Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said last week there could be a "re-scoping" of some joint exercises in 2017. The annual meeting came at a time when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the scaling down joint military exercises and other activities between the two countries.
Editor in Chief of Cankaoxiaoxi Xinhua News Agency Zhang Tiezhu said it "must be admitted that a lot of information about China and Latin America, especially negative information, mainly comes from western media, and the direct result is that quite a number of Chinese people still think of Latin America as a place of backwardness, chaos of war and poverty, white Latin Americans, especially Latin American media, know very little about China and have prejudices against it".
With Toronto Mayor John Tory making an about-face and championing a controversial road toll plan, the city's senior bureaucrats are also recommending the city pursue a host of other taxes , including the rebirth of the motor-vehicle registration tax, killed under mayor Rob Ford, and new booze taxes, income taxes or even a share of sales taxes.
Iraqi forces urged them to come out with information of any Islamic State members among them. A. ISIS, which is fighting to defend its Mosul stronghold in northern Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attack. "The Iraqis are going to beat them", he told AFP. Among the forces deployed south and west of the city are the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation), an umbrella for paramilitaries dominated by Tehran-backed militias.
It was initially reported at magnitude 7.2, but revised to 7. Lina Pohl, the country's environment minister, said there was a tsunami alert, with the possibility of waves 6 feet (3 metres) high along the coast. Residents living along the pacific coast of El Salvador have been urged to withdraw up to 1km inland, away from the shore. There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand.
Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londono signed an earlier version of the deal in a triumphant ceremony with global leaders on September 27. They range from a prohibition on foreign magistrates judging crimes by the FARC or government to a commitment from the insurgents to forfeit assets, some of them amassed through drug trafficking, to help compensate their victims.