Donald Trump may want Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state, but Russia does not. ... Romney is reportedly in the running to run the State Department, despite Trump's vocal desire to move closer to Russia and Romney's famous denunciations of Vladimir Putin's government during the 2012 election. The Russian press hasn't forgotten that either. "Secretary of State Russophobe," bellows the headline at the Obozrevatel. "Mass media found out about plans to appoint as Secretary of State Romney, who called Russia an enemy of the U.S." Lenta.ru explained. State-owned channel NTV declared that "in America and beyond its borders, Romney is called one of the biggest Russophobes." read more
A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area.
The U.S. action was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, U.S. officials said.
The Chinese Defense Ministry called the move "illegal" and "provocative," saying that two Chinese warships had warned the U.S. destroyer to leave.