WASHINGTON(Sputnik) - The detention of two Canadian citizens in China is unacceptable and they must be returned, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a press briefing on Friday with Secretary of Defense James Mattis and their Canadian counterparts.
A squadron of the US Navy’s F-35C Lighting II joint strike fighters was officially cleared for operations on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson Wednesday, leaving only one step left for the squadron to accomplish before it can replace workhorse F/A-18 Super Hornets, the US Navy said this week.
The video, posted online after the Danish couple arrived back home, gained tremendous popularity, but at the same time struck a raw nerve with both the authorities, who brought up its illegality, and common citizens, many of whom are faithful Muslims.
One of the four speakers invited to partake in a UNICEF fundraising event, Konstantin Kisin, was slapped an overwhelming regulatory form to comply with, which he deemed a blatant example of censorship.
Neither the US Navy, nor Chinese officials, has commented on the report yet, but Washington has earlier accused Beijing on multiple occasions of using its hackers for corporate espionage against American companies.
Spain’s Angela Ponce has already made history after becoming the first woman to be born male and win a national beauty pageant crown and compete in Miss Universe after contest organisers lifted a corresponding rule that only "naturally born" women could participate in 2012.
Hassan Rouhani's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz was meant to show defiance and counter-intimidation against Washington's sabre-rattling, Ghassan Kadi, a political analyst told Sputnik, emphasising Iran's unique geographical position that allows it to maintain control over the Persian Gulf.
Another round of concerns around private or state-managed surveillance has arrived after it emerged that blonde stunner Taylor Swift has been using the contentious software to get rid of hordes of stalkers.
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