"And the bewildered herd is still believing

Everything we've been told from our birth

Hell they won't lie to me

Not on my own damn TV

But how much is a liar's word worth

And what happened to peace on earth" -- Willie Nelson

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China Steps Up Patrols Near Taiwanese-Controlled Kinmen Islands Ladylove

The Chinese Coast Guard is stepping up patrols near the Taiwanese-controlled Kinmen Islands following an incident involving Taiwan’s Coast Guard that ended with two Chinese fishermen drowning.

The Kinmen Islands are controlled by Taiwan but are located just off the coast of mainland China, only about 3 miles away from the Chinese city of Xiamen.

US Non-Stop Military Drills With Allies Push Asia-Pacific Toward More Dangerous Situation MikeRivero

The conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East have not distracted Washington from flexing its military muscles in the Asia-Pacific. Through one drill after another, the US is coercing regional countries into taking its side, further intensifying regional conflicts and transforming the Asia-Pacific into a more dangerous place.

US Grooming Asia for War With Military Exercises MikeRivero

The United States is grooming Asia for a war with China, peace activist and political analyst KJ Noh told Sputnik’s The Critical Hour on Tuesday.

Myanmar Interested in BRICS, Bloc's Work on Single Currency - Investment Minister MikeRivero

Myanmar is interested in BRICS, including the introduction of a common BRICS currency, and is studying the bloc, Myanmar's Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Kan Zaw told Sputnik on Tuesday.

"Since May 2023, we have been recognized as a dialogue partner in the SCO [Shanghai Cooperation Organisation]. We are also studying BRICS and its development. Moreover, we are interested in BRICS and the BRICS single currency initiative," the minister said in an interview.

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Thousands seek to quit Myanmar after military service announcement Ladylove

Thousands seek to quit Myanmar after military service announcement

By Afp

Published: 03:28 EST, 16 February 2024 | Updated: 03:38 EST, 16 February 2024 

 

People stand in line to get visas at the Thai embassy in Yangon after Myanmar's military government said it would impose military service

Mapping The World'sTop 50 Science And Technology Hubs Ladylove

In 2023, the world experienced another wave of science and technology (S&T) innovation, from the introduction of the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S. to the stunning growth of ChatGPT and artificial intelligence.

Myanmar will start drafting 5,000 people a month into the military soon. Ladylove

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government on Wednesday said it will draft 60,000 young men and women yearly for military service under its newly activated conscription law, with call-ups beginning after the April festival marking the country’s traditional New Year.

Prabowo Subianto claims victory in Indonesian presidential election Ladylove

Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has declared victory in the presidential election after unofficial vote counts showed him with a significant lead over his rivals.