South Korea Seeks Arrest of Podcaster Choo Chin-woo
Prosecutors say the journalist Choo Chin-woo “spread false information” about President Park Geun-hye’s brother through articles and a podcast in order to block her election.
Former Haiti President Emerges to Testify in Court
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is making a rare public appearance as he testifies before a judge investigating the slaying of one of the country's most prominent journalists.
Middle East: Mahmoud Abbas Pardons Palestinian Journalist
President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority pardoned Mamdouh Hamamreh, who officers said portrayed Mr. Abbas as a traitor on Facebook.
Haiti's Ex-President Testifies Behind Closed Doors
Former Haitian President Rene Preval is testifying behind closed doors as authorities try to revive the investigation into the long-unsolved killing of the country's most celebrated journalist.
Putting Biotech Threats In Context
Lasrick writes "This article starts with an interesting anecdote: 'In 1998, President Bill Clinton read a novel about biological warfare that deeply disturbed him. In fact, the story reportedly kept him up all night. It’s one of the reasons that Clinton became personally invested in protecting the United States from bioterrorism threats. The book was The Cobra Event (Preston, 1998), a sci-fi thriller by journalist and novelist Richard Preston that told of a mad scientist who brewed a lethal, genetically engineered virus in his New York City apartment. Preston’s tale highlighted the potential ease with which individuals or small groups with access to advanced bioweapons capabilities could launch attacks on major US cities.1 After reading The Cobra Event, Clinton called several advisory meetings and ordered classified assessments and simulation exercises to examine the threat depicted in the story. As a result of these deliberations, by the end of his administration Clinton had increased ...
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