Chinese jet came within 10 feet of U.S. military aircraft -U.S. military

Chinese jet came within 10 feet of U.S. military aircraft -U.S. military

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – A Chinese military plane came within 10 feet (3 metres) of a U.S. air force aircraft in the contested South China Sea last week and forced it to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision in international airspace, the U.S. military said on Thursday. The close encounter followed what the … Read more

Taiwan to extend conscription to one year, citing rising China threat

Taiwan to extend conscription to one year, citing rising China threat

Taiwan to extend military service to one year from four months President cites rising threat from China President says we choose democracy over dictatorship China held mass air force drills near Taiwan on Sunday TAIPEI, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Taiwan will extend compulsory military service to one year from four months from 2024 due to … Read more

Malaysia landslide kills 12 at campsite, more than 20 missing

Malaysia landslide kills 12 at campsite, more than 20 missing

Landslide ripped through farm campsite around 3 am Eight injured, at least 50 found safe Almost 400 people involved in search and rescue – police KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Reuters) – A landslide killed at least 12 people while they slept at a campsite in Malaysia early on Friday, officials said, as search teams scoured … Read more

Explainer: What to expect as Malaysia’s split election leaves scramble to form govt

Explainer: What to expect as Malaysia’s split election leaves scramble to form govt

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s political leaders were scrambling to form a coalition government on Sunday after an election produced an unprecedented hung parliament, with no group able to claim a majority. Longtime opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin each said they could form a government with support from … Read more

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Crash killed 298 passengers and crew Court finds Russian missile downed the plane Convicted men are fugitives, believed in Russia AMSTERDAM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Dutch judges convicted two Russian men and a Ukrainian man in absentia of murder for their role in the shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 with the … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Most G20 members could strongly condemn Ukraine war Zelenskiy urges G20 to help end war under his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Disagreement emerged at a Group of 20 (G20) summit on Tuesday as the United … Read more

Biden, Xi prepare to meet ahead of G20 summit overshadowed by Ukraine

Biden, Xi prepare to meet ahead of G20 summit overshadowed by Ukraine

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, ahead of a Group of 20 (G20) summit set to be fraught with tension over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected to discuss … Read more

U.S. seeks no conflict with China, says Biden as G20 leaders gather

U.S. seeks no conflict with China, says Biden as G20 leaders gather

World leaders arrive in Bali Biden to meet China’s Xi on Monday Japan, S. Korea, U.S. denounce N. Korea missile launches Australia PM: talk with China premier ‘constructive’ Russia’s Lavrov says West militarising Southeast Asia NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday his country will maintain open communication … Read more

G7 urges China to abstain from threats, use of force

G7 urges China to abstain from threats, use of force

MUENSTER, Germany, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven on Friday urged China to abstain from “threats, coercion, intimidation, or the use of force,” while expressing their aim for cooperation where possible to tackle global challenges including security, global health and climate. The mildly-worded communique, wrapping up two days of meetings by the foreign … Read more