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    Officials in the US military knew about the faulty ejector seat mechanism in F-35 jets in back in April but did not take action until recently, reported the Air Force Times on Friday.  Earlier on Friday, the Air Force announced they were grounding its fleet of F-35 jets to check for a faulty component that could prevent pilots from safely ejecting. It was later reported that the Marine Corps and Navy had also issued a temporary grounding order until tests could be carried out on the seats.  According to Breaking Defense, who first reported on the issue, the Navy have completed their inspections and grounding order has been rescinded. The Marine Corps is said to be 90 percent done with their inspections.   A spokesman for the seat's manufacturer Martin-Baker, Steve Roberts, told the website: 'During a routine maintenance inspection at Hill [Air Force Base, Utah,] in April ‘22, an anomaly was discovered with one of the seat cartridge actuated devices in the F-35 seat. ' He continued: 'This was quickly traced back to a gap in the manufacturing process, which was addressed...
    Former President Donald Trump told Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday that “Russia has gotten in deeper than they ever thought possible” because of the “weapons I gave and that the Ukrainians use so well.” Trump’s comment is the latest in a string of remarks in which he claims that he helped to bolster Ukrainian defenses and that Vladimir Putin would not have attacked Ukraine were he still president. Critics have been quick to debunk the claims and recall the fact that Trump withheld Congress-approved military aid to Ukraine unless Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky would announce an investigation into Joe Biden. Trump’s demand from Zelensky led to his December 2019 impeachment and eventual acquittal by the then Republican-controlled U.S. Senate. In January 2020 the Government Accountability Office released a report detailing that the Trump administration broke the law by withholding congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine over the summer. The Independent’s Andrew Feinberg notes of Trump’s attempt to rewrite his presidency, “History will note Trump wanted the US out of @NATO because he thinks it’s a protection racket/country club, his blackmail of...
    The Taliban has called on Russia and Ukraine to 'resolve the crisis through peaceful means' months after massacring innocent people as they took over Afghanistan. In a statement posted to the Taliban's official Twitter account, which now goes by the name of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the militant group said it was concerned 'about real possibility of civilian casualties.' Under the seal of the Emirate's Ministry of Foreign Affairs - that closely resembles the seals used by US government departments - the Taliban called for dialogue to be held between Russia and Ukraine and to safeguard Afghans in Ukraine. In a statement (pictured) posted to the Taliban's official Twitter account, the militant group said it was concerned 'about real possibility of civilian casualties' in Ukraine The Taliban, as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, has yet to be recognised by any country as Afghanistan's new government since its brutal takeover in August. Its foreign ministry posted its 'Statement concerning crisis in Ukraine' on Friday morning, and was shared on Twitter by key Taliban figures. 'The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is closely...
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping.Mikhail Metzel | TASS | Getty Images With the world wondering whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will order an invasion of smaller neighbor Ukraine, political analysts say that China, in particular, is watching with interest given its own claims on Taiwan. China has repeatedly declared an intention to reunify with Taiwan, an island off the coast of China that is democratically self-governed but claimed by the People's Republic of China. None of the analysts who spoke to CNBC suggested that a Russian attack on Ukraine would precipitate a Chinese attack on Taiwan. But they said China and Taiwan are monitoring developments in Ukraine closely. Chinese President Xi Jinping "is looking to see how much will the United States is able to muster relative to Ukraine, and will always have Taiwan in mind, because Beijing always has Taiwan in mind," Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S., told CNBC last week. "But I wouldn't set up the two, Ukraine and Taiwan, as exactly parallel in this case. I...
    (CNN)Mali's military authorities have expelled the French ambassador to the country in a 72-hour deadline announced Monday.French envoy Joel Meyer was summoned earlier Monday by the West African country's foreign ministry and instructed to leave over "hostile and outrageous statements" by French authorities targeted at the junta, a military spokesman said in a statement."The government of the Republic of Mali informs the national and international community that this day, Monday, 31 January 2022, the ambassador of France to Mali his excellency Joel Meyer was called by the Minister of Foreign Affairs And international cooperation, who notified him of the decision of the government instructing him to leave the country within 72 hours," the statement said.The ultimatum comes barely one week after Mali severed diplomatic ties with France, announcing a change to its official language from French to Bambara, and ordering French troops to evacuate its territory, according to a recent communique. West African nations sever links with Mali over election delayBilateral relations between France and Mali's interim authorities have deteriorated in recent weeks over the military's proposal to delay...
