The islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, were transferred by US under Japan’s administrative control in 1971, sparking a territorial dispute with China. Beijing has claimed ownership of the islands from the 14th century, while Tokyo argues it had ownership of the islands from 1895 until its surrender at the end of World War II.
LYON, France French far-right leader Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with a promise to shield voters from globalization and make their country “free”, hoping to profit from political turmoil to score a Donald Trump-style upset.
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko the United States will work to restore peace along the border with Russia. “We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border,” Trump said in a White House statement on Saturday.
Dear Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America and South America: No need to stress. If you’ve heard anything about a newly discovered “lost continent” beneath the Indian Ocean, don’t worry too much: Your spots as the continental magnificent seven are secure.
Martin Laird stayed firmly in contention to claim his first PGA Tour title in almost four years as Byeong Hun An ended the third day of the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a slender lead.
Hideki Matsuyama came within a few inches of becoming only the 10th player to make a hole-in-one with a superb tee shot to the 16th on day three of the Phoenix Open.
DUBAI A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions on its missile programme by holding a military exercise on Saturday.
Great Britain lead Canada 2-1 in their Davis Cup World Group tie after Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray claimed a hard-fought win in Saturday’s crucial doubles rubber.