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Past articles by Alexander:

I moved from NYC to rural Vermont and had to figure out how to get a strong, high-quality internet connection on my own. I tried it all — here's what works.

From satellite internet, to boosting cell phone signal, to jimmying together some wild antenna rigs, Alex Lockie has seen or tried just about everything. → Read More

I tried Starlink, Elon Musk's satellite-internet project, for 3 weeks after moving to rural Vermont. It's a game changer.

Elon Musk's Starlink project is worthy of the hype and has outclassed legacy satellite-internet provider Hughes Net, Alex Lockie writes. → Read More

Trump may have revealed US military secrets by tweeting a photo to taunt Iran

"I've never seen anything like this before," an expert said. "I know that [the US military has] amazing capabilities, but I don't know what this is." → Read More

Mitch McConnell slams China over Hong Kong, threatens a global confrontation that could tank the finance hub

"Sooner or later, the rest of the world will have to do what the protesters are doing—confront Beijing," McConnell wrote in the Wall Street Journal. → Read More

Iran's best weapon in the new tanker wars against the US and UK is looking more and more like a dud

Iran has engaged in a gunboat showdown with the US and UK, but its main weapon in its fight against the West may be a total dud, a top Trump administration official said on Monday. → Read More

'Top Gun' appears to bow to China’s communist party by changing Maverick’s jacket

Now Maverick's patch has flags that look conspicuously like the Japanese and Taiwanese flags, but somehow different. → Read More

Trump calls on China, and the world, to protect their own ships from Iran

While the US has become the world's top energy exporter thanks to a boom in fracking, it still imports more than 30,000 barrels of oil a month from countries in the Middle East. → Read More

Trump bizarrely chickens out of responding to a direct attack from Iran

Iran said repeatedly that it shot down the drone to protect itself, but Trump called it a "mistake" that he didn't think was intentional. → Read More

Hong Kong's protesters used low-tech street smarts to smash China's powerful techno-authoritarianism

Protesters in Hong Kong, numbering in the millions and skewing young, pulled off the extraordinary feat of defeating the will of China’s Communist Party over the weekend, and they did it with little more than street smarts, household goods, and unbreakable determination and solidarity. → Read More

Obama is reportedly feeling competitive after Michelle's smash-hit memoir and sometimes says she used a ghostwriter

Obama sometimes likes to point out that he's writing his memoir himself, while his wife's was written by a ghostwriter, The Atlantic reported on Thursday. → Read More

North Korea demanded $2 million from the US for hospitalizing Otto Warmbier, who went into a mysterious coma

When US diplomatic and medical personnel arrived in Pyongyang to retrieve Otto Warmbier in 2017, the North Koreans handed them a medical bill for $2 million. → Read More

Kim Jong Un's meeting with Putin was delayed by a red carpet gaffe that derailed his grand entrance

Apparently, Kim's security detail found it unacceptable that he should walk on anything besides the red carpet, and had to stand there awkwardly. → Read More

South Korea's president lost 12 of his teeth from stress — and it points to the country's troubling work culture

South Korean President Moon Jae-in worked so hard that he lost twelve teeth due to stress, a South Korean ambassador told Business Insider Poland. → Read More

Pakistan hints at nuking India after cross-border airstrikes roil the white-hot feud

India on Tuesday launched airstrikes across its border with Pakistan in a military escalation after a terror attack in Kashmir left 40 Indian troops dead, and Pakistan immediately convened a meeting of its nuclear commanders. → Read More

Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif apologizes for shortcomings in bizarre resignation on Instagram

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif resigned from his post citing “shortcomings” in his work and thanking the Islamic Republic for giving him a chance in a bizarre Instagram post that took much of the world by surprise. → Read More

Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif apologizes for shortcomings in bizarre resignation on Instagram

Zarif as foreign minister routinely wowed even his enemies as he appeared for years to win public relations blitzes in nuclear talks with the US. → Read More

Pakistan readies military, hospitals for war with its nuclear rival India after Pulwama terror attack

"We don't have that many countries with nuclear weapons that share a common border, so things can get pretty hairy," an expert said. → Read More

Trump's rejection of 'socialism' makes America weak in the fight for 5G against China's Huawei

President Donald Trump on Thursday essentially called for the US to create its own version of Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that today offers the world’s most competitive 5G wireless infrastructure, but by rejecting China’s economic model he appears to have already shot himself in the foot. → Read More

Trump's administration reportedly looked for ways to help Saudi Arabia build a nuclear weapon

President Donald Trump’s administration has participated in several secretive and highly suspicious activities that suggest the US is now clearing a path for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to build a nuclear bomb. → Read More

India unleashes its military on Pakistan after a terror attack stoked the feud between the nuclear rivals

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi on Friday unleashed the country’s military against rival Pakistan in response to a terror attack by Muslim separatists that killed 44 on Thursday. → Read More