    Hong Kong (CNN)A United States Navy guided missile destroyer challenged Chinese claims of sovereignty in and around islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, with a Navy statement saying such claims violate international law and "pose a serious threat to the freedom of the seas."The USS Benfold sailed around the Paracel Islands, known as the Xisha Islands in China, in what the Navy calls a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP), Lt. Mark Langford, spokesperson for the US 7th Fleet, said in the statement.The Paracels are a collection of 130 small coral islands and reefs in the northwestern part of the South China Sea. They have no indigenous population to speak of, only Chinese military garrisons amounting to 1,400 people, according to the CIA Factbook.The islands are also claimed by Vietnam and self-ruled Taiwan but in Chinese hands for more than 46 years. The islands have been fortified with People's Liberation Army (PLA) military installations.The US Navy statement said the Benfold also challenged the claims of Vietnam and Taiwan.Read More"All three claimants require either permission or advance notification before a...
    (CNN)A teenager on Afghanistan's youth national football team was one of the victims that fell from the US military C-17 aircraft on Monday, Afghanistan's General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports confirmed in a statement on social media Thursday morning. "With great regret and sadness, we obtained information that Zaki Anwari, one of the youth footballers of the national team, has lost his life in a horrible incident," the statement said. The post continued that young Anwari was "endeavoring to leave the country like hundreds other youth from his country. He has fallen down from the US military plane and lost his life." One day after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Sunday, hundreds of people fled to the tarmac at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Monday, desperate to find a way to evacuate the country.As the C-17 aircraft taxied to the runway several people clung to the landing gear as the aircraft gained speed. Video emerged shortly after showing a C-17 ascending over Kabul and at least two bodies falling from the aircraft.Read...
    Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. RUNE STOLTZ BERTINUSSEN / NTB SC/AFP via Getty Images Prince Harry has issued an official statement in response to the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan.  He urged the military community to "reach out and offer support" to each other. Harry served two tours of Afghanistan during his time in the British Army. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Prince Harry has issued a statement to the military community amid the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan. The Duke of Sussex served two tours of Afghanistan during his time in the British Army before launching The Invictus Games, a sporting tournament for wounded or injured military personnel in 2014. "What's happening in Afghanistan resonates across the international Invictus community," Harry wrote in a joint statement with Lord Allen of Kensington CBE, chair of the Invictus Games Foundation, and Dominic Reid...
    "Afghanistan is the most embarrassing military outcome in the history of the United States. It didn't have to be that way!" Trump said in another statement. "Can anyone even imagine taking out our Military before evacuating civilians and others who have been good to our Country and who should be allowed to seek refuge? In addition, these people left topflight and highly sophisticated equipment. Who can believe such incompetence? Under my Administration, all civilians and equipment would have been removed," Trump said in another statement. But Trump is not the only American unhappy with the situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has been seizing control of the country. A recent survey found that a majority of likely general election voters disapprove of President Biden's handling of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan — 59.5% strongly disapprove and an additional 9.8% disapprove, which combines for a whopping 69% in the survey expressing disapproval. Many GOP lawmakers have leveled criticism against the Biden administration over the situation in Afghanistan. "Biden, the White House & their shameless hype men at MSNBC continue attacking...
