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Trump meets with Arab leaders ahead of major speech

The president will urge leaders in the region to "drive out the terrorists from your places of worship". Drive them out of your communities. One of the central achievements of Trump's first day in Riyadh was the arms deal, and other investments Tillerson said could total up to $350 billion.


Top Philippine judge calls for fresh arbitration case over China 'threat'

Top Philippine judge calls for fresh arbitration case over China 'threat'

UNCLOS is the so-called Constitution for the Oceans while the EEZ is the 200-nautical mile area from a coastal state's baselines, within which the coastal state has the exclusive rights to explore and exploit resources. "There's definitely an economic pivot toward China ", said Richard Heydarian, a foreign policy analyst. During the visit, China and the Philippines agreed to a US$72 million grant, instead of loans, for social and economic planning.


N.Korea launches 'projectile' north of Pyongyang

N.Korea launches 'projectile' north of Pyongyang

The missile flew about 500 km (310 miles), it said. The launch came a week after North Korea successfully tested a new midrange missile that it said could carry a heavy nuclear warhead. The UN Security Council met behind closed doors last Tuesday to discuss tightening sanctions on North Korea after its May 14 launch. The reclusive state has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the US mainland.


Trump decries 'witch-hunt' as tensions emerge over investigator

Trump decries 'witch-hunt' as tensions emerge over investigator

The developments were a blow to White House efforts to dampen down interest in the Russian Federation investigation as Mr Trump and his staff boarded Air Force One for Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his first foreign trip as President. The Times reported Trump noted the Russia investigation as he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak of his decision to fire Comey.



North Korea launches unidentified projectile, South Korea says

Meanwhile, Japan has strongly protested to North Korea about the ballistic missile launch as Tokyo can not tolerate its repeated acts of provocation, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference. The official said in a statement that the country's military "is closely monitoring the North Korean military for any further provocation and maintaining readiness to respond".