Australia alarm over China security deal with Solomon Islands | Military News

[ad_1] Leaked document indicates pact would allow Beijing to deploy police and troops to the Pacific nation at the government’s request, but also to protect its own nationals and interests. Australia’s defence minister said on Friday any move to establish a Chinese military base in neighbouring Solomon Islands would be a concern after a wide-ranging … Read more

North Korea confirms ICBM test; warns of ‘long’ US confrontation | Weapons News

[ad_1] North Korea says it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un to boost its defences and prepare for a “long confrontation” with the United States, state media reported on Friday. Kim, dressed in a black leather jacket and sunglasses, oversaw the Thursday launch of what was … Read more

Shareholders at troubled Toshiba vote down spin-off plan | Business and Economy

[ad_1] Separate activist shareholder-backed motion to solicit buyout offers also fails to gain sufficient support. Toshiba Corp shareholders on Thursday voted against its plan to spin off its devices unit, but a separate motion backed by activist shareholders that called for the conglomerate to solicit buyout offers also failed to gain sufficient support. The result … Read more

Singapore to end quarantine for vaccinated arrivals | Aviation

[ad_1] Move comes as more Asia-Pacific countries ease border restrictions. Singapore will end quarantine for vaccinated travellers from April 1, the latest country to ease restrictions in a region that has lagged behind the rest of the world in reopening borders. The city-state will “drastically streamline” requirements for vaccinated arrivals as well as dropping a … Read more

China sets green hydrogen target for 2025, eying widespread use | Climate Crisis

[ad_1] Target comes as world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases strives to balance energy security and climate goals. China’s top economic planner has announced a target to produce up to 200,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen, a zero-carbon fuel generated from renewable energy sources. The country aims to produce 100,000 to 200,000 tonnes of … Read more

Crooked business: Indonesia’s amateur dentists ply dubious trade | Business and Economy News

[ad_1] Ubud, Indoensia – Putri Wulandari will never forget stepping into a roadside shophouse in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta to get braces for her teeth. The room was small and dingy, with a worn-out recliner chair perched next to a dirty bathroom. The only person to greet her was a man in a t-shirt. Wulandari does not … Read more

Rohingya in Bangladesh welcome US calling repression genocide | Rohingya News

[ad_1] Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have welcomed an announcement by the United States that it considers the violent repression of their largely Muslim ethnic group in Myanmar a genocide. As news of the announcement by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spread across the sprawling camps in Cox’s Bazar district that are now home to … Read more

US judge rules in favour of China’s ZTE, ending probation | Business and Economy

[ad_1] Ruling comes on the final day of the company’s probation for illegally shipping US technology to Iran and North Korea. A United States judge on Tuesday ruled that China’s ZTE Corp, a leading manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, should be allowed to end its five-year probation from a 2017 guilty plea of illegally shipping US … Read more

China Eastern faces losses, regulatory scrutiny after fatal crash | Aviation

[ad_1] China Eastern Airlines faces deepening losses and closer regulatory scrutiny following the crash of a Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board. Rescuers on Tuesday scoured heavily forested slopes for survivors and data recorders from flight MU5735, which crashed a day earlier in the mountains of the southern region of Guangxi. The plane crash, … Read more

Military attacks endanger people with limited mobility in Myanmar | Human Rights News

[ad_1] Over the past nine months, Daw Mu Ree has hidden in the forest outside her village to avoid military attacks in Myanmar’s northwestern Sagaing region more times than she can count. At 83, she is unable to walk fast or far, so her son and daughter carry her. “I told them to leave me … Read more