    A CNN reporter standing outside the abandoned U.S. embassy in Kabul said Monday that Taliban members chanting “death to America” seemed “friendly,” video shows. “They’re just chanting ‘Death to America,’ but they seem friendly at the same time,” said CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward. As Ward reports, Taliban members can be seen in the background sitting in a vehicle, chanting and holding weapons and a Taliban flag. (RELATED: A ‘Mistake That Will Haunt Us For Decades’: McCarthy Calls For Biden Admin To Be Investigated Amid Afghanistan Collapse) CNN reporter on the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan: “They’re just chanting ‘Death to America,’ but they seem friendly at the same time.” #Afghanistan #Talibans pic.twitter.com/hYtCBVqeTc — Sophia Fisher (@sophiabfisher) August 16, 2021 After the Biden administration began the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban was able to capture several of the country’s major cities in a matter of days. President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he would send 1,000 U.S. troops to Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, to assist with evacuating American personnel. The administration will also continue to evacuate thousands of...
    Protesters shout slogans as police arrive during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Associated Press Security forces in Myanmar have escalated the violence at anti-coup protests in past weeks. The UN announced Monday at least 138 peaceful protesters had been killed since February. The agency said at least nine of those deaths were children. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The death toll is rising in Myanmar a month-and-a-half after the military announced it would be taking over the country for at least a year on February 1.  The United Nations announced Monday at least 138 "peaceful protesters" had been killed since Myanmar's junta took over. Pro-democracy demonstrations have escalated in recent weeks, turning increasingly deadly as security forces have turned to tear gas, stun grenades, and live ammunition in their crackdown against anti-coup protesters.  UN spokeswoman Stephane Dujarric said the new death toll includes 38 people who were killed in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Sunday — one of the deadliest days of protests so far — as well...
    (CNN)Security Council 101 on Myanmar: We don't get to see the diplomatic sausage made, but the outcome Wednesday was a predictable compromise despite the gravity of violence and terror in the southeast Asian nation's streets and homes.The 15 countries of the United Nations Security Council have unanimously backed a message aimed squarely at Myanmar's military coup leaders: Stop attacking pro-democracy demonstrators and show restraint.In its strongest sounding statement since the junta seized power last month, the Council emphasized its support for democracy in Myanmar, reiterated "deep concern" over the coup and called for the release of detained civilian leaders including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. Second death of official from Aung San Suu Kyis party raises fears of Myanmar military detentionThe statement continued, "The Security Council strongly condemns the violence against peaceful protestors, including against women, youth and children. It expresses deep concern at restrictions on medical personnel, civil society, labour union members, journalists and media workers, and calls for the immediate release of all those detained arbitrarily.""The Council calls for the military to exercise...
    (CNN)As a university student years ago, Kyaw Moe Tun sat out Myanmar's watershed 1988 pro-democracy protests. "I always listened to my parents, and they wanted me to stay home," he says. Now, as Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations, he tells Meanwhile that his duty is to protest -- on behalf of the people of Myanmar and the democratic government they elected last year.A few weeks after a military coup seized control in Myanmar, Kyaw Moe Tun gave an extraordinary statement of defiance on the other side of the world, flashing protesters' three-fingered salute before the UN General Assembly in New York and calling on members to "use any means necessary" to restore democracy in his country. The military regime responded by firing him, but he refuses to leave his post at the UN.Kyaw Moe Tun is effectively flying solo now, he says, unable to contact the civilian government's detained leaders but determined to keep the spotlight on Myanmar as pro-democracy protesters face bloody crackdowns back home. His elderly parents, still living in Myanmar, have also been unreachable since his...
    The Marine who went viral after voicing her frustration with officials' decision to retain a man she had reported for sexual misconduct has said that there is 'misinformation' being released to 'discredit' her story. In a statement shared with CBS News, the woman - a Sergeant named Dalina - asserts that she is not a 'martyr' for taking to TikTok last week to 'grieve' and share her story.  'There is a lot of misinformation you will hear used to discredit me,' she said in the statement. 'This is a direct reflection of what happens when service members come forward with their story.'   'I am not responsible for fixing what I did not break. My name is Dalina. I am not a martyr. I am a Sergeant in the Marines who has served honorably.' Scroll down for videos  The woman - a Sergeant named Dalina - asserts that she is not a 'martyr' for taking to TikTok last week to 'grieve' and share her story 'There is a lot of misinformation you will hear used to discredit...
