Earlier, the US Secretary of State labeled Beijing's territorial claims to the waters and an exclusive economic zone beyond the 12-nautical mile (22 kilometres) around the Spratly Islands group in the South China Sea as "unlawful", outlining that the United States does not accept the terms.
The US-China tit-for-tat sanctions targeting senior politicians have added to tensions already simmering between the world's two largest economies, say international observers, explaining why the People's Republic is unlikely to tolerate what it sees as US bullying.
Pegasus software, a spyware platform sold by Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group and said to be capable of gaining access to a smartphone's camera and microphone, turning the device into a ‘pocket spy’, is said to have been repeatedly used to target activists, journalists, diplomats, politicians and lawmakers across the globe.
The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March. The biggest number of cases so far have been registered in the United States, Brazil and India.
Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning American film director Oliver Stone, noted for works including 'Platoon' and 'Midnight Express, has also created many documentaries, including "The Untold History of the United States" and has interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Police in Ventura County, California, announced Monday that a dead body found in Lake Piru that morning was that of "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, who went missing last week.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan's 2020 Defence White Paper published on Tuesday contains assessments of growing Russian-Chinese military cooperation, highlighted in a separate chapter.
Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Monday news conference was interrupted by a state resident who called on the official to resign and accused him of falsifying COVID-19 novel coronavirus case numbers.