UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
China’s top negotiator ‘cautiously optimistic’ about reaching trade deal
Vice Premier Liu He made the comments in a speech in Beijing on Wednesday ahead of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, according to people who attended the dinner and asked not to be identified. He has also invited his US counterpart, Robert Lighthizer, to travel to China for talks this month, but the invitation hasn’t yet been accepted, people familiar with the matter said.
We don’t see ourselves coming into this market to compete with Indian media: NYT Global CEO Mark Thompson
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US okays sale of naval guns worth $1 bn to India, focus on supremacy in Arabian Sea
The DSCA said on Wednesday that the State Department appr...
US legislation on Hong Kong: What does it mean?
The "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act", which the Senate passed unanimously on Tuesday, would put the former British colony's special treatment by the United States under tighter scrutiny linked to Hong Kong's autonomy from Beijing.
US House passes Hong Kong rights bills, Donald Trump expected to sign
The House sent the bills to the White House after voting 417 to 1 for the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act," which the Senate passed unanimously on Tuesday. Strong support had been expected after the House passed a similar bill last month.
US no longer believes Israeli settlements are illegal: Mike Pompeo
Explaining the reasons behind the decision, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US recognises - as have Israeli courts - the legal conclusions relating to individual settlements must depend on an assessment of specific facts and circumstances on the ground.
Iran's bid at nuclear extortion will deepen its political & economic isolation: Pompeo
Following recent assertion by Tehran of its intention to resume uranium enrichment at its Fordow facility, the United States on Monday said it would withdraw its sanction waiver to Iran's facility.
Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash: US military
The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for downing the US helicopter, which it said crashed in Logar province south of the capital Kabul. "US Chinook helicopter shot down and completely destroyed last night while trying to raid Mujahideen (Taliban) position in Pangram area of Sarkh, Logar," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a tweet.
Top White House aides call Donald Trump call 'improper,' 'unusual'
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer at the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, his counterpart at Vice President Mike Pence's office, said they had concerns as Trump spoke on July 25 with the newly elected Ukraine president about political investigations into Democrat Joe Biden.
Jamaat-e-Islami promotes terrorism & radicalism in South Asia: US lawmaker
Congressman Jim Banks stressed that there is a lack of awareness and action by the US against the activities of the JeI. It may be pointed out that JeI leaders in Bangladesh were opposed to independence movement in 1971 and were part of Pakistan Army’s crackdown against innocent civilians in erstwhile East Pakistan.
Fresh probes against Indian forged steel fittings by US
The probe comes amid commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal’s ongoing visit to the US as the two sides try to iron out issues to arrive at a bilateral trade package.
US welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor
United States has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, terming it as "a step towards promoting greater...
US initiates new anti-dumping duty, countervailing investigations
The department said dumping margins range from 45.31 to 198.38 per cent for Korea and 52.48 to 293.40 for India. According to the Department of Commerce, there are 45 subsidy programs alleged for India, including allegations that the Government of India provides export subsidies, as well as subsidised financing, land, steel, and other raw materials.
As impeachment probe starts new phase, Trump promises to release transcript
Trump said, he would likely release the transcript on Tuesday, describing it to reporters as "very important." He said on Twitter on Monday evening, however, that he would be releasing it "sometime this week," adding: "I am sure you will find it tantalizing!" Just two days before the first public hearings in the inquiry, Trump issued a series of scathing tweets.
Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment: The inside story of how we got here
This week, the House of Representatives begins public hearings that could lead to the impeachment of a president for only the third time in U.S. history. More than a half-dozen Trump administration officials have called the phone conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the events surrounding it insidious and shocking. Five officials who dealt with Ukraine have resigned since September.
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