Diplomacy / Foreign Policy

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash: U.S. military

November 20, 2019

KABUL (HeadlineNews) – Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement. “The cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire,” the statement said. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for downing […]

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‘Couldn’t believe what I was hearing’: White House aides testify in impeachment probe

November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.” The third day of impeachment hearings conducted by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee marked the first […]

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Huawei plays down impact of new U.S. license extension

November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – Huawei Technologies has dismissed a new 90-day extension by the Trump administration allowing U.S. firms to continue doing business with the Chinese company as making little difference, repeating that it was being unfairly treated. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, […]

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U.S. breaks off defense cost talks amid South Korea backlash over $5 billion demand

November 19, 2019

SEOUL (HeadlineNews) – The United States on Tuesday broke off talks on increasing South Korea’s share of the cost of hosting a U.S. military contingent after the two sides failed to narrow differences in a row that has raised questions about the U.S. deployment. James DeHart, U.S. Department of State’s a senior advisor for security […]

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Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England

November 18, 2019

CREWE, England (HeadlineNews) – Jules Wilde has never voted for Britain’s Conservatives and would hate to do so at the Dec. 12 election, yet for the first time in his life, the 62-year-old carer is considering backing the governing party because of Brexit. Laura Smith, the Labour Party candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, talks to […]

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Hong Kong protesters shoot arrows, hurl petrol bombs in campus clash

November 17, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Protesters shot arrows and lobbed petrol bombs at police on Sunday as fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus, with activists braced for a possible final police push to clear them after fiery clashes overnight. Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, […]

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Russia says India delaying signing helicopters deal: executive

November 17, 2019

DUBAI (HeadlineNews) – The head of Russian Helicopters said on Sunday that India was delaying the signing of a firm agreement for purchasing 140 helicopters despite providing all information. Chief Executive Andrey Boginsky also said it would benefit India if the planned order for over 100 rotorcraft for the Indian Navy could be combined with […]

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Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside

November 16, 2019

ANKARA (HeadlineNews) – Turkey bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: Parts of a Russian S-400 defense system are unloaded from a Russian […]

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U.S. to extend license for its companies to continue business with Huawei: sources

November 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – The Trump administration is set to issue a two-week extension of a license allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the deliberations said. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July […]

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U.S. to extend license for its companies to continue business with Huawei: sources

November 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – The Trump administration is set to issue a two-week extension of a license allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the deliberations said. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July […]

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