Mattis was also upfront that US would continue its so-called freedom of navigation program. Diplomatic and Security Dialogue in Washington D.C., the United States, on November 9, 2018. There has been a rise in negative voices on China in the USA that merit attention, Xi said. The United States sees Taiwan as part of a network of Asian democracies, and informal Taiwan-U.S.
Theresa May's Brexit plans have been dealt a blow as her Democratic Unionist Party allies hit out at fears that a deal could impose barriers between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. They said Ms. May had earlier promised them that it never would. At issue is the vexing problem of how to avoid border checks between British Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit enters into force on March 29.
Authorities said some 200,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders, including the entire city of Malibu . One fire that broke out near the northeast corner of Los Angeles has roared westward, jumped USA 101 in the Calabasas area and is surging up the Santa Monica Mountains.
Only 35 of 100 of the six-term senate seats were up for grabs, of which there are two in each state. Casten, a scientist and businessman took almost 53 percent of the vote in an area covering the northern part of Cook County, and parts of Lake, McHenry, Kane, and DuPage counties.
The Agence France-Presse cited an unnamed minister as saying that "the election is likely to be held in early January" rather than the scheduled date in 2020. Wickremesinghe has insisted his firing is unconstitutional and demanded that Parliament be summoned to prove his majority. Several legislators have said they were offered millions of dollars to switch allegiance and at least eight have already jumped to the president's side.
The extent of the injuries and damage was not immediately known. As the fast-moving fire ravaged Northern California , forcing an entire city of 27,000 to evacuate, highways were jammed with cars as people desperately tried to escape. Adding to the complexity of the disaster is tonight the district's youth convention is being held at Trinity Life Center in Sacramento - a destination city for numerous thousands evacuating fire-threatened communities.