The Week in Stories Around the Globe

The Bloody Truth About Drones: We Need an International Convention on Drones

In just the first year of his administration, Trump killed more people—including 250 children—with drones in Yemen and Pakistan than President Barack Obama did in eight years. And Obama was no slouch in this department, increasing the use of drone attacks by a factor of 10 over the administration of George W. Bush.

#War #Drones #international

Myanmar security forces kill dozens of anti-coup protesters

A soldier stands watch as demonstrators in London carry the red and gold flag of the Democratic Burmese Student Association during a protest for democracy in Myanmar (Burma).

The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M), a group of prominent human rights experts calling for accountability in Myanmar, said it was concerned the military was on the brink of a “major crackdown” and called for immediate international political intervention.

#Myanmar #protest #Uprising #asia

N Korea ‘unresponsive to behind-the-scenes US outreach’

The Biden administration has so far been cautious in publicly describing its approach to North Korea, saying it is carrying out a comprehensive policy review following former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented engagement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

#NorthKorea #BidenAdministration #Politics

Faster-Than-Light Travel Is Possible Within Einstein’s Physics, Astrophysicist Shows

This speculative concept would make use of negative energy principles to warp space around a hypothetical spacecraft, enabling it to effectively travel faster than light without challenging traditional physical laws, except for the reasons explained above, we can’t hope to provide such a fantastical fuel source to begin with.

#Science #LightSpeed #Einstein

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