Category Archives: International News

Caught On Video: Russian, NATO Jets In Near Standoff After F-16 Buzzes Defense Minister’s Airplane [VIDEO]

A day after a Russian fighter allegedly flew within 5 feet of a US reconnaissance plane traveling over the Baltic Sea, Reuters reports that a NATO F-16 fighter jet returned the favor when it tried to improperly approach a plane carrying the Russian defense minister, prompting a near intervention from a Russian Su-27.

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In “Watershed Moment” Merkel Says Germany Can No Longer Rely On America [VIDEO]

In what has been dubbed a “watershed moment” Angela Merkel speaking at a rally in Bavaria, said that Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” as it can no longer rely on the US and UK. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days.”

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Outrage After At Least 5 EU Nations Elect Saudi Arabia On UN Women’s Rights Council

“Saudi discrimination against women is gross and systematic in law and in practice. Every Saudi woman must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia bans women from driving cars,” he continued. “Why did the UN choose the world’s leading promoter of gender inequality to sit on its gender equality commission?”

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China Opposes “Threatening And Damaging” US Carrier Patrols In South China Sea

One day after the US announced it had dispatched the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group in the contested South Chine Sea on “routine” patrols, China responded in a statement by the foreign ministry, Beijing said on Tuesday that it opposed action by other countries “under the pretext of freedom of navigation” that could “threaten and damage” its sovereignty, a clear reference to US patrols in territory that China considers its own.

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China Responds: Will Return Stolen Drone, “Regrets US Hype”

“China has decided to transfer it to the U.S. through appropriate means…and regrets the US publicly hyping the incident.” The statement also accused the U.S. of long deploying ships “in China’s presence” to conduct “military surveying,” and in a separate report Chinese Navy officials warned “if China needs to take it, we’ll take it. (America) can’t block us.”

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