Despite tensions between Beijing and Taipei, China is unlikely to use military force in the Taiwan Strait. However, Beijing's rhetoric is an attempt to pressure the Taiwanese government over its push for more independence from mainland China.
Japanese political analyst Wataru Kusaka, in an interview with Sputnik Japan, shed some light on the real persona of the Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, who has made waves with his sharp tongue against other politicians and a crackdown on his country’s drug dealers.
Toxic fumes from a sulfur plant torched by Daesh near Mosul several days ago have had drastic consequences for the health of many Iraqi civilians, German magazine Focus Online wrote, referring to NASA.
Uludağ University in Turkey’s northwestern Bursa province has been forced to buy dead bodies from the US for $40,000 each so that students can practice on a real human body, Hurriyet Daily News reported, adding that only a handful of Turks agree to donate their bodies to science.
Russia has long opposed the militarization of space. If the United States keeps ignoring Moscow’s calls on the issue the risk of a military confrontation in space could significantly increase.
The latest UK GDP report has revealed that the British economy was still able to grow by 0.5% in the three months after the Brexit referendum vote in June. The figures come on the same day that Japanese car giant Nissan has announced that it will continue to invest in the UK's largest car plant, after receiving "support" from the UK government.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the bombing of a Syrian school in Idlib, as well as possible US' deliveries of hardware to Syrian rebels during her weekly press conference in Moscow.
Predictions that property prices in London could drop 5.6 percent in 2017 following Britain's exit from the European Union is "Brexit scaremongering."
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