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USA destroyer sails close to contested island in South China Sea

USA destroyer sails close to contested island in South China Sea

Neither China's Foreign nor Defence Ministries immediately responded to a request for comment. According to global media outlets, the USS Mustin , a U.S. "The provocative behavior by the United States side will only cause the Chinese military to further strengthen building up defense abilities in all areas".


Rand Paul exposes waste in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill

Rand Paul exposes waste in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill

Cantwell said in a news release that Pacific Northwest lawmakers worked together to force Congress to finally address the persistent shortfalls wildland firefighting budgets. Earlier the same day, Trump threatened to veto the legislation over lack of sufficient spending for a wall along the Southern border, a previous non-negotiable for the president.


Iniesta hints at post-World Cup global retirement

Iniesta hints at post-World Cup global retirement

She was responding to Mr Johnson's earlier comparison of the Russian World Cup with Nazi Germany's 1936 Olympics. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared the upcoming soccer World Cup, due to be held in Russian Federation this summer, to the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi Germany.


Teen crashes vehicle during road test into exam center

Teen crashes vehicle during road test into exam center

It's safe to say, this teen will have to retake her driver's test. That's not the case for this anonymous 17-year-old girl, who showed up to the DMV on March 21 harboring dreams of attaining her driver's license - but ended up crashing her vehicle through the DMV building instead.


Trump backs funding bill to avoid shutdown

Trump backs funding bill to avoid shutdown

The House approved it hours earlier 256-167. Trump halted President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, though courts have temporarily kept it alive. House GOP leaders waived their own rules requiring any bill coming to the floor to be posted for at least three days, and none of the more than a dozen lawmakers surveyed Thursday said they had read the entire bill.


Whales die after mass stranding in Australia

Whales die after mass stranding in Australia

The mass beachings of such whales with long-short-finned pilot whales are not infrequent in Western Australia , Curtin University marine biology specialist Bec Wellard noted during an interview with ABC Australi. By Friday afternoon, only 15 whales were still alive and rescuers were administering palliative care. Melissa Lay, the manager at the Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, told Reuters that it was the second mass stranding she had witnessed during her 15 years in the area.