Xinhua world news summary at 0930 GMT, Nov. 27

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, November 27, 2018
Adjust font size:

MOSCOW -- Tensions flared up in the Kerch Strait after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships which allegedly breached the Russian border, while Kiev denied Moscow's "provocation" allegations.

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) confirmed on Monday that Ukrainian Navy's "provocative" actions were devised by Kiev.

"The provocation was coordinated by two officers of the Security Service of Ukraine, seconded to the crews of military boats," the FSB said in a statement. (Russia-Ukraine-Standoff)

- - - -

LOS ANGELES -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s InSight spacecraft on Monday touched down safely on Mars, kicking off its two-year mission as the first spacecraft designed to explore the deep interior of another world.

Launched on May 5, InSight marks NASA's first landing on Mars since the Curiosity rover in 2012 and the first dedicated to studying the deep interior of the red planet. (U.S.-InSight-Mars)

- - - -

WASHINGTON -- Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly lied to investigators after pleading guilty to federal charges, violating a plea agreement that he signed two months ago, special counsel Robert Mueller's office said in a court filing on Monday.

"The government will file a detailed sentencing submission ... that sets forth the nature of the defendant's crimes and lies, including those after signing the plea agreement herein," prosecutors said. (U.S.-Trump-Lawsuit)

- - - -

LONDON -- British Prime Minister Theresa May faced possibly the toughest two and half hours of her premiership Monday after waves of British MPs spoke against the deal she had brokered for Britain's departure from the European Union (EU).

Media reports say around 90 of the Conservative backbench MPs have so far said they will vote against her deal, essentially making it an impossible mission unless they change their minds. (Britain-Brexit-May)

- - - -

GAZA -- At least three Palestinians were injured on Monday and dozens suffered suffocation after inhaling tear gas in clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza Strip, medics said.

Israeli soldiers stationed on the border between the northern Gaza Strip and Israel opened fire and wounded three people by gunshots, said Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in Gaza. (Palestine-Israel-Clash) Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from