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Sen. McCain returns to Hanoi and urges U.S. to sell them lethal weapons – National Law Enforcement | Examiner.com

While touring the nation that once held him captive as a prisoner of war in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton,” McCain and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, R-R.I., told Vietnamese officials that they will press American lawmakers to remove the decades-long prohibition on selling lethal weaponry to the U.S.’s former enemy.McCain and Whitehouse also met with Vietnam’s National […]

Heavy casualties reported in Xinjiang terror attack – Xinhua | English.news.cn

URUMQI, July 29 Xinhua — Dozens of civilians were killed or injured in a terrorist attack early on Monday morning in Shache County, Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local police said.A gang armed with knives and axes attacked a police station and government offices in Elixku Township, and some moved on to […]

‘Women’s Davos’ forum to be held Sept. 12-14 around Tokyo, government confirms | The Japan Times

The World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, modeled on the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is part of Abe’s efforts to bring more women into work.Sessions during the first two days will be held in Tokyo, including a keynote speech by Lagarde on Sept. 12. An outing to the Hakone area or Odawara […]

STAP paper co-author Sasai commits suicide | The Japan Times

Sasai, 52, deputy director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe and an adviser to scandal-hit Riken scientist Haruko Obokata, 30, was confirmed dead after being found hanged from a stairway handrail at the center, the police said.He was wearing a short-sleeve shirt and a pair of slacks. His shoes were off, placed […]

Trade to dominate as Obama welcomes African leaders – The Malaysian Insider

“My advice to African leaders is to make sure that if, in fact, China is putting in roads and bridges, number one, that they’re hiring African workers; number two, that the roads don’t just lead from the mine to the port to Shanghai, but that there’s an ability for the African governments to shape how […]

Mongolian PM’s senior advisor arrested by anti-corruption agency — China Development Gateway — Sharing Information, Knowledge and Tools

According to the report, Gansukh Luumed, the former minister of natural environment and tourism and senior advisor of Prime Minster Norov Altankhuyag, was arrested for embezzlement by the Independent Agency Against Corruption.The prime minister criticized the arrest as “sabotage of government actions.”Gansukh is coordinator of the government’s subsidy program “Coal,” which enables residents of slum […]

‘Accusation drive’ – Indonesia president slams Australia’s gagging order exposed by WikiLeaks — RT News

WikiLeaks released a document Wednesday that it said was a court order issued by the Supreme Court in Melbourne on June 19.According to the document, the court had banned any disclosure or publication of information concerning 17 current and past heads of state, politicians and other senior officials of Malaysia, Indonesia or Vietnam in connection […]

Chinese hackers obtained info on Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system – report — RT News

In addition to taking information on the Iron Dome, the attackers were also able to nab plans regarding other projects – including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, ballistic rockets, and “detailed schematics and specifications” for the Arrow III missile interceptor.According to independent journalist Brian Krebs, the intrusion occurred between 2011 and 2012 and was carried out by […]

UN: South Sudan arms embargo crucial after massive Chinese weapons transfer | Amnesty International USA

The United Nations Security Council must impose a comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan, Amnesty International urged after receiving reports of Chinese small arms and ammunition proliferation amongst both sides in the conflict. The organization also has confirmed that China supplied a further 1,000 tonnes of small arms and light weapons worth US$38 million to […]

2014 Gerald and Maas Suppressed News

China: despite its official policy of not interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, on Feb. 28th, China responded to U.S. official criticisms of its human rights policies with “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013,” a white paper from the Information Office of the State Council. The paper cites instances of […]

Tony Abbott may have doomed Peter Greste to years in an Egyptian prison

In 2003, during the Howard years, Holly Deane-Johns was sentenced to 31 years prison in Thailand for possessing 136 grams of heroin. A large spoonful. Moves for leniency following the manifestly excessive penalty were either not made or not successful until after the Coalition left office.In December 2007, just days after the change of government, […]

China’s military strongly dissatisfied with U.S. accusations – Xinhua | English.news.cn

BEIJING, June 11 Xinhua — China’s military on Wednesday expressed strong discontent and firm opposition to U.S. accusations about its growing military clout and transparency.Geng Yansheng, Ministry of National Defense spokesman, said U.S. accusations of China’s military threat and lack of transparency were “cliches”. He also blamed the United States for “sending wrong signals in […]

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