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  • The PLA at 90: On the Road to Becoming a World-Class Military?

    by - Aug 18, 2017
    Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Dennis J. Blasko, Elsa Kania, Stephen Armitage China recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with a parade and military exercises at the Zhurihe Training...
  • Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: What, where and why?

    by - Aug 18, 2017
    Separate attacks have taken place in Spain’s Catalonia region. Here is what is known so far. What happened and when? On Thursday at 4:50 pm local time (14:50 GMT), a white van ploughed into a crowd...
  • Why are the Danes so happy? Because their economy makes sense

    by - Aug 17, 2017
    This article was originally published on Waging Nonviolence. By George Lakey The World Happiness Report puts Danes consistently in the top tier. Twice in the past four years Denmark came in first. Danes also report more...
  • A Trip Through Putin Country

    by - Aug 17, 2017
    By Robert Skidelsky VLADIVOSTOK – Russia’s Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) railway “can be hardly named as a popular tourist attraction,” says one tourist website of the some 2,000-mile railway traversing Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. “Most...
  • Planning for Korean Reunification

    by - Aug 17, 2017
    By Lee Jong-Wha SEOUL – The long-simmering North Korean nuclear crisis has reached a near boiling point. Last month, the Hermit Kingdom launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting major US cities. The United Nations Security...
  • S. Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

    by - Aug 17, 2017
    There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North’s nuclear and missile programmes. Tensions...
  • ICC rules jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction

    by - Aug 17, 2017
    War crimes judges said Thursday that a Malian jihadist was liable for 2.7 million euros in personal damages for destroying Timbuktu’s fabled shrines in 2012, as they ordered reparations in a landmark ruling. The International Criminal...
  • Two-thousand-year-old ‘Great Wall of Siberia’ discovered by archaeologists

    by - Aug 16, 2017
    The findings are comparable to Hadrian’s Wall, which separated Roman England from the ‘wild’ Scotland. Views around Souzga village; the Great Wall of China and Hadrian Wall. Pictures: The Siberian Times. The big wall club Walls...

Old Bridge in Mostar

Cathedral at Chernihiv Ukraine

Trinity Cathedral (17th century) in the city of Chernihiv Ukraine