Two men have lunch near a car loaded with belongings close to the checkpoint of Russian peacekeepers outside the village of Dadivank in Nagorno-Karabakh on Nov. 23.

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Great-power politics in Nagorno-Karabakh, the children of the Islamic State, and the meaning of Moldova’s election result.

A lit sign is seen at the entrance to Facebook’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on March 21, 2018.


As the state’s new digital consumer protection act shows, with global governance in retreat, the search for regulatory backdoors is on.

People watch a news report on North Korea's first hydrogen bomb test at a railroad station in Seoul on January 6, 2016. South Korea "strongly" condemned North Korea's shock hydrogen bomb test and vowed to take "all necessary measures" to penalise its nuclear-armed neighbour.  The image shown on TV shows files images from other nuclear tests from other countries and the caption in red at the bottom of the screen reads "the Blue House will convene an emergency meeting of the NSC, the National Security Council."   AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

California Is Already Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack

Beware of radioactive pets, and don’t expect the feds to show up anytime soon.

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California Secessionist Leader Throws in Towel, Moves to Russia

He just wanted the Golden State to be independent, with a little help from the Kremlin.

The California State flag flies outside City Hall, in Los Angeles, California on January 27, 2017.
A campaign by Californians to secede from the rest of the country over Donald Trump's election is gaining steam with suporters given the green light to start collecting signatures for the measure to be put to a vote.

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California Really Has What It Takes to Secede

But is America's largest state ready for the wars that would follow?

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U.S. Homeland Security Adds New Terror Warning Level

DHA changes its terror alert system following the San Bernardino terror attack.


FBI Director: San Bernardino Shooters Did Not Post Public Support For Radical Islam

FBI Director James Comey says the San Bernardino shooters did not post public support for radical Islam.


Los Angeles Schools Close Due to Unspecified Threat

Officials cite the San Bernardino attack in their decision to shut down schools across Los Angeles.


FBI: California Shooters Radicalized Years Ago, Encryption Is a ‘Business Model’ Question

The director of the FBI says the San Bernardino shooters were radicalized before they met.


Use of ‘Fiancée’ Visas by Muslims Is a Rare Occurrence

Muslims don't often use the visa used by the San Bernardino shooter to gain entry to the United States.


Does the United States Have a Gun Problem or a Terrorism Problem?

Why Americans are getting stuck in the rhetorical mud about true threats to national security.


Donald Trump Wants to Bar All Muslims From Entering the United States

Donald Trump sharply escalates his rhetoric toward Muslims — he wants to keep all of them out of America.


Using the No-Fly List To Limit Gun Purchases Could Be a Bad Idea

Obama's plan to use the no-fly list to limit gun purchases could be an ineffective tool.


FBI: San Bernardino Massacre Is an Act of Terrorism

The FBI is investigating the San Bernardino attack as terrorism.


Law Enforcement: San Bernardino Attackers Heavily Armed With Potential For More Violence

It's still not clear whether the San Bernardino attacks were terrorism, but the shooters were capable of more violence.


At Least 14 Killed in ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Shooting in California

At least three gunmen who committed what law enforcement calls "domestic terrorism" in California are on the run.


In California, Diddy Is an Alleged Terrorist. Under U.S. Law, Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Is Not.

Rap mogul Diddy has been charged with making a terror threat by California authorities. Under U.S. law, Charleston shooter Dylann Roof isn't eligible to face the same.


How Canada Could Cash In on California’s Drought

America's water-rich neighbor to the north is seeing green in the Golden State's dry rivers and dead crops.

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