10 May 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing DoD 10 May 2022
- Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing DoD 10 May 2022
- Theater Army employs APS Afloat for first time in Indo-Pacific Army News 10 May 2022 -- U.S. Army Pacific employed Army Prepositioned Stock 3, also known as APS Afloat, for the first time during recent exercises in the Philippines.
- 405th AFSB issues APS-2 vehicles, equipment to US-based engineers in Slovakia for DEFENDER-Europe 22 Army News 10 May 2022 -- When the Soldiers from the 62nd Engineer Company left Colorado, they didn't exactly know what to expect. A couple of layovers and 48 hours later the engineers from Fort Carson were standing in Slovakia in front of a line of armored personnel carriers, tactical vehicles, recovery wreckers and more - everything they'll need for DEFENDER-Europe 22.
- Department of Defense Selects North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for Applied Hypersonics Research Work DoD 10 May 2022 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today that North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) was selected for a one-year, $500,000 applied research award to advance hypersonics technology. N.C. A&T will develop a novel methodology for designing an optimized intake to enhance hypersonic flight performance.
- Organizational Improvements to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering DoD 10 May 2022 -- The Department of Defense announced today that the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E) has implemented organizational changes designed to help the DoD build an enduring advantage by transitioning technology into useable capabilities.
- Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks' Meeting With Austrian Federal Minister of Defense Klaudia Tanner DoD 10 May 2022
- Vermont ANG F-35s join NATO's enhanced air policing mission US Air Force 10 May 2022 -- Eight F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighters from the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing recently arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base to continue NATO's enhanced air policing mission along the eastern flank.
- AMC's longest flight: 24.2 hours in a KC-46A US Air Force 10 May 2022 -- Captain Taylor Johnson, 349th Air Refueling Squadron instructor pilot, checks the flight path details May 5, 2022. Johnson is able to see live updates of weather, air traffic and flight plans using a Stratus puck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brenden Beezley)
- Partnerships Support Science, Research Exchange Between NPS, Norway US Navy 10 May 2022 -- Through the Department of Defense's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Permanent Military Professor (PMP) U.S. Navy Cmdr. Thor Martinsen worked with respected cryptography expert and researcher Dr. Tron Omland of Norway's National Security Authority (NSM). Martinsen and Omland are conducting collaborative research at NPS in the fields of cryptography and secure communications, with the intention for both countries to develop improved cyber security systems.
- Truman Arrives In Naples US Navy 10 May 2022 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) arrived in the Bay of Naples, Italy for a scheduled port visit, May 10, 2022.
- Gold To Blue: USS Hershel "Woody" Williams Swaps Crew US Navy 10 May 2022 -- The forward-deployed Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) swapped crews after completing the ship's fourth deployment through the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, May 9, 2022.
- CNO, Italian Defense Chief of Staff Meet, Discuss Maritime Strategy and Partnership US Navy Press Release 10 May 2022 -- U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday met with the Italian Chief of Defense Staff Adm. Giuseppe Cavo Dragone at the Pentagon, May 10.
- DAF COVID-19 Statistics - May 10, 2022 US Air Force 10 May 2022
- U.S.-Thailand Strategic and Defense Dialogue US Dept. of State 10 May 2022 -- Senior delegations representing the United States and Thailand met on May 9 and 10 for the first joint U.S.-Thailand Strategic and Defense Dialogue.
- Finland and Sweden Aim for NATO Membership, Prompting Russia's Fury VOA 10 May 2022 -- Finland and Sweden are expected to formally apply to join NATO later this month, in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Both countries say Moscow's actions have changed the security dynamic in Europe and the Kremlin's nuclear threats require the collective self-defense that NATO can provide.
- Italy assumes command of NATO Mission Iraq NATO 10 May 2022 -- On 10 May 2022, Major General Giovanni Iannucci from Italy assumed command of NATO Mission Iraq, following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad. He succeeds Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard from Denmark, who had assumed his command on 6 May 2021.
