Worldwide, India remained by far the biggest importer of major arms, spending $3.078 billion accounting for 14 per cent of the total. However Beijing is making strides, and Pakistan is taking advantage. Indeed Sipri shows that it has leapfrogged over France and Germany into third place, accounting for just under 6% of sales with Pakistan as far and away its largest client.
The minority typically makes up a small percentage of the overall Oscar viewing pie, with the high in the last 20 years coming when Rock hosted for the first time in 2005 (5.27 million) - a year that also featured prominent acting noms for African-American actors including Jamie Foxx and Don Cheadle.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood firm on her refusal to close Germany's borders to refugees , saying an open Europe is in the country's interest and she's convinced she's right. That, she said, would defeat the objective of last year's efforts in the debt crisis to prevent the painstaking integration of Europe from unraveling.
I was delighted to read online in the middle of the night that " Spotlight ", the Tom McCarthy directed film about the Boston Globe's investigations into the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal, won Best Picture at the 2016 Academy Awards last night.
The report was released one week after Fox News reported that China had deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system as well as a radar system on Woody Island, part of the Paracel Island chain located north of the Spratlys. "We do not accept the DPRK's nuclear missile program and we do not recognize the DPRK as a nuclear weapon state", Wang said. Mr Earnest's remarks came in response to Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying who on Monday said China was doing in the South ...
The prime minister, who has repeatedly characterised a decision to leave the European Union as a "leap in the dark", has been accused of playing up the risks of Brexit in a strategy dubbed "Project Fear". Greenhalgh warned: "I know there are people who think that sovereignty is more important than public safety, or that by leaving the European Union we would be protecting ourselves".