Let’s talk about No-fly zones and other options – Beau of the Fifth Column

Australia, Japan to sign ‘historic’ defense, security pact

Australia and Japan will sign a treaty on Thursday to increase defense and security cooperation in a move that has been hailed as “historic” but which might anger China. Prime ministers Scott Morrison of Australia and Fumio Kishida of Japan will meet in a virtual summit to sign the agreement, which Morrison said “will underpinContinue reading “Australia, Japan to sign ‘historic’ defense, security pact”

Ukraine effectively bans access for Russian ships in Ukrainian administered waters – WION

A new law has now come into effect in Ukraine which will effectively ban access for Russian ships in Ukrainian administered waters. According to this new law, the Russian-owned cargo and passenger vessels will be banned from accessing Ukrainian rivers and reservoirs.

Why didn’t the USSR Annex Finland – History Matters

Why didn’t the USSR, the largest country, not simply eat the other one? If you want to know why then watch this short and simple animated documentary.

China berates US after ‘close encounters’ with Elon Musk satellites

Beijing urges US to act responsibly after two near misses that it says posed serious threat to astronauts’ lives China has accused the US of ignoring international treaty obligations and engaging in irresponsible and unsafe conduct in outer space after two near misses between the Chinese space station and satellites operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceXContinue reading “China berates US after ‘close encounters’ with Elon Musk satellites”

Poland comes under fire over challenge to primacy of EU law

Polish prime minister warns of EU mission creep Von der Leyen: Poland poses ‘direct challenge to EU legal order’ Three options: legal, financial, suspending voting rights EU justice commissioner says bloc to act within weeks Poland’s prime minister came under repeated criticism during a tense debate in the European Parliament on Tuesday, with the EU’sContinue reading “Poland comes under fire over challenge to primacy of EU law”

Former Irish PM warns countries not to make deals with Boris Johnson’s government after Dominic Cummings claims plan to ‘ditch bits’ of Brexit treaty they didn’t like

Boris Johnson’s former chief advisor claimed their plan was always to “ditch bits” of the Brexit treaty. Leo Varadkar, the former Irish PM, says this suggests the UK government negotiated in bad faith. Varadkar warned the world from making deals with a government that doesn’t “honour its agreements.” Leo Varadkar, the former Irish prime minister,Continue reading “Former Irish PM warns countries not to make deals with Boris Johnson’s government after Dominic Cummings claims plan to ‘ditch bits’ of Brexit treaty they didn’t like”

Kremlin says it disagrees with Japan’s sovereignty claim over islands

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it disagreed with comments by new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida that Japan’s sovereignty extended to a chain of islands known by Tokyo as the Northern Territories, and that they were in fact part of Russia. “We do not agree with such a statement,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reportersContinue reading “Kremlin says it disagrees with Japan’s sovereignty claim over islands”

Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

Australia says more US troops to come, plans missile project

About 2,200 US Marines scheduled to come through Darwin in the 2021 rotation as Canberra also eyes enhanced air and maritime capability. Australia has announced that more US troops will rotate through the island nation and that the allies will cooperate on missile development, the latest joint steps amid shared concerns about China’s increasing assertivenessContinue reading “Australia says more US troops to come, plans missile project”

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