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House of Cards Gets a Nyet from Russia House of Cards Gets a Nyet from Russia

Last week, the showrunners behind Netflix’s hit political drama House of Cards made a request to the UN Security Council – let us shoot a few episodes in your chamber. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reportedly thought it was a …

Ayatollah Khamenei Discusses US Enmity Toward Iran Ayatollah Khamenei Discusses US Enmity Toward Iran
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In November, Iran, led by current president Hassan Rouhani, and the P5+1, comprised of the 5 permanent members on the UN Security Council (United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom, France) and Germany, came to terms regarding the cessation of certain …

White Army Forces in S. Sudan Stand Down, Mostly White Army Forces in S. Sudan Stand Down, Mostly

Following more than two weeks of violent conflict that has killed almost 1,000 players and displaced thousands more, the 25,000 man-strong White Army militia has mostly disbanded and returned home, according to a government spokesman for South Sudan. Michael Makuei …

South Sudan Coup Attempt Has Been Halted South Sudan Coup Attempt Has Been Halted

In 2011, South Sudan became the newest nation on planet Earth, splitting from Sudan after years of brutal civil wars. Since it gained its independence, South Sudan has struggled to implement a strong and effective government, mainly due to the …

Saudi Arabia Rejects U.N. Security Council Seat Saudi Arabia Rejects U.N. Security Council Seat

CBS News reported that Saudi Arabia rejected its seat on the U.N. Security Council just mere hours after the five new members were announced. Saudi Arabian discontent seems directed at the United States over some of D.C.’s decisions in the …

Ann Curry Interviews President of Iran Ann Curry Interviews President of Iran
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Yesterday, Ann Curry, former reporter for the Today Show, sat down with new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for his first interview with the American press since his election. The interview aired on NBC Nightly News last night, and other portions …

Majority Of Nations Cast A Non-Binding Vote In Favor Of Expanded Internet Control Majority Of Nations Cast A Non-Binding Vote In Favor Of Expanded Internet Control

The past two weeks must have been stressful for the US delegates at the ITU conference in Dubai. They, alongside their EU allies, had to convince delegates from every other nation that the ITU should not be expanded to cover …

The US Isn’t Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet The US Isn’t Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet

As the ITU talks continue this week, one of the most worrisome proposals has been shelved. The proposal in question would have allowed nations like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia more say in how the Internet is governed. Despite that …

U.N. Trying To Take Control Of Internet U.S. Warns U.N. Trying To Take Control Of Internet U.S. Warns
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In what has been a rarity during an election year, bi-partisan government officials have warned that a December summit by the World Conference on International Telecommunications is hearing proposals by China, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia to try to take …

ICANN Has U.N Concerned Over Possibility Of Cybersquatters ICANN Has U.N Concerned Over Possibility Of Cybersquatters
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Despite nobody really thinking that the decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to expand the variety of top-level domain addresses is a good idea, the plan seems to be chugging right along. Joining the chorus of …

Obama and Gaddafi Address UN – Videos Hit Web

President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations today in a speech in New York City. The event has of course inspired a lot of buzz and conversation on the web and Twitter.

Videos of the speech have been uploaded to YouTube:

Cybersquatting Increasing
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Complaints of "cybersquatting" where a person sets up a site using a trademarked name and profits by selling the name to the owner reached a record level last year according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).