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Last Updated = Sat, May 27, 2017, 02:28 am SL Time

* India opens longest bridge on China border

May 26 (BBC) India has inaugurated a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river, easily its longest ever, which connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with the north-eastern state of Assam. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as its own, and refers to it as "southern Tibet".
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* Trump in Brussels for 'tough' Nato talks amid protests

May 25 (BBC) US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team are describing as "tough" talks with other members of the Nato military alliance. Mr Trump is also due to meet European Union officials on Thursday. He has been critical of both Nato and the EU.
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* Everest climbers worried about oxygen bottle theft

May 26 (BBC) Foreign climbers and Sherpas on Mount Everest are concerned about the increasing theft of oxygen bottles from high camps. They say it could threaten the lives of mountaineers because they each have a set supply for weather and traffic-related delays, as well as for the descent.
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* South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed Mischief Reef

May 25 (BBC) A US warship has sailed close to an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, the first challenge to Beijing's claim to the waters since President Donald Trump took office. According to unnamed sources cited by US media, the USS Dewey passed within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef.
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