Russo-Chinese outer space and lunar cooperation fits the national and strategic interests of both Moscow and Beijing, says international affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda, who sheds light on the hidden strings in Washington's bold moon programme Artemis.
Last month, the Pentagon formally announced plans to draw down the US military continent in Germany by about 12,000 troops, with 6,400 personnel to be sent back home to the United States, and roughly 5,600 others redeployed eastward, in countries including Poland and the Baltic states.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In a major boost to domestic industry, the Indian defence ministry has created a budget of $7 billion for domestic capital procurement in the current financial year, under self-reliant India scheme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The move is likely to impact defence trade with other countries.
The Trump administration has prohibited American companies from selling technology, including vital semiconductors, to Huawei citing vague national security concerns. The rules were toughened this May to include foreign companies that use US technology.
Salvator Mundi, a famous painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and depicting Jesus clad in Renaissance dress became the most expensive painting ever sold after fetching a price of around $450.3 million at Christie’s in 2017.
Seismologists recorded a magnitude 5.0 earthquake on Sunday near the border between Iraq and Iran, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
One security officer was killed and more than 700 people were injured in clashes between protesters and police in central Beirut on Saturday. People took to the streets to demand the government step down due to the tough economic situation in Lebanon and the corruption that is believed to have led to a deadly blast at the port on Tuesday.
More than 284,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people who have caught the disease to 19.1 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday.