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China Orders All Government Offices, Public Companies To Replace Foreign PCs, Software

In a potentially stinging blow to US computer makers such as Dell, HP and Microsoft, and an ominous development for all those who think the US-China trade war is about to come to an end, the FT reports that Beijing has ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment and software…

Trump Downplays North Korea Missile Test, Says Kim “Has Everything To Lose” If He...

One day after North Korea’s UN ambassador told Reuters Saturday that further denuclearization talks are “off the negotiating table” following a breakdown in talks, and the rogue country conducted a “very important” test at its Sohae satellite launch site, president Trump – whom downplayed Pyongyang’s latest actions, including missile tests, saying North Korean leader Kim…

US Pledges $15 Million for Intel on Commander of Iranian Guard Corps’ Elite Unit

Reward also pertains to info that could disrupt “IRGC operations” In April, the United States officially designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization.US State Department has offered a $15 million reward for information about Abdul Reza Shahlai, one of the commanders of the Quds Force, an elite unit in Iran’s…

NKorea Threatens ‘Imbecile’ Shinzo Abe With ‘Real Ballistic Missile’ Over Japan

Skip to content Comes after the hermit kingdom launched several test rockets over last month Amid stalled talks with the US we have the dangerous Thanksgiving specter of multiple North Korea ICBM launches in the past month — or were they?Pyongyang has lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, calling him a “political dwarf”…

Russia & China complete their first cross-border mega highway bridge

“The bridge has a strategic importance for us. It is a very serious perspective for our region,” says regional governor The construction of a bridge over the Amur River to link Russia and neighboring China has been completed in the Far East. The historic road is first of its kind between the two states and…

US-Taliban Talks Are Back On

Trump makes announcement during Afghanistan visit The US president spoke of his desire to end the conflict in Afghanistan and said discussions were once again underway with the Taliban. Trump previously broke off long-anticipated talks in September.US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that talks with the Taliban resumed as he sought an end to…

Pompeo Brands Turkey’s S-400 Tests ‘Concerning’ as Ankara Seeks Further Talks With Washington

During a press briefing on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo specifically focused on Washington’s approach to Turkey testing S-400 missile systems and the likelihood of further sanctions on Iran.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed alarm over Turkey’s tests of the Russian-made S-400 air defence system which began this week.“Yes, it’s concerning.…

Blast in Syrian City Kills 17 People, Turkish Defense Ministry Says

Border blast comes days after another car explosion left at least 10 people dead The tragedy comes just days after another car explosion left at least 10 people dead and 25 injured in the town of Tell Abyad near the Syrian-Turkish border.A car bomb attack near the city of Ras al-Ain in northern Syria has…

GOP Congressman Urges Drug Cartels Be Labeled as Terrorist Organizations

Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy is renewing his push to designate drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, arguing that such a move would dramatically help law enforcement combat transnational criminal activity.Roy, who occupies a congressional district not far from the Mexican border, introduced the Drug Cartel Terrorist Designation Act earlier in 2019. The legislation calls on Congress…

Putin: Scientists Killed in “Mystery” Blast Developing “Unparalleled” Weapon

Skip to content Explosion reportedly from failed test of a hypersonic cruise missile powered by a nuclear core Three months after a major and still somewhat mysterious rocket explosion in Russia’s far north which caused radiation levels to spike at least sixteen times above normal, President Putin confirmed in statements Thursday that his military is…

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