China to Build Iran Five More Nuclear Plants

Iran announced that China has agreed to assist in the building of five new nuclear plants across the country, according to Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI). Iran plans to enlist the Chinese in the construction of five new nuclear plants similar in size and scope to the plant currently operating near Bushehr. Iran’s insistence on building more nuclear power plants has become a key concern for critics of the Obama administration’s diplomacy with the Islamic Republic, as these nuclear...
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China & Russia put Japan’s Defenses on Alert

Japan's air force said on Wednesday said jet fighter scrambles have reached a level not seen since the height of the Cold War three decades ago as Russian bombers probe its northern skies and Chinese combat aircraft intrude into its southern air space. In the year ending March 31, Japanese fighters scrambled 944 times, 16 percent more than the same period the previous year, the country's Self Defence Force said. That is the second highest number of encounters ever recorded over the 12-mont...
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China’s New Missiles Threaten US Navy

A recent report from the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) has confirmed the Chinese government's own claims that "the newest class, the LUYANG III, destroyer is fitted with the new vertically-launched YJ-18 ASCM [anti-ship cruise missile]." The revelations about the the YJ-18 — a latest generation supersonic ASCM — are one of the major takeaways of the ONI's overview of the developments in the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). So far there is only one Luyang III (also known as a 052D...
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Poland PM: Pro-Putin Bikers Raise Alarm

Poland's prime minister on Wednesday criticised a fiercely nationalistic Russian biker gang's plans to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. The two-week 6,000-kilometre (3,750-mile) rally by Russian bikers including the Night Wolves, a motorcycle club backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, comes as tensions run high between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. Night Wolves' leader Alexander Zaldostanov is under US an...
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