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The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Iran, China, Russia to kick off joint naval drills in Indian Ocean on January...

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The Iranian, Chinese and Russian navies will begin joint naval maneuvers in the northern Indian Ocean waters on January 21, the ISNA news agency reported on Thursday, citing the...
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China Has World’s Largest Navy With 355 Ships and Counting, Says Pentagon

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By: Mallory Shelbourne China has the biggest maritime force on the globe with an inventory of about 355 vessels, according to a Defense Department report released Wednesday. With 355 ships in its...
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South Korea seeks to develop missile defense against N. Korea’s artillery barrage

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LIG Nex1, a South Korean precision missile developer, displayed this week a mock-up of a low-altitude missile defense system. The LAMD concept model was displayed at the Seoul International Aerospace...
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North Korea test fires ballistic missile covering 430-450 km in distance

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The missile that North Korea launched on Tuesday flew 430-450 kilometers (267-279 miles), reaching a maximum altitude of 60 kilometers, the Yonhap news agency reported. According to the South Korean...
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Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

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 Indonesia said on Friday it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific...
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Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

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By Kirsty Needham Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely rile China, which denounced the...
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Taiwan plans $9 bln boost in arms spending, warns of ‘severe threat’

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Taiwan proposed on Thursday extra defence spending of T$240 billion ($8.69 billion) over the next five years, including on new missiles, as it warned of an urgent need to...
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S.Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as it aims to better counter...
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North Korea Fires Its First Nuclear-Capable Strategic Cruise Missile

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PYONGYANG - North Korea carried out a successful test of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, North Korean state media reported on Monday, seen by many analysts...
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India military seeks to bolster ‘Act East’ policy with naval deployment to South China...

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The Indian Navy has announced the deployment of a naval task force to the South China Sea to bolster security and support allies in the Indo Pacific region amid...
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Historic Win for Left: Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Elections

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Bogota-SANA-Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro maintained a five percentage point difference, with 50 percent, against Rodolfo Hernandez during Colombia’s presidential runoff, with 79.6 percent of...
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EU forced to buy Russian oil to prevent Putin from earning even more –...

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The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the European Union is forced to buy Russian oil so that Putin...
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JP Morgan: The Russian economy is doing better than expected after the introduction of...

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The large American bank "JP Morgan" estimates that the Russian economy is doing better than expected after the introduction of Western sanctions, and that...
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Greenpeace: United Kingdom imported more than $ 275 million in Russian oil during the...

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The British government has imported Russian oil worth 220 million pounds ($ 276 million) since Moscow declared war on Ukraine, according to a new...

The Hell of Volnovakha

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The battle for this strategically important place was fought for two weeks. With the fall of Volnovakha and the northbound frontline push, a railway...