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China sends warplanes to Taiwan after Xi-Biden call



China’s display of military force around Taiwan escalated significantly this week, with reports of dozens of warplanes and multiple naval ships encircling the island.

  • Dozens of Chinese warplanes and naval ships were detected around Taiwan, marking a significant show of force.

  • The display of military power followed a phone call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden, the first since mid-2022.

  • Tensions over Taiwan have intensified, with the U.S. reiterating its commitment to defend the island against any Chinese aggression.

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense reported at least 30 Chinese warplanes and nine naval vessels detected within Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ).

The incursion prompted a response from Taiwan’s armed forces, which monitored the situation and deployed appropriate measures in response.

The display of military power coincided with a phone call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden, their first conversation since mid-2022.

While details of the call remain undisclosed, it was expected to cover topics such as Taiwan, narcotics, artificial intelligence, and China’s support for Russia amid the conflict with Ukraine.

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Routine check-in

The White House characterised the call as a routine “check-in” between the two leaders.

However, tensions surrounding Taiwan have escalated in recent months, with Biden previously referring to Xi as a “dictator” amid concerns over Chinese aggression.

The U.S. has reiterated its commitment to defend Taiwan against any Chinese invasion, but the White House has tempered such statements, indicating a cautious approach to the volatile situation.

As China’s military maneuvers heighten tensions in the region, the international community closely monitors developments, aware of the potential implications for regional stability and global geopolitics.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Why are Americans moving abroad?



Inflation and the rising cost of living in the United States is motivating Americans to consider moving to other countries.

Have you ever dreamed of working or retiring abroad?

Well, more and more Americans are discovering that their income can stretch much further in other countries, allowing them to save more, pay off debts, and even get ahead financially.

Kelli Maria Korduck a contributor with Business Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss why Americans are deciding that the only way to get ahead is to leave.

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Boston Dynamics’ electric marvel or robot contortionist?



Boston Dynamics has recently unveiled its latest creation, the electric Atlas robot, boasting enhanced agility and strength.

However, with its uncanny ability to contort and rise from the ground with an almost eerie grace, one might wonder if we’re witnessing the birth of the world’s first robot contortionist.

As this technological marvel flaunts its capabilities, one can’t help but ponder if we’re on the brink of a future where household chores will be effortlessly handled by robots moving like a fusion of ballet dancers and horror movie monsters.

With its cadaver-like movements and illuminated head, it’s hard not to speculate whether Atlas is destined to revolutionise robotics or simply rehearsing for a techno-horror rendition of The Nutcracker. As Boston Dynamics continues to push the boundaries of robotics, the line between science fiction and reality becomes increasingly blurred.

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The Coffee confusion causing health concerns



As the morning sun peeks through the curtains, many reach for that familiar brew, kickstarting their day with a comforting cup of coffee.

It’s a ritual ingrained in cultures worldwide, offering a jolt of energy to combat the grogginess of dawn.

But when is the optimal time for that caffeine fix? According to registered dietitian Anthony DiMarino, RD, LD, the answer isn’t crystal clear.

Some experts suggest delaying that first sip until mid-morning or later. However, DiMarino reassures coffee lovers that there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this dilemma.

Meanwhile, the science behind coffee production unveils fascinating insights into its instant variant. Whether produced through freeze-drying or spray-drying methods, instant coffee offers convenience without sacrificing flavor.

Yet, beyond convenience, recent studies delve deeper into coffee’s impact on our bodies. Research exploring the acute effects of decaffeinated versus caffeinated coffee reveals intriguing findings on reaction time, mood, and skeletal muscle strength.

Moreover, investigations into the gut microbiome shed light on coffee’s influence on liver cirrhosis patients. A study analyzing the duodenal microbiome in this population found correlations between coffee consumption and microbial richness and evenness.

So, as you sip your coffee and ponder the day ahead, consider not just the flavour in your cup but also the subtle impacts it may have on your body and mind.

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