U.S. offers $15million for information on Conti ransomware group

The United States on Friday offered a reward of up to $15 million for information on the Russia-based Conti ransomware group, which has been blamed for cyber extortion attacks worldwide, State Department spokesman Ned Price said. The FBI estimates that more than 1,000 victims of the Conti group have paid a total in excess of… Read More U.S. offers $15million for information on Conti ransomware group

Nicaragua severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, switches allegiance to Beijing

China and Nicaragua re-established diplomatic ties on Friday after the Central American country broke relations with Chinese-claimed Taiwan, boosting Beijing in a part of the world long considered the United States’ backyard and angering Washington. China has increased military and political pressure on Taiwan to accept its sovereignty claims, drawing anger from the democratically ruled… Read More Nicaragua severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, switches allegiance to Beijing

Iran to resume nuclear talks with world powers on November 29

Iran’s talks with world powers aimed at reinstating a 2015 nuclear deal will resume on November 29, its top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, said on Wednesday, as Western concerns over Tehran’s nuclear advances grow. “In a phone call with @enriquemora_ , we agreed to start the negotiations aiming at removal of unlawful & inhumane… Read More Iran to resume nuclear talks with world powers on November 29

U.S. says it will not provide financial support for Haiti constitutional referendum

The United States will not provide financial support for a constitutional referendum in Haiti, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Thursday, adding that the country should hold what he said were overdue elections. “We have repeatedly stated that constitutional reform is for the Haitian people to decide. We’ve emphasized to the Haitian… Read More U.S. says it will not provide financial support for Haiti constitutional referendum