Kyrgyz Court Rules to Shut Down Local RFE/RL Service

A district court in Bishkek upheld on Thursday the request of Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Culture to shut down the Kyrgyz branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Azattyk. The dispute erupted over a video the government did not like.

U.S. Charges North Korean Banker With Crypto Laundering

A U.S. court charged a China-based representative of North Korea's Foreign Trade Bank with two counts related to laundering illicit crypto proceeds for the benefit of the North Korean nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Wagner Boss Offers to Mediate the Sudanese Conflict

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Russian mercenary group Wagner and a key player on the battlefields of Ukraine, has offered to mediate between Sudan's warring generals, whose fight for power has pushed the country into what now appears to be a full-blown civil war.