Showing posts with label United States. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United States. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2018

US Defense Secretary Slams ‘Authoritarian’ Turkey But Still Wants It to Buy F-35 Jets

F-35 development program
US Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly lambasted Turkey’s authoritarianism and human rights record, but warned that removing Ankara from F-35 program would result in the aircraft’s production break and delivery delays.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

US Wants Turkey to Buy Patriot Missiles, Not Russian System

US Wants Turkey to Buy Patriot Missiles
The United States is trying to persuade NATO partner Turkey to purchase the Patriot surface-to-air missile system, a US official said Monday, instead of rival Russian equipment.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

India to go ahead with S-400 missile deal with Russia despite US sanctions

India to go ahead with S-400 missile deal with Russia
Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the S-400 Triumf air defence missile deal with Russia will go ahead despite U.S. sanctions on military transactions with Moscow.

Friday, July 13, 2018

France Says Europe Should React to US Extra-Territorial Sanctions

US Extra-Territorial Sanctions
The US has rejected a French request for waivers for its companies operating in Iran that Paris sought after Washington re-imposed sanctions on Tehran, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said, adding that Europe needs to defend itself against such extra-territorial sanctions.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

China says will hit back after US proposes fresh tariffs on $200 billion on goods

China says will hit back after US proposes fresh tariffs
China has accused the US of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

South Korea Suspends Civilian Drills to Help Talks with North Korea

South Korea Suspends Civilian Drills
South Korea has suspended its summertime civil defense drills aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack to keep alive a positive atmosphere for nuclear diplomacy with the North.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Russia introduces additional taxes on US goods: ministry

World Trade Organization (WTO)
Russia has introduced additional import tariffs of 25-40 percent for a range of US goods, including construction and road machinery, oil, gas and metals industry equipment and optic fiber, the Russian Economic Development Ministry said Friday.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Kim, Xi agreed U.S. troops should leave South Korea

U.S. troops should leave South Korea
Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to work toward the eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea during their third summit in China, according to a Japanese press report.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

China Issues US Travel Warning amid Trade Tensions

China Issues US Travel Warning
China's embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the United States, the latest such warning as trade tensions escalate between the two countries.

Monday, July 2, 2018

EU threatens to hit back with $300B in new tariffs on U.S.

$300B in new tariffs on U.S.
The European Union has warned it might impose up to $300 billion worth of tariffs on the United States if President Donald Trump follows through on a threat of new fiscal penalties on European vehicles.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Reports Detail UK Tolerance for Post-9/11 Torture

Parliamentary Committee
A Parliamentary Committee has claimed not to have found evidence of British Intelligence carrying out torture, but it reportedly played a significant role in enabling it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

US judge bars separation of immigrants from children, orders families reunited

US judge bars separation of immigrants from children
A US federal judge has ruled that US immigration agents could no longer separate immigrant parents and children caught crossing the border from Mexico illegally, and must reunite those families that had been split up in custody.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Pentagon indefinitely suspends some military exercises with South Korea

military exercises with South Korea
The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange program training exercises, the Pentagon has said, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

UN Secretary-General Demands End to 'Military Escalation' in Syria

fighting near the border with Jordan and Israel-occupied Golan Heights
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about fighting in southwestern Syria which, he said, has displaced thousands of civilians and poses a threat to regional security, according to his spokesman.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Turkey conducts third patrolling mission around Syria’s Manbij

Turkey conducts third patrolling mission around Syria’s Manbij
The Turkish Armed Forces has conducted its third patrolling mission around the northern Syrian town of Manbij as part of a deal with the United States.

Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi Vows Response to Deadly Syria Strike

Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi Vows Response to Deadly Syria Strike
The Iraqi voluntary and pro-government Popular Mobilization Units pledged to get revenge for a deadly air raid on their fellow fighters in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor earlier this week, blaming the United States or Israel for the attack.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

US Authorities Split 2,000 Children From Parents During Illegal Border Entries

US Authorities Split 2,000 Children From Parents During Illegal Border Entries
Close to 2,000 immigrant children were separated from their parents during apprehensions from April 19 through May 31 for illegal entry into the United States, a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said in a conference call on Friday.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Head of Pakistani Taliban killed in airstrike, Afghan Defense Ministry says

Head of Pakistani Taliban killed in airstrike
The leader of the Pakistani Taliban was killed in an airstrike by the United States in eastern Afghanistan, near the border with Pakistan, Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said on Friday.

UAE Asks US, France for Military Help in Yemeni Port Hodeidah

UAE Asks US, France for Military Help in Yemeni Port
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) asked the United States and France this week to provide the Saudi-led offensive on a Yemeni port with military assistance, media reported.

China Carries Out Missile Drills in South China Sea amid Heightened Tensions

South China Sea
China’s navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said on Friday, as China and the United States trade barbs over who is responsible for heightened tensions in the disputed waterways.

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