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Vucic: Serbia has received an Ultimatum from the West to Normalize Relations with Kosovo
Serbia has received an ultimatum from leading Western countries to normalize relations with Kosovo, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. In an address broadcast on national television, Serbia‘s president, Aleksandar Vucic, said he had been presented with a proposal to resolve tensions with Kosovo. At a meeting last week, representatives of the European Union, the
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China Doubles Military Flights Around Taiwan
The number of incursions by Chinese warplanes into the skies around Taiwan almost doubled in 2022, more than quadrupling in just two years, according to an open-source database. Chinese military aircraft, mostly fighter jets, were detected in the island’s air defense identification zone, east of the Taiwan Strait median line,
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How Narco-Geopolitics Hinder US-China Anti-Drug Cooperation – Analysis
The powerful and deadly synthetic drug fentanyl was at the forefront of an alarming spike in US overdose deaths in 2021. Mexican Cartels, the main supplier of fentanyl to the US market, rely heavily on China’s severely underregulated chemical production industry for the chemicals needed to create fentanyl. Despite the
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Putin’s press conference cancellation comes as Russia struggles in Ukraine war
Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided not to hold his annual year-end press conference, with the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine stretching into its 10th month. “As for the annual news conference, yes, there won’t be one before the New Year, but we expect that the president will still find an opportunity to talk to [reporters], as he
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North Korea fires more missiles as US long-range bombers join final day of air drills
North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea on Saturday as the US sent two supersonic bombers over South Korea in a display of military force that underscored rising tensions in the region. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the four short-range missiles fired from a western coastal area about midday
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Mysterious Atlantic cable cuts linked to Russian fishing vessels
The four kilometer long cable that disappeared – and was found again. Here from before it was placed in the sea. (Photo: LoveOcean/Institute of Marine Research Norway) Few took notice when a 4.2-km subsea cable in the Arctic Ocean vanished without trace back in April 2021, but these days undersea infrastructure
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Israel, Lebanon sign US-brokered maritime border deal
The two neighbours have no official relations, but a maritime agreement opens up the possibility for exploitation of reserves in the gas-rich Mediterranean Sea. Israel and Lebanon have officially approved a historic United States-brokered agreement laying out their maritime boundary for the first time, which opens up the possibility for both countries
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Russia redeployed troops, hardware from Syria to Ukraine
Russia has redeployed at least two military battalions from Syria to Ukraine, according to diplomats and defence officials. Russia has redeployed key military personnel and hardware from Syria to Ukraine, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Two Western diplomats and an Israeli defence official who chose to remain anonymous gave the NYT varying numbers on the redeployment. Two
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North Korea flies 12 warplanes near South Korea after missile launches
North Korea: Eight North Korean fighter jets and four bombers flew in formation and were believed to have conducted air-to-surface firing drills, South Korea’s military said. North Korea flew 12 warplanes near its border with South Korea on Thursday, prompting the South to scramble 30 military planes in response, Seoul
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Russia no longer fully controls any of the four annexed Ukrainian regions
Kherson was still resisting the onslaught of Ukrainian troops, but gave in on Tuesday night. Vladimir Putin announced last Friday the annexation of four regions of Ukraine, specifically Donetsk, and Lugansk, both in the east and also Zaporijjia and Kherson, in the south. The truth, however, is that a few
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