Russian War Games Seek to Cement Ties With China, Send Message to West

Advertisements LONDON —  Russia is holding its largest navy workout routines because the Cold War within the far jap a part of the nation, and for the primary time it has invited contingents from China and Mongolia. About 36,000 tanks and 300,000 Russian troops, a 3rd of the nation’s navy personnel, are on maneuvers within …

Huge Russian War Games Seek to Cement Ties With China, Send Message to West

Advertisements Russia is holding its largest army workouts because the Cold War, generally known as Vostok-18, and for the primary time it has invited contingents from China and Mongolia. The warfare video games come as relations between Moscow and the West proceed to worsen and the commerce warfare between Beijing and Washington continues to deepen. …

US Imposes Sanctions on N. Korean IT Firms

Advertisements The United States has imposed sanctions on two North Korean-controlled data know-how corporations primarily based in China and Russia, accusing them of transferring illicit funds to North Korea. “These actions are supposed to cease the stream of illicit income to North Korea from abroad data know-how staff disguising their true identities and hiding behind …

Putin Proposes Peace Treaty With Japan Before Year’s End

Advertisements Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Wednesday that he needed to signal a proper peace treaty with Japan ending hostilities from World War II by the top of the 12 months with out situations. Seventy-three years after the warfare concluded, the 2 international locations stay technically at warfare due to a territorial dispute over 4 …

Russia Says Joint War Games With China Will Be Routine

Advertisements CHITA, RUSSIA —  Russia’s protection minister says Moscow and Beijing intend to often conduct joint struggle video games much like the huge ones being held this week. Sergei Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe, on Wednesday visited the Tsugol firing vary in jap Siberia the place almost 300,000 Russian troops and about …

UN: World Hunger Levels Rise for Third Year Running 

Advertisements ROME —  World starvation rose in 2017 for a 3rd consecutive yr, fuelled by battle and local weather change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a worldwide objective to finish the scourge by 2030. Hunger seems to be rising in nearly all of Africa and in South America, with 821 million individuals – …

Analysts: Russia’s Vostok ’18 Troop Numbers, ‘China Alliance’ Claims Questionable

Advertisements WASHINGTON —  Russian President Vladimir Putin is internet hosting his Chinese counterpart at an financial discussion board within the far japanese port metropolis of Vladivostok immediately as armed forces from each nations descend on japanese Siberia to launch Moscow’s largest-ever army drills. Russia’s week-long deployment alongside Chinese and Mongolian troops, generally known as “Vostok-2018” …

New Human Rights Chief Vows to be Voice of Defenseless

Advertisements GENEVA —  The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet vows to be the voice of the unvoiced and to uphold the wants and rights of the various victims of gross violations and abuse. In her first oral assertion to the U.N. Human Rights Council since assuming her submit, Bachelet offered a …

US Policy Drives Russia, China Together Ahead of Summit

Advertisements MOSCOW —  When Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet this week, they’ll have a lot to speak about due to U.S. President Donald Trump. Xi is touring to Vladivostok, within the Russian Far East, on Tuesday and Wednesday for an financial convention the place he is anticipated to satisfy with …

British Warship Sails by South China Sea Islands 

Advertisements China accused Britain of “provocation” after a Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by Beijing within the disputed South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying mentioned Britain had “violated worldwide and Chinese legal guidelines” when the HMS Albion sailed by the Paracel Islands on Aug. 31. “The Chinese Navy legally …

ICC Claims Jurisdiction to Probe Alleged Forced Mass Exodus of Rohingya From Myanmar

Advertisements The International Criminal Court dominated Thursday it has jurisdiction to research the alleged pressured mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh as a doable crime towards humanity. The Hague-based court docket stated the highest prosecutor should contemplate the ruling “as she continues together with her preliminary examination regarding the crimes allegedly …

Asia’s Rising Appetite for Meat, Seafood Will ‘Strain Environment’

Advertisements KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA —  Asia’s rising urge for food for meat and seafood over the subsequent three a long time will trigger big will increase in greenhouse gasoline emissions and antibiotics utilized in meals, researchers mentioned Tuesday. Rising inhabitants, incomes and urbanization will drive a 78 % improve in meat and seafood demand from …

UN Official Sees over $1B in Fresh Aid for Lake Chad Region

Advertisements BERLIN —  More than $1 billion in recent support will probably be pledged at a convention of donors to the drought-plagued area round Lake Chad, U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock stated on Monday. A famine was averted within the area final 12 months largely due to worldwide support, however hundreds of thousands of individuals …

Analysts: Africa Visits by Merkel and May Present Opportunities

Advertisements KANO, NIGERIA —  British Prime Minister Theresa May acquired loads of consideration for her journey to Africa final week. Videos of her dancing — one with secondary college students who greeted her in South Africa and one other together with her dancing with younger scouts in Kenya — went viral. But May’s dance-floor diplomacy …