US decides not to intercept Russian bombers flying near Alaska
Apr20

US decides not to intercept Russian bombers flying near Alaska

North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) decided not to send its aircraft to track Russia’s Tu-95 bombers that flew near the coast of Alaska, Mary Anna Clemons, spokesperson of NORAD told TASS. “Russian bombers did enter the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) last night, but NORAD did not intercept them and at no time did these foreign aircraft enter into US sovereign airspace,” she said. According to...

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UN Security Council fails to condemn North Korea’s missile test
Apr20

UN Security Council fails to condemn North Korea’s missile test

The UN Security Council failed to adopt a statement condemning the missile test conducted by North Korea on April 15 because of disagreements between Russia and the United States. According to Russia’s Permanent Mission to the UN, on Wednesday, the US delegation scaled down the work on the document, refusing to include the call for a settlement of the situation on the Korean peninsula through dialogue in it. An official at the Russian...

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Seattle sues Trump administration over ‘sanctuary city’ threat it calls ‘unconstitutional’
Mar30

Seattle sues Trump administration over ‘sanctuary city’ threat it calls ‘unconstitutional’

Seattle is seeking a federal ruling that it’s not a “sanctuary city” and that President Donald Trump’s executive order threatening funding cuts is unconstitutional. The Emerald City bases its case on the Tenth Amendment and the anti-commandeering doctrine. On Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that his city filed a lawsuit in a US district court against Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security...

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Halt on Trump travel ban extended indefinitely by Hawaii judge
Mar30

Halt on Trump travel ban extended indefinitely by Hawaii judge

US District Court Judge Derrick Watson has extended his halt on enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order travel ban, from a temporary order to an indefinite one in a new preliminary injunction. On Wednesday, Judge Watson issued the permanent preliminary injunction after hearing arguments from the Hawaii attorney general and the US Department of Justice. View image on Twitter The travel ban prohibits citizens of...

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China wants to enter India’s flourishing car market
Mar29

China wants to enter India’s flourishing car market

State-owned Chinese automaker SAIC Motor is in talks with three Indian states to start manufacturing, according to a company executive. “It’s a growing market, so we need to have a presence,” SAIC’s chief representative in India P. Balendran told CNNMoney. The company is also negotiating the possibility of taking over a plant, located in India’s westernmost state of Gujarat, which is currently owned by General...

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