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China to launch world’s first man-made moon

China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace street lamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported on Friday. Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing "illumination satellites" which will shine in tandem with the real moon but are eight times

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian jets, missiles

•Blacklits 33 Russian intel, military officials The United States (US) hit a Chinese military organization with punishing financial sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles as it stepped up pressure on Moscow over its “malign activities.” It was the first time the Trump administration targeted a third country with its CAATSA

Inter-Korean Summit: Meeting with Trump stabilized region, sees more progress-Kim

Hyonhee Shin and Joyce Lee North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday his “historic” summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore stabilized regional security, and that he expected further progress at an inter-Korean summit aimed at reviving stalled nuclear diplomacy. Kim thanked South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in for bringing

India flood crises worsens, death toll hits 324

The death toll from floods that have triggered landslides and sent torrents sweeping through villages in the Indian state of Kerala trebled Friday to 324, authorities said, amid warnings of worse weather to come. Hundreds of troops and local fishermen are staging desperate rescue attempts with helicopters and boats across the

Breaking: All 12 boys, coach successfully rescued from Thailand cave

The final four boys and their football coach were successfully removed from a flooded cave in Thailand on Tuesday, capping a herculean international rescue effort that appeared bleak just days ago. The rescued was completed Tuesday morning, according to the Thai Navy SEALs. Officials confirmed they had restarted the rescue effort for

China’s quest for techno-military supremacy

Xi Jinping's China seems destined to challenge US technological supremacy in key fields such as AI, supercomputing and quantum information science. By Adam Ni Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to transform China’s military into the world’s most powerful force by 2050. And he could be on track to do it. On the opening day

North Korea ready to talk; US says ‘denuclearise’

In a rare step towards diplomacy between longtime enemies, a North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said his country is willing to open peace talks with the United States. Kim Yong-chol, in South Korea for the end of the Olympics, said on Sunday North Korean leader Kim

China mulls constitutional changes, tenure elongation for president Xi Jinping

China's governing Communist Party has proposed removing a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms. The move would allow the current President Xi Jinping to remain as leader after he is due to step down. There had been widespread speculation that Mr Xi would seek to extend his

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