Far removed from the Soviet sell-off vessels it had in the 70s and 80s, China’s maritime forces have rapidly modernized to meet the challenges of the country’s new geo-political reality.
Although the US says it is not willfulness but necessity that is compelling its actions targeting Chinese imports, it seems to be Washington's fixation on the trade deficit between the two countries.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has pulled his country out of the International Criminal Court with his government accusing the ICC of politicizing local affairs.
The World Happiness Report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations, ranks countries on income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.
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