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U.S. destroyer sails near disputed Chinese island

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday sent a guided missile destroyer within 12 miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea where China has built an airstrip — prompting China to scramble fighter jets and dispatch warships to “expel” the American ship. “USS William P. Lawrence exercised the right of innocent passage while transiting inside 12 nautical miles of ...

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Latvia Wants to Ban Face Veils, for All 3 Women Who Wear Them

Liga Legzdina, 27, who goes by the name Fatima, near Riga, Latvia. She is one of a tiny handful of women who wear the niqab in the country, and interactions on buses and trams, she said, often involve her being told to “go back to where you come from.” Credit Reinis Hofmanis for The New York Times ZAUBE, Latvia — ...

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Greece sells country’s largest port to China

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras(1st L) meets with China COSCO Shipping Chairman Xu Lirong(2nd R) during the agreement signing ceremony for the sale of the majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority(PPA) in Athens, Greece on April 8, 2016 [Xinhua] China has described a deal to sell Greece’s biggest port to Chinese shipping group COSCO as a “win-win” for both countries. ...

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ISIS Recruiting ‘Lone Wolf’ Jihadists in Brazil to Attack 2016 Olympics

The Brazilian government is preparing to thwart attempts by the Islamic State to recruit young Brazilian citizens to orchestrate “lone wolf” attacks in the Latin American nation, particularly during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. The Brazilian newspaper O Estado de Sao Paolo reports that Brazilian intelligence agencies are gearing up to monitor young people, especially men, who may be ...

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U.S. Navy officer suspected of passing secrets to Taiwan, China

Edward Lin at a 2008 naturalization ceremony in Hawaii. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Sarah Murphy A U.S. Navy flight officer with knowledge of sensitive American intelligence collection methods faces espionage charges over suspicions he passed secret information to Taiwan and possibly to China, U.S. officials said. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the suspect as Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin, who was ...

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Djibouti’s strategic position draws world’s armies

Home to only around 800,000 people, Djibouti is now crowded with the military bases of several world powers A navy soldier (L) of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) stands guard as Chinese citizens board the naval ship “Linyi” at a port in Aden. China has launched an unusual charm offensive to explain its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, seeking to ...

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China First Overseas Military Base Construction Begins in Djibouti

China has begun construction of a logistics base in Djibouti, its first military facility overseas. The facility will be used primarily for military rest and resupply in carrying out naval escort, peacekeeping and humanitarian duties, Reuters reported, citing Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian. Last year, China said it was in talks to build what it describes as naval “support ...

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Egypt, Saudi Arabia sign 60 billion Saudi riyal investment fund pact

Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement late on Saturday to set up a 60 billion Saudi riyal investment fund among other investment agreements including an economic free-zone to develop Egypt’s Sinai region, Egyptian state television reported. The signing of the agreements took place in Egypt’s Abdeen palace in the presence of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi’s King ...

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