Ukraine president speaks about missing American fighters.

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Chinese foreign minister Fu Cong called on US to withdraw it nuclear weapons from Europe. 

The US should withdraw all its nuclear weapons from Europe and refrain from deploying nuclear weapons in any other region,According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Director General, the arms control division has been established.

So-called nuclear sharing arrangements between countries increase the risks of nuclear proliferation and nuclear conflicts, Fu Cong made these remarks Tuesday during the 10th Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, held at the UN headquarters of New York.

Stop allowing nuclear weapons to be used by states that don’t have them instigating nuclear sharing or other forms of nuclear deterrence arrangements, Official added.

Fu Cong called for the international community’s support. 

reject double standards in the area of non-proliferation.

As an example of such double standards, the Chinese arms control official mentioned the AUKUS agreement between Australia, the UK, and the US.

This pact was aimed at arming Canberra nuclear-powered submarines. 

poses severe nuclear proliferation risks.

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China vowed to surround the island as part of targeted military operations.

China’s military exercises have invaded Taiwan’s territory by blocking its sea and air space, the country’s defence ministry has said.

The move came hours before Nancy Pelosi the highest level US figure to visit the contested island in 25 years left the island on Wednesday.

The speaker, who donned a white suit and blue face mask, waved at politicians before boarding the aircraft.

China vowed to surround the island as part of targeted military operations.

Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said China’s military drills in its sea and airspace were “endangering international shipping lanes, challenging the international order, undermining the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, and endangering the area.

Pelosi had previously described the self-ruled island as “one of the freest societies in the world.

The US politician who arrived in Taiwan defying China’s warnings met with the country’s President Tsai Ing-wen an unannounced visit that has infuriated China.

The controversial visit prompted China to scramble two Chinese jets to Taiwan’s airspace just minutes before her arrival, local publication SETN reported.

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One of the released bandits abductees call on Nigeria government to take serious action against bandits.

Professor Umar Mustapha, one of the released abductees spoke about the garrulous the abductors could be in the forest.

According to him, the Bandits always told them about their next attacks and the places which they are going to attack. 

He revealed that before the Kuje Prison attack, the Bandits spoke about making this invasion of the Prison.

The Professor stressed the fact that this people can no longer be underestimated because of the heavy threat they pose to the National security of the state.

In terms of being organized, I will advise that the Government should take them very serious because these people are highly organized. 

They do tell us that they do have Spies planted across the country.

We heard them talk about things that they shouldn’t know about and we believe that those information came from Spies.

We do hear them speak openly about the attack that they are going to make and many of these attacks come true.

They spoke about how they are going to carry out serious attack and I just heard about the Kuje Prison and other attacks that they made.

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Nigeria police dismissed inspector for extortion in Kogi state.

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Russia backs Myanmar junta’s efforts to ‘stabilise’ country, says Foreign Minister Lavrov.

Russia backs Myanmar junta's efforts to 'stabilise' country, says Foreign Minister Lavrov

 Russia backs the Myanmar junta’s efforts to “stabilise” the crisis-wracked country, its foreign minister said on Wednesday (Aug 3) during talks with top generals, according to Russian state media.

Myanmar has been in chaos since the military’s power grab last year, with more than 2,100 people killed in a crackdown on dissent, according to a local monitor.

We are in solidarity with the efforts (by the junta) aimed at stabilising the situation in the country,” Sergei Lavrov said during talks in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw, according to the TASS news agency.

Russia is a major ally and arms supplier of the isolated junta, and has been accused by rights groups of arming the military with weapons used to attack civilians since last year’s coup.

Next year, you will hold legislative elections and we wish you success in making your country even stronger and more prosperous, Lavrov added, referring to proposed August 2023 elections that opponents of the coup have said will be neither free nor fair.

Lavrov is scheduled to travel on to an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers’ meeting in Cambodia from which the junta’s top diplomat has been excluded over its refusal to engage in dialogue with its opponents.

His visit comes after the junta sparked renewed international outrage last week when it announced it had executed four prisoners, including a former lawmaker and a democracy activist, in the country’s first use of capital punishment in decades.

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5G network to begin full operation in Singapore.

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Wednesday (Aug 3) unveiled three more 5G projects to help Singapore use the fifth-generation mobile network in different areas for a better consumer experience.

The projects, which IMDA billed as the region’s first in their respective categories, involve using 5G in augmented reality (AR), health technology and the maritime sector. One project will use 5G to produce an outdoor, cinematic quality AR experience in the Marina Bay area.

IMDA said in a statement that it is working with the industry to unlock the real value” of 5G by exploring new business use-cases and helping companies commercialise the technology both locally and abroad.

5G enables technologies such as AI, Digital Twin, augmented and extended reality to seamlessly work together, key for businesses at the forefront of digital transformation and providing consumers with a better-quality experience, the authority said.

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Hege Riise to take over as Norwegian coach of the women’s national team.

The Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) said it has appointed Hege Riise to take over as coach of the women’s national team following their group stage exit from the European Champioship.

Riise, who won the World Cup, European Championship and an Olympic gold medal as a player, would be presented at a news conference later on Wednesday, the NFF said in a statement.

Riise, who coached Britain’s women’s team at the Tokyo Olympics, replaces Swede Martin Sjogren, who departed the role swiftly after his side suffered an 8-0 defeat against Euro 2022 hosts and eventual winners England.

No details of the length of the 53-year-old Riise’s contract were announced.

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Dortmund may bring in a new striker to plug the gap left by forward Sebastien Haller following his surgery.

Borussia Dortmund may bring in a new striker to plug the gap left by forward Sebastien Haller following his surgery and treatment for a malignant tumour, club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Wednesday.

With the Bundesliga season kicking off on Friday and Dortmund facing Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, Watzke said the club would need to shop around for another forward soon as all the pressure would be on teenager Youssoufa Moukoko.

Obviously it is clear that his (Haller’s) absence will be relatively long and to put everything on Youssoufa Moukoko’s shoulders now – he is 17 – would be a bit too much, Watzke told ARD’s Sportschau programme.

So I think that we will be doing something on the personnel level. Although a right solution is also difficult because the market offers are not ample, he said.

Haller was signed last month to replace Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester City. But less than two weeks later and during Dortmund’s training camp a malignant testicular tumour was discovered.

The Ivory Coast international underwent surgery in late July and will now need chemotherapy and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Dortmund, who finished runners-up to Bayern last season, are also competing in the Champions League group stage.

Ideally something should happen in the next eight to 10 days, Watzke said on the timing of a possible transfer.

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