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China and US agree to ease restrictions on journalists

China and the US have agreed to ease restrictions on each other’s journalists amid a slight easing of tensions between the two sides.The official China Daily newspaper said on Wednesday that the agreement was reached ahead of the virtual summit

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United States as defendant in the World Court

The World Court, formally known as the International Court of Justice (herein ICJ) is part of the United Nations (herein UN), dated June 26, 1945, at the close of World War II. It was an extension of the Permanent Court of International Justice (herein PCIJ) founded as part

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Congress pressures Biden to defend Taiwan

China’s military provocations toward Taiwan and President Joe Biden’s mixed messages are igniting a debate on Capitol Hill over whether to adopt a more aggressive official posture — including the possibility of preemptively authorizing Biden to use m…

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U.S. nuclear sub hit unknown "object" in South China Sea

Washington — A U.S. nuclear submarine sustained damage and some crew members were injured when it “struck an object” while operating at depth a week ago in one of the most sensitive bodies of water on the planet, the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy confirmed in a statement on Thursday that the USS Connecticut, a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine, struck the unidentified object on October 2, “while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region.”
U.S. defense officials told

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Will ASEAN Invite Myanmar’s War Criminals to Its Summit

The generals in Myanmar have never shown ASEAN any respect. As its predecessors did, the current junta is testing the bloc’s policy of non-interference and its “consensus-seeking” approach. The generals are adept at reading ASEAN and they can foresee its concessions. Once again, thanks to them, ASEAN finds itself scrambling to preserve its credibility. Bruneian Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof, the ASEAN envoy, told reporters this week that the bloc was seriously considering not inviting Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing to the summit.