Next major war will be ‘very different:’ Pentagon chief
05 May 2021 | 9:00 am
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has warned of emerging cyber and space threats, along with the prospect of much bigger wars. His remarks come amid concerns over China's growing military assertiveness.
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Top US diplomat Blinken told his counterparts from the Quad group that Moscow's threat to use nuclear weapons was "inadmissible." Meanwhile, Germany's Scholz is traveling to Washington to meet Biden. DW has the latest.
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In a letter to the Dutch parliament, the country's trade minister has said exporters of chip technology will have to ask for licences to do business abroad, citing concerns over international security. The Netherlands is home to one of the leaders in chipmaking equipment, ASML.
Thousands of Indian medical students left Ukraine after Russia's full-scale invasion last year. Some have since opted to complete their studies elsewhere. Others had no choice but to go back to the battered country.
Sexual attacks on women and girls have continued since last year's peace deal between Ethiopia’s government and Tigray leadership, witnesses told DW.
Fallujah is one of the cities that has paid the highest price for the US-led invasion of Iraq two decades ago. A stronghold of support for former dictator Saddam Hussein, it quickly became the scene of brutal guerrilla warfare. The instability created by the conflict produced long-lasting effects. In particular, it laid the foundations for jihadism, giving birth to al Qaeda in Iraq, which later evolved into the Islamic State group.
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