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The UK's Royal United Services Institute says China's new H-20 stealth bomber will allow China to extend its strike range far beyond its own shores. China's subsonic H-20 stealth bomber will give the country a "truly intercontinental" capacity expanding its reach far beyond the country's seaboard, according to a report by a leading think tank. "The H-20, by contrast, would give China a truly intercontinental power-projection capability," the report said. An artist's rendering of the B-21 stealth bomber, which the US is currently developing. "Basically it is confirmed the next generation Chinese strategic bomber will use stealth, probably similar to the US B-21."
Persons: Northrup Grumman, Zhang Zhaozhong Organizations: Royal United Services Institute, Pentagon, Royal United Services Institute for Defence, Security Studies, PLA Air Force, PLA, Northrup, National Defence University Locations: China, Guam, Hawaii, London, Russia, Kuril, Japan, Philippines, 8,500km, Russian, Okinawa
For the US Air Force, that means scouring the region for new places to operate, but rather building new bases, it's working with what's there, according to Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, commander of Pacific Air Forces. Air Force brass developed plans for expeditionary basing in the 1990s, a strategy that is getting renewed attention. 'A lot of competition'US and allied personnel during an Agile Combat Employment exercise at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, March 6, 2019. The US has territories in that area — such as Guam, which has a major Air Force base, and the Northern Mariana Islands — but some countries there are also eager to play host. Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base unload a C-130 to establish a base of operations during an Agile Combat Employment exercise, March 6, 2019.
Persons: Kenneth Wilsbach, Wilsbach, we've, Isaac Johnson, David Goldfein, Cpl, Noah Gulledge, David Owsianka, JT May, Derek Grossman, Grossman, there's Organizations: US Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Air Force, Kadena Air Base, Air Force's, Combat, US Marine, Marine Corps Air, Staff, Andersen Air Force Base, Pacific, Marshall, Free Association, US, Federated, Rand Corporation Locations: China, Pacific, Japan, Fort Greely, Alaska, Russia, United States, Guam, Northern Mariana, Palau, Micronesia, Mariana Islands, Federated States, China Sea, Taiwan Strait
The best of Netflix's charmingly bad holiday romcoms
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Marianne Garvey | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
"Dash & Lily"" allowfullscreen>This one is "Serendipity" meets "To All the Boys I've Loved Before." Austin Abrams plays Dash and Midori Francis plays Lily in the eight-episode series. "A New York Christmas Wedding"" allowfullscreen>What would a holiday movie list be without a guardian angel movie? Nia Fairweather plays Jenny, a bride-to-be who hates Christmas because it reminds her of her dad, mom and best friend's deaths. When her guardian angel Azrael shows up with an offer to revisit her life, Jenny is presented with a choice.
Persons: Kat Graham, Erica, Andrew, Alexander Ludwig, Lily, Austin Abrams, Dash, Midori Francis, Maggie Quinn, Natalie Hall, Jack Russo, Evan Williams, Nia Fairweather, Jenny, Gabby, It's Organizations: CNN, Netflix, U.S . Airforce, Air Force, Lily's, Travel Locations: U.S, Guam, New York City, Windy, Chicago
The United States topped 12 million cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, as the third wave's uncontrolled spread prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to urge Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. The country recorded more than 200,000 coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 12,002,863, according to NBC News' tally. During a call on Thursday with reporters, Erin Sauber-Schatz with the CDC said that in the last week the United States had over a million new cases of Covid-19. Less than a week ago, the country had recorded 11 million total cases. In the last week we've seen over a million new cases Thanksgiving is a week away," said Sauber-Schatz, head of the CDC's Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force.
