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US secures deal on bases to complete arc around China | Oneindia News
The United States has secured access to four additional military bases in the Philippines – a key bit of real estate which would offer a front seat to monitor the Chinese in the South China Sea and around Taiwan.
With this , the US has solidified a months-long effort to expand its strategic footprint across the Indo-Pacific region to counter threats from China.
A new report by a research group has made startling revelations about the UK’s SAS Force..or the Special Air Services Force. It has claimed that SAS and other British special forces have been involved in covert operations in 19 countries in the past dozen years… including in Nigeria, the Philippines and Russia, as well as in Syria, Ukraine… and most recently in Sudan. Sudan is currently undergoing through intense internal rivalry and talks of Wagner Group of Russia operating there have also been making waves. The London-based research group named Action on Armed Violence, has compiled a list of their activities since 2011 based on media leaks. This expose highlights that members of the SAS, Special Boat Service and Special Reconnaissance Regiment, have been repeatedly deployed by the British Prime Ministers and Defence Secretaries to conduct high-risk missions, typically where the UK is not at war.
A massive fire broke out at the historic Manila Central Post Office in the Philippine’s capital late yesterday, with teams of firefighters battling for more than seven hours through the night before it was finally brought under control. The fire started around 11:45 p.m. local time and the situation was raised to the highest fire alarm level just before 6 a.m this morning before it was brought under control about an hour later, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection. As firefighters worked to control the flames, thick smoke could be seen billowing from the windows of the neoclassical building, known for its grand entry lined with ornate columns. The cause of the huge fire is still unknown.
Chinese state media reports said that a Chinese fishing boat operating in the Indian Ocean has sunk and all 39 crew members on board are missing. Broadcaster CCTV said that the sinking happened around 3 am local time on Tuesday. Reports revealed that the crew included 17 from China, 17 from Indonesia and five from the Philippines.
#China #FishingBoat #IndianOcean
A shipwreck that has been a mystery ..and a sore chapter in the history of Australia since 80 years has now been solved. Deep-sea explorers say that they have located the wreckage of a World War II Japanese transport ship, the SS Montevideo Maru, near the coast of Phillipines.
Elon Musk's start-up Neuralink on Thursday said it has gotten approval from US regulators to test its brain implants in people. Neuralink said that clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its first-in-human clinical study is ‘an important first step’ for its technology, which is intended to let brains interface directly with computers.
#Neuralink #ElonMusk #FDA
Former Pakistan PM and PTI Chief Imran Khan added to no-fly list; Guinea’s suppression of protests stokes anger against military; Germany, world's fourth largest economy, enters Recession; Wagner Group starts withdrawing from Bakhmut
#ImranKhan #NoFlyList #PTI #BushraBibi
The Indian Navy achieved a historic milestone after the MiG-29K fighter jet conducted a successful night landing on the indigenously built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. The video of the same was shared by the Indian Navy on its official Twitter account.
#MiG29K #INSVikrant #IndianNavy #RajnathSingh
The first of the three Russian hypersonic missile scientists to be arrested on suspicion of treason will go on trial next week in a case which apparently involves accusations of betraying secrets to foreign adversaries. The criminal case against Anatoly Maslov, 76, will open in Saint Petersburg’s city court on June 1. The St. Petersburg City Court also ruled on May 24 that Maslov's detention would be extended until at least November 10. Soon after his arrest, authorities had flown him to Moscow and put him in pre-trial detention in Lefortovo prison…a former KGB interrogation site where Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is also being held. The details of the case are classified, but some local media reports cited sources close to scientific circles as saying that the three scholars are suspected of handing information related to their research to China.
#Russiascientisttreason #russianmissile #russia #russianarmy #russiaukrainewar
G7 urges China to press Russia to end Ukraine war and respect Taiwan's status; Sudan: Air strikes hit Khartoum outskirts; war between army and RSF enters 6th week; Barack Obama among 500 US citizens banned from Russia in response to US sanctions; F-16 fighter jets green-lighted for Ukraine in major boost for Kyiv's defence.
#G7 #China #Hiroshima
The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will soon sign a new agreement to deepen security ties, including a UK commitment to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group to the Indo-Pacific in 2025. The so-called “Hiroshima Accord” will also cover trade and investment, collaboration on science and technology and joint initiatives to tackle global issues such as climate change. Under the agreement, the United Kingdom will deploy its Carrier Strike Group to the Indo-Pacific in 2025… and will also double its troop numbers in upcoming joint military exercises. He will also visit a naval base and confirm new UK-Japan defence cooperation, including a new cyber partnership. The summit comes as the former UK prime minister Liz Truss attempted to intervene in foreign policy by visiting Taiwan on Wednesday, where she called on Sunak to declare Beijing a threat to national security. The trip had drawn condemnation as a “dangerous political stunt” by the Chinese embassy in London.
Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss, who is in Taiwan, has said that the West should avoid appeasing China and show unwavering support for the self-governed island. Reports said that her speech risks further damaging Britain's relations with Beijing.
#LizTruss #Taiwan #China
Imran Khan tells Pak Supreme Court that he was abducted and beaten with sticks; PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrested, party shares video; US introduces Citizenship Act to eliminate country quota for Green Card, tweaks H-1B visa; Taiwan embarks on simulated drills against any future Chinese aggressions.
#ImranKhan #Pakistan #PakistanSupremeCourt
After meeting Pacific Island leaders in Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Australia for a bilateral visit. The PM signalled that New Delhi’s focus is on countering China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. PM Modi is visiting Australia from May 22-24. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said that he is honoured to host PM Narendra Modi and underlined that the two countries share a commitment to a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
#NarendraModi #Sydney #AnthonyAlbanese
In a veiled dig at developed nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday highlighted that despite the Global South being the most vulnerable in the world, ‘those he trusted’ did not offer him help in times of need. Speaking at the 3rd India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit in Papua New Guinea, PM Modi said and I quote, "Today we are seeing disruption in the supply chain of fuel, food, fertilizer and pharma. Those whom we trusted didn't stand with us when needed." He further said that the countries in the Global South were hit the hardest during the Covid-19 pandemic.
#NarendraModi #FIPIC #PapuaNewGuinea
One of China's most high-profile billionaire bankers Bao Fan has reportedly gone missing. According to reports, his company China Renaissance Holdings said that the CEO had not been able to be reached..