Russia Touts Arms Across Southeast Asia

Russia is rapidly expanding foreign arms deals worldwide, with Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin confirming to the Russian military’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda December 20 that Moscow has signed military cooperation pacts with 39 countries in …

Intellectual Property Theft a Growing Threat

The new U.S.-China trade agreement includes provisions that are aimed at curbing forced technology transfers, in which companies hand over technical know-how to foreign partners. For many high-tech businesses, the intellectual property behind their products represents the bulk …

Exchange Program Brings High Schoolers to US

Several exchange programs are geared for high school students to study in the U.S., and applicants are encouraged to get their documents together for this year’s competition. High school students in Europe or Eurasia might …

Border Crossings: Jon Bon Jovi

Singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, Jon Bon Jovi the founder and front man of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. Bon Jovi has released 14 studio albums and …

Morocco Jails YouTuber, Detains Journalist

A Moroccan YouTuber was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for “insulting the king” in a video broadcast on social networks, his lawyer said. In a separate case, a Moroccan journalist and activist was …

Italy Education Minister Resigns Over Lack of Funds

Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters on  Wednesday that he had resigned after failing to obtain from the government billions of euros he said were needed to improve the country’s schools and universities.  The resignation was a blow to …

Syrian Troops Close In on Strategic Idlib Town

Syrian government troops, supported by Russian warplanes, have advanced on a rebel-held town in the northwestern province of Idlib, local sources said Wednesday.  The offensive against the town of Maaret al-Numan in the southern prot of Idlib has caused …