Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Photo: Dutch fighter Jet
(CNN) -- Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a fairly routine action that comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and NATO, a Dutch official said.
Maj. Wilko Ter Horst said that the military learned around 3:50 p.m. (9:50 a.m. ET) that two Russian TU-95 bombers, known as Bears, had come a half-mile inside its airspace.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she believes the outcome of the standoff in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.
Speaking at a University of Connecticut issues forum, the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state said she believes the sanctions against the Russian government must be "tightened and widened" to prevent the crisis from escalating.
"I think Russia will pay a big price for this," Clinton said. "But that is an endpoint that we've got to get to as peacefully as possible without seeing the total disintegration of Ukraine as a country with territorial integrity and opportunity to have the relationship it wants with the West."
U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Japan's Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (R) during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo April 24, 2014. Obama will use the state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. REUTERS/Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS ROYALS)
The first American troops arrive at the airport in Swidwin, Poland on April 23, 2014, after Washington said it was sending a force of 600 to the Baltic states as the crisis over Ukraine deepens (AFP Photo/Janek Skarzynski )
It might take years or even decades, but the cracks are already starting to show
Nothing lasts forever, not even the Chinese Communist Party. Whether it will perish in a few years, or last for decades to come, there are a series of worrying indicators. Beijing has been slow to implement reforms that will orient the economy on a sustainable path.
President Xi Jinping is knee-deep in an anti-corruption campaign against senior Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members unprecedented in its reach and scope in modern China, raising concerns about the party's ability to police itself. Meanwhile, outside the corridors of power, China's increasingly sophisticated populace is concerned with pollution, freedom of speech, and the country's relationship with its neighbors, especially Japan.
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Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russia issued a blunt warning Wednesday it would respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as pro-Kremlin rebels in the restive east of the country braced for a new military offensive by Kiev.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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KIEL, Germany (AP) — Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea, part of the alliance's efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe's ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia's intentions in Ukraine.
The ships — a minesweeper and a support ship from Norway and one mine-hunter each from the Netherlands, Belgium and Estonia — left the German port of Kiel for an exercise that will continue under Norwegian command until the end of May. Germany will then take command of the deployment.
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BIỂU TÌNH NGÀY QUỐC HẬN 2014
CĐNVTDUC xin trân trọng thông báo và kính mời toàn thể quý vị lãnh đạo tinh thần các tôn giáo, quý vị đại diện các hội đoàn đoàn thể, quý vị đại diện các tổ chức, quý cơ quan truyền thông Việt ngữ và toàn thể quý đồng hương tại Úc Châu tham dự cuộc biểu tình ngày Quốc Hận 2014, được tổ chức với những chi tiết như sau: