Earlier this year Vietnam's Deputy Defence Minister, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, told Reuters that Hanoi had no such launchers or weapons ready in the Spratlys but reserved the right to take any such measures. "Other countries should not use force or threat of force in South China Sea", Thanh said. Military analysts suspect that the rocket launchers are a part of the advanced EXTended Range Artillery (EXTRA) system Vietnam received from Israel recently.
Froome was bidding to emulate Sir Bradley Wiggins by winning the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year, after taking time trial bronze behind his compatriot four years ago. Three-time Tour de France victor Froome is the favourite for the hilly 54.5-kilometres course, which includes the Grumari climbs which were part of Saturday's road race.
Russia intends to resume cooperation with Turkey in the construction site, Russian President Vladimir Putin said over the course of a meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan and representatives of business circles. Turkey also sought Gulen's extradition but the U.S. demanded clear evidence. US officials from President Obama on down have said they have no control over extradition requests, which must go through an impartial legal process.
President Erdogan travels to Russia to meet with President Putin for the first time since apologizing in late June for the downing of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border in November previous year. "We don't find the Aleppo siege to be appropriate". The Turkish government has repeatedly pressed Washington to extradite Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gulen whom it blames for the coup bid, warning Washington that relations could suffer over the issue.
The CMA, which acts as a competition watchdog in the country, released a report Tuesday after a two-year investigation into the banking sector that found that just 3% of retail customers switch to a different bank in any year. The UK's four major banks - Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC - dominate 77% of personal current accounts, and 85% of business accounts.
The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of Ahmed Mohamed. While the charges of bringing a hoax bomb to school were dropped, the 9th grader, known nationally as "Clock Boy", was still suspended from MacArthur High School for three days last September.