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Paul Ryan Accuses Democrats Of Caring More About Open Borders Than Kids

Paul Ryan Accuses Democrats Of Caring More About Open Borders Than KidsSpeaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) suggested Thursday that Democrats don't care that



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Mattis accuses China of S. China Sea 'intimidation and coercion'

Mattis accuses China of S. China Sea 'intimidation and coercion'China’s military build-up in the South China Sea and its deployment of high-end weapons systems in the disputed waters is designed to intimidate and coerce neighbours, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking just 10 days before President Donald Trump is due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Mattis also said the US military continues to support diplomats pushing for the “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Beijing has deployed a range of military hardware including anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles and electronic jammers across the South China Sea, where it has built islets and other maritime features into hardened military facilities, Mattis said.



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US Defense Secretary Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China SeaJames Mattis, the US defence secretary, has hit out at China’s “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea and warned there would be “consequences” if it continued.  Mr Mattis accused Beijing of military build-up in the region and warned that the result of their actions will “come home to roost” if they do not stop.  Donald Trump appeared to endorse the comments, linking to them in a tweet and writing: “Very surprised that China would be doing this?” But Chinese Lieutenant General He Lei issued a fiery response, saying that "irresponsible comments from other nations cannot be accepted". The South China Sea has long been contested by America and China, with experts warning it could be the next theatre for geopolitical conflict in the coming decades.  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th International Institute for Strategic Studies Credit:  Yong Teck Lim/AP   Mr Mattis made the comments at an international security forum in Singapore – the site of Mr Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12.  Mr Mattis said: "Despite China's claims to the contrary, the placement of these weapon systems is tied directly to military use for the purposes of intimidation and coercion.” He also criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping for reneging on a 2015 promise made at the White House that Beijing would not militarise the island features in the South China Sea. China's reliance on military muscle to achieve its goals "is not a way to make long-term collaboration the rule of the road in a region that's important to China's future," Mattis said, when asked to elaborate. "There are consequences that will continue to come home to roost, so to speak, with China, if they don't find a way to work more collaboratively with all of the nations who have interests," he added.  Responding to the comment, He Lei said: "As long as it is on your own territory you can deploy the army and you can deploy weapons.”   Australia's Defence Minister Marise Payne, China's PLA Lieutenant-General He Lei and Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan listens to US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' address Credit: EDGAR SU/Reuters Delegates hoping for clarity on Trump's intentions for a scheduled June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not get much from Mattis. He has steadfastly avoided weighing in on the issue, deferring questions to the State Department and Trump's national security team. "On the Korean peninsula, we hold the line with our allies, supporting our diplomats who lead this effort," Mattis said. "Our objective remains the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula."



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Trump accuses Dems of 'rooting against' NKorea talks

Trump accuses Dems of 'rooting against' NKorea talksWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of "rooting against" upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members.



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Israel accuses Iranian forces of rocket attack on Golan

Israel accuses Iranian forces of rocket attack on GolanJERUSALEM (AP) — Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering a heavy Israeli reprisal and escalating already heightened tensions in what appeared to be the most serious violence in years.



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Former Trump Doctor Accuses President's Lawyer, Bodyguard Of Raiding His Office

Former Trump Doctor Accuses President's Lawyer, Bodyguard Of Raiding His OfficeA New York doctor who served as President Donald Trump's personal physician is



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Former Trump Doctor Accuses President's Lawyer, Bodyguard Of Raiding His Office

Former Trump Doctor Accuses President's Lawyer, Bodyguard Of Raiding His OfficeA New York doctor who served as President Donald Trump's personal physician is



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Taiwan accuses China of risk to global health over WHO ban

Taiwan accuses China of risk to global health over WHO banTaipei accused China Thursday of endangering the health of Taiwanese people and compromising global epidemic prevention by blocking it from the World Health Organization (WHO), as its hopes of attending a major meeting next month dim. Last year was the first time in eight years that Taiwan was not granted access to the World Health Assembly (WHA) — the WHO’s main annual meeting — due to pressure from Beijing as part of its efforts to exclude the island from international events. China, which sees self-governing democratic Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification, has used its clout to diminish the island’s presence on the world stage since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took power in May 2016.



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Russia accuses Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on Skripals

Russia accuses Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on SkripalsRussia’s Foreign Minister on Friday accused his British counterpart of distorting the findings of the world chemical watchdog’s investigation into a spy poisoning the UK blames on Moscow. “Already politicians like Boris Johnson are once again trying to distort the truth and announce that the OPCW statement supports Britain’s conclusions without exception,” Sergei Lavrov said. “I will underline that the OPCW confirmed only the contents of the chemical substance,” he said.



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Former EPA Aide Accuses Scott Pruitt Of 'Unethical, Potentially Illegal' Behavior

Former EPA Aide Accuses Scott Pruitt Of 'Unethical, Potentially Illegal' BehaviorEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directed staff to



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