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In ‘clear warning’, Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across the border in Hong Kong to break up protests wracking the city.

By |2019-08-15T05:57:54-05:00August 15th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Flights restart at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Flights resumed at Hong Kong's airport Wednesday after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

By |2019-08-14T06:15:00-05:00August 14th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Fatal explosion in Russia released radiation, giving United States pause

US intelligence officials are racing to understand a mysterious explosion that released radiation off the coast of northern Russia last week, apparently during the test of a new type of nuclear-propelled cruise missile hailed by President Vladimir Putin as the centerpiece of Moscow’s arms race with the United States.

By |2019-08-12T05:47:08-05:00August 12th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

U.S. tells commercial vessels to send Gulf transit plans in advance

The U.S. maritime agency has told U.S.-flagged commercial vessels they must send transit plans in advance to American and British naval authorities if they intend to sail in Gulf waters following a number of incidents over tankers involving Iran.

By |2019-08-08T04:40:51-05:00August 8th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

NATO needs to address China’s rise, says Stoltenberg

NATO needs to understand the implications of China's rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the North Atlantic security body, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.

By |2019-08-07T06:03:37-05:00August 7th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments