Six NATO countries announce border defense plan

Pilots of the “Sharp Kartuza” division of FPV kamikaze drones prepare drones for a combat flight on May 16, 2024 in the Kharkiv region, 8 km from the border with Russia. Libkos | Getty Images News | Getty Images Six NATO countries neighboring Russia are joining forces to build a “drone wall” to protect their … Read more

Trump booed and heckled by raucous crowd at Libertarian convention

Presidential candidate Donald Trump was booed and heckled by many in a raucous audience at the Libertarian National Convention on Saturday night, a marked change from the adulation he receives at rallies from his fervently loyal supporters. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Presidential candidate Donald Trump was booed and heckled by many in a raucous audience at the Libertarian National Convention … Read more

China calls on Japan and South Korea to reject ‘protectionism’

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – MAY 26: South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol (3rd, L) talks with Chinese Premier Li Qiang (2nd, R) during a bilateral meeting at Presidential Office on May 26, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea.  (Photo by Ahn Young-Joon – Pool/Getty Images) Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images   China on … Read more

Threatening election officials is ‘domestic terrorism,’ says Arizona Sec’y of State

Adrian Fontes (D-AZ) declares victory in his campaign against Republican candidate Mark Finchem for Arizona’s Secretary of State in the U.S. midterm elections in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., November 14, 2022.  Jim Urquhart | Reuters Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is calling out threats against this country’s election officials as “domestic terrorism.” “One of the … Read more

History shows how election can impact stocks

Labour leader Tony Blair arriving in Downing Street after his election victory with crowds waving flags in the background, 2nd May 1997. Jeff Overs | BBC News & Current Affairs | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K. is less than six weeks away from a General Election in which polls suggest the center-left Labour Party … Read more

Climate change behind rising flight turbulence, Transportation Sec’y Buttigieg says

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks during a press briefing the day after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2024.  Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that climate change is one of the culprits behind an increase in … Read more

North Korea plans to launch satellite rocket between May 27 and June 4, Japan Coast Guard says

View of what appears to be an inspection test of a new surface-to-sea missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea in this picture released by the Korean Central News Agency on February 15, 2024.  KCNA | Reuters North Korea has notified Japan of its plan to launch a rocket carrying a space satellite towards … Read more

After China drills, Taiwan president again extends goodwill

Lai Ching-te, president of Taiwan, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024.  Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Taiwan President Lai Ching-te again extended goodwill towards and offered cooperation with China on Sunday following two days of Chinese war games near the island, saying he looked forward to enhancing mutual understanding and reconciliation. China, which claims democratically … Read more

Lithuanians vote in presidential election overshadowed by Russia

Voters cast their ballot during the second round of the country’s presidential election at a polling station in Vilnius, Lithuania on May 26, 2024.  Petras Malukas | Afp | Getty Images Lithuania holds presidential elections on Sunday, with incumbent Gitanas Nauseda expected to win after a campaign dominated by security concerns in the post-Soviet state. … Read more

French AI boom could help EU close U.S., China tech innovation gap

PARIS, France — Europe is pursuing AI innovation, tech regulation and competition with China in very different ways than the United States, French President Emmanuel Macron said this week, as the continent seeks to become the third major global tech force in what is now a U.S.-China dominated landscape. “It’s insane to have a world … Read more