• China is building a bridge on a disputed Himalayan border with India0

    An Indian fighter jet flies over a mountain range in Ladakh at the height of a military confrontation with China in June 2020 during which 20 Indian soldiers died. Tauseef Mustafa | Afp | Getty Images China is building a bridge across a lake in Ladakh on China’s Himalayan border with India — a move

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  • Force a ‘last resort’ for China on Taiwan reunification, former PLA official says0

    BEIJING — The central Chinese government in Beijing would only use force as the “last resort” for Taiwan reunification, said a retired officer of the People’s Liberation Army. “The Chinese PLA is getting stronger and stronger, and we have geographical proximity,” said Zhou Bo, now a senior fellow at Tsinghua University’s Center for International Strategy

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  • In Asia, economy and security can’t be separated0

    Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO — Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United

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  • McKinsey & Co. worked with Russian weapons maker as it advised Pentagon0

    Russia has fired more than 2,000 missiles on Ukraine since invading in February. The engines for many of these missiles were manufactured by a massive state-owned enterprise called Rostec, and executives for that company hired the global consulting giant McKinsey & Co. in recent years for advice.  At the same time McKinsey was advising the Russian defense

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  • Northrop Grumman and 5 More Companies That Raised Their Dividends This Week0

    Text size Northrop Grumman said it would raise its stock dividend. Courtesy of Northrop Grumman American Tower , Chubb , and Northrop Grumman were among the U.S. companies this week that announced plans to boost their dividends. American Tower (ticker: AMT) declared a quarterly distribution of $1.43 a share, up from $1.40, for an increase

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  • Biden says Sweden, Finland NATO bids have full U.S. backing0

    US President Joe Biden, Swedens Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finlands President Sauli Niinistö arrive to speak in the Rose Garden following a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 19, 2022. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States fully supports Sweden and

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