by | February 12, 2019 | 07:58

The alleged incursion by two USA warships into the internationally disputed waters of the South China Sea was the second such move within five weeks. In January, the destroyer USS McCampbell sailed within 22kms of the Paracel Islands. The US and its allies periodically send planes and warships near South China Sea islands and reefs claimed by Beijing to signal their right under worldwide law to pass through the waters, invariably angering China.

by | February 12, 2019 | 05:58

Seoul contributed around 960 billion won a year ago - more than 40 percent of the total bill - financing the construction of American military facilities and paying South Korean civilians working on United States bases. They said Trump might use the failed military cost-sharing negotiations as an excuse to pull back some of US troops in South Korea, as a bargaining chip in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

by | February 12, 2019 | 05:27

This provoked much hand-wringing on Twitter , although Hegseth said he was joking, poking fun at hand-sanitizing paranoids. "I can't see them, so, therefore, they are not a real thing". The declaration didn't go over well with folks who commented on Hegseth's Twitter timeline, some with this hashtag: #WashYourHands. On Monday morning, a USA Today piece came out reviewing the #DontWash incident and assuring its readers that, yes, washing your hands is incredibly important, and the ...

by | February 12, 2019 | 04:27

The party that nominated a Thai princess to run for prime minister has said it will comply with the king's wishes after he opposed the move . The election commission's exclusion was widely expected after a late night statement from King Maha Vajiralongkorn just hours after his elder sister put her name forward as the candidate for a populist political party on Friday.

by | February 12, 2019 | 03:44

A senior administration official told the AP that the State Department regularly updates Congress on the status of the case and that the USA government will continue to work to hold accountable those responsible for the death. Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, said the murder was carried out by Saudi officials "acting outside their scope of authority" and that 11 people have been charged with the crime.

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:30

Instead they met directly with US negotiators in Doha last month for peace talks described by US President Donald Trump as "constructive". President Trump is pushing to end United States involvement in Afghanistan, where 14,000 American troops are still deployed.

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:10

Despite mounting global pressure over the country's missile program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to continue to push the development of such weapons. The Israeli prime minister's comments came in direct response to IRGC political affairs spokesman Yadollah Javani, who warned earlier on Monday that Iran would attack Israel if threatened by Washington.

by | February 12, 2019 | 01:54

We would like to congratulate the rescue personnel and paramedics who worked together to rescue this little girl today. PR councillor, Shotel De Boer with residents. "The Fire Department has seen the baby moving and they are trying to get to the baby". Some community members have named the baby girl, 'Storm'. Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said emergency services were on the scene in Newlands East on the corner of Barracuda Road and Herring Way.

by | February 12, 2019 | 00:12

O'Rourke has denounced Trump on Twitter for stoking "false fear" about immigrants and said the city must use the president's visit to "tell the true story about the border". On Tuesday, O'Rourke promised a 2020 decision by the end of the month. Trump hasn't won many new supporters, either, particularly after last week, when during the State of the Union he falsely said, "The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime - one of the highest in the ...

by | February 11, 2019 | 23:15

Switzerland is the UK's 7th largest export market, 3rd largest non-EU market, 8th largest foreign direct investor and 10th top destination for United Kingdom outward direct investment. The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, signed the UK-Switzerland agreement in Bern today (Monday 11th February) with Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin.

by | February 11, 2019 | 22:55

Following the US decision to impose sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry, both sides have engaged in aggressive moves for control of Citgo, which has roots in the United States dating back 100 years, but has been owned by Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA , for three decades.

by | February 11, 2019 | 22:26

In the adjoining Haridwar district, the death toll had risen to 28 from 12 on Friday, Indian broadcaster NDTV reported. In a neighbouring district a senior police officer said nine had died, adding that 66 suspected bootleggers had been arrested in the state and samples of the liquor sent to a laboratory for testing.

by | February 11, 2019 | 21:57

Heavy snow is likely tonight with blowing snow on Tuesday . "This would potentially give us 3-5" on the ground for the Tuesday morning commute with additional accumulation through the day. Forecasters have warned of more to come on Sunday and Monday . "Another 1-2" will fall during the evening before tapering off before midnight. -Winter Weather Advisory.

by | February 11, 2019 | 21:55

In Paris , where 5,000 gathered, two police vehicles were set alight near the Eiffel Tower and a demonstrator lost four fingers trying to enter the National Assembly, France's parliament. "It goes back to the fact that there are some profits but they're always to the same people". "We mustn't give up", said pensioner Serge Mairesse, from Aubervilliers, just outside Paris .

by | February 11, 2019 | 21:16

House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler, also of NY, said Ms Omar's choice of words was "deeply disappointing and disturbing ". Ilhan Omar suggested in a tweet that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ( Aipac ) was buying influence to promote U.S.

by | February 11, 2019 | 19:01

The Israeli army declined to comment on the death, but said that 8,200 "rioters and demonstrators" had been protesting along the frontier. The Israeli army regularly arrests and shoots unarmed Palestinian fishermen, shepherds and farmers in the border areas if they near the moderation zone, as the authorities have not clarified the exact area assigned to that zone.

by | February 11, 2019 | 16:39

A public relations firm representing Watson provided The Associated Press with a 2016 email exchange with a female friend and 2017 text exchanges in which Watson said Fairfax had raped her. "It is obvious that a vicious and co-ordinated smear campaign is being orchestrated against me", he said in a statement. He said Saturday he heard from Tyson after their encounter and he knew Watson after their encounter, and he said neither ever "said or otherwise indicated that our interaction was not ...

by | February 11, 2019 | 15:28

The sky will remain cloudy through tonight , with a chance of scattered showers as an east-southeast wind returns. Cloudy weather will keep Sunday morning temperatures above freezing: expect lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. The storm is expected to hit Eastern Ontario on Tuesday through Wednesday , bringing 25-35 centimeters (9.8-13.8 inches) of snow and wind topping 80 kilometers an hour.

by | February 11, 2019 | 13:38

His supporters have said he should be freed and is protected under his status as a refugee with Australian residency. The player fled Bahrain in 2014 and now plays for semi-professional Melbourne-based club Pascoe Vale. Campaigners believe the case was bogus and have unearthed footage they say supports his claim that he was playing in a televised match at the time.

by | February 11, 2019 | 12:41

The communities secretary, James Brokenshire, said that if no finalised deal were put to the Commons by 27 February, MPs would again be given an amendable motion to consider. Britain has reached an impasse in its last-minute renegotiation of an exit deal that it agreed with the European Union previous year but that was overwhelmingly rejected by the British parliament in January.