The Pentagon has moved about 1,600 US Army troops into the Washington, D.C., region, the Pentagon said on June 2, after several nights of violent protests in the city.
"Active duty elements are postured on military bases in the National Capitol Region but are not in Washington, D.C.," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement.
He said the troops were on "heightened alert status" but "are not participating in defense support to civil authority operations."
Senior defense officials had said on June 1 that units would be moving into the Washington region.
The troops include military police and those with engineering capabilities, along with an infantry battalion, Hoffman said.
The European Union's deal on a massive, economic stimulus plan marks the birth of a new Europe, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told France Info radio on Tuesday (July 21).
Cambodia on Thursday (July 16) confirmed one more case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 166, said a Health Ministry's statement. The Southeast Asian country has recorded a total of 166 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, with 133 patients cured and 33 remained hospitalized.
Major rivers and lakes in China have seen their water levels rise due to continuous downpours, local authorities said on Sunday (July 12).
The Philippines' health ministry on Monday (July 13) confirmed 162 new coronavirus deaths, the country's biggest single-day increase in casualties, as a health ministry official said authorities validated some earlier cases included in the tally.
Defence cooperation plays a significant role in settling regional security matters, especially in the context of COVID-19, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, said while chairing the ASEAN Regional Forum Security Policy Conference (ASPC) in Hanoi on July 8.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is unwilling to talk face to face with the United States and urged Republic of Korea (ROK) to stay away from meddling in Pyongyang's affairs, a senior DPRK diplomat reaffirmed on Tuesday (July 7).