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China's war chest: Beijing's 'great wall of steel' faces obstacles to military supremacyThe Guardian - 15 May 2023 01:01
Despite having the world's biggest armed forces, China's military faces a number of serious obstacles in any potential invasion of Taiwan Taiwan's foreign minister says he is preparing for conflict... with China. In an interview this month, Joseph Wu said that "we are taking the Chinese military threat very seriously" and named 2027 as the year to be concerned about. As relations between China and the US spiral ever lower, many analysts are increasingly worried that a conflict could be on the horizon and that the relationship between Taiwan and the US will be an important factor in influencing if and when China attempts to annex the self-governing island.
Trump shuns Melania in seething Mother's Day post blasting 'Marxists'New York Post - 15 May 2023 14:47
Donald Trump has been known to use joyous occasions to blast his political foes.
Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi rocked by huge explosion causing fireball which 'injured 30 people'Daily Mail - 14 May 2023 03:48
Vladimir Putin appears to be targeting ammunition storages in west Ukraine as Kyiv's counter-offensive approaches.
Why Wealthy Homebuyers Are Flocking to Puerto RicoWall Street Journal - 18 May 2023 11:30
Favorable tax policies, warm weather and a shift to remote work has transformed the island into a full-time destination.
French Catholic priests to wear scannable QR code so public can identify if they are a sex offenderDaily Mail - 15 May 2023 03:18
The new scheme follows on from a two-and-a-half investigation which yielded a 2,500 page report detailing 70 years of sexual abuse within the church and estimating some 330,000 victims.
FBI raids Russian bizman's condo in Fla's Trump Towers: reportNew York Post - 14 May 2023 03:23
The Federal Bureau of Investigation descended on a luxury Florida condo owned by two Russian businessmen at Trump Towers of Sunny Isles Beach Thursday, according to a report. A squad of FBI special... agents and local police raided the third building of the Sunshine State complex, the Miami Herald reported. The target of the search,...
Texas man kills girlfriend after she had an abortion in ColoradoThe Guardian - 13 May 2023 02:44
Gabriella Gonzalez, 26, was shot in the head in a parking lot by Harold Thompson, 22, shortly after she 'shrugs off' his chokehold A 26-year-old woman from Texas was shot and killed by her boyfriend... after getting an abortion in another state, Dallas police said. He was jailed on a murder charge as of Friday.
Pentagon over-estimated cost of Ukraine aid by $3B: officialsNew York Post - 19 May 2023 01:19
The Pentagon overstated the price of weapons sent to Ukraine from US stockpiles by at least $3 billion over the past year.
Head of Ukraine's military intelligence service ADMITS several Kremlin propagandists assassinatedDaily Mail - 18 May 2023 03:57
Major-General Kyrylo Budanov said that Ukraine wanted to establish a demilitarised border zone up to 60 miles inside Russia to reduce the chances of future attacks.
Death toll from floods in Italy climbs to nine and woman's body is dragged 12 miles down riverDaily Mail - 18 May 2023 02:25
The death toll from the 'apocalyptic' floods in northern Italy has risen to nine with more heavy rain being forecast as the Italian Grand Prix this weekend was cancelled.
Children suffer traumatic injuries in Australia school bus crashBBC - 17 May 2023 03:36
The children, aged 5 to 11 years old, suffered traumatic injuries, with many needing emergency surgery.
Afghan national on FBI terror list nabbed trying to cross border with migrantsNew York Post - 15 May 2023 00:48
After the Afghan national was apprehended, a fingerprint scan revealed he was in the Terrorist Screening Database, triggering an investigation by the FBI.
Swedish singer Loreen wins Eurovision Song Contest for a 2nd timeNew York Post - 14 May 2023 02:12
LIVERPOOL, England -- Swedish singer Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night with her power ballad "Tattoo," at a colorful, eclectic music competition clouded for a second year... running by the war in Ukraine. The diva from Stockholm beat acts from 25 other countries to take the continent's pop crown at the competition...
XFL vs. USFL: Which is better? Breaking down the strengths, weaknesses of each spring football leagueSporting News - 13 May 2023 15:56
The XFL and USFL now both have at least one season under their respective belts. Here's which one is currently leading in the battle to sport the premier spring football league.
Daniel Penny 'should be celebrated' for actions leading up to fatal chokehold of Jordan Neely: lawyerNew York Post - 13 May 2023 03:08
Daniel Penny's lawyer says the former Marine stepped up for other straphangers before fatal chokehold of Jordan Neely.
WATCH: Officer clings to car during police chaseABC News - 19 May 2023 02:52
Dramatic footage recently released by police in Iowa shows an officer clinging to the hood of a car after the driver decided to take off during a traffic stop in March 2021.
Turkish voters looking to runoff presidential vote with hope and fearABC News - 18 May 2023 02:53
Turkey will hold a May 28 runoff election to determine its next president.
James Dean's Actual Hollywood Contract Is Up for Auction -- Bidding Starts at $3,000The Wrap - 17 May 2023 04:00
Letters to his agent and a signed photo from the '50s movie icon are also up for grabs next week
Driver stops to help turtle on busy Florida highway, causes multi-vehicle crashNew York Post - 17 May 2023 03:47
"We all can do better to protect the wildlife and natural inhabitants of our great state," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "Just preferably not in the middle of the road."
Howard Stern Faces Fresh Backlash After Video Compilation Unearths Years of Lewd Remarks Toward Female Guests (Video)The Wrap - 17 May 2023 02:43
"You wearing panties?" the radio jockey asks Lisa Marie Presley in a clip from the video
Mpox resurgence risk ahead of summer, CDC warnsNew York Post - 17 May 2023 02:28
"Spring and summer season in 2023 could lead to a resurgence of mpox as people gather for festivals and other events," the CDC said in a Monday alert.
Ukraine Says It Shot Down Hypersonic Russian Missiles Over KyivThe New York Times - 17 May 2023 01:00
A Russian barrage also damaged a U.S.-made Patriot air-defense system, but officials said it was still working.
Six on FBI terror watchlist arrested on US border in two days - bringing 2023 total to 88New York Post - 17 May 2023 00:47
The five migrants join a list of at least 82 terror-linked non-US citizens who were previously apprehended at the border in fiscal-year 2023
Woman who accuses Rudy Giuliani of sexual harassment files lurid legal documentsDaily Mail - 16 May 2023 03:55
Noelle Dunphy, 43, claims she was hired by Rudy Giuliani, 78, in January 2019 as a business consultant - but never paid, and sexually abused. Giuliani says her lawsuit is an extortion attempt.
Florida professor lives underwater for record-breaking 74 daysNY Daily News - 16 May 2023 02:47
Joseph Dituri, a prof known as 'Dr. Deep Sea,' is planning to stay at an underwater habitat in Key Largo for several more weeks.