Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders after an EU summit in Bratislava which he said amounted to “a nice cruise on the Danube.” Renzi said he was dissatisfied with its closing statement, after he was excluded from a joint news conference by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. Source Reuters
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China has threatened to attack Vietnamese bases over gas drilling in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, according to diplomatic sources in Hanoi and the Asian oil industry. Source The Sidney Morning Herald
The incident occurred on Sunday when the two Chinese J-10 warplanes intercepted a US Navy EP-3 reconnaissance plane in international air space west of the Korean Peninsula, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said. Source South China Morning Post
“In this instance the truck itself was hi-jacked, the driver was attacked with a brick and he ended up in hospital with a severe head injury. Since this situation began we have stressed that migrants are putting the lives of HGV drivers at risk. Source HGVuk