State Dept: US Diplomats in Cuba Getting Medical Exams Following Sonic Attack
00:56, Jun 11, 2018
Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
U.S. officials have detailed how personnel in Cuba came to experience a variety of symptoms including sharp ear pain, headaches, ringing in one ear, vertigo, disorientation, attention issues and signs consistent with mild traumatic brain injury or concussion.
The State Department said on Friday the cases were similar to those of 24 diplomats and family members taken ill through 2017, leading to a drawdown of personnel in Havana to a skeleton staff and the expulsion of 17 Cuban diplomats from Washington.
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Friday sent an alert, its second in two weeks, to Americans living or travelling in China, and urged them to seek medical help in the event they suffered any "unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensory phenomena, or other health concerns".
"If the U.S. makes formal contact with us, China will continue necessary investigations in an earnest and responsible manner and maintain close communication and cooperation with the U.S.", Hua said at a regularly scheduled news conference. American investigators have not yet determined who or what is causing the symptoms and illnesses.
The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, which has partly rolled back a detente with Cuba, responded a year ago by sharply drawing down U.S. Embassy staff in Havana and in October expelled 15 Cuban diplomats. It called for people to be attentive of symptoms including "dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, fatigue, cognitive issues, visual problems, ear complaints and hearing loss, and difficulty sleeping".
The China incidents affect one of the most important of the seven US diplomatic outposts in the country.
Asked about the reported China incidents, Penn Medicine said it could not reveal results of any patient evaluations. "The Ministry of Foreign Relations reiterates that no evidence of the alleged incidents has been presented, and maintains its unwavering commitment to cooperate with USA authorities".
Recall that from China sent several American diplomats and their family members to undergo medical examinations. Most of the incidents were accompanied by weird, unexplained sounds that initially led US investigators to suspect a sonic attack.
Guangzhou is one of the most important of the US diplomatic outposts in the country.
On Sunday, he is expected to meet Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing's lead negotiator in the trade dispute. There was no immediate comment from the United States delegation on the outcome of the talks.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman will meet Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on Thursday. The US warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to any violations of that ceasefire.
Other new features include parental controls to limit the time children spend in apps, as well as which apps they can use. Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developer conference .
Liverpool's Fabinho has been praised by Brazil captain Thiago Silva . "We will certainly know more after the World Cup". The Liverpool new boy has four caps for Brazil but missed out on a place in the Selecao's World Cup squad .
What does he have in store for 2018? "Who's your favorite player?' Professional sports and the word 'fair" don't belong together". Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors will meet the Cleveland Cavaliers for the fourth consecutive year in the NBA Finals .
Apple faced a backlash late past year when it emerged that the company slowed down some older iPhones with flagging batteries. Apple also unveiled new features for Siri, its voice command service, as well as group video chats over FaceTime.
Bond prices are climbing and yields are falling, while the euro fell to its lowest levels of 2018 compared to the dollar. Dialog's shares have slumped almost 40 percent so far in 2018, following a loss of 35 percent in 2017.
Taylor, a boxing coach, is the father and former trainer of Olympic and world champion boxer Katie Taylor. There is still a heavy police presence at the club while forensic officers carry out their investigation.
From 4-8 in just the fourth over there was no way back for the World XI , despite Thisara Perera's impressive half-century. With Samuel Badree on the other side, this one could well be the greatest exhibition of T20 leg-spin bowling ever.
The entire 64-team bracket and national seeds will be unveiled during Monday's selection show, which airs live on ESPNU at 9 a.m. It will host a four-team regional this week at Conrad Park in DeLand, Florida, where it is 29-3 this season.
NBA Finals 2018: Warriors vs. Cavs Game 3 Updates
Durant will look to crush the Perkins and the Cavs again this Friday, when the Warriors eye a sweep of Cleveland in the finals. A glaring omission from that short list is of course, Durant's Finals opponent this year LeBron James .
Kate Spade’s husband breaks his silence after her death
The couple previously claimed the brand was meant to be an extension of Kate's personality - bright, colorful and fun. She claimed they were together when Kate learned of Williams' death and that she was hooked on news coverage of it.
Liverpool agree fee for key transfer target Nabil Fekir
Liverpool want to wrap up the deal as quickly as possible and announce Fekir's arrival over the course of the weekend. Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon in the summer transfer window.
Bill Clinton bristles at questions on Lewinsky, #MeToo
Let's play a quick cut of tape. "I still have some questions about some of the decisions which have been made", Clinton said. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to resign, presumably because of alleged extra-marital affairs while in office.
Apple just made Apple Watch a lot smarter for runners
Two new workouts , yoga and hiking , can be tracked on the watch when the software update rolls out later this year. Webkit content can be displayed in notifications now, and just like on iOS 12, notifications are grouped by app.
'Wonder Woman 2': Geoff Johns Teases "WW84"
It grossed more than 821 million dollars on a budget of 149 million dollars, breaking records for a female-directed movie. If the sequel follows the format of the first film, it could also include a bookend scenes set during the present day.
Indian Economy is on right track: Piyush Goyal
Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian, who also present at the press meet, said "the impact of GST is behind us". India has retained the fastest growing economy tag clocking a stellar 7.7 % in fourth quarter of the FY18.
Steve Kerr skeptical Iguodala plays in Game 7
James' Herculean effort allowed the Cavs to beat a young but gritty Boston side in their thrilling 7-game series yesterday. Kerr said after the Warriors' Game 6 victory that the team was preparing under the assumption Iguodala would miss Game 7.