Category Archives: International News

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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China Warns “Peace Will Be Impacted” If Trump Violates “One China”, Installs Weapons On Disputed Islands

“Upholding the ‘one China’ principle is the political basis of developing China-U.S. relations, and is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” said An Fengshan, a spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office. “Upholding the ‘one China’ principle is the political basis of developing China-U.S. relations, and is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.”

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Chernobyl ‘Safe’ For Another Century Thanks To World’s Largest Moving Structure [VIDEO]

Over 30 years after a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smoldering nuclear material across large swathes of Europe, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.

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“I Feel Like Pablo Escobar” – Venezuelans Resort To Weighing Cash As Hyperinflation Builds

Having thrown in the towel on hyperinflation by printing banknotes with 200-times-higher denominations, Bloomberg reports that things in Venezuela have continued to get worse with the currency now so devalued (with even simple purchases requiring so many bills) that instead of counting bills, they are weighing them.

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Venezuela Throws In The Towel On Hyperinflation: Will Print 200x Higher-Denominated Bills

Venezuela’s highest denomination bill in circulation, 100 bolivars, is worth approximately 8 cents on the black market now. And though Maduro and the local government sternly refused to admit reality they are now having to change their tune. They are planning to issue new bills in December with larger denominations—up to 200 times higher than the current biggest bill. The new coins and notes will go up to 20,000 bolivars, making the biggest note worth about $15 on the black market.

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