Former Chinese premier Li Peng, known as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the Tiananmen Square crackdown, died at the age of 91 on Tuesday. He was the one who warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that “the situation will not develop as you wish” a day before he announced martial law. And the pet project he pushed was the

24 July 2019

The US Senate on Tuesday approved Mark Esper to be the US’s 27th defense secretary, ending a wait of more than 200 days for a permanent Pentagon leader. Esper’s relatively confirmation vote 90-8, stood in contrast to the seven months of uncertainty in the highest levels of the US military’s leadership. After former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was forced out of his post early on

24 July 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, as the latter is on a visit to Washington. Pompeo later tweeted that “Last year when I visited Pakistan, I talked about the need to build trust between our two countries. We are moving in the right direction and I hope to see continued progress in the days

24 July 2019