World-class wine-tasting event coming to Ningxia in 2021

“This is the second time that this kind of international wine event has been held in China. After Beijing, we are heading for Ningxia, China’s most promising wine region, which most certainly has some amazing surprises in store for us,” said Thomas Costenoble, CEO of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

Across Europe disillusioned voters turn to outsiders for solutions

On the right, the opposition UMP has been meandering from disaster to disaster. The party has been without a clear leader since shortly after Sarkozy lost his 2012 re-election battle. His prime minister, the anglophile François Fillon, and the young rightwing UMP leader Jean-François Copé went head to head over who should run the party, […]

U.S. Intercepts Russian Military Planes After Spotting Submarine Near Alaska

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a combined U.S.-Canadian military group, said it scrambled F-22 fighter aircraft, supported by KC-135 air refuelers, on Thursday night to intercept three groups of two Tu-142 Russian maritime patrol aircraft that had entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

Bosnia-Herzegovina hit by wave of violent protests

Thousands of Bosnian protesters took to the streets in the centre of Sarajevo on Friday, setting fire to the presidency building and hurling rocks and stones at police as fury at the country’s political and economic stagnation spread rapidly around the country.

Navalny Had Many Enemies in the Kremlin—but Who Wanted Him Dead?

Navalny was poisoned either from his underclothing, contaminated at the Tomsk hotel he stayed in on August 19-20, or by ingesting the substance from tea he drank at the Tomsk airport. If all had gone according to plan,  Navalny would have died on the four-hour flight back to Moscow, where Russian medical authorities could then easily […]

Beirut explosion: anger at officials grows after missed warnings

In an interview with Radio Free Europe on Wednesday, the ship’s captain denied there were problems with the ship and said it was detained for failing to pay port fees. The International Transport Workers Federation, which sought back wages and repatriation for the crew, confirmed that the ship was being held in part because it […]

North Korean Hackers Are Scarier Than North Korean Nukes

How long before people turn on one another? Before they break into houses that look rich and stocked with food? Before guns come out of drawers and safes? Before fires get started and mobs rage out of control? How bad does it get if systems are so damaged they can’t be turned on for weeks, […]

How a rush for Mediterranean gas threatens to push Greece and Turkey into war

The blue homeland theorists claim that Turkey’s troubles stem from unfair treatment by old colonial powers, including the pro-Greek former British prime minister David Lloyd George. Erdoğan’s supporters argue that at a point of historic weakness and without a navy, Turkey was forced to sign the treaty of Sèvres in 1920, and its inadequate revision […]

India has one of the world’s lowest Covid-19 mortality rates. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks with a paramedic during his visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust on July 13. Wearing face masks in shops and supermarkets in England will be compulsory from July 24. The United Kingdom is one of the countries worst hit by coronavirus. Its fatalities trail […]

Ghost Recon Breakpoint: New Pathfinder Class And Red Patriot Adventure Coming September 15

Ghost War PvP will get three new missions and a new map, as well as three new milestone missions and two more rewards once certain achievements have been completed. While Year 1 Pass owners will have full access to all 10 missions in Red Patriot, other players will also be able to get a sampling […]