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It's one small step for Japan, but one giant opportunity for would-be space cadets: the country is recruiting new astronauts for the first time in over a decade and applicants no longer have to hold a science degree.
US President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping traded strong warnings on the future of Taiwan at a virtual summit meant to establish "guardrails" against conflict between their rival superpowers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military covered up 2019 airstrikes in Syria that killed up to 64 women and children, a possible war crime, during the battle against Islamic State, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States said Sunday (Octi 31) it is "gravely concerned" about reports that Myanmar's security forces committed human rights violations and destroyed more than 100 homes as well as Christian churches in western Chin state.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (AFP): US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (Oct 27) criticised Beijing's "coercive" actions across the Taiwan Strait in an address to a summit of Asia-Pacific nations also attended by China's premier.
BEIJING (Bloomberg): Chinese President Xi Jinping took a veiled swipe at US leadership in a speech marking Beijing’s 50th anniversary as a member of the United Nations, comments that come as Washington moves toward helping Taiwan play a bigger role in international forums.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has offered to meet North Korea without preconditions and made clear that Washington has no hostile intent toward Pyongyang, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said on Wednesday as the Security Council met over North Korea's latest missile launch.
The leader of Myanmar’s military-installed government said Monday that other South-East Asian countries should share responsibility for failing to help quell the violence that has engulfed his nation since the army seized power in February.
TOKYO (Reuters): An unprecedented election pledge by Japan's ruling party to double defence spending underscores the nation's haste to acquire missiles, stealth fighters, drones and other weapons to deter China's military in the disputed East China Sea
Malaysia's foreign minister warned Monday that Myanmar may be excluded from a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this month if it refuses to cooperate with the bloc's special envoy in resolving the military-ruled country's deepening crisis.