Chinese Rocket Chang Zheng 5 for Lunar Mission Chang’e 5 Launched From Spaceport in Hainan

A Chinese heavy-lift Chang Zheng 5 launch vehicle with a Chang’e 5 return vehicle, which is planned to land on the Moon, collect samples of lunar soil, and return with them to Earth, was launched from the cosmodrome at Hainan, a Sputnik correspondent reported. … Read More >Chinese Rocket Chang Zheng 5 for Lunar Mission Chang’e 5 Launched From Spaceport in Hainan

‘We’re not leaving’: Trump security advisor says Washington committed to deterring Beijing amid S. China Sea dispute

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor Robert O’Brien has reiterated the US’ commitment to back the Philippines and Vietnam over Beijing’s territorial claims in the potentially energy-rich South China Sea. … Read More >‘We’re not leaving’: Trump security advisor says Washington committed to deterring Beijing amid S. China Sea dispute

China Warns Intel Alliance ‘Their Eyes Will Be Plucked Out’ if Not Careful With Hong Kong Affairs

The Five Eyes alliance, established after World War II, involves the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It’s main objective is the sharing of intelligence information between parties. … Read More >China Warns Intel Alliance ‘Their Eyes Will Be Plucked Out’ if Not Careful With Hong Kong Affairs

US Navy Secretary Wants New Fleet at Indo-Pacific ‘Crossroads’ in Case of ‘Dust-Up’ With China

A new proposal to recreate a defunct US Navy fleet in the western Pacific could provide the US with another way to confront China in the South China Sea, but could also alienate regional partners at the same time. … Read More >US Navy Secretary Wants New Fleet at Indo-Pacific ‘Crossroads’ in Case of ‘Dust-Up’ With China

S. Korea imposes stricter social distancing rules in Seoul, says bigger Covid-19 crisis looms

The South Korean government said on Tuesday it will impose stricter social distancing rules for the greater Seoul area as daily coronavirus cases rise. The prime minister admitted that anti-Covid efforts are facing a crisis. … Read More >S. Korea imposes stricter social distancing rules in Seoul, says bigger Covid-19 crisis looms

Philippines’ Duterte in hot water after cracking sex jokes during govt typhoon briefing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been accused of objectifying women during a meeting about a destructive typhoon ripping through the country. A government spokesman said Duterte was just trying to lighten the mood. … Read More >Philippines’ Duterte in hot water after cracking sex jokes during govt typhoon briefing

Thailand’s King calls for unity after protesters turn back on his motorcade & throw up ‘Hunger Games’ salute (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Protesters in Bangkok have shown their disrespect for the Thai King by turning their backs on a royal motorcade as it passed. People have been rallying for months, demanding the resignation of the PM and reform of the monarchy. … Read More >Thailand’s King calls for unity after protesters turn back on his motorcade & throw up ‘Hunger Games’ salute (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Japanese PM Suga refuses to declare another Covid emergency despite record daily cases

Japan does not need a new state of emergency to tackle the Covid pandemic, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said, as regions around the country report record daily highs of cases and scientists warn of a third wave of infections. … Read More >Japanese PM Suga refuses to declare another Covid emergency despite record daily cases

Soldiers and civilians reportedly killed as shells fired along Pakistan-India border in Kashmir (VIDEO)

At least a dozen people have been killed in fighting between Pakistani and Indian forces at the disputed border in Kashmir, according to reports, in one of the deadliest encounters between the two militaries this year. … Read More >Soldiers and civilians reportedly killed as shells fired along Pakistan-India border in Kashmir (VIDEO)