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European Union sides with United States on South China Sea incident

In this March 12, 2015 US Navy handout photo, the guided-missile detroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) is underway in formation with the Republic of Korea patrol craft Sokcho (PCC 778) during exercise Foal Eagle 2015. The United States defied China Tuesday by sending a warship close to artificial islands the rising Asian power is building in disputed waters, prompting Beijing to furiously denounce what it called a threat to its sovereignty. The USS Lassen passed within 12 nautical miles - the normal lim

 

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