The US Navy sent destroyer USS Lassen close to a disputed area in the South China Sea. The US says the move is the first of a number of freedom-of-navigation exercises in one of the world's busiest sea lanes. China called it a provocation.
US President Donald Trump has offered to mediate in a territorial dispute over the resource-rich South China Sea. Both China and Vietnam have economic incentives to work out their differences.
US President Donald Trump has praised his own ability as an arbitrator, offering to mediate in the South China Sea dispute. However, diplomatic skills were not very evident in his latest taunt to North Korea.
Eight people on board a US Navy plane that crashed into the Philippine Sea south of Japan have been rescued. Search teams are scouring the area to find three other personnel who are still missing.
He spewed fire from afar, but once in Beijing, he was meek. Donald Trump's first trip to Asia highlighted one thing: the US president has very little desire to compete with China, says DW's Thomas Latschan.
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