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Author: 0 US Defense Secretary Mattis Slams China for Militarising South China Sea Islands

Australia's Defense Minister Marise Payne, from left, China's PLA Lieutenant-General He Lei and Canada's Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan listens to U.S. "The placement of these weapon systems is tied directly to military use for the goal of intimidation and coercion ", Mattis said, adding, "China's militarization of the Spratlys is also in direct contradiction to President Xi Jinping's 2015 public assurances in the White House Rose Garden that they would not do this".

Worldwide Joint UK-EU Status Under Consideration for Northern Ireland
Author: 0 Joint UK-EU Status Under Consideration for Northern Ireland

Another strong possibility is that these plans will be rejected by the Democratic Unionist Party, which supports Theresa May's minority government, as DUP leader Arlene Foster has remained clear in stating her party would oppose any proposal that Northern Ireland operate under different regulations to the UK.

Worldwide China rejects 'ridiculous' US accusation of South China Sea militarisation
Author: 0 China rejects 'ridiculous' US accusation of South China Sea militarisation

This month, China's air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise. Washington also says Beijing could use the islands as military bases. military presence in the disputed waters. However, he said Washington had formally proposed Mattis visit China, and both countries were coordinating on details.

Worldwide 'Malaysia may hunt for MH370 if new evidence found'
Author: 0 'Malaysia may hunt for MH370 if new evidence found'

Remarkably, Ocean Infinity's underwater drones on its vessel Seabed Constructor scanned almost as much of the ocean floor in just 90 days as the previous three-year $200 million search, coordinated by Australian authorities. Malaysia's prime minister spoke to reporters on Wednesday. Australia, Malaysia and China agreed in 2016 that an official search would only resume if the three countries had credible evidence that identified a specific location for the wreckage.

Worldwide Trump is already handing propaganda victories to North Korea: critics
Author: 0 Trump is already handing propaganda victories to North Korea: critics

The Washington Post reported Friday that the cash-strapped state requires a foreign country to cover the cost of their preferred accommodations. "We are going to deal, and we are really going to start a process", Trump told reporters on Friday, adding that the two sides don't expect to sign any agreement on June 12.

Worldwide Sworn in as Spain's leader, Sanchez faces Catalan conundrum
Author: 0 Sworn in as Spain's leader, Sanchez faces Catalan conundrum

Parliament voted 180-169 Friday to replace Rajoy's government with one led by Sanchez. "Pedro Sanchez, let us talk, take risks, both you and I, let us sit down at a table and talk, government to government", Mr. That takeover came to an end on Saturday after Mr. Torra formed his government, as stipulated by the Senate when it granted the Central government the extraordinary powers to intervene in the running of the region.

Worldwide President Trump Signs 'Right To Try' Bill Into Law
Author: 0 President Trump Signs 'Right To Try' Bill Into Law

However, the law does not require drug companies to make their products available. "While a long time coming, today is a monumental win for patients desperately seeking the "right to try" investigational treatments and therapies", said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden.

Author: 0 In 20 Page Letter, Trump Lawyers Tell Mueller POTUS Can't Obstruct Justice

The government price tag of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential elections stood at about $16.7 million in its first 10 and a half months, according to the AP. Comey; complained about what they see as investigative failures; and contested the interpretation of significant facts. The memo is an assertion of presidential power and another front on which Trump's lawyers have argued that he can not be subpoenaed.

Worldwide Women take abortion pills in Northern Irish protest
Author: 0 Women take abortion pills in Northern Irish protest

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers moved in to seize the robot, some of the pills and one woman who had openly taken a tablet. After several minutes, the officers, on instruction from the inspector in command of the operation, abandoned their attempt to speak to the woman.

Worldwide Navarro Hits at Mnuchin for U.S.-China Trade War Comments
Author: 0 Navarro Hits at Mnuchin for U.S.-China Trade War Comments

Ivanka Trump stepped back from management of her brand and placed its assets in a family-run trust, but she continues to profit from the business, the AP reported. "We must not allow this country to overtake the United States and become a leading power", Ferguson said. The tariff threat is a "very powerful" negotiating tactic, said Lester Ross, chairman of the American chamber's policy committee.

Worldwide USA slaps 25 per cent tariff on Canadian steel
Author: 0 USA slaps 25 per cent tariff on Canadian steel

Mexico's retaliatory tariffs target pork legs, apples, grapes and cheeses as well as steel - products from US heartland states that supported Trump in the 2016 election. An escalating trade dispute between the US and three key allies could hit Bay State businesses dependent on steel and aluminium - as well as those trying to expand their global footprint - as significant worldwide partners for MA threaten higher tariffs.

Worldwide First lady stays behind on Trump’s Camp David weekend
Author: 0 First lady stays behind on Trump’s Camp David weekend

It's unclear when Trump will make a public appearance, but Grisham insisted Friday, "She is fine, she's doing great". The first lady posted a tweet two days ago addressing speculations: "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing".

Worldwide Indian police vehicle crushes youth to death in Occupied Kashmir
Author: 0 Indian police vehicle crushes youth to death in Occupied Kashmir

Kaiser succumbed to his injuries while Younis is in critical condition in hospital. When hundreds of residents showed up, witnesses said police again fired tear gas into the mourners. Friday's incident was the second of its kind in recent weeks. The mob tried to take the officer and his escort out of the vehicle. Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict in Kashmir, which both India and Pakistan claim in full.

Worldwide Italy's anti-establishment government sworn in three months after election
Author: 0 Italy's anti-establishment government sworn in three months after election

Conte's new government would put an end to a stalemate that lasted more than 12 weeks, during which the protracted political instability of the euro-zone's third largest economy rattled financial markets. "We have to be patient and keep our eyes open to be sure they don't go too far". Now the head of the Economy Faculty at Rome's Tor Vergata University, Tria has called for a debate on the euro in both Italy and in the rest of Europe.

Worldwide Saudi king appoints new ministers of labour and culture
Author: 0 Saudi king appoints new ministers of labour and culture

According to The Independent , a Yemen-based branch of the extremist Al Qaeda organization has issued a warning to Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman after he allowed WWE to run the Greatest Royal Rumble event, which Al Qaeda dubbed "sinful".

Worldwide Trump levies steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico
Author: 0 Trump levies steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico

Trump had campaigned for president on a promise to crack down on trading partners that he said exploited poorly negotiated trade agreements to run up big trade surpluses with the U.S. The European Union has previously said if Trump moved forward with his threat then the EU could in turn slap tariffs on products like peanut butter, orange juice and other goods.

Worldwide U.S., North Korea enter second day of nuclear talks
Author: 0 U.S., North Korea enter second day of nuclear talks

Despite having a border with North Korea and relatively cordial relations that President Vladimir Putin has seemed to want to develop further, Russian Federation has kept a surprisingly low profile as Kim has emerged onto the world stage this year, meeting twice with Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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