- Deputy Secretary General in Washington D.C.: NATO enlargement has spread freedom in Europe NATO 10 May 2022 -- On Tuesday (10 May 2022), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave a keynote address at a public event celebrating 25 years of the Romania-US strategic partnership, co-hosted by the Meridian International Center and the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
- Deputy Secretary Sherman's Meeting with NATO Deputy Secretary General Geoana US Dept. of State 10 May 2022
- Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on House Passage of the Ukraine Supplemental The White House 10 May 2022
- Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine DoD 10 May 2022 -- The United States has committed more than $4.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $3.8 billion since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked invasion on February 24.
- DOD Official Urges Congress to Pass Pending Legislation on Ukraine Aid DoD News 10 May 2022 -- The Defense Department urges Congress to quickly pass the president's supplemental request, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said at a press briefing today.
- US set to approve $40 billion for Ukraine, seeking long war with Russia Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Us lawmakers are about to approve a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine as Washington looks to prolong the conflict with Russia.
- US Considers Billions More in Ukraine Aid VOA 10 May 2022 -- U.S. lawmakers could vote as soon as Tuesday on a bill authorizing at least $33 billion in military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
- US to ramp up arms delivery to Ukraine as EU dithers on Russia oil ban Press TV 10 May 2022 -- The United States is set to ramp up weapons delivery to Ukraine, deepening its involvement in the simmering war in defiance of repeated warnings by arch-foe Russia.
- Putin Prepared For Prolonged Conflict In Ukraine, U.S. Intelligence Director Says RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- The United States believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long conflict in Ukraine, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines told lawmakers on May 10.
- Satellite images fuel speculation of new class of Chinese submarine Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Rare satellite images of a vessel in a Chinese shipyard have prompted military analysts to speculate that it could be a new or upgraded class of a nuclear-powered attack submarine.
- Interview: What China Is Learning From Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- Since its February 24 invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has grappled with severe sanctions on its economy and a flood of Western political and military aid to Kyiv that caught the Kremlin off-guard.
- China Reportedly Applying 'Interesting Lessons' From Russia's Special Op in Ukraine to Taiwan Issue Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- The US claims to be committed to Taiwan's defense despite its refusal to recognize the island as independent from China's mainland. However, lessons learned from the current Ukraine crisis and the US support for Kiev have allegedly provided significant takeaways for how Washington may engage Taipei in case of conflict with China.
- Ukrainian president, Swedish PM discuss defense support for Ukraine over phone People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday he had discussed defense support for his country amid the conflict with Russia with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.
- Taiwan begins three days of missile tests in the south CNA 10 May 2022 -- Taiwan's state military research institute began test-firing missiles from a military base in Pingtung County early Tuesday, kicking off three days of missile tests.
- Media Release - Indo Pacific 2022 opens in Sydney Australia DOD 10 May 2022 -- A record number of Defence industry businesses and international naval delegations will participate in the Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney this week.
- Exercise Southern Jackaroo Australia DOD 10 May 2022 -- Hundreds of Australian soldiers, troops from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and United States marines have started a major warfighting exercise at Queensland's Shoalwater Bay training area.
- North Korea ballistic missile tests: FCDO statement UK FCDO 10 May 2022 -- A Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office spokesperson responds to the ballistic missile launches carried out by North Korea on 4 and 7 May.
- Federal Foreign Office on reports of the testing of a ballistic missile by North Korea Germany Federal Foreign Office 10 May 2022
- Ankara Hopes for Success in F-16 Deal With US, Turkish Defence Minister Says Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- Turkey is hoping that the procurement of American F-16 fighter jets will be authorised by Washington, yet the situation remains uncertain, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday.
- Secretary Blinken's Virtual Meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Petkov US Dept. of State 10 May 2022
- Readout of Vice President Harris's Meeting with Prime Minister Kiril Petkov of Bulgaria The White House 10 May 2022
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Moroccan Foreign Minister Bourita US Dept. of State 10 May 2022
- Remarks By President Biden and Prime Minister Draghi Of Italy Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 10 May 2022
- Joint Readout of the Meeting Between President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Prime Minister Mario Draghi The White House 10 May 2022
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 10, 2022 The White House 10 May 2022
- Online Press Briefing with Ambassador Cindy McCain, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Food Agencies in Rome US Dept. of State 10 May 2022
- Department Press Briefing – May 10, 2022 US Dept. of State 10 May 2022
- 10 May 2022 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 10 May 2022
- Taliban to Enforce Hijab Decree Despite Protests VOA 10 May 2022 -- At a recent three-day gathering for provincial officials of the Taliban's Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, only men were in attendance. Their meeting and decisions, however, were about a new dress code for women in Afghanistan.
