Taiwan’s Big Move Amid China Threat

[ad_1] China’s “intimidation and threats against Taiwan are getting more obvious”, President Tsai Ing-wen said. Taipei: Taiwan on Tuesday announced an extension in mandatory military service from four months to one year, citing the threat from an increasingly hostile China.Beijing considers self-ruled, democratic Taiwan a part of its territory, to be taken one day, byRead More

Taiwan extends mandatory military service to one year: President

[ad_1] TAIPEI: Taiwan‘s President Tsai Ing-wen announced on Tuesday an extension in mandatory military service from four months to one year, saying the island needs to prepare for the increasing threat from China.“The current four-month military service is not enough to meet the fast and ever-changing situation,” she told a news conference. “We have decidedRead More

PM Sharif pledges to eliminate terrorism from Pakistan

[ad_1] Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif. | Photo Credit: AP As Pakistan reels from multiple incidents of terrorism, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has reaffirmed his vow to eradicate the menace amid criticism from ousted premier Imran Khan on the government’s “failure” to curb militancy during its eight-month stint. Addressing a gathering in the DeraRead More

Watch | Why are countries racing towards the Arctic?

[ad_1] Watch | Why are countries racing towards the Arctic? As global warming melts the sea ice in the Arctic, the race to claim vast natural resources and new shipping routes in the north has intensified.   For example, in 2017, a Russian Oil Tanker travelling from Norway to South Korea took just 19 days, whichRead More

Amid Covid scare, South Korea registers first death linked to ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’ | World News

[ad_1] Seoul: The first infection from Naegleria fowleri, or “brain-eating amoeba,” has been reported in South Korea, the health authorities said on Monday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) confirmed that a Korean national who died after returning from Thailand was infected with Naegleria fowleri, which destroys human brains. The man in hisRead More

Daily Quiz | On events related to December 26

[ad_1] Daily Quiz | On events related to December 26 People wait in a line to get into a store at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet on Boxing Day, in Richmond, British Columbia, on Dec. 26, 2022. START THE QUIZ 1 / 7 | Why is Boxing Day, usually observed on December 26, so called? AnswerRead More

South Korea pardons jailed ex-president Lee Myung-bak

[ad_1] SEOUL: Jailed former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak received a presidential pardon on Tuesday, cutting short his 17-year sentence on corruption charges, the justice minister said.Lee was on a list of more than 1,300 people who received special pardons “from the perspective of broad national unity through reconciliation, tolerance and consideration”, Han Dong-hoon toldRead More

Serbia places its troops on Kosovo border on high alert

[ad_1] Serbian army self-propelled 155 mm gun-howitzers are seen on position near administrative line with Kosovo, south Serbia, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. | Photo Credit: Serbian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP Serbia on Monday placed its security troops on the border with Kosovo on “the full state of combat readiness,” ignoring NATO’s calls forRead More

Ten civilians killed in roadside bomb in Burkina Faso

[ad_1] People ride bicycles and motorcycles on a street in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. At least 10 people were killed in roadside bomb in eastern Burkina Faso on December 25, 2022. File photo | Photo Credit: Reuters Ten people were killed and several injured when their bus hit a roadside bomb in eastern Burkina Faso, theRead More

Amid Covid surge, China to reopen borders, scrap quarantine rules for international travellers from next month | World News

[ad_1] Beijing: Despite an unprecedented surge in new cases of coronavirus infections, China has decided to scrap quarantine rules for international travellers from January 8 next year – a significant step for the country as it reopens its international borders and comes out of international isolation after nearly three years. China is also poised toRead More

Caroline Ellison and Gary Wang turn on Sam Bankman-Fried

[ad_1] New York CNN  —  The stunning collapse of one of crypto’s most prominent firms has quickly morphed into a legal battle pitting former executives and ex-romantic partners against one another. Last week, as FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was being extradited to the United States from the Bahamas, two of his former business partners pleadedRead More

‘Taiwan to extend compulsory military service on China threat’

[ad_1] TAIPEI: Taiwan will announce on Tuesday a plan to extend compulsory military service to one year from the current four months, according to a senior government official, as the island deals with rising Chinese military pressure.The office of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said she will call a national security meeting on Tuesday morning toRead More

The truth about ‘medbeds’ – a miracle cure that doesn’t exist

[ad_1] But people have very different ideas about what they actually are. Some insist that the technology is secret, unlikely to be encountered by mere mortals, hidden from the public by billionaires and the “deep state”. The more conspiratorial theorising includes speculation about “alien technology” and bizarre claims like the idea that John F KennedyRead More

