Russia on Wednesday said it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, deploying some of Moscow’s secret weapons to counter a flood of Western arms.Russian PresidentVladimir Putin in 2018 unveiled an intercontinental ballistic missile, underwater nuclear drones, a supersonic weapon and a laser weapon ... “Yes ... Tags ... .
A very large Iranian crude carrier is set to discharge 2 million barrels into an oil terminal in China this week after Western media reports claimed that Beijing might be replacing Iran’s barrels with cheaper Russian shipments ... China officially reported the first imports of Iranian crude oil in a year in January ... The shipments are on the rise ... ....
BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese PresidentXi Jinping on Thursday called on the BRICS countries to work together to build a global community of security for all. Xi made the remarks while delivering a video address at the opening session of the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting ... ■ ... .
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since the start of the war in Ukraine testified Thursday that he shot a civilian on orders from two officers and pleaded for his victim's widow to forgive him. Sgt ... 28, four days into the Russian invasion ... Shishimarin pleaded guilty to the charges during Wednesday's hearing ... .
Health authorities in North America and Europe have detected dozens of suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox since early May, sparking concern the disease endemic in parts of Africa is spreading ... .
China’s top diplomat again warned the US over its increased support for Taiwan, showing the island democracy remains a major sticking point between the world’s biggest economies as Beijing sent more military aircraft toward the island. ...The StandardChannel. IOSAndroid. IOS Android. More>> ... (Bloomberg). .
A Hong Kong-flagged sailboat is reported to have come under attack on Thursday off the coast of war-torn Yemen, though the circumstances of the incident remained unclear, officials said ... It said an investigation was ongoing into the incident, without elaborating ... The StandardChannel. IOSAndroid. IOS Android. More>> ... The U.S ... (AP). .
SIMCOE – Thousands of marijuana plants valued at $20 million were destroyed prior to police executing a search warrant at a property north of Simcoe. Advertisement 2. “The plants were destroyed before police arrived,” acting OPP Sgt. Ed Sanchuk said on Wednesday morning ... Unlicensed marijuana growers are still illegal. .
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The battle that turned Mariupol into a worldwide symbol of defiance and suffering drew toward a close as Russia said nearly 1,000 last-ditch Ukrainian fighters who held out inside a pulverized steel plant had surrendered ... Some were taken by the Russians to a former penal colony in territory controlled by Moscow-backed separatists ... Gen ...The U.S ... .
FRANKFURT, Germany — Shots were fired in a school in Germany on Thursday, injuring one person in the northern city of Bremerhaven, police said, adding that they had arrested the suspected gunman. The incident happened at the LloydGymnasium, a secondary school in the centre of Bremerhaven, local police said in a statement ... .