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Is China Covertly Conducting Nuclear Tests?

A recent report by the U.S. State Department reveals that China might possibly have conducted some low-level nuclear tests even though the Asian country is officially believed to be in…

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China Fired a Laser at an American Aircraft

A Chinese destroyer reportedly fired a weapons-grade laser at a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft that was flying above the Pacific. The incident occurred about 380 miles from Guam in the…

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As the US Isolates Iran, Russia and China Step In

With the scrapping of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal, and the imposing of “maximum pressure” on Iran, discouraging major European businesses…

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A Christmas Gift from Korea?

Earlier this month, a top North Korean official warned that it would send a “Christmas gift” to the United States. Though it was not made clear what the gift would…

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Cambodian Monks Protest Against Chinese Casino

A group of Buddhist monks in Cambodia conducted a 10-day pilgrimage from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville this month together with a few environmentalists to protest against a Chinese-owned casino. Located…