    Power outages, storms slow vaccine rollout at 2k sites; California to reopen schools; Biden to pledge $4B to COVAX: Latest COVID-19 updates Democratic Attorneys General Urge Congress to Adopt Resolution Calling on Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt Now One year ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped back from their working senior royal family roles, with a one year review in place for them and the Queen to reevaluate the situation and whether or not they would want to return to life as working royals. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex built their own life in Montecito, California, signing deals with Netflix and Spotify to create content. © Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images They let the Queen know that they don't intend to return to their working royal family roles, and the Queen took arguably punitive action. This morning, Buckingham Palace released a statement, revealing that the Queen has stripped the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of all the royal patronages she gave them along with all of Harry's honorary military titles. Harry is a veteran, rising...
    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained amid reports a military coup is underway in the country.  The National League for Democracy, Myanmar's governing party, said that Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid. The move comes after days of escalating tension between the civilian government and the powerful military that stirred fears of a coup in the aftermath of an election the army says was fraudulent. Spokesman Myo Nyunt told Reuters by phone that Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other leaders had been 'taken' in the early hours of the morning. 'I want to tell our people not to respond rashly and I want them to act according to the law,' he said, adding he also expected to be detained. The National League for Democracy, Myanmar's governing party, said that Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid Myanmar's military last week declined to rule out a coup to overturn an election...
    The Army chief of staff was forced to issue a statement Friday stating the military has 'no role' in determining U.S. elections after Mike Flynn, a close former aide to President Trump, demanded martial law. Flynn downplayed the importance of using military power to oversee political change, and in an interview called for using military 'capabilities' to oversee a rerun of the election in states Trump lost.   On Friday Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville responded with a statement asserting the military's long-held position against involving in U.S. political decisions. 'There is no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of an American election,' they said. Civilian control of the military is a key tenet of the U.S. Constitution, and a distinguishing characteristic of democracies compared to military dictatorships. Flynn issued his call in an interview on Newsmax, a Trump-friendly network. He echoed election conspiracy theories put forward by his lawyer, Sidney Powell, who has filed 'Kraken' lawsuits in battleground states seeking to overturn the election. Those suits have racked up dozens of losses...
    (CBS13/CNN) — Artificial intelligence helped co-pilot a U-2 “Dragon Lady” spy plane during a test flight Tuesday, the first time artificial intelligence has been used in such a way aboard a US military aircraft. Mastering artificial intelligence or “AI” is increasingly seen as critical to the future of warfare and Air Force officials said Tuesday’s training flight represented a major milestone. “The Air Force flew artificial intelligence as a working aircrew member onboard a military aircraft for the first time, December 15,” the Air Force said in a statement, saying the flight signaled “a major leap forward for national defense in the digital age.” The Artificial Intelligence algorithm, known as “ARTUµ,” was developed by researchers at the Air Force’s Air Combat Command U-2 Federal Laboratory, which is headquartered at Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County. The AI system has been “trained … to execute specific in-flight tasks that otherwise would be done by the pilot,” the statement said. Co-pilots During Tuesday’s training flight, the ARTUµ algorithm partnered with a human Air Force officer who was piloting the aircraft, with...
    (CNN)Artificial intelligence helped co-pilot a U-2 "Dragon Lady" spy plane during a test flight Tuesday, the first time artificial intelligence has been used in such a way aboard a US military aircraft.Mastering artificial intelligence or "AI" is increasingly seen as critical to the future of warfare and Air Force officials said Tuesday's training flight represented a major milestone. "The Air Force flew artificial intelligence as a working aircrew member onboard a military aircraft for the first time, December 15," the Air Force said in a statement, saying the flight signaled "a major leap forward for national defense in the digital age."The Artificial Intelligence algorithm, known as "ARTUµ," was developed by researchers at the Air Force's Air Combat Command U-2 Federal Laboratory.The AI system has been "trained ... to execute specific in-flight tasks that otherwise would be done by the pilot," the statement said. Read MoreCo-pilotsDuring Tuesday's training flight, the ARTUµ algorithm partnered with a human Air Force officer who was piloting the aircraft, with the AI system being "responsible for sensor employment and tactical navigation." "Together, they flew a reconnaissance...
