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US destroyer challenges China’s claims in South China Sea

The operation came as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs and could complicate efforts to secure a common stance. (Source: File Photo) Related News A US Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation operation” on Thursday, coming within 12 […]

by December 20, 2018
Bank of England says will not change animal-fat banknotes

Bank of England says will not change animal-fat banknotes

Bank of England would not change the way its new plastic banknotes are made. (Source: File Photo) Related News The Bank of England said on Thursday it would not change the way its new plastic banknotes are made, despite concerns among some vegetarians and religious groups about trace amounts of […]

by December 20, 2018

Hundreds flee as fire rages in southern France

Last month saw blazes across southern France, which is experiencing a particularly hot and dry summer. (File/Photo) Related News A forest fire raged in parched southern France on Thursday, forcing 400 campers and residents to flee, firefighters said. The blaze has been contained after ravaging 500 hectares (1,250 acres) of pine […]

by December 20, 2018
Enjoy the beaches’: Resilient Guam shrugs off North Korea threat

Enjoy the beaches’: Resilient Guam shrugs off North Korea threat

The island’s two bases were ready to intervene, and she bore no grudges about that military presence making Guam a North Korean target. (Source: File Photo) Related News With all the sabre-rattling of North Korea and the prospect of the waters off Guam becoming a new testing ground for its […]

by December 20, 2018

US says two Cuban diplomats expelled after ‘incidents’ in Havana

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. (AP Photo) Top News The United States said it had expelled two Washington-based Cuban diplomats in May after unspecified “incidents” caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in […]

by December 20, 2018
North Korea mocks Donald Trump, hones Guam strike plans

North Korea mocks Donald Trump, hones Guam strike plans

FILE – This combination of photos show North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on April 29, 2017. Threatening language between the U.S. and North Korea is flaring. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Files) […]

by December 20, 2018

Donald Trump’s remarks prompt North Korea to plan strike on Guam: Everything that’s happened so far

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump. Threatening language between the Washington and Pyongyang is flaring. (AP Photo) Related News Tensions between the United States and North Korea heightened on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang it would face “fire and fury” if it […]

by December 20, 2018
Japan could legally intercept a Guam-bound North Korea missile: Kyodo

Japan could legally intercept a Guam-bound North Korea missile: Kyodo

(Representational Image) Related News Japan could legally intercept a North Korean missile headed towards Guam, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday in remarks reported by Kyodo news service. Onodera told a lower house of parliament committee that Japan would be allowed to hit a missile headed towards the U.S. […]

by December 20, 2018

Guam governor shrugs off North Korea’s mid-August strike plan

North Korea’s state media said earlier that, under the plan to be presented to leader Kim Jong Un, four intermediate-range missiles would be fired into waters 30-40 km (18-25 miles) from Guam “to signal a crucial warning to the United States”. Related News The governor of Guam on Thursday dismissed […]

by December 20, 2018
Chinese province says ends corruption “cancer”

Chinese province says ends corruption “cancer”

Shanxi, as one of China’s top coal producing provinces, has seen its economy boom on the back of soaring energy demand over the past decade, one of the reasons state media has given for its corruption problem. (Representational Image) Related News A Chinese province whose corruption problem was once likened […]

by December 20, 2018