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China's war chest: Beijing'sDespite 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 inDonald Trump has been known to use joyous occasions to blast his political foes.
Ukrainian city of KhmelnytskyiVladimir Putin appears to be targeting ammunition storages in west Ukraine as Kyiv's counter-offensive approaches.

Why Wealthy Homebuyers Are Flocking to Puerto Rico

Wall Street Journal - 18 May 2023 11:30
Why Wealthy Homebuyers AreFavorable tax policies, warm weather and a shift to remote work has transformed the island into a full-time destination.
French Catholic priests toThe 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'sThe 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 girlfriendGabriella 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 costThe 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 militaryMajor-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 inThe 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.
The children, aged 5 to 11 years old, suffered traumatic injuries, with many needing emergency surgery.
Afghan national on FBI terrorAfter 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 winsLIVERPOOL, 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?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 beDaniel Penny's lawyer says the former Marine stepped up for other straphangers before fatal chokehold of Jordan Neely.
WATCH: Officer clings to carDramatic 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 toTurkey will hold a May 28 runoff election to determine its next president.
James Dean's Actual HollywoodLetters 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"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"You wearing panties?" the radio jockey asks Lisa Marie Presley in a clip from the video

Mpox resurgence risk ahead of summer, CDC warns

New York Post - 17 May 2023 02:28
Mpox resurgence risk ahead of"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 DownA Russian barrage also damaged a U.S.-made Patriot air-defense system, but officials said it was still working.
Six on FBI terror watchlistThe 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 RudyNoelle 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 livesJoseph Dituri, a prof known as 'Dr. Deep Sea,' is planning to stay at an underwater habitat in Key Largo for several more weeks.