Taiwan Gives Up On F-35, Turns to F-16V Option

Taipei has a new idea instead: the release of sixty-six F-16V Block 70 fighters, with an additional six aircraft to replace crashed F-16A/B Block 20s (seventy-two total aircraft).

TAIPEI – Taiwan’s air force will cease campaigning for the F-35 Lightning stealth fighter aircraft and will, instead, reissue a request to the U.S.

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Putin says Russia ditching dollar in sanctions response

Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia had no choice but to cut its dependency on dollars to conduct trade, after becoming the target of increasingly severe US sanctions.

“It isn’t our goal to desert the dollar,” Putin told an investment forum in comments broadcast on national television.… read the full article