by | June 01, 2018 | 04:40

Col. Christopher Logan told reporters then. However, some observers argue against the idea that China is actually capable of defending the territory, asserting that in the event of a full scale military confrontation, the military installations and weapons platforms in the South China Sea would be of little use.

by | June 01, 2018 | 02:04

Greitens said his resignation would take effect on Friday. "The last few months have been incredibly hard, for me, for my family, for my team, for my friends and for many, many people that I love", the 44-year-old said at Tuesday's news conference.

by | June 01, 2018 | 00:13

The judge who tried and sentenced Robinson said that his reportage could have caused the ongoing rape trial to collapse, with a new trial potentially causing United Kingdom taxpayers "hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pounds". If he is unsure about that, he's now got time on his hands to read a copy of Essential Law for Journalists. "Robinson has employed similar tactics before: "in May past year, he pulled the same stunt outside Canterbury Crown Court and was given a suspended ...

by | June 01, 2018 | 00:11

The 35-year-old victim was seemingly beheaded by a hurtling stone that also crushed his thorax, experts claim. The deceased was not the only victim have had trouble escaping from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD due to a limp - archaeologists recently unearthed another skeleton that showed signs that indicated walking difficulties.

by | May 31, 2018 | 23:33

Reigniting trade war fears, President Donald Trump is said to seek a ban on selling German luxury cars in the U.S . The magazine reports that the latter comment was made off the record - but confirmed by unnamed US and European diplomats - to French President Emmanuel Macron as an example of Trump's commitment to proposed trade policies.

by | May 31, 2018 | 23:33

Assad also sought in his interview to minimise the extent of Iran's presence in Syria. "We never had", Assad told Russia Today in a half-an-hour interview on wide array of issues involving his country posted on its web site. This is a kind of hysterical feeling, because they are loosing the dear ones, Al Nusra and ISIS. Asked if there was anything Syria could do to stop Israeli air strikes, he said the only option was to improve air defences, "and we are doing that".

by | May 31, 2018 | 23:14

Trump's "13 Angry Democrats" epithet refers to top Mueller team members who are registered Democrats and donated to Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, the chief executive's 2016 opponent. Ellis accused prosecutors of using the charges of financial impropriety regarding Manafort's dealings in the Ukraine exclusively as cover for their efforts to turn Manafort against Trump in the broader Mueller probe.

by | May 31, 2018 | 23:03

Indian interests in the Iran nuclear deal revolve around possible USA sanctions that would once again slow down the development of the Chabahar port that New Delhi is trying to develop as an entry point to landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia.

by | May 31, 2018 | 22:22

Trey Gowdy , who attended a classified briefing last week on Capitol Hill with top members of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said that the president should rest assured that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not "spying" on members of his campaign.

by | May 31, 2018 | 22:20

As Chinese companies expand overseas, the United States, Europe and other trading partners are pressing Beijing to ease controls that keep their companies out of industries including banking, insurance, telecoms and health care. While US tariffs would have a direct impact on China's economy, such uncertainty would likely have an even greater indirect impact as it came to affect consumption, investment confidence and financial markets, he explained.

by | May 31, 2018 | 22:17

D'Souza acknowledged that he had two close associates each contribute $10,000 to the Senate campaign of Republican Wendy Long with the understanding that he would reimburse them. Mr. D'Souza has frequently been criticized for making incendiary or conspiracy-promoting remarks, including his suggestion in August that a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., had been staged, and his incorrect claim in October that Hitler was not anti-gay.

by | May 31, 2018 | 22:04

South Korea's Yonhap News said Tuesday it saw the name of Kim Yong Chol on the passengers' list for a flight Tuesday from Beijing to Washington. Kim Jong-un has sent favourable signals in recent days and Mr Trump's aides will soon assess whether he is willing to take serious steps before making a final decision on whether to go ahead with the summit, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

by | May 31, 2018 | 20:56

However, aggravated assault on a police officer is often times reduced in plea bargains to simple assault. Off-camera, the encounter became more tense. Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr . had previously said the videos would likely " vindicate " the officers. "Open display", police respond to Weinman. "They can be hard to control.

by | May 31, 2018 | 20:24

He had been critical of the Kremlin in recent years. Babchenko, 41, one of Russia's best-known war reporters, spoke and wrote about leaving the country because of repeated threats that he and his family would be harmed. "Bloody crimes and total impunity have become routine for the Kiev regime". "We demand that the Ukrainian authorities make every effort to promptly investigate".

by | May 31, 2018 | 20:21

In any case, he is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a key step in finalizing the scheduled Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12. Since then, Trump has suggested the meeting could be back on. The U.S. has stated it is willing to trade with and invest in North Korea on the condition of its complete denuclearization .

by | May 31, 2018 | 20:13

The CNN host explained that the FBI's goal was to run down a claim made by former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos , who had bragged to an Australian diplomat about Russia's possession of dirt on Hillary Clinton. When critics such as House intelligence committee ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., don't say that Trump isn't a target, they're "doing a disservice to all our fellow citizens", Gowdy said.

by | May 31, 2018 | 20:09

USA and North Korean envoys have also been meeting in Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, and an American "pre-advance" team is in Singapore to make logistical arrangements for the rapidly planned meeting. Trump had mused that Kim's "attitude" had changed after the North Korean leader's surprise visit to China two weeks ago, suggesting China was pushing Kim away from the table.

by | May 31, 2018 | 20:07

Just after midday, a auto bomb exploded at the entrance to the ministry compound, said Hashmat Stanekzai, spokesman for Kabul police. The bomber struck outside the ministry on Wednesday, allowing several gunmen to pass through an outer gate where they traded fire with security forces, who eventually killed the attackers.

by | May 31, 2018 | 19:20

Kim Yong Chol landed in NY on Wednesday as the most senior North Korean envoy to hold talks with American officials on USA soil in 18 years. President Donald Trump said that meetings with a North Korean delegation in NY have gone "very well" and that he expects the delegation to travel to Washington on Friday to deliver him "a letter from Kim Jong Un".

by | May 31, 2018 | 19:03

Mexico responded to US steel and aluminum tariffs by imposing wide-ranging "equivalent" measures on farm and industrial products, the economy ministry said on Thursday, ratcheting up tensions during talks to renegotiate NAFTA. While not confirming directly that the US would decide to impose tariffs, he said: 'It's up to the European Union to decide if it wants to take retaliatory measures.