- Imagery shows China still building on Subi Reef in South China Sea Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Recent satellite imagery shows that China is continuing to actively develop its facilities on the disputed Subi Reef in the South China Sea, two months after a top U.S. commander said Beijing had "fully militarized" it.
- 'Time bomb': UN warns Yemen oil spill would cost $20 bn to clean up Press TV 10 May 2022 -- A senior United Nations official has warned that a major oil spill from a decaying tanker anchored close to Yemen's coastline would cost a staggering $20 billion to clean up.
- Ankara Tightens Russian Access to Syria VOA 10 May 2022 -- Ankara is increasing pressure on Russia's military presence in Syria with its decision to close its airspace until July to Russian civilian and military planes carrying troops to Syria.
- Officials, Humanitarian Groups Worry About Donor Fatigue at Syrian Pledging Conference VOA 10 May 2022 -- The war in Ukraine cast a shadow over an international donors' conference for Syrians Tuesday, with their country now in its 12th year of conflict. Russia was not invited to the Brussels meeting, where countries pledged billions of dollars in support for Syrians — but where some admitted to donor fatigue.
- UN launches joint appeal for Syria: 'Apathy is not an option' UN News 10 May 2022 -- As Syria begins 12 years of conflict amidst soaring humanitarian needs, UN agency heads launched during a European Union conference on Tuesday, a joint appeal for $10.5 billion.
- Message from the United Nations humanitarian, refugee, and development chiefs on the situation in Syria and the region UNHCR 10 May 2022 -- As the Syrian crisis enters its 12th year without a solution, it is the Syrian people who are paying the price. Within the country, and across the region, the outlook for Syrians is deteriorating. Needs are far greater than ever.
- UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell's remarks at the Brussels VI Conference: "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" UNICEF 10 May 2022
- Syria: Press remarks by HR/VP Josep Borrell at Brussels VI Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region European External Action Service (EEAS) 10 May 2022
- Brussels VI Conference on supporting the Future of Syria and the region: Opening remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the Ministerial session European External Action Service (EEAS) 10 May 2022
- Syria and the region: close to €6.4 billion mobilised during the 6th Brussels Conference European Commission 10 May 2022 -- Today, the international community pledged close to €6.4 billion for 2022 and beyond during the sixth Brussels Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the Region', organised by the European Union.
- U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis Response US Dept. of State 10 May 2022 -- At today's sixth Brussels Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region," Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, announced nearly $808 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the crisis in Syria.
- UK pledges £158 million to support vulnerable Syrians UK FCDO 10 May 2022 -- The UK is pledging up to £158 million to support vulnerable Syrians as well as help mitigate the destabilising impact of the conflict in the region.
- UN chief condemns attacks on civilians by armed group in DRC People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned Sunday's attacks on civilians by an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), said his spokesman.
- Congratulations to Alan Gagloev, president-elect of the Republic of South Ossetia President of Russia 10 May 2022 -- Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Alan Gagloev on his election as president of the Republic of South Ossetia.
- Jordan's King to Meet Biden on Peace, Jerusalem Violence VOA 10 May 2022 -- Jordan's King Abdullah is to meet U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington on Friday amid tensions with Israel over the management of Jerusalem's Islamic and Christian holy sites.
- Israel/Palestine: Statement by the Spokesperson on evictions in Masafer Yatta European External Action Service (EEAS) 10 May 2022 -- The Israeli Supreme Court issued last week (May 4) a decision on the Masafer Yatta eviction case in the South Hebron Hills in the occupied West Bank, increasing the risk of the forced transfer of some 1,200 Palestinians and the demolition of their homes.