Persons: Tony Evers, Evers, Kim Reynolds, Erin Sauber, Schatz, Sauber, Henry Walke, Alex Azar, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, NBC News, Washington D.C, U.S ., Gov, Republican, Washington Post, Governors, CDC, Force, Pfizer, Moderna, Human Services Locations: States, Washington, Puerto Rico, U.S, U.S . Virgin Islands, Guam, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, Montana, United States
U.S. surpasses more than 12 million Covid cases
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
SEE NEW POSTSU.S. surpasses more than 12 million Covid cases The United States topped 12 million cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, as the third wave's uncontrolled spread prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to urge Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. The country recorded more than 200,000 coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 12,002,863, according to NBC News' tally. Of those, a dozen states are seeing a spike in new cases. Share this -Donald Trump Jr.: 'Apparently I got the ‘Rona' Donald Trump Jr, gave a casual assessment of his situation on social media Friday night in first comments since his Covid-19 diagnosis was reported. President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning, "My son Donald is doing very well.
Persons: Xi, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Trump, confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi's, BERNADETT SZABO, confectioner Laszlo, Rimoczi, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump Jr, Rona, Donald Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, NBC News, Washington D.C, U.S ., BEIJING —, Pharmaceutical, Trump, Trump National Golf Club, White, Reuters, Sputnik, Trump Jr Locations: States, Washington, Puerto Rico, U.S, U.S . Virgin Islands, Guam, China, BEIJING, Sterling , Virginia, Hungary, Russia
SEE NEW POSTSG20 leaders meet to discuss help for poorest nations in post-Covid world BEIJING/DUBAI, Nov 21 — Leaders of the 20 biggest economies are debating this weekend how to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world so that poorer countries are not left out as nations look for ways to manage a post-coronavirus recovery. G20 leaders are concerned that the pandemic might further deepen global divisions between the rich and the poor. The country recorded more than 200,000 coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 12,002,863, according to NBC News' tally. Share this -Xi says China ready to boost global vaccine cooperation BEIJING — President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China is ready to step up global Covid-19 vaccine cooperation, and called for better international coordination on policies to facilitate movement of people. Share this -Putin says Russia ready to provide other countries with Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine Russia's President Vladimir Putin told G20 leaders on Saturday that Russia was ready to provide its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries who need it.
Persons: King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Xi, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Trump, confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi's, BERNADETT SZABO, confectioner Laszlo, Rimoczi, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump Jr, Rona, Donald, Tony Evers, Evers Organizations: Saudi, Centers for Disease Control, NBC News, Washington D.C, U.S ., BEIJING —, Pharmaceutical, Trump, Trump National Golf Club, White, Reuters, Sputnik, Trump Jr, NBC, Saturday, Iranian Health Ministry, Thanksgiving, Democrat, Republican Locations: BEIJING, DUBAI, Saudi Arabia, States, Washington, Puerto Rico, U.S, U.S . Virgin Islands, Guam, China, Sterling , Virginia, Hungary, Russia, United States, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska Ohio, Utah, Vermont, Iran, Tehran, Iran's, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Wisconsin
FDA authorizes Regeneron antibody cocktail
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
SEE NEW POSTSFDA authorizes Regeneron antibody cocktail A Regeneron Pharmaceuticals scientist works in the company's Infectious Disease Lab in New York state, for efforts on an experimental coronavirus antibody drug. The drug, developed by Regeneron, was approved to treat mild to moderate Covid-19 cases for both adults and children over the age of 12 who are at risk of developing severe symptoms. The FDA said it will continue to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the treatment, it said in a statement. What does emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine mean? The country recorded more than 200,000 coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 12,002,863, according to NBC News' tally.
