U.S. Will Face China’s Behavior in Asia Directly, Defense Secretary Says

SINGAPORE—In his first major public appearance in Asia, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the U.S. would no longer “ignore Chinese behavior” in the Asia-Pacific region, calling its activity a “tool kit of coercion.” Speaking at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore, Mr. Shanahan also said that, despite China’s militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea, its alleged attempts to conduct cyberattacks…

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Tens of Thousands Gather at Gaza Border to Mark Protest Anniversary

Tens of thousands of Palestinians protested at the fence separating the Gaza Strip and Israel to mark the first anniversary of weekly demonstrations fueled by discontent over Gaza’s dire economic and humanitarian situation. At least four people were killed, Gaza’s health ministry said Saturday. The health ministry said the dead included two 17-year-olds who were…

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