    They want to see the culprits of the failures that have occurred at the Texas base pointed out Vanessa Guillén’s family has been pushing. Photo: Gustavo Rangel / Impremedia TEXAS – Family of the deceased soldier Vanessa guillen expressed appreciation for the recent leadership change in the Fort Hood Military Base, but added that the modification is not enough and that it is necessary to point directly to those responsible for the failures that have occurred at the base. In a statement released by the family’s lawyer, Natalie Khawam, the relatives of the Hispanic military in Houston offered a statement about the change of commander at Fort Hood announced by the Army. Major General Scott Efflandt, who until Tuesday was in charge of the military base He was removed from his position and assigned to a lesser position while the investigation of Vanessa’s case and other issues related to culture and environment are carried out at the base. “We want to thank the Army for recognizing the seriousness of the issue...
    WASHINGTON — Russian fighter jets repeatedly veered 100 feet in front of a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber over the Black Sea. Six Russian warplanes flew close enough to Alaska that Air Force F-22s scrambled to intercept them. And seven U.S. soldiers were injured when a Russian armored vehicle deliberately rammed an American patrol in northeast Syria. Within a few days last week, smoldering tensions between the United States and Russian militaries flared around the world. Already fraught with fresh evidence of election interference, the relationship between Washington and Moscow has grown even more tense after the recent military encounters. Joe Biden, in a speech in Pennsylvania on Monday, rebuked President Donald Trump for failing to publicly address the altercation in Syria. “Did you hear the president say a single word? Did he lift one finger?” Biden asked. Biden, the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, also criticized Trump for failing to raise the issue of suspected Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan during multiple phone calls with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in recent months. “Never before has an...
    Coronavirus — China approves experimental vaccine against covid-19 2:06 Hong Kong . – The Chinese government approved the use of an experimental covid-19 vaccine for the country’s Armed Forces, the latest step in a global race to stop the deadly disease caused by the new coronavirus. The vaccine, known as Ad5-nCoV, was jointly developed by the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, part of the Chinese Government’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences, and the vaccine company CanSino Biologics. In a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday, CanSino announced that the Chinese Central Military Commission had granted the vaccine a “specially needed military drug approval” on June 25. The special permit will last one year and will only apply to military personnel. China has repeatedly insisted that its armed forces have not been affected by the pandemic, and officials say that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has not registered a single case of coronavirus. However, US observers have questioned the claims, noting that the EPL is one of the largest standing armies in the world, making it statistically...
    A National Women's Soccer League player has explained why she refused to kneel alongside teammates in protest of racism, citing her relatives in the military, but added that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement '100 percent.' Chicago Red Stars forward Rachel Hill stood alongside kneeling teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short as they tearfully protested racism on Saturday before the season opener.  Although Hill was standing, she is seen with her hand on Short's shoulder. Chicago Red Stars forward Rachel Hill (far right) stood alongside kneeling teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short as they tearfully protested racism on Saturday before the season opener. Although Hill was standing, she is seen with her hand on Short's shoulder  Hill is seen standing while her Chicago Red Stars teammates take a knee on Saturday  'I chose to stand because of what the flag inherently means to my military family members and me, but I 100% percent support my peers,' the 25-year-old Hill wrote in a statement posted on social media. 'Symbolically, I tried to show this with the placement of...
    U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian reconnaissance planes Saturday near Alaska, CNN reported. The encounter — acknowledged in a statement from NORAD — follows similar incidents this month in which U.S. F-22 jets intercepted Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska on three separate occasions, CNN reported. The last previous one was Wednesday when F-22 fighter jets interception two Russian IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft entered the Alaskan Zone. In its statement, NORAD also said the Russian Tu-142 aircraft came within 65 nautical miles south of the Alaskan Aleutian island chain and remained for nearly eight hours, CNN reported. The statement added the Russians remained in international airspace and did not enter either U.S. or Canadian airspace. "This year alone, NORAD forces have identified and intercepted Russian military aircraft including bombers, fighters, and maritime patrol aircraft on 10 separate occasions when they have flown into the ADIZ," said NORAD commander Gen. Terrence J. OShaughnessy, CNN reported. "Despite COVID-19, we remain fully ready and capable of conducting our no-fail mission of homeland defense," he said. Meanwhile, Stars and Stripes reported a Russian defense ministry statement...
