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Category: Global News

Japan Making ‘Preparations’ for Possible Chinese Attack of Taiwan

Breitbart.com reports: “Japan’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it would consider its ‘options’ and make necessary ‘preparations’ toward supporting Taiwan if China continues to ramp up its military intimidation of the island. Asked by reporters […]

China-Taiwan military tensions ‘worst in 40 years’

BBC.com reports: “Tensions with China are at their worst in 40 years, Taiwan’s defence minister has said, warning of the risk of an accidental strike between the two. Chiu Kuo-cheng’s comments came after China sent […]

‘Palestinian state will not be established’

Israel National News reports: “The current Israeli government will not back Palestinian statehood, Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) said Wednesday morning during a visit to the United Arab Emirates. Speaking with the UAE-based news […]

French Catholic clergy abused 216,000 victims since 1950

BBC.com reports: “Some 216,000 children have been sexually abused by members of the French Catholic clergy since 1950, an independent inquiry has found. It warned that the number could rise to 330,000 when abuse by […]

Iran: Nuclear talks could resume by early November

Israel National News reports: “Iran foresees talks with world powers aimed at reviving its nuclear deal resuming by early November, foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Monday, according to AFP. ‘I don’t think it will […]

Hypersonic missiles: the alarming must-have in military tech

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea’s test of a hypersonic missile last week sparked new concerns about the race to acquire the alarming technology that is hard to defend against and could unsettle the global nuclear balance. […]

Iran to launch Arak nuclear research reactor ‘within year’

SpaceWar.com reports: “An Iranian nuclear reactor being converted from heavy water production into a power generating research facility will be launched within a year, a spokesman for parliament’s energy commission announced. Under a 2015 nuclear […]

North Korea Hints It’s Ready to Talk, Just Not With the U.S.

Voice of America News reports: “After nearly two years of international isolation worsened by a severe pandemic lockdown, North Korea is hinting it may finally be ready for dialogue — just not with the United […]

US concerned by ‘provocative’ Chinese military action near Taiwan

SinoDaily.com reports: “The United States on Sunday slammed China for ‘provocative’ and ‘destabilizing’ military activity, after Chinese fighter jets and bombers made their largest-ever incursion into Taiwan’s air defense zone. ‘The United States is very […]

US urges Turkey not to buy more Russian arms

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States on Friday warned Turkey of further risks to bilateral ties if it buys more weapons from Russia, after US countermeasures over its purchase of the S-400 air defense system. The […]

North and South Korea Restore Cross-border Hotline

Voice of America News reports: “North and South Korea have restored cross-border communications, with officials exchanging their first phone call Monday after dropping them in August. The restoration comes just days after Pyongyang sparked international […]

Russia Test Fires Submarine-launched Hypersonic Tsirkon Missile for First Time

Voice of America News reports: “Russia said on Monday it had successfully test launched a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a submarine for the first time, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has lauded as […]