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WASHINGTON | US warships pass through politically sensitive Taiwan Strait

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says two U.S. Navy warships have passed through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait without incident. The 100 mile-wide (160 kilometer-wide) strait divides the island nation from mainland China. Beijing considers Taiwan a breakaway Chinese province and objects to U.S. defense support for self-governing Taiwan. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, says … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US warships pass through politically sensitive Taiwan Strait

FRISCO, Texas | US headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

FRISCO, Texas — Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Heath’s first came in the first two minutes of the match and she … Continue reading FRISCO, Texas | US headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

MALE, Maldives | Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate claims victory

MALE, Maldives  — Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a longtime but little-known lawmaker, declared victory at his party’s campaign headquarters in the capital city Male in a contentious election widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. Supporters draped in the Maldives’ flag took to the streets, hugging one another, cheering … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate claims victory

MALE, Maldives | Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

MALE, Maldives  — Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling station on Sunday to vote in the Maldives’ third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. Both President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, voted in the capital, Male, shortly after polls opened. An election-eve … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness