rally Against A Possible Coup


Nikol Pashinyan warned of a military takeover after the army issued a statement demanding he step down following last year's disastrous conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Biden Reopens Gateway For Green Cards, Work Visas Reversing Trump COVID-19 Freeze


The change means the wait is over for hundreds of thousands of job-seeking foreigners and those pursuing permanent residency in the U.S., to apply for the coveted immigration documents.

One of LAPD's First Black Officers Reinstated More Than 120 Years After His Firing


Robert Stewart was among the first Black officers hired by the LAPD. He spent 11 years on the force before he was unjustly terminated, according to the Los Angeles Police Commission.

Amnesty Rescinds 'Prisoner Of Conscience' Designation For Russia Activist Navalny


Amnesty International cites past comments by the anti-Kremlin activist that "reach the threshold of advocacy of hatred."

Landmark Verdict In Germany Sentences Syrian For Aiding Crimes Against Humanity


Eyad al-Gharib was convicted for sending protesters to a prison where they were tortured, in the first criminal trial against Syrians who served in President Bashar Assad's government.

After Explosion, FAA Orders Engine Checks On Boeing's Pratt & Whitney Powered Planes


Days after the explosion of an airplane engine over Colorado, the FAA is requiring all aircraft equipped with the same components to undergo fresh inspections, effective immediately.