China ‘Will Never’ Join Arms Control Deal with the U.S. and Russia

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Source: MSN China has dismissed the possibility of entering into negotiations for a trilateral arms control deal alongside the United States and Russia, highlighting that the former has failed to uphold its international commitments anyway. At a press briefing Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang warned of “growing instabilities and uncertainties in the field of …

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Germany to train Saudi soldiers despite Yemen war concerns

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Source: DW Seven Saudi soldiers are to receive officer’s training from the German military starting in July. But some lawmakers have accused the German government of turning a blind eye to Saudi’s brutal campaign in Yemen. Germany will continue to train soldiers from Saudi Arabia despite its brutal military campaign in Yemen, reported German news agency …

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U.S. Challenges Beijing as China, Russia Prepare Drills

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Source: MSN The U.S. issued its latest challenge to Beijing over Taiwan on Sunday as Chinese and Russian fleets met for major exercises off China’s east coast, an area that has become a tense flashpoint between Beijing and Washington. Two American warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait—the 112-mile-wide body of water separating Taiwan from mainland China—on …

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Russia drops out of top 5 global military spenders while US and China up the ante

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Source: MSN Russia has dropped out of the top five countries with the largest defense spend for the first time since 2006, according to new international data Monday. Total world military expenditure rose to $1.8 trillion in 2018, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), marking an increase of 2.6% …

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We’ll be eating the first Crispr’d foods within 5 years, according to a geneticist who helped invent the blockbuster gene-editing tool

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Source: Business Insider A geneticist at the University of California who helped invent the gene-editing tool Crispr told Business Insider she believes its most profound impacts will be on food. Several Crispr’d crops have already been made, and although you can’t buy them yet, she said she expects to see them in grocery stores within …

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Lockheed’s costly F-35 to cost billions more, Pentagon finds

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Source: MSN Money Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet, the world’s costliest weapons program, just got even costlier. The estimated total price for research and procurement has increased by $22 billion in current dollars adjusted for inflation, according to the Pentagon’s latest annual cost assessment of major projects. The estimate for operating and supporting the fleet of …

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Homeland Security is reportedly considering labeling fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction

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Source: CNBC The Department of Homeland Security is considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to a memo attained by military news outlet Task & Purpose. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that can be up to 100 times more potent than morphine. The memo says the drug’s high toxicity and increasing …

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