28 Laurentian University students, professors to travel to Mongolia
A delegation from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont. is planning a trip to remote communities in Mongolia this year.
Blacklisted by the World Bank, Chicago ﬁrm still gets millions in new contracts
In 2006, the Mongolian Finance Ministry hired a small Chicago-based consulting firm called Glocoms to strengthen its budget planning. The $1.5 million job, financed by the World Bank, aimed to help a country still grappling with Soviet legacies to reallocate its spending and reduce its debt.
US coal production for 2015 off 13% from 2014
According to the latest reports from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA), coal production in the US finished 2015 off approximately 13% from 2014 totals. Meanwhile spot prices for coal continue their long-term decline and natural gas slipped back slightly from recent highs.
This is Hillary Clinton’s $30bn plan to save coal miners
US Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe in coal mining, but is willing to spend $30 billion on a plan aimed at revitalizing communities dependent on production of the fossil fuel.
U.S. not seeking to have Mongolia broker resolution of N. Korea issues: Russel
A senior U.S. official on Friday denied reports that Washington is seeking to have Mongolia play the role of a mediator in resolving the standoff over North Korea’s nuclear program and other issues related to the communist nation.
Inspired by son’s death, Jacksonville family helps establish medical mission to Mongolia
Through Google’s Street View, he would maneuver through Oslo, Prague, Stockholm. Even Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House
Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.
Как человечество придет к третьей мировой войне
Низкие цены на энергоносители могут способствовать расколу элит в странах, существующих благодаря нефтяной ренте. Элиты ведь привыкли “пилить” значительный объем ресурсов, а тут приходится затягивать пояса. Годик-другой, понятно, все смогут потерпеть. Но длительное пребывание цен на сравнительно низком уровне спровоцирует внутриэлитные конфликты. “Голуби” будут просить еще некоторое время не предпринимать решительных действий ради будущего процветания, [...]
U.S. Ambassador to S. Korea Hospitalized After Attack in Seoul
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted by a knife-wielding man in central Seoul this morning in an attack that left him bleeding from the face. The ambassador’s injuries aren’t life-threatening, both local police and an Obama administration official said.
Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program
The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.
NSA secretly hijacked existing malware to spy on N. Korea, others
A new wave of documents from Edward Snowden’s cache of National Security Agency data published by Der Spiegel demonstrates how the agency has used its network exploitation capabilities both to defend military networks from attack and to co-opt other organizations’ hacks for intelligence collection and other purposes. In one case, the NSA secretly tapped into [...]
Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed
The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids.
In his classic The Anarchical Society, the scholar Hedley Bull argued that there was a perennial tension in the world between forces of order and forces of disorder, with the details of the balance between them defining each era’s particular character. Sources of order include actors committed to existing international rules and arrangements and to [...]
АНУ-д “Golia” нэртэй архи худалдаанд гарч
Genghis Khan never left home without the favorite liquid libation of his homeland. Golia, Mongolia’s Ultra Premium Vodka, is award winning, distilled at least 6 times, organic, and strongly supported by numerous marketing and sales support programs.
New bill aims to curb US government backdoor spying
While the FBI thinks that all communication tools in the US should have backdoors for law enforcement, a new Senate bill has proposed the exact opposite. The Secure Data Act, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden, would prohibit the government from forcing companies like Google and Apple to grant access to encrypted data. A different bill [...]
Mongolia leverages diplomatic ties with North Korea
Dialogue is the key to peace and development, Mongolian Ambassador to the United States Bulgaa Altangerel said at a forum Wednesday examining Mongolia’s role in Korean diplomacy.
The NSA spent years snooping on the world’s wireless carriers
The NSA’s got its long, spindly proboscises slurping up sweet, sweet information from within governments and businesses the world over, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that wireless carriers are targets, too. That’s the thrust of a lengthy new report from The Intercept: The NSA is capable of snooping in on a [...]
Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton Closer to Developing the Largest Copper Mine in U.S.
Lawmakers in Arizona have revived a bill that would allow Rio Tinto (LSE:RIO) and BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) to jointly build a massive copper mine (the biggest in the United States) in southeast Arizona.
U.S. Businessman Trapped in Mongolia Files UN Human Rights Claim
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has registered a claim against Mongolia by Justin Kapla, a U.S. businessman prevented from leaving the country for two years due to allegations of tax evasion.
Low oil prices hurting U.S. shale operations
The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. 17, compared to the prior week. There are now 1,590 active oil rigs, the [...]
NSA approves Samsung’s Galaxy phones to handle classified US government data
Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company’s efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.
CORE SECRETS: NSA SABOTEURS IN CHINA AND GERMANY
The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea working on programs that use “physical subversion” to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.
U.S. sees drop in coal exports in 2014
Weaker coal demand from Europe and increased supply from other nations have led to a decline in US coal exports since 2012, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) energy brief published Friday.
Mongolia’s Approach Towards Pyongyang: Offering Guidelines for Washington’s Failing North Korea Policy
On May 23rd, 2014, Mongolia provided North Korea and the United States neutral ground in its capital for track 1.5 meetings. Presumably, North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy met with two former US State Department officials to discuss resumption of the Six-Party talks, which have reached a complete standstill since 2009. Ulan Bator has been keen [...]
NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep
The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.
Gates: U.S. Tried to Oust Karzai in ‘Failed Putsch’
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has long accused the Obama administration of trying to secretly engineer his political downfall. Turns out he may be right.
NSA Project DROPOUT JEEP Hacked Into Apple iPhones
The NSA targeted and hacked into Apple iPhones through their program called DROPOUT JEEP, according to security researcher Jacob Applebaum and Der Spiegel. NSA’s elite hacking unit, TAO, responsible for targeting corporate networks among other things, can even install malware and spyware on smartphones and other devices in the process of their being shipped to [...]
NSA reportedly planted spyware on electronics equipment
Based on internal NSA documents, Der Spiegel reveals that the spy agency planted backdoors to access computers, hard drives, routers, and other devices from companies such as Cisco, Dell, Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor and Samsung.