Studying Ukraine war, China’s military minds fret over US missiles, Starlink

BEIJING/HONG KONG: China needs the capability to shoot down low-earth-orbit Starlink satellites and defend tanks and helicopters against shoulder-fired Javelin missiles, according to Chinese military researchers who are studying Russia’s struggles in Ukraine in planning for possible conflict with US -led forces in Asia.A Reuters review of almost 100 articles in more than 20 defence … Read more

Subramanian: Arun Subramanian becomes first Indian-American judge of New York district court

WASHINGTON: The United States Senate on Tuesday confirmed Indian-American Arun Subramanian to be the District Judge for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), thus making him the first South Asian judge to serve on this bench. The United States confirmed the nomination of Subramanian by a vote of 58-37 Tuesday evening. “We have confirmed … Read more

UK PM Rishi Sunak pledges to stop cross-Channel migrants

LONDON: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday vowed to remove illegal migrants within weeks under a controversial new plan to stop people crossing the Channel illegally on small boats.Sunak was speaking after his Conservative government unveiled its proposals, which it acknowledged were stretching international law amid an outcry from rights campaigners.More than 45,000 migrants … Read more

Indonesia landslides kill 10, rescuers search for 42 missing

JAKARTA: Rescuers were searching for 42 people still missing Tuesday after two landslides triggered by torrential rains hit villages on an island in Indonesia’s remote Natuna regency, disaster officials said. Dozens of soldiers, police and volunteers joined the search in the Genting and Pangkalan villages on a remote island surrounded by choppy waters and high … Read more