    Queen Elizabeth is sending a huge recognition to duty and veteran military service members – including those in her own family – in honor of Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom. The tribute came in a personal statement released by the Queen and also on behalf of her husband Prince Philip on Friday. "The Duke of Edinburgh and I join many around the United Kingdom in celebrating Armed Forces Day, and the efforts of our military both at home and overseas," said the monarch, 94. "Today provides an opportunity for thanks, and a recognition of the dedication and risks faced by those serving our nation.” PRINCE HARRY REVEALS WHAT HE MISSES ABOUT ENGLAND AMID CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN IN LOS ANGELES In this image, made available November 18, 2007, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh re-visit Broadlands, to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 20.  (Tim Graham/Getty Images) “We also have cause to thank veterans, who continue to contribute to our way of life, long after they leave the Armed Forces.” The Queen also took the...
    Postal Service finds surprising financial upside in pandemic 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale: What makes it the fastest Ferrari road car ever? Queen Elizabeth Releases Personal Statement Honoring Military — Including Her Own Family Members Queen Elizabeth is giving a special shoutout to active and veteran military members in honor of Armed Forces Day in the U.K. © Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth On Friday, the Queen released a personal statement on behalf of her and husband Prince Philip to mark the occasion. "The Duke of Edinburgh and I join many around the United Kingdom in celebrating Armed Forces Day, and the efforts of our military both at home and overseas," said the monarch, 94, who has been isolating alongside Philip at Windsor Castle. "Today provides an opportunity for thanks, and a recognition of the dedication and risks faced by those serving our nation. We also have cause to thank veterans, who continue to contribute to our way of life, long after they leave the Armed Forces," she continued. She concluded her statement by mentioning her personal...
    By Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army has joined the debate over history and democracy in the Southeast Asian nation by holding a ceremony on the same day that pro-democracy demonstrations were held at memorials to the 1932 revolution that ended centuries of absolute monarchy. A military statement seen by Reuters on Thursday confirmed that army officials had honoured leaders of a failed 1933 insurrection known as Boworadet Rebellion in a ceremony inside the army headquarters in Bangkok. The disputes over history come as more Thais are speaking out against a military-dominated political system and as monuments to the 1932 establishment of democracy, including the one celebrating victory over the Boworadet Rebellion, have been mysteriously removed from public spaces. The military has cited protection of the monarchy as justification for staging coups in 2006 and in 2014. Having led the junta that replaced a democratically-elected government in 2014, former army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha remained prime minister following a disputed election last year. Historians have commonly described the Boworadet Rebellion - named after a prince who led...
    (CNN)Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis castigated President Donald Trump as "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people" in a forceful rebuke of his former boss as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd.Read Mattis' statement: In Union There Is StrengthI have watched this week's unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words "Equal Justice Under Law" are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to...
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopia says a recent violent incident that flared up along the border with Sudan should be addressed by diplomatic discussions. A statement by Ethiopia’s foreign ministry on Sunday came after Sudan summoned Ethiopia’s diplomat in Khartoum over the cross-border attack last week that was allegedly carried out by a militia backed by Ethiopia’s military. “The ministry urges that the two countries should work together through existing military mechanisms to address and jointly investigate circumstances surrounding the incident,” the Ethiopian foreign ministry said, adding that the two countries should not descend in to hostility. TOP STORIES Officer Derek Chauvins wife harassed and threatened over false claim, divorce lawyer says Asphyxiation not the cause of George Floyds death: Autopsy Van Jones: Forget the KKK, its the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter we should worry about “We are of the view that such incidents are best addressed through diplomatic discussion based on the cordial and friendly relations and peaceful coexistence between the two countries,” said the statement. At least one Sudanese army officer...
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