Xi Jinping begins first European tour in five years in France | Politics News

[ad_1] Chinese President Xi Jinping is on his first trip to Europe in five years, which is likely to be dominated by Russia’s war in Ukraine as well as economic strains between Beijing and Brussels. The first stop will be France, with Xi due to hold talks in Paris on May 6 with French President … Read more

China launches Chang’e-6 probe to study dark side of the moon | Space News

[ad_1] Unprecedented 53-day mission aims to retrieve lunar rocks and soil from far side that never faces Earth. China’s largest rocket has blasted off to space carrying the Chang’e-6 lunar probe for a nearly two-month mission to retrieve rocks and soil from the far side of the moon, in a world-first attempt. The Long March-5 … Read more

Why are nations racing to buy weapons? | Business and Economy

[ad_1] Global military spending is at an all-time high, increasing in all five geographical regions for the first time since 2009. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and China’s military build-up in the South China Sea are increasing instability in the world. This is leading nations across the globe to … Read more

‘Absolute power’: After pro-China Maldives leader’s big win, what’s next? | Elections News

[ad_1] Very few expected Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu’s party to win Sunday’s parliamentary elections, that too by a landslide. For this was a man whose triumph in the presidential poll last year came by a fluke. Back then, the 45-year-old mayor of the capital Male entered the presidential race only at the eleventh hour as … Read more