U.S. flies bombers over South China Sea amid heightened tensions with Beijing

U.S. flies bombers over South China Sea amid heightened tensions with BeijingLieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman, said that B-52 bombers transited over the South China Sea as part of “regularly scheduled operations designed to enhance our interoperability with our partners and allies in the region.” Such flights are common, but usually upset Beijing. In June, China’s foreign ministry said no military ship or aircraft could scare China away from its resolve to protect its territory after U.S. B-52 bombers flew near disputed islands in the South China Sea. The United States and China have frequently sparred about the militarization of the South China Sea, where China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines all have competing claims.


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Brawny Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National will not bow down to the bombers (sorry, Team USA)

  1. Brawny Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National will not bow down to the bombers (sorry, Team USA)  Golf.com
  2. Tiger Woods embraces girlfriend Erica Herman after golf great’s first tour victory since 2013  Fox News
  3. Rookies can provide a spark at Ryder Cup, but sometimes inexperience can hurt  USA TODAY
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China and US Show Off Nuclear Bombers in South China Sea Standoff

  1. China and US Show Off Nuclear Bombers in South China Sea Standoff  Newsweek
  2. US B-52s fly by contested islands amid rising tensions with China  CNN
  3. US B-52s again fly in contested airspace of South China Sea claims  AirForceTimes.com
  4. China is alone at sea. That means the US has the advantage.  Washington Post
  5. Rising China-US Tensions Affect Southeast Asia  Voice of America
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15 wounded as a pair of bombers hit a Toronto-area Indian restaurant

  1. 15 wounded as a pair of bombers hit a Toronto-area Indian restaurant  Los Angeles Times
  2. 2 men wanted after blast injures 15 people at restaurant near Toronto  CNN
  3. Homemade Bomb Injures 15 At Indian Restaurant In Canada, Police Hunt Suspects  BuzzFeed News
  4. 2 men wanted after bomb blast at Mississauga restaurant wounds 15  CBC.ca
  5. ‘Absolutely horrifying’: 15 hospitalized, including 3 with critical injuries, in Mississauga restaurant explosion  mississauga.com
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Taiwan sends aircraft to shadow Chinese bombers around island

Taiwan sends aircraft to shadow Chinese bombers around islandBy Jess Macy Yu TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s air force scrambled aircraft on Friday as Chinese bombers flew around the self-ruled island, just a few hours after Taiwan vowed not to be cowed having lost another diplomatic ally amid growing Chinese pressure. Taiwan is China’s most sensitive territorial issue and a potential dangerous military flashpoint. China claims the island as its sacred territory and has vowed not to allow any attempts at what it views as Taiwan separatism.


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Philippines takes 'appropriate action' over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

Philippines takes 'appropriate action' over Chinese bombers in disputed South China SeaBy Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines expressed “serious concerns” over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken “appropriate diplomatic action”, the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. China’s air force said bombers such as the H-6K had landed and taken off from islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of training exercises last week, drawing angry reactions from opposition lawmakers in Manila. The Philippines could not independently verify the presence of Chinese bombers in the South China Sea, said presidential spokesman Harry Roque.


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Bombers in the South China Sea: Beijing Grows Military Presence on Disputed Islands

  1. Bombers in the South China Sea: Beijing Grows Military Presence on Disputed Islands  Wall Street Journal
  2. US criticizes China’s militarization of disputed waters  ABC News
  3. Senate must make stand on Chinese activity in West Philippine Sea, Drilon says  Philippine Star
  4. Air Force bombers land on island airport for first time  ecns
  5. Asia in 3 minutes: naughty Chinese tourists in Vietnam; naughty monkeys in Thailand  South China Morning Post
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