Philippines urges China: 'Uncompromisingly' respect rule of law

Philippines urges China: 'Uncompromisingly' respect rule of law

Vietnam has illegally occupied 29 of about 50 islands and reefs in the South China Sea . A Department of State official commented on the hangars, saying, "This type of potentially dual use construction activity has raised tensions in the region".

Council of Europe head visits Turkey in wake of failed coup

A German court had ruled Erdogan and other top Turkish officials were banned from appearing at the rally via satellite video, angering the pro-Erdogan crowd. This was first time a medical establishment has been targeted in a clampdown under a three-month state of emergency which has also hit journalists and academics.

Vietnam Moves Rocket Launchers into South China Sea

Vietnam Moves Rocket Launchers into South China Sea

The Vietnamese foreign ministry described the reports as " inaccurate " in a terse comment that fell short of a full denial. In June, Vietnam's Deputy Defense Minister said the country had no such launchers or weapons in the Spratly Islands.

Rio 2016: Cancellara charges to second time trial gold

Fabian Cancellara was the overall victor, taking his second Olympic time trial gold . "There are a lot of strong guys but I don't think any of them are head and shoulders above everyone else", he said. Tour de France time trial victor Tom Dumoulin is the heavy favorite. Froome is confident that he can bounce back from his 12th in the road race - one place behind Thomas, who remounted to finish.

Turkish, Russian officials to discuss solution for Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a round table for small business representatives at 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday Aug. 4, 2016. The spokesman said Turkey and Russian Federation have opened a new chapter following the meeting between Erdogan and Putin in St.

NATO says Turkey 'valued ally,' membership not in question

ANKARA , Turkey (AP) - A delegation of Turkish foreign ministry, military and intelligence officials is traveling to Russian Federation for discussions on finding a solution to the Syria conflict, Turkey's foreign minister said Wednesday.