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R. Kelly faces new bribery charge in Brooklyn criminal case

6 December 2019, 8:41 AM

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex.

China warns US of retaliation for law backing Hong Kong protesters

28 November 2019, 6:39 AM

China warned the United States on Thursday it would take “firm counter measures” in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the Chinese-ruled city were doomed to fail.

China summons U.S. ambassador to protest against Hong Kong rights bill

26 November 2019, 6:08 AM

China’s foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, saying it amounted to interference in an internal Chinese matter.

US and France vie to bolster Gulf security after Saudi oil attack

24 November 2019, 6:45 AM

The United States and France are boosting Saudi Arabia’s radar systems following crippling drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in September, which Washington blames on Iran.

U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea, angering China

22 November 2019, 5:51 AM

U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world’s two largest economies.

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