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Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

China ‘vigilant’ after US B-1 bombers fly over disputed waters

China has stressed that it will safeguard its territorial sovereignty, in a tacit warning to the United States, two of whose military bombers recently flew over the South China Sea. “China’s military will resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security, and regional peace and stability,” a Chinese ministerial source said on Friday. ...

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British PM loses majority but battles to stay on

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Friday seek to form a new government, resisting pressure to resign after losing her parliamentary majority ahead of crucial Brexit talks. The Conservative leader had called Thursday’s snap election in a bid to extend her majority and strengthen her hand in the ...

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US airstrikes shoot down drone, kill 17 civilians in Syria

US warplanes continue their unauthorized strikes in Syria, shooting down a pro-Syrian drone near the Jordanian border and killing 17 civilians in the northern province of Raqqah. According to Colonel Ryan Dillon, the spokesman for the US-led coalition in Syria, a US airstrike hit the drone near the coalition’s al-Tanf garrison ...

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Indian PM meets Pakistani, Chinese leaders in Kazakhstan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have met at a summit in Kazakhstan. Sharif and Modi exchanged greetings and shook hands at the opening of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Astana on Thursday. The summit formally begins on Friday. The meeting between the ...

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Losing to Trump has been ‘pretty devastating’: Hillary Clinton

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says losing the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump has been “pretty devastating.” In a commencement address at Medgar Evers University in Brooklyn in New York on Thursday morning, Clinton showed that the crushing defeat at the hands of the maverick Republican politician is ...

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British voters opposing bankrupt imperial system: Activist

With Theresa May’s Conservative Party having lost its overall majority in parliament, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the British premier to resign and make way for a new government. Press TV has interviewed John Rees, an activist with Stop the War Coalition, and Andre Walker, a political commentator, both ...

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Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum plan as ‘grave mistake’

Turkey has censured as a plan by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to hold a referendum on breaking away from the mainland. On Friday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry warned the decision announced earlier this week to hold the independence vote on September 25 would be a “grave mistake.” “The maintenance of Iraq’s ...

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Spain’s Catalonia declares date for independence vote

Catalonia will hold a referendum on splitting from Spain on Oct. 1, the head of the region said on Friday, setting the stage for months of confrontation with the central government which says such a vote is illegal and must not take place.  Previous secessionist challenges in Catalonia – a populous wealthy region whose ...

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