More Than 400 Addresses, Including Dozens of ‘Dark Market’ Sites, Targeted

Federal law enforcement has taken action against over 400 Tor hidden service .onion addresses, including dozens of “dark market” websites, that were offering a range of illegal goods and services for sale on the “Tor” network, a special network of
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State Department on Illegal Referendum in Eastern Ukraine

STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON On the Illegal Referendum in Eastern Ukraine As the United States has said, the referendum being planned for May 11 in portions of eastern Ukraine by armed separatist groups are illegal under Ukrainian law and are an attempt to create further division and (more...)

Hague Declaration in Support of Ukraine’s Sovereignty

The Hague, The Netherlands 1. We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission met in The Hague to reaffirm our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and (more...)

NATO Secretary-General in Washington to Discuss Ukraine, Summit

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (right) welcomes NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the Pentagon on March 18. The crisis in Ukraine and preparations for this September’s NATO summit in Wales were on the agenda, NATO said in a March 19 press release. Hagel hosted a working dinner (more...)

Legislators Consider New Law to Prevent Human Trafficking

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The crime of human trafficking has achieved steadily increasing attention in international law enforcement and judicial circles since 2000. The United Nations adopted an international convention against trafficking in persons that year, and 117 nations are now signatories to that agreement. That same year, (more...)

Global Norms Demand Response to Chemical Weapons Use

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The United States has a national security stake in defending international prohibitions on the use of chemical weapons. Syria’s apparent “flagrant violation” of that standard demands a response, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney. President Obama is now engaged in deciding what that response (more...)

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