Putin says Russian Federation and China to reduce use of dollar in trade

A boy looks through the gun sight of a bazooka next to military men at a weapon exhibition during the celebrations of 'Tank's Day' in Sertolovo town outside Saint Petersburg

A boy looks through the gun sight of a bazooka next to military men at a weapon exhibition during the celebrations of 'Tank's Day' in Sertolovo town outside Saint Petersburg

Song Zhongping, a Hong Kong-based military commentator, said Beijing, which regards the defence of its sovereignty over most of the South China Sea and the self-ruled island of Taiwan as core interests, needed to strengthen its capabilities in preparation for possible real-life military conflicts.

"The war games have laid a foundation for China and Russian Federation to enhance cooperation on worldwide arena and will lift the combat proficiency of both sides", he said.

Russian Federation was set to begin its largest military exercise since the Cold War on Tuesday, involving more than 300,000 military personnel, including forces from neighbouring China and Mongolia.

Up to 3,500 Chinese military personnel will take part in the "main scenario" of the drills at the Tsugol proving ground, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on September 4.

From China's perspective, the emerging military alliance with Russian Federation sends a strong signal to the United States and its ally Japan as Beijing moves to defend its interests in the South China Sea, which China claims virtually in its entirety, as well as Taiwan and the Senkaku and Diaoyu islands controlled by Japan but claimed by Beijing.

"This is a milestone for Sino-Russian military ties", Alexander Gabuev, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center, wrote on Twitter.

Speaking of the forum, Jinping said the two countries "friendship is getting stronger all the time".

Aaron Rodgers Has Knee Sprain, Skips Practice
As you can imagine, the stadium went absolutely wild, especially after Aaron Rodgers came back after he suffered a knee injury. Asked at his locker if it was accurate to say his injury was a sprained knee, Rodgers said, "Sure ... say sprained knee".

Storm Florence: State Of Emergency Declared As US Braces For ‘Monster Hurricane’
Henry McMaster said Tuesday that his state is in "a very deadly and important game of chess with Hurricane Florence ". The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph.

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter will not be charged in sex case
Carter's attorney, Michael Holtz, told Metro.co.uk in a statement that " Nick Carter was vindicated today when the L.A. Schuman shared the allegations - which Carter denied - in a detailed blog post a year ago .

Vostok 2018 is home to more than twice the number of troops in the whole of the British Armed Forces, whose numbers stand under 150,000.

The war games demonstrate "Russia's focus on exercising large-scale conflict", North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokesman Dylan White said in late August, stating that the Western alliance had been briefed about Vostok-2018 and would monitor it.

Russia launches what it has called its largest ever military drills, with hundreds of thousands of Russian troops taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a massive show of force that has rattled the West.

Relations between the West and Russia sharply deteriorated after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 and a pro-Russian rebellion broke out in eastern Ukraine.

The Russian Ministry of Defense yesterday broadcast images of military trucks being transported on trains, columns of tanks, armored vehicles and warships on the move, and combat helicopters and fighter aircraft taking off.

Forces from 10 member nations are taking part in the drills amid an ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed separatists.

Russian Federation has substantially increased the size and frequency of its military exercises in recent years, particularly following its invasion of Crimea in 2014.

Recommended News

  • Alli out of England squad to face Switzerland

    Alli out of England squad to face Switzerland

    If England lose against Switzerland , it will be the nation's longest ever run of losses. That was the trend for the rest of the half as the Three Lions hung on for the victory.
    China promises to retaliate if US imposes more tariffs

    China promises to retaliate if US imposes more tariffs

    These tariffs could drive up costs for a host of companies that sell equipment in the USA market, and not just Apple . The United States imported $3 of Chinese goods previous year for every $1 of American goods bought by China.
    'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

    'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

    The National Hurricane Center says storm surge from Hurricane Florence could be up to 13 feet in some areas of North Carolina. Winds along the Carolina coast will reach tropical storm-force (39 miles per hour) early Thursday morning.
  • Novak Djokovic leads US Open final

    Novak Djokovic leads US Open final

    With Djokovic having also won Wimbledon , only Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17) have claimed more. Djokovic expressed his love for Sampras and said he was hoping to see him at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
    Apple unveils larger iPhones, health-oriented watches

    Apple unveils larger iPhones, health-oriented watches

    Hall, however, believes Apple will price it closer to $849 given better-than-expected demand for the current iPhone X this summer. Apple Watch has become the #1 watch in the world, according to Cook, who said it has "redefined what a watch can do for you".

    Apple website suggests new iPhones to be named XS, XS Max, Xr

    A second phone, the XS, with a 5.8-inch OLED display, would be similar to the iPhone X but with an improved processor. The smaller OLED device will carry the iPhone XS moniker while the larger OLED device is the iPhone XS Max .
  • Sex abuse: Pope to meet Thursday with United States  bishops

    Sex abuse: Pope to meet Thursday with United States bishops

    In their conclusions, the German researchers said there was evidence that some church files were manipulated or destroyed. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a policy in 2002 that is regarded as the gold standard policy.
    Andhra Pradesh cuts petrol, diesel prices; Maharashtra mulls

    Andhra Pradesh cuts petrol, diesel prices; Maharashtra mulls

    Petrol price per litre in Jaipur were hovering around Rs 81 at fuel stations on Monday, down from the recent Rs 83/litre price. Opposition parties have even called for Bharat Bandh today affecting the day-to-day life of common man across India.
    Henry Cavill No Longer Superman in DC Universe

    Henry Cavill No Longer Superman in DC Universe

    IRISH ACTOR Colin O'Donoghue has been earmarked as one of the early frontrunners to replace Henry Cavill as Superman . Cavill will not appear in the movie due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Google release date for Pixel launch event

    Google release date for Pixel launch event

    The Pixel 3 will get a large display without a notch, while the Pixel 3 XL may have a massive display with a notch on the top. One Slashleaks forum member has uploaded some screenshots of the Device Setup page of the Google Pixel 2 XL.
    'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

    'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

    A ideal storm of unfortunate circumstances means Florence could deal a devastating blow to the Southeast. So far, more than one million people along the coasts of North and SC and southern Virginia have fled.
    IPhone XS: Apple to announce new phones at launch event

    IPhone XS: Apple to announce new phones at launch event

    An early release of its mobile operating system a year ago included the name of its iPhone X before it had been announced. A NUMBER OF APPLE DEVICES , including the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPad Pro, are "likely" to be banned in South Korea.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.