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US approves mega sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan

ALJAZEERA - The United States State Department has approved the sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan, in a move expected to anger Beijing. Taiwan will get the latest version of the Lockheed Martin-built fighter, the F-16C/D Block 70, in the $8bn deal, the State Department announced on Tuesday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Before the

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2 Chinese warships circling Taganak island in Tawi-Tawi

Fishermen fishing along the sea lanes of southern Tawi-Tawi province on Monday expressed fear of their safety after two China warships continued to patrol near the Turtle group of islands in Taganak, Tawi-Tawi. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hadji Abdul Sahibul, a fisherman, said most of them fishing in the sea waters of the municipality

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Twitter bans 10,000 accounts tied to the Chinese troll army

Twitter has removed nearly 10,000 accounts and suspended thousands of others tied to a campaign by the Chinese government against protesters in Hong Kong, the company announced on Monday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Twitter disclosed a “significant state-backed information operation” originating from within the People’s Republic of China (PRC) targeting the pro-democracy movement in

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PAO lawyers: “Acosta is corrupt & she’s milking the Dengvaxia issue to make money”

MANILA - Ombudsman Samuel Martires on Friday confirmed that his office was investigating allegations of corruption against Public Attorney's Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta and the agency's forensics chief Erwin Erfe. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This followed a manifestation filed by PAO lawyers alleging irregular transactions relating to Acosta's crusade against

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