It’s a growing problem that has United States naval commanders scratching their heads. How to keep up with China’s ever-expanding fleet of warships. Not only is China’s navy already the world’s largest, its numerical lead over the US is getting wider, with the head of the US Navy warning recently that American shipyards simply can’t keep up ... .
At least 207 people were killed, more than 850 more were injured and many others are feared trapped after a horrific three-train collision late Friday in eastern India’s Odisha state, local officials said ... “The rescue work is still going at the site and it will take us a few more hours to finish here.” ... ....
June 2 (Reuters) - Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has been arguing with top military brass for months, on Friday escalated the feud by accusing pro-Moscow forces of trying to blow up his men ... When asked why the charges had been set, the officials indicated it was an order from their superiors ... Our Standards ... Read Next ... ....
Lebanon's ambassador to France, Rami Adwan, has been investigated for rape and intentional violence following complaints by two former embassy employees, informed sources said Friday confirming an earlier media report ... She said she had not filed a complaint because she did not want to "break the life" of the ambassador ... ....
BHUBANESWAR, India - The death toll from the collision of two Indian passenger trains in Odisha state has surged to 288 and more than 850 are injured, a state government official told AFP on Saturday, making the rail accident the country's deadliest in more than two decades ... "I was asleep," an unidentified male survivor told NDTV news ... .
A new law in Poland has prompted outrage, with many arguing it would block government rivals from running for office. President Andrzej Duda now says he will introduce changes to the bill. . Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Friday he would propose changes to a controversial law on undue Russian influence that he signed earlier this week ... .
United States Secretary of DefenseLloyd Austin said he was deeply concerned by China’s unwillingness to engage in military crisis management, warning that talks are key to avoiding conflict ... “The more that we talk, the more that we can avoid the misunderstandings and miscalculations that could lead to crisis or conflict,” he said ... It is a necessity.
China is claiming a historic win this week after its answer to Boeing and Airbus, the C919, took to the skies for its first commercial flight. Beijing calls the aircraft its first large homegrown passenger jet. It’s a prominent symbol of Beijing’s broader “Made in China” strategy, a campaign to reduce national reliance on foreign manufacturers ... (CEA).
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Quito, Jun 2 (EFE).- President Guillermo Lasso said Friday that he will not be a candidate in the early general election triggered by his decision last month to dissolve the legislature ... Lasso, 67, said that instead of running for re-election, he will redouble his efforts to solve Ecuador’s problems during what is left of his truncated term.
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by Iracelma Adriano, Intern, AfricaDivision. The Angolan authorities have once again used excessive and unnecessary force to disperse a peaceful protest, this time by women street traders, in Angola’s capital, Luanda... Successive Angolan governments have a long history of abuses against street traders ... ------------------------------------------------.
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