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China ‘Requests’ Taiwan to Join Mainland

Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked Taiwan to unify with the mainland through the “one country, two systems” model in which the island nation will come under the complete control…

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The Deadliest Countries for Journalists in 2018

Reporters Without Borders, an organization that covers issues related to freedom of the press, has released its annual report on countries deemed dangerous for journalists. While Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen…

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Get Serious About China, Warns Ex-Pentagon Official

A former official from the Pentagon has warned the U.S. to seriously consider making military improvements if it wishes to counter China’s rising power. According to David Ochmanek, former deputy…

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Iran Accuses US of Using the Dollar as a Weapon

An Iranian official has accused the U.S. of challenging European Union sovereignty by using the dollar as a weapon. Iran is currently in conflict with the United States, unwilling to…

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U.S. Commits to a Free South China Sea at ASEAN Summit

At the recently concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reiterated America’s commitment to countering Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.…

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Will the World Go to War for Antarctica?

The increasing involvement of China and Russia in Antarctica is reportedly making the Australian government nervous. Both countries seem less interested in safeguarding the marine ecosystem of Antarctica than pushing forward…