Southwest cancels more than 2,800 flights in a ‘full-blown meltdown’ : NPR

[ad_1] Travelers wait to check in at the Southwest Airlines ticketing counter at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on October 11, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Travelers wait to check in at the Southwest Airlines ticketing counter at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport onRead More

Ukraine Must Fulfil Our “Proposals” Otherwise “Army Will Decide”: Russia

[ad_1] Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Ukraine for demilitarisation. Moscow:  Moscow’s proposals for “demilitarisation” and “denazification” of Ukraine are well known to Kyiv and it is up to Ukrainian authorities to fulfil them, otherwise the Russian army will decide the issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “Our proposals for the demilitarization and denazificationRead More

69-Year-Old Suspect Charged With Murder In Death Of 3 Kurds

[ad_1] The shooting at a Kurdish cultural centre and a nearby hairdressing salon last week on Friday. Paris: France charged a suspected gunman on Monday with last week’s murder of three Kurds in Paris, as hundreds of people marched in the French capital to pay tribute to the victims. The 69-year-old suspect had confessed toRead More

Historic Bomb Cyclone Freezes North America

[ad_1] This time air from Arctic ploughed into tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico, according to scientists. Paris: The extreme cold weather hitting North America in the run-up to Christmas holidays is due to a phenomenon called a “bomb cyclone”. The US National Weather Service said this “once in a generation type event” hasRead More

Opinion: Will artificial intelligence end my writing career?

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. Bergen is the author of “The Cost of Chaos: The Trump Administration and the World.” The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. CNNRead More

6 reasons to get a credit card in 2023

[ad_1] A lot of people still use cash or a debit card to pay for everything they buy, either because they’re not comfortable using a credit card, they don’t understand how credit cards work or they just don’t want to take the time to change their routine. But every time you use a credit cardRead More

Ukraine official hopes for peace summit with Russia by the end of February : NPR

[ad_1] Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv on Monday. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption toggle caption Efrem Lukatsky/AP Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv on Monday. Efrem Lukatsky/AP KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s foreign minister on Monday said thatRead More

Opinion | Blaming ‘both sides’ for increased mortality doesn’t fly

[ad_1] The Dec. 20 front-page article “Studies find partisan politics can affect people’s well-being” brought needed attention to the growing cost in human lives of anti-science conservatism. But the article erred in attributing this to “partisan politics” and to political polarization: “Researchers say the result of this growing polarization is clear: The nation’s overall healthRead More

Opinion | Public telephones are sometimes necessary

[ad_1] I enjoyed reading the Dec. 22 Style article “Remember the pay phone? This man is bringing them back at no cost.,” which described the efforts of Mike Dank to bring back public telephones in Philadelphia, in bookstores, libraries, art spaces, soup kitchens, community centers and other public spaces. As the article noted, not everyoneRead More

73 best after-Christmas sales 2022

[ad_1] Did you hear that? It’s a collective sigh of relief now that the hoopla and infinite festivity of Christmas has come and gone. While we’re not in a hurry to take down holiday decor, we certainly won’t judge if you’re in a Grinch-y mood and ready for some relaxation heading into the new year.Read More

Xi Jinping breaks silence on China’s ‘new Covid-19 situation’, calls for targeted measures to curb coronavirus | World News

[ad_1] Beijing: President Xi Jinping on Monday said China faced a “new Covid situation,” as he urged healthcare officials to take targeted measures to deal with the sudden surge in infections, the first time that he has spoken about the grim healthcare situation in the country. In his fresh directive, Xi said that more targetedRead More

Iran Reroutes International Flight To Deboard Football Legend’s Family

[ad_1] Iran has seen massive anti-hijab protests since September 2022. (Representational) Tehran, Iran: Iranian football legend Ali Daei, who has backed protests following Mahsa Amini’s death, said Monday an airplane from Tehran to Dubai had been rerouted and his family ordered off. Protests have gripped Iran since the September 16 death of Iranian-Kurdish Amini, 22,Read More

S. Korea launches jets, fires shots after North flies drones : NPR

[ad_1] In this file photo from 2017, people view a suspected North Korean drone at South Korea’s Defense Ministry in Seoul. The South Korean military fired warning shots and scrambled aircraft on Monday, saying that North Korean drones had entered their airspace. Lee Jung-hoon/AP hide caption toggle caption Lee Jung-hoon/AP In this file photo fromRead More