Persons: imdevimab, Ben Carson, he's, Zach Gibson, , Carson, he's “, Candy, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson's, Johnson, Paul, Tim Walz, Steve Linders, oz6jFrd6ze —, Johns Hopkins, Lisa Farbstein, Biden, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Organizations: Pharmaceuticals, . Food, Drug Administration, FDA, Facebook, England, Gov, Wednesday, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, Twitter, Health, American Automobile Association, Food and Drug Administration, Saudi, Centers for Disease Control, NBC News, Washington D.C, U.S . Locations: New York, Va, , England, Britain, Europe, Minnesota, St, COVID, U.S, Ann's, Wilmington , Delaware, BEIJING, DUBAI, Saudi Arabia, States, Washington, Puerto Rico, U.S . Virgin Islands, Guam
Factbox: Adoption of U.S. exposure notification apps by state
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Paresh Dave | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. states and territories since August have been launching exposure notification apps to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here is a look at estimated downloads or users, according to health authorities or their software development partners. Alabama - 150,000 downloadsConnecticut - 500 usersColorado - 1,000,000 usersDelaware - 69,000 usersGuam 23,000 downloadsMaryland - 955,000 usersMichigan - 288,718 downloadsNevada - 95,000 downloadsNew Jersey - 373,000 usersNew York - 1,000,000 downloadsNorth Carolina - 392,800 downloadsNorth Dakota - 14,000 usersPennsylvania - 522,000 usersVirginia - 792,255 downloadsWashington, DC - 372,000 usersWyoming - 6,000 usersIn addition, Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington are running pilot programs with tens of thousands of users combined.
Organizations: OAKLAND, Guam Locations: Calif, Alabama, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, Jersey, York, Carolina, Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, Wyoming, Arizona , California , Oregon
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday that he tested positive for Covid-19. I’ve tested positive for coronavirus. GOP Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona is also self-quarantining, her office said Monday, after coming in contact with someone who tested positive. Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois also announced on Monday she tested positive for the virus. Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19 after White House aide Hope Hicks was diagnosed last month.
Persons: Sen, Chuck Grassley, I’ve, I’ll, — ChuckGrassley, Grassley, Dianne Feinstein, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Don Young, GOP Sen, Rick Scott, Debbie Lesko of, Democratic Sens, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy —, Connecticut —, Cheri Bustos, Trump, Melania Trump, Hope Hicks Organizations: ppl, Republican, Washington , D.C, U.S . Virgin, NBC, Alaska Republican Rep, GOP, Democratic, Cheri Bustos of Illinois, White Locations: Iowa, Washington, Washington ,, U.S, U.S . Virgin Islands, Guam, Alaska, Covid, Florida, Debbie Lesko of Arizona, Connecticut
A series of recent trips by US officials to small island countries in the Pacific and Indian oceans reflects those islands' role in the US's plans to counter China's growing clout. Members of the Maldives Coast Guard meet US Coast Guard members aboard US Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain, February 18, 2009. US Navy/PO3 Daniel BarkerIn Maldives, Pompeo announced the opening of the US's first embassy there. Pacific Island states welcome that, but a divided government may keep Biden from doing much more. "The superpowers that look like they are most engaged on the issues" Pacific and Indian Ocean states care about "will command the greatest soft power," Lemahieu said.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper, Pompeo, Esper, Tommy Remengesau, Jim Garamone, Remengesau, Kenneth Braithwaite, Braithwaite, they've, Derek Grossman, Grossman, Ervin Villanueva, David Stilwell, PO3 Daniel Barker, Baruah, Utilitiesman, Matthew Konopka, Donald Trump's, Herve Lemahieu, Lemahieu, Joe Biden, Biden Organizations: US, US Defense Department, Taiwan, Marshall, Free Association, Rand Corporation, Naval Mobile, US Navy, Pacific Command, Pacific, Maldives Coast Guard, US Coast Guard, Carnegie Endowment, International Peace, Navy, Walung Health, AP Australia, Australia's Lowy Institute Locations: Pacific, India, Palau, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Jim Garamone Palau, China, Beijing, Guam, Micronesia, United States, Roi, Namur, Marshall Islands, Hawaii, Taiwan, Philippines, Malacca, Lake Champlain, Kosrae, Paris
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Eli Lilly’s Antibody Treatment Gets Emergency F.D.A. New measures could include a broader shutdown of nonessential businesses if the citywide seven-day average rate of positive virus test results climbs, and stays, above 3 percent. Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Monday. Two days before, a Cambodian bodyguard who had protected the Hungarian foreign minister during his trip also tested positive. People who have a trip coming up should get a coronavirus test before they travel, experts say.
