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· U.S. Rejects Beijing's Maritime Claims In South China Sea →
China claims sovereignty over the majority of the vast and economically important Asian waterway, and in recent years has built artificial islands or expanded existing islands to bolster its claims.
· Morning mail: NSW to tighten pub coronavirus rules, palace letters release, Trump's 'tsunami of untruths' →
A biographer of HG Wells says the socialist novelist and his brother discussed what an alien invasion would be like and concluded it would be a terrifying disaster – not unlike how the first Tasmanians must have felt when their island was invaded.
· Alamos Gold reports added high-grade intercepts at Island Gold →
Alamos Gold (NYSE:AGI) says results from surface and underground exploration drilling at its Island Gold mine in Mexico further extend high-grade gold mineralization in all three areas of focus.
· Alamos Gold: Valuation Appears To Be Risky, And Profit-Taking Makes Sense At These Prices →
AGI is an average-cost miner that's pursuing organic growth opportunities at its Young Davidson and Island Gold mines, however, the initiatives will need time to bear fruit for the company.
The New York Times
· Bahrain to Execute 2 Shiite Protesters After Years of Desperate Appeals →
Bahrain, a tiny island kingdom off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf, has a majority-Shiite population but is ruled by a Sunni monarchy, leading to occasional protests and violence against government security forces.
· US-China row: Trump administration to reject nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea →
Although the U.S. will continue to remain neutral in territorial disputes, the announcement will mean the administration is in effect siding with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, all of which oppose Chinese assertions of sovereignty over maritime areas surrounding contested islands, reefs and shoals.
· US moves to block all Chinese claims in South China Sea →
Although the US will continue to remain neutral in territorial disputes, the announcement means the administration is in effect siding with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, all of which oppose Chinese assertions of sovereignty over maritime areas surrounding contested islands, reefs and shoals.
· ‘There is the sun and sea, but that does not feed us’: Pandemic hits tourism income on Greece’s Kos →
It’s an unusually calm summer on the Greek island of Kos.
· TUI plans to restart holidays to Greece next week after Britons receive green light →
The tour operator was due to serve four Greek islands at the beginning of July.
· Pompeo says Beijing claims in South China Sea 'unlawful' →
Pompeo also denounced China's claims on the contested Spratly islands, where China earlier this year announced administrative districts, which would allow Beijing to expand its maritime claims.