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China condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait warship mission | Source: Reuters

Officers of the Indonesian Navy greet the crew of the visiting British Royal Navy ship HMS Richmond docked at Tanjung Priok harbour in Jakarta May 22, 2011.

China strongly condemned Britain for sailing a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, saying it was behaviour that “harboured evil intentions” and that the Chinese military followed the vessel and warned it away. Relations between Beijing and London are already strained over a long list of issues, from trade to human rights.

Source: Reuters


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U.K. and France Call in the Navy, Sort of, in Channel Islands Fishing Dispute | SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES

French fishing boats at the entrance to the harbor in St. Helier, Jersey, on Thursday.Credit…Marc Le Cornu, via Reuters

An ugly spat over post-Brexit fishing rights has erupted between Britain and France, as naval ships from both countries converged in the waters off the island of Jersey, where dozens of French fishing boats were threatening to blockade a port. Relations between Britain and France had already soured on a range of issues as Britain and the European Union divorced.

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES


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  • The European Parliament announced that EU lawmakers had voted overwhelmingly in favor of the agreement with Britain on post-Brexit trade arrangements. The vote cleared the last hurdle towards the full ratification of the agreement, and marks the end of more than four years of negotiations that began after the UK decided to leave the European Union in a referendum in June 2016.

SOURCE: THE EPOCH TIMES


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