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Texas Department of Public Safety officer dies in border incident

Added: 22.01.2022 22:02 | 5 views | 0 comments

A Texas Department of Public Safety officer has died after a “tragic accident” happened while conducting “tactical operations” near the United States and Mexico border on Friday.

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Kazakhstan crisis: Bitcoin price slumps as nationwide Internet blackout hits crypto miners

Added: 22.01.2022 18:33 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Central Asian nation is the second-biggest Bitcoin mining home after the United States.

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US and South Korea reach ‘agreement in principle’ on defense cost-sharing

Added: 22.01.2022 18:16 | 2 views | 0 comments

The United States and South Korea have agreed on a new cost-sharing agreement for stationing 28,500 U.S. troops on the peninsula, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry announced Monday. South Korean and U.S. negotiators met in Washington, D.C., from Friday to Sunday and reached a deal that South Korea will sign as soon as possible, the ministry said in a statement. “In the face-to-face meeting held after a year in the COVID-19 situation, both sides had consultations based on discussions between them in the...

EDITORIAL: China’s military buildup makes ‘defense’ claims hard to swallow

Added: 22.01.2022 18:16 | 18 views | 0 comments

How can the world buy the narrative of “peaceful development” China is trying to sell? Beijing keeps building up its military, and it is little surprise that neighboring countries are becoming increasingly anxious and wary about its motives. The annual meeting of the National People’s Congress opened on March 5, and the draft national defense budget was released. The budget for 2021 is 1,355.3 billion yuan (22.6 trillion yen, or $210 billion), up 6.8 percent from a year earlier. It means China is spending on national defense more than any other country but the United States and about four times as much...

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China calls on Biden to reverse Trump's policies on Taiwan

Added: 22.01.2022 18:16 | 16 views | 0 comments

Beijing , March 8 (ANI): With the United States repeatedly affirming its support to Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on President Joe Biden to reverse the policies of former President Donald Trump on Taiwan. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday on the sidelines of the fourth session of the 13th National People's...

Blinken blinks on Palestinian and Saudi rights

Added: 22.01.2022 18:16 | 17 views | 0 comments

On March 3, the US State Department put on its website a hilarious statement titled The United States Opposes the ICC Investigation into the Palestinian Investigation. In a nutshell, the statement exposes that President Joe Biden’s administration has blinked for a second time on the human rights situation in West Asia by refusing even to acknowledge that the International Criminal Court’s investigation into the “Palestinian situation” is about human rights first and foremost. The State Department’s argument in essence narrows down to a bureaucratic point questioning the ICC’s jurisdiction to investigate the human rights issues that involve the State of Israel and, secondly, that...

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Ghani Opposes Proposal for Interim Afghan Government

Added: 22.01.2022 18:16 | 39 views | 0 comments

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan's Taliban said Saturday that their leaders had restarted peace talks with the United States, as a May 1 deadline for all U.S.-led foreign troops to withdraw from the war-shattered country fast approaches. A spokesman for the Islamist insurgent group said the meeting took place Friday night in Doha, the capital of Qatar, where Taliban political deputy chief Abdul Ghani Baradar and U.S. special Afghan peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad led their respective teams. The Taliban reject Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government as an illegal entity and product of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, insisting intra-Afghan peace talks should lead to the formation of an "Islamic"...

The latest GOP idea: A police force to ferret out voter fraud

Added: 22.01.2022 16:40 | 40 views | 0 comments

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) calls for such a unit to aggressively pursue violations of election laws, though they have been proven to be rare in the United States.

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Study: Frequency of Asteroid Impacts in Inner Solar System Constant over Past 600 Million Years

Added: 21.01.2022 22:54 | 54 views | 0 comments

Using a novel crater detection algorithm, which automatically counts the visible impact craters from a high-resolution image, a team of planetary researchers from the United States, Australia, Côte d'Ivoire and France has analyzed the formation of 521 large impact craters on Mars. “Despite previous studies suggesting spikes in the frequency of asteroid collisions, our research [...]


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