Indonesia boosts patrols after ‘trespass’ in its waters, SE Asia News & Top Stories

JAKARTA • Indonesia has increased patrols around islands near the disputed South China Sea after a Chinese coast guard vessel “trespassed” into Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone, the authorities said yesterday. The Chinese vessel entered waters off the coast of the northern Natuna Islands in mid-December, leading the Indonesian Foreign Ministry to issue a “strong protest” and summon the Chinese ambassador in Jakarta. Mr Nursyawal Embut, director of sea operations of Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency, told Reuters that the agency had deployed more ships to the Natuna Sea. “We’re intensifying patrols…

Satellite images tell the world stories of the last decade

There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, captured through state-of-the-art imaging satellites belonging to technology company and imagery provider Maxar Technologies. Together, The Associated Press and Maxar assembled a selection of the most striking images. 2017 was the year America’s hurricane luck ran out. For much of the decade that began in 2010, hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or more flirted…

Sweater weather to carry on in Singapore in January, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Do not stash away your jackets and windbreakers just yet, as Singapore is expected to cross over into the new year on a wave of blustery weather. The year-end cold spell that saw some reaching for their sweaters and scarves in December is forecast to continue in January, the National Environment Agency’s Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said on Tuesday (Dec 31). This follows the windiest and wettest December Singapore has seen in the past 10 years. “The north-easterly winds over the South China Sea, including (in) Singapore, are…

Satellite images tell the stories

This Dec. 12, 2018 image provided by Maxar Technologies shows temporary shelters that have been erected in the Kutupalong area of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP) There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, captured through state-of-the-art imaging satellites belonging to technology company and imagery provider Maxar Technologies. Together, The Associated Press and Maxar assembled a selection of…

Looking down on a decade: Satellite images tell the stories | National

By then, the surface of the Gulf of Mexico had no visible scars. Beaches and marshes looked oil-free and back to normal. However, scientists noticed an increase in dolphin deaths, which had averaged 63 a year before the spill. After the spill, they hit 335 in 2011 and averaged 200 a year for five years. Biologists also reported far fewer numbers of endangered Kemp Ripley sea turtles for years after. Earth’s glaciers have shrunk by about 3,860 billion tons (3,500 billion metric tons) this decade, according to research by Michael…

3 Sleeper National Security Stories For The Next 10 Years

As 2019 grinds to a close, conventional forward-looking strategists will cite North Korea, Iran, China, climate change and the militarization of Space as future national security flash-points in the years ahead. They are, of course, right. But each of those daunting threats, for the large part, have been studied and are widely understood. More often than not, real threats to global security emerge from unexpected quarters, only to be mis-managed because they are unexplored and misunderstood. So, rather than focus on reinforcing the daunting set of “known” security challenges and…

More of the top stories you need to watch for in 2020!

Navy Times annually looks to the future in late December, not the past. We want to arm sailors and their families with insight into what we think might be the top trends or news events in the coming year. We chose 16 stories we think you should watch for in 2020. They were produced by Military Times Deputy Editor Leo Shane III, Senior Navy Times Reporter Courtney Mabeus, Senior Military Times Reporter Geoff Ziezulewicz, Military Times Overseas Operations/COCOM reporter Shawn Snow, Defense News Capitol Hill Reporter Joe Gould and Defense…

Looking down on a decade: Satellite images tell the stories

There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, captured through state-of-the-art imaging satellites belonging to technology company and imagery provider Maxar Technologies. Together, The Associated Press and Maxar assembled a selection of the most striking images. HURRICANES The year 2017 was the year America’s hurricane luck ran out. For much of the decade that began in 2010, hurricanes with winds of 111 mph…

The top stories you need to watch for in 2020!

Navy Times annually looks to the future in late December, not the past. We want to arm sailors and their families with insight into what we think might be the top trends or news events in the coming year. We chose 16 stories we think you should watch for in 2020. They were produced by Military Times Deputy Editor Leo Shane III, Senior Navy Times Reporter Courtney Mabeus, Senior Military Times Reporter Geoff Ziezulewicz, Military Times Overseas Operations/COCOM reporter Shawn Snow, Defense News Capitol Hill Reporter Joe Gould and Defense…