May 27 2018
The U.S. has chose to punish China for the militarization of the South China Sea by expelling it from the world's largest naval exercise, The Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday, citing the Pentagon. US officials say that China is developing a military capacity to threaten USA naval vessels that operate in the South China Sea and to choke off shipping through a vital waterway in the event of war.
Chinese officials were notified of the decision on Wednesday morning, and the news came just hours before Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington, D.C.
Depriving China of its access to RIMPAC doesn't dangerously degrade U.S. Half the participating ships are U.S. Navy vessels.
The supply ship Gaoyouhu and the hospital ship Peace Ark are gonging to set sail to Hawaii to join 2016 Pacific Rim (RIMPAC) on June 15, 2016 in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province of China.
Rimpac began in 1971 and was held annually until 1974, when it switched to every two years due to its large scale. China's expulsion from the drills was described as an "initial response", suggesting that there might be more to come.
China will not allow exchange programs to be used to coerce it into giving up its "inherent rights" in the South China Sea, according to a Foreign Ministry spokesperson Thursday.
China scolds USA for pulling invitation to major naval drill
Adm. Phil Davidson, who is expected to head Pacific Command after the retirement of Adm. Harry Harris, recently told Congress that China has already consolidated its hold on the South China Sea.
By Lalit K Jha Washington, May 24 (PTI) Alleging that Beijing is engaged in "destabilising behaviour" in the South China Sea, the Pentagon today kicked out China from its annual maritime military exercise. "Period", Kazianis said. "Considering their aggressive approach to dominate the Asia-Pacific region, turn the South China Sea into their own personal lake, as well as diminish America's position in the region, this move on the Trump administration's part makes sense".
The Pentagon said that China has also landed bomber aircraft, apparently including the advanced, nuclear-capable H-6K, at Woody Island, in another disputed area to the north claimed by China and Vietnam. The formation of islands, islets and reefs are also partially claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.
The US withdrawal of an invitation to such a symbolic event comes at a hard time in relations between the two sides and is potentially just the first setback in military exchanges between them, said Zhang Yuquan, an global relations specialist at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou.
"We believe these recent deployments and the continued militarization of these features is a violation of the promise that (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping) made to the United States and the World not to militarize the Spratly Islands". China has generally participated.
China has participated in the last two RIMPAC exercises, which as the world's largest maritime warfare exercise includes around two dozen participant countries.
The United States has revoked an invitation to China to the 2018 Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC).
Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in. What's next?
Asked "what can you say?" he mildly shook his head and softly said "no". "The conversation will keep getting deeper", she said. The officials spoke Thursday to the AP on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the investigation.
Arsene Wenger Endorses Idea of Mikel Arteta Succeeding Him
Most importantly, he has the characteristics needed to represent Arsenal Football Club: intelligence, quality and class. An answer to that question could move a step closer today as the Gunners plan discussions with a potential successor.
Cardinals' second-round pick Christian Kirk reportedly arrested prior to draft
The police report added that officers "immediately noticed Kirk's demeanor" due to the "blank stare" he had on his face. That is what I would be interested to know, and I'm sure we won't get an answer.
May 27 2018
South Korea says North Korea committed to 'complete' denuclearisation, summit with Trump
Donald Trump has said negotiations over a potential summit with the leader of North Korea are "going along very well". He said there is a "lot of good will" and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula would be "a great thing".
May 23 2018
Hazard targets title to hint at Chelsea stay
Such was the frustration amongst Red Devils that a lot of them sent angry messages to Mourinho on his Instagram page. Courtois said: "Yeah, I think so".
May 23 2018
China-US economic, trade consensuses "meet interests of the people": vice premier
The company has suffered since the United States prevented it from purchasing USA components. In a series of tweets last week Trump suggested he was open to easing up on ZTE.
May 18 2018
Israeli army fires tank shells at Gaza military facilities, no injuries reported
The Palestinian ambassador blamed " Israel occupation forces" for the "massacre" at the border during the United Nations meeting. Hamas had been calling for people to demonstrate at the border in a bid to break an 11-year blockade by Israel and Egypt.
May 18 2018
No Man's Sky will get cooperative multiplayer this July
Though multiplayer already exists in the game but Murray said this update will bring more interaction between players in the game. The new update will allow players to group, build, race, survive or just explore in the massive world of No Man's Sky .
May 16 2018
Stephen Colbert Had Strong Words About 'Javanka' at the Jerusalem Embassy Opening
According to the Jewish Press , after Yosef's speech , Ivanka Trump and Kushner approached him and asked for his blessing. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Trump in his address that "by recognising history you have made history".
May 14 2018
Hamilton wins in Spain to go 17 points clear
I know it sounds weird but today is the closest I think I've been but there are still areas that weren't quite flawless . Also suffering mechanical issues were Stoffel Vandoorne and Esteban Ocon for McLaren and Force India respectively.
May 13 2018
Trump will be worm food, says Iran's supreme leader
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech to a Belgian regional parliament that Trump's decision shows the U.S. Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister on the potential impact of pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal on the oil market.
May 13 2018
Kilauea could erupt with 'once-in-a-century' explosion, geologists warn
Since last week , lava has been siphoning away for the volcano's summit, breaking through the ground in the 15 fissures. As a result of that event, the lava lake that once existed there disappeared, though one returned in 2009.
May 12 2018
Percentage of Registered Republicans in California Sinks to New Low, Report Shows
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is projected to win the West Virginia GOP Senate primary, according to NBC News. "Vote Rep. Senate seat, and as part of that effort, Republicans across the state, including Mike Pence, congratulated Braun.
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