- Secretary-General's opening remarks to the press at the Chişinau Refugee Center UN Secretary-General 10 May 2022
- Top Intelligence Chiefs Testify on Global Threats to Senate Committee DoD News 10 May 2022 -- Two top U.S. intelligence officials testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today on global threats to the United States and its allies emanating from China, Russia and Iran as well as terrorist organizations.
- Western Allies Say Moscow Behind Cyberattack Ahead Of Ukraine Invasion RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- The European Union, Britain, and the United States say Russia masterminded a massive cyberattack against a satellite Internet network that disabled thousands of modems in Ukraine and parts of Central Europe hours before the start of Moscow's invasion on February 24.
- US, EU, UK Say Russia Used Cyberattacks Against Ukraine Before, During Invasion VOA 10 May 2022 -- The United States and its allies Tuesday accused Russia of carrying out cyberattacks against Ukraine before and during its invasion.
- Attribution of Russia's Malicious Cyber Activity Against Ukraine US Dept. of State 10 May 2022 -- The United States is joining with allies and partners to condemn Russia's destructive cyber activities against Ukraine. In the months leading up to and after Russia's illegal further invasion began, Ukraine experienced a series of disruptive cyber operations, including website defacements, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and cyber attacks to delete data from computers belonging to government and private entities - all part of the Russian playbook.
- Russia behind cyber-attack with Europe-wide impact an hour before Ukraine invasion UK FCDO 10 May 2022 -- UK, EU, US and allies have announced that Russia is responsible for a series of cyber-attacks since the renewed invasion of Ukraine.
- Attribution to Russia for malicious cyber activity against European networks Australia MFA 10 May 2022 -- Australia is committed to working with our partners and allies to shine a light on Russia's ongoing unacceptable activity in cyberspace and condemns Russia's destructive, disruptive and destabilising cyber activities against Ukraine. Today we join the US and the EU in attributing to the Russian government the following activity:
- Statement on Russia's malicious cyber activity affecting Europe and Ukraine Canada 10 May 2022 -- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, today issued the following statement:
- Russian cyber operations against Ukraine: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union EC/CEU 10 May 2022 -- The European Union and its Member States, together with its international partners, strongly condemn the malicious cyber activity conducted by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which targeted the satellite KA-SAT network, operated by Viasat.
- MFA statement condemning Russia for its cyberattacks against Ukraine Republic of Poland 10 May 2022 -- Today, on behalf of its 27 Member States, the European Union has published a Declaration condemning Russia for cyber activities against Ukraine. Similar statements were issued by our allies and partners from the USA, UK, Canada and Australia.
- Human rights must be 'front and centre' in the fight against terrorism: Guterres UN News 10 May 2022 -- Responses to terrorism must be anchored in the rule of law, human rights, and gender equality to ensure their effectiveness, Secretary-General António Guterres told a UN-backed counter-terrorism meeting that opened in Málaga, Spain, on Tuesday.
- Spain's spy chief sacked over Pegasus spyware scandal Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Spain has fired the director of its top intelligence agency over the hacking of politicians' mobile phones with the Israeli spyware Pegasus.
- Spain's National Intelligence Centre Chief Fired Over Phone-Hacking Scandal Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- Earlier, the Spanish government revealed that the mobile phone of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, as well as that of the Defence Minister and Interior Minister had been infected with the Pegasus spyware.
- Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's remarks and answers to media questions following his visit to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Algiers, May 10, 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10 May 2022
- Ukraine to Stop Russian Gas Transit to Europe via Sokhranovka Station Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- The Ukrainian operator GTS has said that gas transit to Europe through the Sokhranovka station will be stopped from 7 am on Wednesday, 11 May.
- Ukraine Suspends Some Russian Gas Flow, Blaming Interference Of Occupying Forces RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- Ukraine says it will suspend the flow of gas through a transit point that delivers almost one-third of the fuel that Russia exports to Europe across Ukraine.
- Lavrov Calls Borrell's Idea to Transfer Russia's Frozen Assets to Ukraine 'Theft' Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- US and European officials have publicly brainstormed about what to do with the estimated $300 billion in frozen Russian assets trapped abroad since the start of Moscow's military operation in Ukraine. On Monday, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell suggested EU members should seize these reserves and spend the money on Ukraine.
