International / National Security

Two killed and 38 wounded in Baghdad protests: security sources

November 21, 2019

BAGHDAD (HeadlineNews) – Two people were killed and 38 wounded early on Thursday after Iraqi security forces fired tear gas canisters at protesters near two key bridges in Baghdad, security and medical sources said. The cause of death in both cases was tear gas canisters aimed directly at the head, the sources said. Reporting by […]

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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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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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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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Exclusive: U.S. manufacturing group hacked by China as trade talks intensified – sources

November 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – As trade talks between Washington and Beijing intensified earlier this year, suspected Chinese hackers broke into an industry group for U.S. manufacturers that has helped shape President Donald Trump’s trade policies, according to two people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping shake hands […]

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French police disperse protesters blocking major Spain-France road link

November 12, 2019

Members of Catalan protest group Democratic Tsunami clash with French police officers at the AP-7 highway on the French side of the Spanish-French border November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante LA JONQUERA, Spain (HeadlineNews) – French riot police were dispersing on Tuesday morning hundreds of Catalan pro-independence demonstrators who had been blocking a major road link […]

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Flash mob rallies in downtown Hong Kong financial district

November 12, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses after territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city. A flash mob of more than 1,000 pro-democracy protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a […]

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