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Posted in: U.S. approves $120 million sale to maintain Taiwanese warships See in context

Two main headlines on JapanToday website:

US approves $120 million sale to maintain Taiwanese warships.

French lawmakers pledge support for Taiwan on island visit.

All these go to show that the west would never give up harping on the Taiwan issue to instigate China.

How pitiable..

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Posted in: Polish president says foreign leaders' calls with Putin like speaking to Hitler See in context

Polish president says foreign leaders' calls with Putin like speaking to Hitler:

Is he trying to insinuate that both leaders of France and Germany are repeating the stance of Europe leaders' calls to Hitler at the start of WW2.

Is he looking forward to WW3?

He must not..

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Posted in: WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study See in context

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study:

Is WHO joking? U-turn again?

Last year WHO concluded that it was 'most unlikely' Covid might have started from a lab.

Globally, there are estimated ~400 bioweapon research labs.

Which lab? Anyone responsible?..

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Posted in: India tightens security after militants threaten attacks over anti-Muslim remarks See in context

India tightens security after militants threaten attacks over anti-Muslim remarks:

For some reason, some Muslims dislike Modi's government for its unfair treatment.

Now, extremists threaten to carry out suicide bombings to defend the honor of Prophet.

Avoid insult any religion..

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Posted in: U.S. opposes dictators? Yes! Except when it supports them See in context

US opposes dictators? Yes! Except when they support US:

Sarcasm accepted. Welcome to the moral gymnastics of world leaders.

How many global autocrats have not been siding with US now and then in order to maintain their status quo and keep their ill-gotten power?..

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Posted in: Malaysia Islamic minister says Bon Odori dance not for Muslims See in context

Malaysia Islamic minister says Bon Odori dance not for Muslims:

No surprise.

To some Muslims, notably those who are more inclined to practice Wahabism, all other religions are unacceptable, let alone activities related to other religious rituals.

Beware, their extremists are gaining ground..

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Posted in: Harris touts $3.2 billion investment aimed at stemming Central America migration See in context

Harris touts $3.2 billion investment aimed at stemming Central America migration:

After 16 months, now she is talking about migration.

She chose to remain silent on & purposely shun from the migrant issues when given the task to deal with them at the south border.

Real smart?

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Posted in: China rejects Canadian, Australian charges in air encounters See in context

China rejects Canadian, Australian charges in air encounters:

China acted properly & were protecting its sovereignty. Are others trying to act tough to incite Beijing again & again?

Such air encounters appear to be fast growing, could any tiny spark not lead to huge explosions?

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Posted in: Weakened British Prime Minister Johnson survives no-confidence vote See in context

Weakened British PM Johnson survives no-confidence vote:

A convincing victory for him? Not at all.

Perhaps the main reason for allowing him to lead is there is no other white leader capable enough to substitute him.

He may be elated for the time being.

But for how long more..?

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Posted in: U.N.: 'Climate shocks' fueling multiple, looming food crises See in context

UN - Climate shocks' fueling multiple, looming food crises:

Compounding by negative impacts of continual COVID spread & Ukraine War blockage, erratic weather like drought/flood has hit hard on food supply, notably to African nations.

What could UN do to alleviate the situation? Any suggestion..?

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Posted in: Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles See in context

Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles:

Not all Latin American nations have been invited to attend the summit. This prompts some of them to protest and refuse to be present.

Some others feel the time has come not to be coerced by US power anymore..

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Posted in: British PM Johnson could face leadership challenge this week: Times See in context

Embattled Johnson could face leadership challenge this week:

Since the undignified UK premier refuses to step down a few times, the only way to remove him is to elect a new Tory leader.

That would make him truly embarrassing if not utterly disgraceful.

Would he opt for that..?

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Posted in: Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on arms See in context

Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on arms:

Putin warned his military will strike "new targets," after Medvedev spoke of hitting "decision-making centers" outside Ukraine.

This is tantamount to imply the war can be extended to neighbors if Russia wants to.

Beware.

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Posted in: S Korea, U.S. launch 8 missiles in response to N Korean salvo See in context

S Korea, US launch 8 missiles in response to N Korean salvo:

Nations ought to eschew from such counter-moves purposely to demonstrate their military prowess.

Chances are if any unfortunate skirmish occurs, a conflict would ensue immediately.

Has the world not seen enough of obnoxious wars..?

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Posted in: 50 years of U.N. environmental diplomacy: What's worked and the trends ahead See in context

50 years of UN environmental diplomacy:

How many of us can recall the acid rain, DDT poisoning, oil spills, nuclear tests, orange agent spray in Vietnam in early 1970's?

The polluted environment did improve after UN's action then.

But things got worse since the 1990's, it worsened further faster than expected, and the highly toxic environment is practically beyond repair now..

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Posted in: China, Hong Kong scrub Tiananmen memories on anniversary See in context

China, Hong Kong scrub Tiananmen memories on anniversary:

Memories cannot be scrubbed off that easily.

