Tag Archives: Wants

China no longer wants the world’s trash

China, the world’s largest importer of waste, has extended the ban on imports of unsorted paper, some plastics, and dozens of other types of recyclable materials. The blacklist, containing 24 varieties of solid waste, was introduced by the Chinese government in 2017. Beijing said at the time that it no longer wanted to take in other countries’ garbage, so it ...

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Japan not satisfied with N. Korea’s nuke test halt, wants ‘complete & irreversible’ denuclearization

While South Korea has welcomed Kim Jong-un’s announcement of the suspension of nuclear and ballistic tests, Tokyo, which strongly supports Washington’s “maximum pressure” approach, voiced an extremely cautious optimism. READ MORE: Path to denuclearization? North Korea announces 6 pivotal decisions Japan, the United States and South Korea have been relentlessly striving for a complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, meaning ...

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Trump wants to pull troops from Syria 'as quickly as possible,' but it won't be very quick

US President Donald Trump wants to bring troops back from Syria as soon as possible, the White House said, but not before their goals are fulfilled. Earlier, the French president said he had convinced Trump the troops had to stay. “The US mission has not changed – the president has been clear that he wants US forces to come home ...

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With Fargate, AWS wants to make containers more cloud native

At its re:Invent developer conference, AWS made so many announcements that even some of the company’s biggest launches only got a small amount of attention. While the company’s long-awaited Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes got quite a bit of press, the launch of the far more novel Fargate container service stayed under the radar. When I talked to him earlier ...

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‘No one wants war, but…’ Gorbachev hits out at Trump & Putin over ‘lack of diplomatic skills’

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to stage direct negotiations, warning that an incidental clash between American and Russian forces could lead to open warfare. ‘Return to sanity’: Gorbachev calls for US-Russia summit amid fears of nuclear treaty collapse “I am very alarmed,” Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union between 1985 and 1991, told ...

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Drone danger: Russian military wants tighter controls on civilian UAVs

The commander of Russia’s anti-aircraft troops has called for urgent action to introduce laws regulating the sale and use of drones, saying that their widespread use could lead to serious dangers. Speaking on the Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station, Major-General Sergey Babakov noted that Russian laws do not regulate the sale of unmanned aircraft, and as a result ...

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Moscow wants to get rid of dollar & euro payments in oil trade with Turkey and Iran

Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said the country is considering an option of payments for oil in national currencies, in particular with Turkey and Iran. According to him, both countries are interested but there is also a matter of conversion of currencies and their further use. “There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of ...

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‘Conspiracy theory’? Homeland Security wants to track journalists & analyze media ‘sentiment’

The US Department of Homeland Security is looking to build a media monitoring database. When some reporters objected, a DHS spokesman dismissed their concerns as fodder for “black helicopter conspiracy theorists.” Service providers who want to bid for the program have until April 13 to submit a capabilities statement, according to the notice posted on the federal contractor website by ...

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Trump still wants to meet Putin, White House says, after new round of sanctions

Published time: 6 Apr, 2018 18:38 Edited time: 6 Apr, 2018 18:58 Preparations for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be affected by the new round of sanctions imposed on Russian government officials and businessmen, the White house has said. Read more “As the president has said, he wants to have a good ...

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Russian anti-gay lawmaker wants ‘vice squad’ to target prostitution during 2018 World Cup

A Russian pro-Christian MP says ahead of the 2018 World Cup the police should launch special units manned by “true patriots” and deploy them in cities to fight “asocial persons” including prostitutes and pimps. Vitaly Milonov, widely known as the key sponsor of the Russian law that bans the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relations to minors (also known as the ...

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