- US House Panel Chair Says More Sanctions Coming Against Russia in Coordination With Allies Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks said more sanctions against Russia will soon be implemented in coordination with United States' allies.
- UN Approves Czech Republic To Replace Russia On Human Rights Council RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for the Czech Republic to replace Russia on the Human Rights Council, the world organization's leading human rights body.
- Lithuania Adopts Resolution Calling Russia 'Terrorist State,' Accuses Moscow Of 'Genocide' RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- Lithuanian lawmakers have unanimously adopted a resolution declaring Russia "a terrorist state" and calling Moscow's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine "genocide against the Ukrainian people."
- Putin's calm, restrained Victory Day speech 'left room for negotiations' Global Times 10 May 2022 -- In his Victory Day speech on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin "calmly but firmly" stated that Russia had to take preemptive actions in its special operation in Ukraine as NATO had created an "absolutely unacceptable threat" at Russia's borders. According to Chinese analysts, the speech was delivered in a "restrained" manner to send a clear signal to the West that Russia will not accept intensified pressure to squeeze Russia's strategic space, but at the same time showed Putin was leaving some room for negotiation.
- Russia holds military parade to mark V-Day People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- Russia held a grand military parade in central Moscow's Red Square to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
- No agreement reached between Hungary, EU over Russian oil embargo People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission (EC) here on Monday, reaching no agreement yet over the proposed Russian oil embargo.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on May 10, 2022 PRC MofA 10 May 2022
- Xi, Macron speak on phone, agree related parties should support Russia-Ukraine peace talks Global Times 10 May 2022 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, as both sides agreed that related parties should support Russia and Ukraine to resume peace through negotiations.
- President Xi Jinping Speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Phone PRC MofA 10 May 2022 -- President Xi Jinping spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron on the phone on the afternoon of 10 May.
- Chinese border police 'clipping' passports of citizens as they arrive back home Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Border police in Guangzhou have stepped up controls on incoming Chinese citizens, questioning them about their overseas activities and confiscating passports, amid ongoing controls on people leaving the country.
- China's fishing activities in Pacific 'new target' under US' hegemonic strategy Global Times 10 May 2022 -- After failing to sway the Solomon Islands on the security cooperation with China, the US has turned to a new target, China's fishing activities.
- Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft delivers supplies to Tiangong in 1st of six China Space Station construction missions Global Times 10 May 2022 -- With a mission to ferry supplies for the upcoming Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission and materials for the in-orbit assembly of the Tiangong China Space Station, the Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft successfully carried out an automatic and fast rendezvous and docking with the orbital space station combination on Tuesday morning, some seven hours after its launch.
- China's cargo craft docks with space station combination PLA Daily 10 May 2022 -- China's cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-4, carrying supplies for the upcoming Shenzhou-14 crewed mission, successfully docked with the combination of the space station core module Tianhe and the Tianzhou-3 cargo craft on Tuesday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
- China launches Tianzhou-4 cargo resupply mission to help build space station Global Times 10 May 2022 -- Tasked to ferry supplies for the following Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission and materials for the in-orbit assembly of China Space Station, Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft riding atop the Long March-7 Y5 carrier rocket took off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in South China's tropical island province of Hainan on Tuesday early morning around 1:56 am.
- Taiwan Strait status quo a top issue in Europe-U.S. talks: American official CNA 10 May 2022 -- There has been an "unprecedented" level of dialogue recently between the United States and European countries on Indo-Pacific issues, including discussions about the "critical" importance of maintaining the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, White House Indo-Pacific policy coordinator Kurt Campbell said Monday.
- U.S. cuts 'does not support independence' line from Taiwan fact sheet CNA 10 May 2022 -- A fact sheet on Taiwan-U.S. relations posted on the United States Department of State website recently removed previous statements saying that Washington acknowledged Beijing's "one China" position and did not support Taiwanese independence.
