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Biden celebrates Democrats holding the Senate on second day of Asia summits
Politics

Biden celebrates Democrats holding the Senate on second day of Asia summits

Phnom Penh, Cambodia CNN  —  President Joe Biden landed in Cambodia on Saturday still reveling in midterm election results that have produced an unexpected boost at home for his second two years in office. A day after he arrived in Asia, he got another piece of news from back home that could give him a lift through the rest of his international swing – CNN and other outlets projected his party would retain control of the Senate. “We feel good about where we are. And I know I’m a cockeyed optimist,” he said from his hotel lobby on Sunday after the projection. Yet the scale of the challenges abroad, and the effort to translate 21 months of intensive engagement into tangible results for US al...
U.S. Central Command hires first-ever chief technology officer
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U.S. Central Command hires first-ever chief technology officer

New CentCom tech officer taking on cyber threats Lloyd Sowers reports. TAMPA, Fla. - Many people take their jobs seriously, but Schuyler "Sky" Moore says lives depend on the new technology she will help develop for U.S. soldiers, sailors and marines.  "It’s hard to overstate how important it is really," says the 30-year-old Los Angeles native who is already a renowned expert on technology that could help win wars in the future. She has been hired as the first-ever chief technology officer at U.S. Central Command at MacDill A.F.B. in Tampa.  "If I look at the tech landscape five years ago, what’s available now is completely different and beyond what we could have imagined," Moore shared. She assumes her post at the same joint command where, more than 30 years ago, Gen. Norman Schwarzkop...
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix
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‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front has a new full-color version, bringing the classic book to life—and showing an even more devastating view of the harrowing realities of the Great War. Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran and journalist, wrote the 1928 book and was forced into exile in Switzerland for criticizing the war and the government."This German world bestseller is able to convey the inhuman terror of war, perhaps more impressively than any other literary work," Edward Berger, director of the new Netflix adaptation, said in a statement. "For me, creating its first German film adaptation is one of the most exciting challenges of all."Find out all about the new movie and its previous adaptations, as well as why the novel was so incredibly groundbreaking and important.Related: The 50 B...
Tuvalu promises to ‘stand firm’ with Taiwan amid Pacific rivalry | Politics News
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Tuvalu promises to ‘stand firm’ with Taiwan amid Pacific rivalry | Politics News

The tiny nation is one of four in the Pacific that still maintains formal ties with Taiwan.The leader of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has promised to “stand firm” on its ties with Taiwan, as China expands its influence in the region. Speaking at a welcome ceremony in Taipei hosted by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano said “decent and common values” had always been an added strength to their bond. Tuvalu has maintained diplomatic relations with Taipei for more than 40 years. With a population of about 10,000, Tuvalu is one of 14 countries to retain full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, a self-ruled democracy that Beijing claims as its own, and one of four in the Pacific where China has been stepping up efforts to win support. “Through tumultuous t...
New indoor sports and entertainment center opens in Killeen | Local News
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New indoor sports and entertainment center opens in Killeen | Local News

A new event center has entered the battlefield.Next Gen Combat Arena, 1001 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 201, in Killeen, is a new event and entertainment center that offers indoor sports, fun games and events for all ages.This family run business offers multiple day passes, monthly memberships and party packages ranging from $250 to $550. The facility offers bubble ball soccer, laser tag, go carts, Nerf wars, combat archery, virtual reality stations and more. ...
ASEAN leaders head to White House for key summit | Politics News
Politics

ASEAN leaders head to White House for key summit | Politics News

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet United States President Joe Biden at a White House summit on Thursday, as the US attempts to drive home its “enduring commitment” to the region. The summit marks the first time ASEAN leaders have been invited to the White House in 45 years. The last time all the countries’ leaders visited the US was in 2016, when they met then-President Barack Obama at the Sunnylands ranch in California. Only eight of the group’s 10 leaders are expected in Washington, DC, this time around. The Philippines is in the midst of a leadership transition after polls this week to choose a new president, while Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who toppled Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a 2021 coup, has been barred from the event. ...