Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

World Dec 15, 2018

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army. Belgrade called the move a "direct threat to peace and stability" in the Balkans and lashed out at the United States for supporting ...

National / Politics Dec 11, 2018

Japan to effectively remodel MSDF vessel into aircraft carrier

Japan plans to effectively upgrade one of its helicopter carriers to enable it to transport and launch fighter jets, the latest draft of its defense guidelines showed Tuesday, in an apparent effort to curtail China's maritime assertiveness in nearby waters. The ruling parties approved the ...

Asia Pacific Dec 10, 2018

China charges 10 over riot at a military veterans' protest

China state media say 10 people have been charged with various offenses over rioting at a gathering of military veterans protesting for better benefits. It wasn't clear whether the suspects are veterans. However, the violence at the Oct. 4-7 gathering in the eastern city of ...