Russia completed S-300 delivery to Syria: defence minister

Russia completed S-300 delivery to Syria: defence ministerRussia has sent S-300 air defence systems to the Syrian military, its defence minister said Tuesday, in line with new security measures after a Russian military plane was mistakenly shot down by Syria’s Soviet-era missile. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting of the Russian security council that the military on Monday “finished the deliveries of S-300 systems” including a total of four launch platforms. Russia announced last week that it would boost security measures in Syria following the downing of a Russian military plane by an S-200 missile by mistake, which Moscow blamed on nearby Israeli planes.


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China won't just play defence in trade war, Global Times says

  1. China won’t just play defence in trade war, Global Times says  Economic Times
  2. Asia markets broadly lower as US-China trade tensions rise again  CNBC
  3. Mixed Messages From US Run Risk of Sinking Trade Talks Again  Bloomberg
  4. Opinion: Why President Trump will keep escalating the trade war with China until after the midterm elections  MarketWatch
  5. As Trump’s Trade War Mounts, China’s Wall Street Allies Lose Clout  New York Times
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S. Korea's Moon replaces defence chief in cabinet reshuffle

S. Korea's Moon replaces defence chief in cabinet reshuffleSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday replaced his defence chief and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle after falling approval ratings in recent weeks. Moon has driven a rapid diplomatic rapprochement with nuclear-armed North Korea, but defence minister Song Young-moo came under fire for mishandling a controversy over a defence intelligence unit. In March, documents emerged detailing military plans to impose martial law against protesters demanding the ouster of Moon’s predecessor Park Geun-hye last year, but Song failed to report them to the presidential Blue House.


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Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitable

Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitableAnother round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, despite attempts to reach a long-term truce. Lieberman said in a video statement distributed by his office that “the question is not to know if the next confrontation (with Hamas) will take place, but when”. Lieberman also appeared to suggest that all Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip since protests and clashes along the border began on March 30 were linked to Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the enclave.


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US appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public for self-defence

US appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public for self-defenceA US appeals court has ruled that the US Constitution’s Second Amendment provides the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defence. The 2-1 decision, on the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, reversed a lower court decision for a case involving a plaintiff, George Young, who was twice denied a permit to carry a gun. Mr Young applied for a license to carry a handgun either concealed or openly in 2011, the ruling stated, and was denied by County of Hawaii’s Chief of Police on two occasions for failure to satisfy the state’s licensing requirements.


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