- China censures US for changing Taiwan wording Press TV 10 May 2022 -- China's Foreign Ministry has strongly denounced the United States for changing the wording about Chinese Taipei, saying desperate attempts for "political manipulation" will not succeed in changing the status quo of the sensitive Taiwan Strait.
- Beijing Accuses US of Trying to 'Write Off' One China Principle With Taiwan Relations Website Change Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- The US has used Russia's special operation in Ukraine to spread fears in Taiwan of an imminent Chinese invasion, encouraging Taipei to buy even more US weapons after penning one deal after another in recent years, totaling several billion dollars. The autonomous island figures centrally in the US' anti-China strategy.
- Agitation for Preventing Drought Damage Brisk in DPRK KCNA 10 May 2022 -- Artistes of central and local art troupes launched a motivation campaign on farms to encourage the agricultural workers and helpers involved in a campaign for preventing drought damage.
- Proactive Efforts Made in DPRK to Prevent Damage from Drought KCNA 10 May 2022 -- Officials and working people in South Phyongan Province of the DPRK turned out in the campaign to protect crops from drought damage.
- South Korea's New Leader Offers North Korea a Carrot VOA 10 May 2022 -- Beneath a sunny spring sky and before tens of thousands gathered at the parliamentary front lawn, Yoon Suk-yeol took the oath of office Tuesday as South Korea's 13th president.
- South Korea's new hardline president calls North a threat, calls for complete denuclearization Press TV 10 May 2022 -- South Korea's new hardline president has called for the complete denuclearization of North Korea, saying Pyongyang's weapons program poses a threat to global security.
- South Korea to Assist North in Case of Its Denuclearization, President Says Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- Newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol vowed to facilitate the North's development if the country carries out denuclearization, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Tuesday.
- First images published of Iran's home-grown Noor 2 satellite Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Iranian media have released first images received from a home-grown satellite that were put into orbit in March as authorities hail the development as a major success for a civilian space program that has progressed in recent years despite facing American sanctions.
- 'We've Become Hostages': U.S. Blacklisting Of Revolutionary Guards Splits Iranian Families RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- Three years ago, Shadi fulfilled a lifelong dream when she obtained a coveted research position at the prestigious Harvard Medical School.
- President Raeisi: Iran's oil exports have doubled Press TV 10 May 2022 -- President Ebrahim Raeisi says Iran is no longer worried about its oil sales which are twice as much oil as when he took office in August, despite heavy sanctions imposed by the US.
- Activists face new threats as pro-junta militias spread in Myanmar Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Death threats against pro-democracy and anti-junta activists are on the rise across Myanmar as militia groups loyal to the military regime expand their presence in the country's urban areas and other more densely populated regions, sources said Tuesday.
- Deaths and arrests rise in Myanmar's heartland Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Junta security forces have killed at least 155 civilians and arrested 683 others in Myanmar's Magway region — the heartland of the majority Bamar people — since the military seized power 15 months ago, according to reporting by RFA's Myanmar Service.
- Statement by Vice-President Šefčovič on the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland following the Queen's Speech and accompanying background briefing notes European External Action Service (EEAS) 10 May 2022 -- "The Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland of the Withdrawal Agreement is an integral part of that relationship. It is the solution found with the current UK government in order to protect the 1998 Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement in all its dimensions and therefore also avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, whilst protecting the integrity of the EU Single Market."
- EU warns UK: 'Don't touch' Northern Ireland Protocol Press TV 10 May 2022 -- The deadlock between the United Kingdom and the European Union over post-Brexit trading arrangements in Northern Ireland is once again taking center stage, with both sides issuing stern warnings.
- PM call with Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin: 10 May 2022 UK FCDO 10 May 2022 -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin this morning.
- Kazakh President Toqaev Arrives In Turkey For Talks With Erdogan RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has arrived in Ankara for an official visit at the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Leonid Kravchuk, First President Of Independent Ukraine, Dead At 88 RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- Leonid Kravchuk, a key figure in ushering in the largely peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Union three decades ago and the first president of independent Ukraine, has died. He was 88.
- Brazil's Petrobras Reportedly Refuses US Request to Boost Oil Output Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras refused a US request in March to boost crude output after the US oil embargo on Russia sent global oil prices up, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing officials in the know.
