Two killed in Russian military rocket engine explosion

By Helene Fung, File Photo A rocket engine exploded during a test at a naval facility that tests intercontinental ballistic missiles for nuclear submarines in Nyonoksa in north-western Russia. Russia’s Defence Ministry said six servicemen and civilian engineers have been injured in the incident, and two of them later died of the injuries. The Ministry…

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Indian PM to mainstreamise Kashmir region’s economy and halt terrorism

By Helene Fung Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a nationally broadcast address that he stripped Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status to free the disputed Himalayan region of “terrorism and separatism”. This follows a security lockdown and arrests of more than 500 people and near total communications blackout at the Muslim-majority…

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Trump Says Washington Won’t Advice Beijing On Hong Kong Matters

US President Donald Trump commented on a number of regional issues. He said that he wouldn’t give any “advice” to Beijing on the situation in Hong Kong, saying “that’s between Hong Kong and China”. President Trump continued his stance of not intervening a wave of anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong, hopes also that the demonstration…

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Boris Johnson vows to make Britain “the greatest place on earth”

By Helene Fung Newly elected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he wants to make Britain “the greatest place on earth” during his maiden speech to Parliament, echoing his US counterpart Donald Trump across the Atlantic Ocean. Mr Trump has previously called Mr Johnson a British version of himself. Mr Johnson said that he…

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