Monday, March 16, 2015
Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday.
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China has overtaken Germany to become the world's third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 percent of the market remains small compared to the combined 58 percent of exports from the U.S. and Russia, a new study says.
The Chinese government has more weapons in its arsenal to boost its flagging economy, the world's second-largest, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday at his once-a-year press conference.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Sunday that it has no intention of extending the life of Taiwan's First and Second Nuclear Power Plants, as environmental groups have charged, but will need to send some of the plants' spent nuclear fuel overseas because of a storage problem.
At least 49 people were killed Saturday when a tour bus plunged hundreds of meters into a densely wooded ravine in southern Brazil, authorities said.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Officials struggled on Sunday to determine the scale of the devastation wrought by a monstrous cyclone that tore through the tiny South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, with death counts varying in the single digits but expected to rise once communications are restored with outlying islands.
At least 42 people were killed Saturday when a tour bus plunged into a wooded ravine in southern Brazil, according to the regional government.
Ed Royce, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Foreign Affairs, reiterated support for Taiwan's bid to join the proposed trade bloc Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a meeting with the leader of Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Taipei on Saturday.
Patrolling over the China-Myanmar border has been increased by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force after a Myanmar warplane dropped a bomb in southwest Yunnan province and killed four Chinese, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Anti-nuclear activists held protest marches in Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung simultaneously Saturday to call for an end to nuclear power in Taiwan., 1 Comment
Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night Saturday after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by the powerful storm, aid workers said.