China jet crash mystery deepens as evidence suggests midair breakup

BEIJING: At least one piece of the Boeing Co 737-800 that crashed in China appears to have broken loose well before impact, a finding that adds mystery to the plane’s fatal dive. The piece suspected to have come from the China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd jet was found about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the … Read more

Chinese FM makes surprise trip to India, first since 2020 clashes | Border Disputes News

Wang Yi makes unannounced trip to New Delhi in first such visit since deadly border clashes in 2020 soured ties between the two nations. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to meet his Indian counterpart in New Delhi, India’s foreign ministry said, after Yi arrived in the city unannounced in the first such visit … Read more

“The Threat is Increasing”: Kremlin Keeps Blurring Its Red Line Around Nuclear War

Vladimir Putin established the threat of nuclear war from the very beginning of his bloody invasion into Ukraine: “No matter who tries to stand in our way or all the more so create threats for our country and our people, they must know that Russia will respond immediately, ” the dictator said a month ago. … Read more

Electric carmakers in China hike prices on rising material costs

Customers experience new energy electric vehicles at a Tesla store in Shanghai, China, On December 4, 2021. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images A slew of electric vehicle companies operating in China have been forced to raise the prices of their cars as the cost of raw materials shoot up. Some companies like … Read more

Star casino senior manager admits ‘knowingly misleading’ regulator on gambling junkets | Gambling

A senior casino manager has admitted “knowingly misleading” the New South Wales gaming regulator about how gambling junkets operated inside a private high-roller wagering room at The Star Sydney. Graeme Stevens, group compliance manager at Star Entertainment Group, summarized evidence on Friday at a royal commission-style inquiry into whether the gaming giant’s Sydney casino should … Read more

N Korea says it test-fired biggest ICBM, US adds sanctions

SEOUL: North Korea said Friday it test-fired its biggest-yet intercontinental ballistic missile under the orders of leader Kim Jong-un, who vowed to expand the North’s “nuclear war deterrent” while preparing for a “long-standing confrontation” with the United States. The report by North Korean state media came a day after the militaries of South Korea and … Read more