After a several month hiatus, here is your news briefing for August, 2018.

 

Taliban rejects ceasefire, kidnaps 200 bus passengers

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-attack/taliban-kidnap-dozens-in-afghanistans-north-despite-ceasefire-idUSKCN1L50GZ

 

Afghani President’s “Peace” speech interrupted by mortar barrage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/world/asia/afghanistan-attack-ashraf-ghani-peace.html

 

North and South Korea plan third peace summit

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/two-koreas-plan-third-summit-of-kim-moon-next-month-idUSKBN1KY00U

 

Cyber criminals hack $13.5 million from India Cosmos Bank.

https://www.reuters.com/article/cyber-heist-india/indias-cosmos-bank-loses-135-mln-in-cyber-attack-idUSL4N1V551G

 

Sudan: 23 dead in flooding

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/flooding-in-sudan-kills-23-people-injures-61-20180813

 

DRC: Kabila won’t seek reelection

https://www.voanews.com/a/congo-s-kabila-won-t-run-again-for-the-presidency/4518647.html

 

Romanians take to the streets in anti-government protests

https://www.rferl.org/a/romanians-protest-against-corruption-ruling-party/29428970.html

 

Mattis: South American countries selling out their sovereignty to Russia, China

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/16/james-mattis-south-american-countries-selling-sove/