One reckons the good thing Tiananmen event did was to successfully alert the authorities to close the rich-poor gap.

China did, finally lifted ~300 million poor to better life..

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Posted in: Fighting rages in two key eastern Ukrainian cities See in context

Mad mad Ukraine war:

100 days gone, maybe

1,000 tanks destroyed,

10,000 buildings leveled,

100,000 people vanished,

1,000,000 bullets & bombs fired,

10,000,000 people displaced,

100,000,000 $ of military aids wasted,

1,000,000,000 $ burnt..

How long more, how many/much more..?

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Posted in: Biden appeals for tougher gun laws: 'How much more carnage?' See in context

Biden appeals for tougher gun laws:

Must he plea Congress compassionately to take action against gun violence, to restore a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons?

Why can't he just sign an executive order to ban all gun sales instantly for the good of US?

Does he not have the power?

Very strange..

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Posted in: Fires surge in May in Brazilian Amazon, Cerrado See in context

Fires surge in May in Brazilian Amazon:

Report claims there were a total of 2,287 fires in the Amazon basin in May, an increase of 96 % from May 2021.

However, people appears to be indifferent to the magnitude & number of fires in this largest world jungle.

Does anyone care about the fires, let alone the dire consequences..?

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Posted in: 4 killed in shooting at Tulsa medical building; shooter dead See in context

4 killed in shooting at Tulsa medical building, shooter dead:

Good Morning, or should it be Bad Morning, yet another unforgivable massacre on defenseless victims.

Recent Memorial Day weekend saw multiple mass shootings all over.

People of America, do you like that, want more? How many more..?

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Posted in: California bid to create legal drug injection sites advances See in context

California bid to create legal drug injection sites advances:

Have Californians succumbed to drug abuse?

Would US want to relegate itself to China's dark/sad old days when British lured many Chinese to indulge in opium smoking & end up becoming virtual zombies?

Unthinkable..

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Posted in: AI and machine learning are improving weather forecasts, but they won't replace human experts See in context

AI and machine learning are improving weather forecasts, but they won't replace human experts:

Sure?

If AI hi-tech can learn to improve the forecast, won't it surpass experts one day?

Would the technology not be able to predict the 'butterfly-effect' better than humans soon..?

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Posted in: Japan may need to boost defense costs to ¥10 trillion: think tank See in context

Japan may need to boost defense costs to ¥10 trillion - think tank:

From 6 to 10 trillion Yen, a sudden leap of ~70% suddenly. Just to beef up the national defense based on imaginary Chinese military threat?

Has Japan the extra cash to go for unnecessary arms race?

How naïve..

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Posted in: Gunmen kill 24 in Cameroon See in context

Gunmen kill 24 in Cameroon:

Apparently, Nigeria, Niger, Mali & a couple of others in their neighborhood have not been the only African countries that are being persistently targeted by terrorists or rebels for massacres.

Cameroon is adding to the growing list.

Which next..?

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Posted in: China's Pacific island diplomacy may complicate ties with Japan See in context

China's Pacific island diplomacy may complicate ties with Japan?

Has China's diplomatic move jeopardized the security situation in the Pacific region?

How could such diplomacy further complicate China's ties with Japan when both Beijing & Tokyo are at logger heads for so many decades?

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Posted in: EU leaders plead with Hungarian PM Orban to back Russian oil ban See in context

EU leaders plead with Hungarian PM to back Russian oil ban:

Not all leaders of EU countries speak on the same frequency.

Hungary is adamant in siding with Russia. Its leader refuses to support the Russian oil ban.

Some others remain indifferent. So much of EU's unity for now..

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Posted in: China falls short on big Pacific deal but finds smaller wins See in context

China falls short on big Pacific deal but finds smaller wins:

Is it true that Foreign Minister Wang was unable to obtain the island nations' consensus?

Or more discussions needed & compromises made to reach final agreements?

What has fallen short from Tokyo's point of view..?

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Posted in: Ukraine, Russia battle in the east as Zelenskyy visits front See in context

Ukraine, Russia battle in the east:

Close quarter combat is getting more severe/intense & fiercer in east.

Killing has become more violent & pugnacious. The number of deaths has relegated to just statistics.

In war, there is never any winner.

Ultimately, every one is a loser..

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Posted in: Traffic jams just a maths problem, says Israeli AI firm See in context

Traffic jams just a math problem, says Israeli AI firm:

Indeed, road jam is a global scourge, an average driver spends 3 days a year stuck in jams that pump out voluminous greenhouse gas emissions.

Hope that this AI algorithms could help to monitor traffic flow & adjust traffic lights timing accordingly..

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Posted in: U.N. human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies See in context

UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies:

This report from Japan Today does not seem to be compatible with that from Global Times.

It does not matter. After all, different media have dissimilar concerns, focuses & objectives.

Such thing happens everyday, everywhere..

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