Officials: Fugitive in Navy corruption case tried to visit Russia

SAN DIEGO (AP) — From escaped two weeks agoofficials say the fugitive Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed ‘Fat Leonard’ – who orchestrated one of the US Navy’s biggest corruption scandals – has been crossing countries to find a place where he could practically become untouchable for the American authorities. It almost worked. After cutting an ankle … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and the world at funeral

By DANICA KIRKA, MIKE CORDER and SAMYA KULLAB September 19, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/queen-elizabeth-ii-funeral-bfe59d9c8f31d339f2cec2f8479cc3ce LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world have bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers – and crowds to the streets of London and to Windsor Castle – … Read more

India launches new aircraft carrier as China concerns grow

NEW DELHI (AP) — India commissioned its first locally-built aircraft carrier on Friday as it seeks to counter the much larger and growing fleet of regional rival China and expand its own capabilities. of indigenous shipbuilding. INS Vikrant, whose name is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘mighty’ or ‘brave’, is India’s second operational aircraft carrier, joining … Read more

China claims ‘precision missile strikes’ in Taiwan Strait

KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — China said it conducted “precision missile strikes” in the Taiwan Strait on Thursday as part of military exercises that heightened tensions in the region at their highest level in decades. China earlier announced that military exercises by its navy, air force and other departments were underway in six areas surrounding Taiwan, … Read more