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Vietnam mourns 23,000 COVID-19 deaths in nationwide ceremony

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
Vietnam held an official ceremony of national mourning on Friday for the more than 23,000 citizens who have died after contracting COVID-19, as some critics said the pandemic may have claimed fewer victims had the government acted differently.
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US, China in 'Early Stages' of Possible Talks on Nukes, Cyberspace

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
A top U.S. national security official says Washington and Beijing are "in the very early stages" of discussions that could eventually tamp down military tensions but that China's seriousness will have to be tested.
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China blasts Australian 'saber wielding' with nuclear submarine deal

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
A top Chinese diplomat says Australia has become a "saber wielder" rather than a defender of peace as a result of a recent trilateral deal that would allow Canberra to acquire at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with US and British technology.
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Poland Accuses Belarus of Creating Border Crisis After Refugee Camps Cleared

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
Poland accused Belarus on Friday of trucking hundreds of refugees to the two countries' border and encouraging them to illegally cross into Polish territory to enter the European Union, an accusation that comes hours after Belarusian officials cleared the refugee camp where thousands had been hunkered down.
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US, E3 statement worthless to reply: Iran FM spox

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said that a recent anti-Iran statement by the United States, the E3 - Britain, France and Germany - as well as the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council is not worth answering.
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U.S. Navy, Jordan Partner on New Unmanned Systems Integration

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) briefed the head of Jordan's navy on U.S. 5th Fleet efforts to integrate new unmanned systems during a visit to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 18.
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27th CARAT Brunei Concludes, Enhances Maritime Security Collaboration

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
The 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei maritime exercise concluded Nov. 19, following five days of virtual engagements that enhanced collaboration between Royal Brunei Armed Forces and U.S. military and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region.
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Ukraine's Defense Minister Says He Made Request For New U.S. Military Assistance

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said he requested military assistance during his first trip to the United States in his new capacity amid growing concern of possible Russian aggression.
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Aegis Ashore in Poland on Target for 2022

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
The Aegis Ashore capability planned for Poland is moving ahead to be operational by the end of next year, said the program executive officer for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense.
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China has undermined Hong Kong's judicial and parliamentary independence: U.S. report

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
Changes to Hong Kong's political system imposed on the city by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) amid an ongoing crackdown on public dissent have turned the city's legislature into a "rubber stamp," and undermined the independence of judges, according to a U.S. government report.
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Russia to strengthen cooperation with China despite Western sabotage: Putin

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
Relations between Russia and China have reached their highest level in history, and the two countries will step up cooperation further, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
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Russia hits out at US bid not to recognize Putin's presidency after 2024

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
Moscow has denounced a bill drafted by US lawmakers that aims to make it law not to recognize Vladimir Putin as president of Russia should he win another term after 2024, describing the attempt as absurd and provocative.
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Migrants Still Trying To Force Entry Into Poland After Belarus Clears Camps

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
Polish authorities say migrants tried to cross the border from Belarus overnight -- but in smaller numbers -- after Belarus cleared some camps where people had gathered in freezing temperatures and as hundreds of migrants were flown back to Iraq. but in smaller numbers -- after Belarus cleared some camps where people had gathered in freezing temperatures and as hundreds of migrants were flown
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NATO Chief Calls Situation at Belarus-Poland Border 'Deeply Concerning'

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday the situation at the border between Poland and Belarus is "deeply concerning" and the alliance stands ready to help its allies involved.
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China vows to take all necessary measures to protect sovereignty after launch of 'Taiwan representative office' in Lithuania

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
The Chinese government firmly opposes and protests against the "representative office" established in Lithuania by the Taiwan island, which severely violates the one-China principle, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday night. China will take all necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and Lithuania will bear all the consequences by its own.
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Experts warn of possible severing of diplomatic ties with Lithuania, as Chinese FM says 'wait and see'

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
After the island of Taiwan opened its so-called representative office in Lithuania, sparking strong opposition and protest from the Chinese government, experts warned the most severe consequence the Baltic state will face could be severed diplomatic ties by China, and that more countermeasures by China such as sanctions and restrictions of business ties could be imposed on political figures from Lithuania, who have colluded
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Pentagon Chief in Mideast to Reaffirm US Support for Region

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin landed in Bahrain Friday at the start of a Middle East trip that will also take him to the United Arab Emirates.
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USS Shiloh Returns to Japan Following 5th and 7th Fleet Deployment

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 03:14
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 19, following a six-month deployment across the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
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