Smash hit war movie ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ flies flag for China’s Military Expansion

The message is in the tagline of the movie: “Anyone who offends China will be killed no matter how far away they are.” IRISH TIMES Holding aloft the red flag of China, former special forces operative Leng Feng, played by martial arts hero Wu Jing, bellows to the warring African factions: “We are Chinese”, prompting both sides to lower their weapons and let the avenging heroes through. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkqGiPB2D8M Spoiler alert for any fans of wildly violent, patriotic Chinese p...
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South Korea: There Will Be No War on Korean Peninsula

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In stated Thursday, adding that Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programs. Alahednews Tensions have soared on the peninsula in recent months, with Pyongyang carrying out its first successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM], bringing much of the US within range. Last week it threatened to send a salvo of rockets towards the U...
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Iran Threatens to Quit Nuclear Deal Within Hours If New US Sanctions Imposed

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned this week that Tehran may abandon the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), within hours if the U.S. continues imposing new sanctions. THE ANTI MEDIA In a speech to parliament on Tuesday, Rouhani said Donald Trump was “not a good partner.” “Those who try to return to the language of threats and sanctions are prisoners of their past delusions,” Rouhani also said in a televised address. “If they want to go ...
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China military criticizes ‘wrong’ US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday. YAHOO NEWS Fan Changlong, a vice chairman of China's powerful Central Military Commission, told Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, that mutual trust mechanisms between the two militaries had continued to improve, China's defense ...
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As Trump Tweets World Into Nuclear Standoff, Bomb Shelter Sales Are Booming

A flurry of reports claim that bomb shelter sales have skyrocketed recently. GIZMODO After North Korea threatened to launch an “enveloping strike” at Guam, the territory’s office of civil defense posted emergency guidelines on Friday, explaining what citizens should do in the event of a missile attack. (“Do not look at the flash or fireball—It can blind you. Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.”) The advisory followed a week of alarming statements by President Trump and No...
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How long can the US keep hackers at bay and the lights on?

The foundation around which the U.S. economy runs, the power grid makes an intriguing target for hackers. HOUSTON CHRONICLE  After it came to light this summer that hackers had infiltrated the computer networks of two U.S. power companies - at a time the country was still reeling from Russian cyberattacks aimed at influencing the 2016 election - the possibility of hackers taking down the U.S. power grid and sending the nation into chaos suddenly seemed a very real possibility. The compani...
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