Leviathan: China’s new navy | Military

The Chinese navy, under instruction from President Xi Jinping, has undergone a modernization and expansion program that is nothing short of spectacular. Friday’s launch of its third and most advanced aircraft carrier, the Fujian, for sea trials underscores just how far it has come, and how fast. The first two carriers, the Liaoning and Shandong, … Read more

Royal shipwreck revealed 340 years after its sinking

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN – A warship carrying about 330 people – including James Stuart, future King of England – ran aground and sank on May 6, 1682. Now the shipwreck’s location has finally been revealed off the … Read more

Q&A: Indonesia’s defense minister on security in the Asia-Pacific | Military News

Singapore – As defense chiefs from around the Asia-Pacific gather in Singapore for the Shangri-La Dialogue, much of the focus has been on growing tensions between the United States and China. The three-day security summit organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies is considered the most important defense-related conference in the region. This … Read more

Army Rangers to receive Congressional Gold Medal

CNN – When Army Capt. John Raaen, Jr. reached the shores of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, it was already a scene of chaos. D-Day was the first day of combat for the 22-year-old from Fort Benning, Georgia, who followed in his father’s footsteps into the military. It was also a … Read more

What is the Quad? The partnership between the US, Japan, Australia and India explained

Hong Kong CNN – US President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet the leaders of India, Australia and Japan in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad” nations. The meeting comes at the end of Biden’s first trip to Asia since becoming President, a five-day visit he began in South Korea. The Quad, … Read more

Biden’s North Korea strategy is a long way from Trump’s showy diplomacy

Seoul CNN – President Joe Biden did not sound Saturday like he was expecting any “love letters” from Kim Jong Un – he can’t even get a response to an offer of coronavirus vaccines as the hermit kingdom is hit by its first major Covid-19 outbreak. And during a news conference here Saturday, he did … Read more

Finland’s leaders announce support for joining NATO

CNN – Finland’s president and prime minister announced their support for joining NATO on Thursday, moving the Nordic nation which shares an 800-mile border with Russia one step closer to membership of the US-led military alliance. The Kremlin has responded by saying the move would be a threat to Russia. The statement of support for … Read more

Ukraine has accused Russian soldiers of using rape as a tool of war. These two women say justice is hard to come by

Brovary District, Ukraine CNN – In a small village Russian soldiers occupied as they tried and failed to take Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, at the beginning of the war, two women say they are living with the pain of multiple traumas: destruction, death and rape. One of the women – who said her husband was murdered … Read more

The Middle East will not rescue Europe if it turns off Russian oil

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN – As Europe tries to stymie Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine by weaning itself off Russia’s oil, Middle Eastern nations appear to be … Read more