Russia Joins China to Counter US Missile Defense

Russia said it’s working with China to counter U.S. plans to expand its missile-defense network, which the two nations see as targeting their military assets.

The upgrades aim to give Washington the ability to launch a nuclear strike “with impunity,” Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff said Tuesday at a security forum in Xiangshan, China, according to atranscript of his speech posted on the Defense Ministry’s website. The Asian neighbors this year conducted a joint missile-defense exercise of their computer command staff, he said.

“We are working together on ways to minimize possible damage to the security of our countries,” Poznikhir said. “The illusion of invulnerability and impunity under the guise of missile defense will encourage Washington to make unilateral steps in dealing with global and regional issues. This could lead to a decrease in the ….Continue Bloomberg article 

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Chinese Christians See Bible For the First Time

Bawling! We take SO MUCH for granted! Most American Christians have several Bibles laying around the house….I know I do. I even keep one in my car. This video is so precious and such a poignant reminder of how much we have to be thankful for. May it also be a reminder to actually pick up that Bible and READ IT.

 

In the News 4/15-4/20

I’ve been kind of distracted this week with housekeeping duties, so I haven’t taken the time to post the interesting news blips. Here is a short recap. *I have not included reports on the Marathon bombing or plant explosion in TX, not out of disrespect, but because that news is everywhere. I want to share news that may have been overlooked, but is still pertinent.

Natural Disasters

Strong quake hits southwestern China, killing 100

Geyser erupts in Russia

Powerful earthquake hits off Japan

Floodwaters rising after storm deluge heartland

OK earthquake reveals unknown fault line

Japan Island rocked by over a dozen quakes

33 earthquakes reported for April 11-17

5.0 quake strikes China

Strong 8 mag. quake hits Iran

Middle East

Iran warns of WWIII

Israel ready to act on Syria weapons

Israel, UAE and Saudis in huge US arms deal

Iran seeks to export oil to N Korea

 

Pestilences

No Poultry Contact in some China bird flu cases

Experts gathering to focus on H7N9 bird flu mystery

Drugs to fight deadly super bugs in short supply

Food Poisoning on the Rise

Antibiotics:Can’t get enough of them

 

On the Home Front

Teacher Assign Nazi Propaganda Essay

Infant’s body found in hospital linens

USPS losing $25 million daily

 

Around the world

Maduro wins Venezuelan election

North Korea demands end of sanctions

China pulls back curtain on its expanding military; 1.4 million members

UN says N.Korea, Iran serious nuke threats

Chile rushes to Antarctica to aid boat fire

Child soldiers in C.Africa

In the News 4/6/13

Natural Disasters
6.2 earthquake shakes Russia’s far east, near China and North Korea

7.1 earthquake hits off Indonesia

Sixth death reported from new bird flu

Cases of bird flu rises in China

North Korea

North Korea tells embassies: “We can’t keep you safe”

North Korean aggression could strengthen U.S.-China relationship

North Korea: US deploys spy plane to Japan