Foreign entities that threaten U.S. economic, governmental, and social infrastructure through cybersabotage should be classified as “terrorist” to give authorities the same powers to that they have to intervene against violent terror groups, says a forthcoming article in the Indiana Law Journal.
The prosecution’s motion indicates that Yujing Zhang, the 33-year-old Chinese woman charged with unlawfully entering the sprawling Trump estate in Palm Beach, Fl., with a stash of electronic equipment, is a focus of a widening U.S. probe of possible Chinese espionage.
A May 15 Paris conference, co-sponsored by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron, will bring together national leaders and tech companies to focus on terrorists’ use of social media. One critic warned of overreaction to tragedies like the recent New Zealand mosque attacks, which were livestreamed by the shooter.
The U.S., Russia and China are objecting to a draft United Nations resolution proposed by Germany to create a working group to develop commissions of inquiry into allegations of rape and other sex crimes in war zones. The resolution is set for debate Tuesday following an appearance by Nobel Prizewinner Nadia Murad.
Under new criminal code amendments approved this week by Russia’s Federation Council, mob bosses will face up to 15 years in prison simply for attending or organizing meetings of their crime networks. But there may be less to the “crackdown” than meets the eye.
Acts of terrorism are likely to result in more ‘social solidarity,’ according to the journal Psychological Science, which published a study analyzing Twitter responses in France to the 2015 attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
The U.S. will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel.
In the past, Tijuana’s homicides were driven by powerful drug cartels battling over lucrative trafficking routes to the United States. Now the main cause is competition in a growing local methamphetamine trade.