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

Is Russia guilty of war crimes in Ukraine? | Russia-Ukraine war

[ad_1] From: UpFront Marc Lamont Hill presses Moscow’s ambassador to the EU on the Russian Armed Forces’ actions in Ukraine. Asked whether the bombing of a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine – where civilians were sheltering – constituted a war crime, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the European Union, denied the attack ever happened. He … Read more

Whitmer kidnapping aimed to prevent Biden election win: Witness | Courts News

[ad_1] Plan was to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer before 2020 US presidential vote, informant testifies at trial. A US man who has pleaded guilty to planning to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer told jurors on Wednesday that he and four men on trial wanted to attack before the 2020 election to prevent Joe Biden … Read more

US, EU slam Russia’s new sentencing of opposition leader Navalny | Courts News

[ad_1] EU foreign policy chief decries extra nine years handed to Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny as ‘politically motivated’. The United States and European Union have slammed a new sentence handed down to jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, calling it a “sham” and another example of Russia’s widening crackdown on dissenting voices amid its invasion of … Read more

Canada’s Justin Trudeau reaches deal to stay in power until 2025 | Politics News

[ad_1] Left-leaning NDP agrees to prop up prime minister’s Liberal minority government in exchange for advancing key policies. Canada’s ruling Liberals have reached a deal with a left-leaning opposition party to prop up their minority government until 2025, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced, promising to advance a range of issues, including a dental care programme … Read more

Biden’s US Supreme Court pick Jackson faces senators’ questions | Courts News

[ad_1] Republicans expected to question Ketanji Brown Jackson about her views on race in the law and her work for Guantanamo detainees. Confirmation hearings for United States Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson are expected to heat up on Tuesday as she is sharply questioned by senators in her bid to be the first Black … Read more

‘We have one enemy’: The Belarusians who oppose the Ukraine war | Russia-Ukraine war

[ad_1] Just before dawn on February 24, Marina, a 33-year-old IT specialist from Belarus, woke up in her Kraków apartment. She’d been having a nightmare. She noticed that her husband, Alexey, was not sleeping either. He was on his phone, reading the news. “Has it started?” Marina asked. “It has,” he responded wearily. That day … Read more

‘We have one enemy’: The Belarusians who oppose the Ukraine war | Russia-Ukraine war

[ad_1] Just before dawn on February 24, Marina, a 33-year-old IT specialist from Belarus, woke up in her Kraków apartment. She’d been having a nightmare. She noticed that her husband, Alexey, was not sleeping either. He was on his phone, reading the news. “Has it started?” Marina asked. “It has,” he responded wearily. That day … Read more