Not only are most of its ships and warplanes Russian-made, its government and military remain deeply reluctant to share data and open up sensitive military communications systems.
Trump's remarks came a day after his Justice Department filed suit to block the proposed USD 85 billion deal linking AT&T's internet and pay TV operations with the content from Time Warner.
The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday that existing home sales rose 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million units last month.
The 2018 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) sailed through both the chambers of the Congress House of Representatives and the Senate by a voice vote.
Among those arrested were billionaire investor Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen.
Zheng was speaking at a briefing about next week's visit to China by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Washington had alerted other businesses in June that it planned to take the action, but it finally went into effect just as US President Donald Trump was to set off on an Asian tour.
Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing to squeeze North Korea with steps such as limits on oil exports, coal imports and financial transactions.
Powell, a Republican, has been the Federal Reserve Governor since 2012 and has close ties with the US financial institutions.
At least eight people were killed and 11 other injured in Lower Manhattan today after a gunman in a truck plowed through a busy bike path, an incident the US termed as an "act of terrorism".
US President Trump had in August signed an executive order banning transgender people from serving openly.
The tariff was announced Friday by the US following concern that China was undercutting American manufacturers by flooding the country with underpriced aluminium products.
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford hosted his South Korean and Japanese counterparts at the U.S. Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii on Sunday to exchange views on North Korea's recent long-range ballistic missile and nuclear tests.
A decision in this regard was taken by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her US Counterpart Jim Mattis during their meeting in Philippines on Wednesday on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus.
"It is imperative that any individuals or entities responsible for atrocities, including non-state actors and vigilantes, be held accountable.
While the United States and its allies, and many people in China, believe Beijing should do more to rein in Pyongyang, the acceleration of North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities has coincided with a near-total breakdown of high-level diplomacy between the two.
On Tillerson's remarks branding China a "predatory rule breaker" specially in the South China Sea and leaving countries in debt, Lu said US should take more objective look at China’s development.
He said India and US can be the voice the world needs them to be, standing firm in defence of a rules-based order to promote sovereign countries' unhindered access to the planet’s shared spaces.
The proposals forward by the US include sale of Guardian UAVs, aircraft carrier technologies, the future vertical-lift programme, and F-18 and F-16 fighter aircraft.
Tillerson said his relationship with India goes back to 1998, when he began working on issues related to India's energy security and has made many trips to Delhi.
The whereabouts of the hostages were located by a CIA drone in a remote valley in northwest Pakistan last month.
US Undersecretary of State John Sullivan, after meeting his Japanese counterpart, Shinsuke Sugiyama, said today the focus at the State Department is on diplomacy to solve the problem. "We must, however, with our allies in Japan and South Korea and elsewhere, be prepared for the worst" should diplomacy fail.
Witnesses said villagers were prevented by tribal leaders from approaching the area and retrieving the dead and wounded for fear of additional strikes.
Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China in particular, but Washington and its ally Japan have been reluctant to sit down at the table while Pyongyang while it continues to pursue a goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States.
In the second round of bilateral economic dialogues held a month before U.S. President Donald Trump's first trip to Asia, his Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso emphasised cooperation to deal with Pyongyang's rising nuclear capabilities.