BANGKOK (AP) — China threatened "serious consequences" Friday after the United States Navy sailed a destroyer around the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea for the second day in a row, in a move Beijing claimed was a violation of its sovereignty and security ... Both sides said their actions were justified under international law ... .
WASHINGTON. The US military carried out multiple air strikes in Syria on Thursday night against Iran-aligned groups whom it blamed for a drone attack that killed an American contractor, wounded another and also hurt five US troops, the Pentagon said ... Reuters was unable to independently confirm the toll. REPEATED ATTACKS ... FILEPHOTO. U.S ...REUTERS ... .
The release of Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed as a hero in the Hollywood filmHotel Rwanda, follows intense diplomacy by the US, where he has permanent residency rights, and may help to ease tensions between the two countries ... .
A United Nations independent commission of inquiry has held a second series of public hearings as part of its mandate to investigate human rights violations in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories... “The deliberate attack targeting journalists during conflict constitutes a war crime,” he said. ‘Very disturbing’ ... .
HELSINKI -- The Finnish president on Thursday formally sealed the Nordic country's historic bid to join NATO by signing into law the required national legal amendments needed for membership in the Western military alliance ...Turkey has presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14, and ratification is expected before that ... .
Britain is becoming a sick society. I don’t mean this merely in a figurative sense, that the country is suffering from an epidemic of depravity and knife crime. Sixteen per cent of the British labour force — one in six — report that they suffer from long-term health problems ... More on the UK ... Long-term health problems ... The future doesn’t look any better.
The latest U.S.-China clash over the popular social media app TikTok is likely to worsen the already-deteriorating relationship between the two countries, as Beijing and Washington tussle over software bans, technology exports and concerns about espionage and national security ... Here's where the dispute stands ... The U.S ... citizens. In China, many U.S ... .
Saudi Arabia and Syria are in talks over a resumption of consular services between the two countries, according to Saudi state television, an indication of a possible restoration of ties between the two countries ...The channel added that the foreign ministry source was commenting on international media reports ... .
PresidentEmmanuel Macron was under pressure on Friday to find a way out of a crisis that has seen some of France's worst street violence in years over a pension bill he has pushed through parliament without a vote ... A tag on an ATM read. "Paris is burning.". Some 441 police officers were injured and 475 people were arrested ... Capitol. 'Worried' ... .
Ukrainian troops, on the defensive for four months, will launch a long-awaited counterassault “very soon” now that Russia’s huge winter offensive is losing steam without taking Bakhmut, Ukraine’s top ground forces commander said yesterday ... Just like with every city and village that suffered because of the occupiers,” he wrote. .
In August, Dr Herman Edeling wrote an open letter to PresidentCyril Ramaphosa and the Minister of Health in which he addressed the health and economic crises that we are facing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic ... And by not relying on reasons, they are neither relying on facts, nor on science, nor on logic ... .