Category: World

Philippine Coast Guard to Hold First Ever Joint Drills With US, Japan

Japanese helicopter carrier Ise is towed as it prepares to dock at the former US naval base, Subic port, north of Manila on April 26, 2016.InternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Philippines’ coast guard will conduct the first ever joint drills with the United States and Japan off the coast of the province of Bataan from June […]

Japan Vows ‘Destructive Measures’ After North Korea Announces Satellite Launch

In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force stands guard next to a surface-to-air Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptor launcher vehicle at Narashino Exercise Area in Funabashi, east of Tokyo. InternationalIndiaAfricaPyongyang notified Tokyo of its plans to launch a satellite into orbit, as part of North Korea’s […]

Asiana Halted Sale of Emergency Seats Due to Open Door Incident

An Asiana Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft is seen with its evacuation slides deployed after it overran a runway at the Hiroshima airport in Mihara in Hirishima prefecture, western JapanInternationalIndiaAfricaSouth Korean airline Asiana Airlines, has taken the decision to stop selling certain emergency exit row seats following a recent incident where a passenger opened an emergency […]

DC Scholars Realize De-Dollarization Trend Unstoppable

Dollar bills are deposited in a tip box, May 24, 2021 in New York.InternationalIndiaAfricaThe undisputed dominance of the US is receding: even though nations across the world are unlikely to refuse the greenback in the near future, the trend is clear, DC-based think tank Responsible Statecraft has warned.The de-dollarization trend seems to be unstoppable, as […]

South Korea Develops GPT-Based AI Alternative to Google, Microsoft

AI Taking over the worldInternationalIndiaAfricaAs artificial intelligence (AI) research and application progresses by leaps and bounds, fears of misuse of the technology have escalated, with warnings sounded regarding privacy concerns rooted in how generative AI systems rely on the collection and processing of massive amounts of data.South Korean tech behemoth Naver plans to offer localized […]

China’s UnionPay Overtakes Visa in Debit Transactions as Global Financial Realignment Continues

UnionPay, Visa and other payment card logos on the glass of a shop in Germany. File photo.InternationalIndiaAfricaLaunched in 2002, the Chinese state-owned bank card and financial services company has sprouted into a major global payments system, with its cards accepted in over 180 nations and jurisdictions around the world, and transactions measured in the hundreds […]

Is AUKUS Weaponizing Drone Swarms Against China?

Drone swarmInternationalIndiaAfricaThe AUKUS military alliance has placed special emphasis on swarm drone technologies in what appears to be an effort to gain the upper hand vis-a-vis China in the Asia-Pacific region.Earlier this week, the British defense minister revealed that AUKUS – a trilateral security pact between Australia, the UK, and the US – held its […]

Argentine Economy Minister Goes to China to Discuss Extension of Currency Swap – Reports

Full moon over Buenos AiresInternationalIndiaAfricaBUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa will go to China on Sunday to discuss the extension of its $5 billion currency swap line, Argentine media reported. Argentina’s minister will also try to negotiate a $3 billion expansion of the deal, media reported, citing official sources. The currency swap […]

New Chinese-Made Passenger Plane C919 Makes First Commercial Flight – State Media

China’s first big passenger plane C919 (File)InternationalIndiaAfricaBEIJING (Sputnik) – The first commercial flight of China’s mainline passenger airliner C919 successfully took place on Sunday, Chinese television reported. The official China Eastern Airlines app said that the aircraft took flight MU9191 from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Beijing Shawdu International Airport on May 28, departing at […]

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