North Korea showcased a series of new weapons at its 75th anniversary military parade marking the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party Saturday, including what South Korea officials say was a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
North Korea has not broadcast a live military parade on television since 2017, when leader Kim Jong Un heightened U.S. tensions by showing off several large ICBMs. The country showed off its “new strategic weapon,” which analysts described as a much larger, liquid fuel ICBM complete with an 11 axle transporter erector launcher.
The first hint of the new weapon came earlier this week when South Korean officials relayed surveillance of thousands of North Korean soldiers in march formation as they displayed what was possibly a new
The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is still reeling from the devastating oil spill caused by the Panama-flagged, Japanese-owned vessel, The Wakashio. More questions are now being asked about the cause of the incident as the original claims start to unravel.
The first day that the Panama Maritime Authorities landed in Mauritius on September 8, they claimed that the captain had ordered a change of course to “find internet or a telephone signal.”
While this captured many headlines, most in Mauritius were doubtful about this account, given that internet connectivity was easily available even 12 nautical miles off shore, where most vessels on the busy
China and U.S. flags are seen near a TikTok logo in this illustration picture taken July 16, 2020.
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Chinese state media has accused the U.S. of “hooligan logic” in its push for certain conditions in the TikTok deal and cast doubt over whether Beijing will approve the terms.
State-backed Global Times appears to have changed its stance toward the deal after more confusion over the terms of the agreement in which a new U.S.-based company, called TikTok Global, will be set up with U.S. giants Walmart and Oracle taking minority stakes.
The publication, often seen as being close to Beijing’s thinking, called the deal “unfair” on Monday and accused Washington of “bullying” and “hooligan logic” because of the specific terms of the deal.
The Chinese tabloid completely changed its tune just one day after saying it expects Beijing to approve the “reasonable” deal.