UN report: North Korea cyber experts raised up to $2 billion
Aug05

UN report: North Korea cyber experts raised up to $2 billion

A panel monitoring U.N. sanctions says North Korean cyber experts have illegally raised money for the country’s weapons of mass destruction programs “with total proceeds to date estimated at up to $2 billion.” The experts said in a new report to the Security Council that North Korea is using cyberspace “to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency...

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Fire risks rise in previously too-wet-to-burn US Northwest
Aug05

Fire risks rise in previously too-wet-to-burn US Northwest

Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires. The region, famous for its rainfall, has long escaped major burns even as global warming has driven an increase in the size and number of wildfires elsewhere in the American West. But according to experts, previously too-wet-to-burn parts of the Pacific Northwest face an...

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The Latest: Protesters happy with permit for alternate site
Aug05

The Latest: Protesters happy with permit for alternate site

The Latest on the backers of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii seeking a building permit for alternative site in Spain (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Native Hawaiian protest leaders are happy that an international consortium that wants to build a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest peak has decided to seek a building permit for an alternative site in the Canary Islands. Kealoha Pisciotta has long opposed the construction of...

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Giant telescope backers to seek permit for alternative site
Aug05

Giant telescope backers to seek permit for alternative site

The director of a Spanish research center says the international consortium that wants to build a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest peak despite protests from Native Hawaiians has decided to seek a building permit for an alternative site in the Canary Islands. Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute Director Rafael Rebolo told The Associated Press on Monday that he received a letter from the head of the Thirty Meter Telescope...

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Major German union urges members to join climate protests
Aug05

Major German union urges members to join climate protests

One of Germany’s largest unions is calling on its members to join the weekly “Fridays for Future” protests calling for action on climate change. Verdi head Frank Bsirske told the WAZ newspaper on Monday he was calling on the union’s 2 million members to start taking part in the climate protests, which have attracted thousands weekly in cities across Europe and elsewhere in the world. Bsirske says...

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