- South Africa Poised to Exploit Growing Demand for Platinum Group Metals VOA 10 May 2022 -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country is poised to take advantage of the growing demand for platinum group metals, as Western sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine have forced mining investors to look to Africa.
- Will Top Vote-getting Philippine Presidential Candidate Back China Over US? Maybe VOA 10 May 2022 -- Leading Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will try to get along with China without losing the support of the United States, analysts say, although the presumed winner has provided few policy details.
- Likely New Philippine President Does Not Want to Be Judged on Family History VOA 10 May 2022 -- The apparent next president of the Philippines says he wants to be judged by his actions, not as the son of the late, disgraced former dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
- Marcos wins Philippine elections in landslide; analysts say close China ties to remain Global Times 10 May 2022 -- Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., son of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, won by a landslide in the Philippines' presidential election on Tuesday over his rival, current Vice President Leni Robredo.
- Philippines election: Protests erupt as Marcos is set for landslide win Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the election headquarters in the Philippines' capital Manila on Tuesday, rejecting what looks like a landslide victory of Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr, the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
- Philippines' Marcos Jr. will likely seek closer ties with Beijing: analysts Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Ferdinand Marcos Jr., will likely seek to turn the Philippines into an ally of China, despite lingering anti-Beijing sentiment, analysts said on Tuesday following his landslide election victory.
- UN Rights Chief Condemns Violence over Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka VOA 10 May 2022 -- U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is calling on Sri Lankan authorities to stem further violence by addressing the country's economic crisis through meaningful dialogue.
- In Aftermath of Violence, Sri Lankan Protesters Demand President's Resignation VOA 10 May 2022 -- Fresh protests gripped Sri Lanka a day after a wave of deadly violence wracked the nation that has been engulfed by angry anti-government demonstrations since sinking into a deep economic crisis.
- Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Quits as Country Spirals into Violent Chaos VOA 10 May 2022 -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as the small South Asian nation spirals into deadly violence sparked by anger over the country's economic crisis.
- Sri Lanka gives emergency powers to military after violence leave 7 dead Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Sri Lanka has deployed thousands of troops and police to enforce a curfew after seven people were killed in the worst violence the country has seen in years in the wake of an economic crisis.
- Sri Lankan President Urges Protesters to Stop Violence in Country Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has urged government supporters and opponents engaged in mass protests and clashes triggered by economic and political crises in the country to stop violence and pledged to make every effort to restore political stability.
- Securing national energy supplies Germany - Federal Government 10 May 2022 -- The Federal Government is working flat out to make Germany independent of Russian gas imports. Constructing liquefied natural gas terminals is intended help tap into alternative sources of supply for the short term. The Federal Cabinet has adopted a key resolution to this end.
- Haitian Gang Leader Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Hostage Taking for Kidnapping of 16 U.S. Missionaries in Fall 2021 US Dept. of Justice 10 May 2022 -- A Haitian national was indicted today by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to commit hostage taking for his role in the armed kidnapping of 16 U.S. citizens in Haiti in the fall of 2021. The victims were Christian missionaries serving in Haiti and most of them were held captive for 61 days before escaping.
- Kuwaiti emir accepts govt. resignation Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of the government, issuing a decree instructing the cabinet to stay on in a caretaker capacity.
- Georgian Minister Proposes Jailed Saakashvili Transfer To Clinic For Treatment RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- Georgian Justice Minister Rati Bregadze has proposed moving jailed former President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose health has deteriorated in recent weeks, to a civilian medical clinic for treatment.
- Close Associate Of Fugitive Former Kyrgyz President's Son Arrested In Bishkek RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- A close associate of the son of former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has been arrested in Bishkek on corruption charges.
- UNHCR raises alarm over Mozambique's "invisible" crisis as climate shocks worsen displacement UNHCR 10 May 2022 -- This is a summary of what was said by Grainne Ohara, Director of the Division of International Protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
- Mexican President Threatens to Boycott Summit of the Americas VOA 10 May 2022 -- Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will not attend the Summit of the Americas next month in Los Angeles if the Biden administration excludes Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, he said Tuesday.
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