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The US military has been vocal and visible in its efforts to challenge Beijing's claims to the South China Sea. Aircraft from the carriers USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan operate over the South China Sea earlier this year. Earlier this year, the US Navy twice sailed two of its massive aircraft carriers into the South China Sea at the same time. "The US is likely to continue its military exercises and freedom of navigation patrols in the South China Sea. South China Sea countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines judged Obama's policies in the region as "all talk backed by little to no substantive action," he said.
Persons: China's, Ronald Reagan, Trump, doesn't, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden, Timothy Heath, Xi Jinping, Elizabeth Freund Larus, University of Mary Washington, Beijing's, Heath, Carl Schuster, Schuster, Barack Obama, Washington, Moon Jae, Yoshihide Suga, Suga, Corey Wallace, Ankit, Timothy Heath Organizations: CNN, Pentagon, Liberation Army, USS Nimitz, Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike, Democratic, Cabinet, RAND Corp, Chinese Communist Party, PLA Air Force, Department of Political Science, International Relations, University of Mary, Diplomat, PLA, US, Navy, Aircraft, South China, US Navy, US Air Force, Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center, Trump . Schuster, Hawaii Pacific University, China, South, Analysts, Biden, Trump, Kanagawa University, United, Washington, Soviet Union, Strategy, Carnegie Endowment, International, Carl Schuster, Schuster said, Malaysia, Myanmar, Kanagawa University Locations: Hong Kong, China, Russia, United States, South China, Beijing, Pacific, Taiwan, Washington, Heath, Taiwan Strait, South, Japan, Guam, Vietnam, Philippines, South Korea, Asia, Seoul, Tokyo, North Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Soviet, Soviet Union, Europe, Beijing, Washington, Taiwan, Biden, Asia, Europe
Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — In one week, the United States will either reelect President Donald Trump or send former Vice President Joe Biden to the White House. His policy of menacing Iran makes fully getting out of Syria and Iraq impossible," Benjamin Friedman, policy director at Defense Priorities, told CNBC. As vice president, Biden pushed for troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq and has since called the invasion of Iraq a "mistake." Bloomberg | Getty ImagesTensions between Washington and Tehran have mounted following Trump's withdrawal from the landmark Iran nuclear agreement calling it "the worst deal ever." Benjamin Friedman policy director at Defense PrioritiesFriedman added that under a Trump administration, Iran may restart malign activities within the region.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, Biden, Xi, SeongJoon Cho, H.R, McMaster, Richard Fontaine, Fontaine, Al, Saul Loeb, Benjamin Friedman, Friedman, Joseph Biden, John Moore, Beau, Beau Biden, Bidden's, Khalid Mohammed, Iran Hassan Rouhani, Obama, reimposed, Pompeo, Kim Jong Un, Trump's, Kim, Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Sung, Kevin Lamarque, Reuters Biden, Sen, Kamala Harris, Biden's, denuclearization, Sean Gallup, Angela Merkel, Germany's, CHRISTIAN HARTMANN, Putin, Heather Conley, Richard Fontaine, Biden, Kim Il Sung Organizations: Getty, WASHINGTON, U.S, China, Bloomberg, Army, McMaster, Center, New, New American Security, CNBC, Trump, East, Al Asad, Al Asad Air Base, AFP, Twitter, Defense, Defense Department, United, Marines, Star, Democratic, United States, The Atlantic . U.S, Victory, Security, State, North, Korean Central News Agency, KCNA, Reuters, NATO U.S, NATO, Pentagon, Europe, CSIP, Getty Images WASHINGTON, CNBC's, Getty Images Trump, Defense Priorities, Iran, KCNA, Reuters North Korea, South Korea, Kamala Harris Locations: United States, China, Washington, Beijing, Jan, U.S, New American, Al Asad Air, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Ramadi, Kosovo, Baghdad, Tehran, Reuters North Korea, Guam, North Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Panmunjom, South Korea, Pyongyang, Brussels, Belgium, Germany, Wales, Grove, Watford, London, America, Beijing, Twitter, Afghanistan, Tehran, Iran, Singapore, Brussels, Germany, America
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