Saturday, January 19, 2019

MixedTimes - Ben Kew

6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Japan

6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Japan

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of southeast Japan on Tuesday,causing moderately strong shaking in affected areas according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Spain Modernizes Venezuelan Tanks, Violating EU Sanctions

Spain Modernizes Venezuelan Tanks, Violating EU Sanctions

The Spanish government will carry out an agreement to help modernize aspects of Venezuela's fleet of tanks, despite the fact it violatesa European Union-imposed embargo on arms sales to Nicolás Maduro's socialist regime.

Putin: Ukraine Disappointed Russia Didn't Kill Imprisoned Sailors

Putin: Ukraine Disappointed Russia Didn't Kill Imprisoned Sailors

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed on Wednesday that Ukrainian government was disappointedthat Russian troops did not kill Ukranian service members after they were detained in the Kerch Strait, presumably because they considered it as an opportunity to launch an international investigation into Russia.

Putin Threatens Arms Race if U.S. Exits Nuclear Treaty

Putin Threatens Arms Race if U.S. Exits Nuclear Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened an arms race with the United States on Tuesday if the Trump administration follows through on its pledge to pull out of the intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty.

Russia Pledges to Hold over 4,000 Military Drills in 2019

Russia Pledges to Hold over 4,000 Military Drills in 2019

Russian Defense MinisterSergei Shoigu pledged on Tuesday to hold over 4,000 military drills over the course of 2019, as well as around 8,500 practical combat training events as the Putin regime seeks to shore up its military preparation.

South Korea: Kim Jong-Un to Visit Russia Later This Month

South Korea: Kim Jong-Un to Visit Russia Later This Month

South Korea's ambassador to Russia revealed on Monday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is likely to visit Russia this month amid warming relations between him and President Vladimir Putin.

Report: Russia to Loan Cuba $50 Million to Buy Their Weapons

Report: Russia to Loan Cuba $50 Million to Buy Their Weapons

The Russian government plans to loan Cuba's communist dictatorship $50 million to buytheir military equipment, with the island's new PresidentMiguel Díaz-Canel scheduled to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow later this week.

Jimmy Kimmel Attacks 'Irrational Madman' Kanye West for Trump Meeting

Jimmy Kimmel Attacks 'Irrational Madman' Kanye West for Trump Meeting

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel mocked the "irrational madman" Kanye West for his meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, before suggesting that their conversation was something that would "typically be held between people wearing hospital bracelets.

Netflix Stock Dives 15 Percent from High

Netflix Stock Dives 15 Percent from High

The share price of Netflix has fallen more than 15 percent from its all-time high, with some analysts predicting that it could fall further after a year that has seen it skyrocket by over 80 percent.

Taiwan to Make English Official Language

Taiwan to Make English Official Language

Taiwan will make English an official language beginning next year in an attempt to help citizens pursue opportunities abroad, Premier William Lai announced this week.

Taiwan to Make English an Official Language

Taiwan to Make English an Official Language

Taiwan will make English an official language beginning next year in an attempt to help citizens pursue opportunities abroad, Premier William Lai announced this week.

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