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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:46 WIB

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress. The potential deal is for 66 aircraft, 75 General Electric Co engines, as well as other systems, the agency said in a statement, adding it served the interests of the United States and would help Taiwan maintain a credible defense. China has already denounced the widely discussed sale, one of the biggest yet by the United States to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province. It has warned...

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:10 WIB | Global

After enjoying a long summer vacation, children in America get ready to go back to school in late August or early September. In addition to receiving school supplies, adults also buy special backpacks, bulletproof backpacks for their children. Especially after the mass shooting tragedy in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Gilroy California, some time ago. Throughout 2019, there have been 22 cases of shootings in American schools that have caused injuries or damage. The shooting took place in various parts of America ranging from Georgia to California, in elementary school to...

Staffer at Britain's Hong Kong Consulate Reportedly Detained in Southern China
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:40 WIB | Global

Britain's Foreign Office says it is "extremely concerned" by reports that an employee at its Hong Kong consulate has been detained in mainland China.  Hong Kong's local news website HK01 says the employee, identified as Simon Cheng, failed to return to the former British colony from the neighboring southern city of Shenzhen on August 9, where he had gone to attend a business meeting. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued a statement  says it is providing support to Cheng's family and "seeking further information from authorities in Guangdong province and Hong Kong." Hong...

Presidents of France, Russia Meet to Discuss World Conflicts
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:32 WIB | Global

French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in southern France where they made progress on boosting peace talks for Ukraine but disagreed on other issues, including Syria and Russia's crackdown on opposition protesters. Macron told a news conference ahead of the meeting at his summer home on the French Riviera Monday that there is now a "real opportunity" for peace in Ukraine after the election of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Putin told reporters that phone conversations with Zelensky, who has offered an olive branch to the Russian president,...

US Tests 1st Ground Missile Previously Banned in Dissolved Arms Treaty
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:17 WIB | Amerika Global Rusia

The Pentagon says the U.S. military has tested a ground-based cruise missile with a range that would have been banned just three weeks ago. The missile, launched Sunday at San Nicolas Island, California, "accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight," the Pentagon announced in a news release Monday. "Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform the Department of Defense's development of future intermediate-range capabilities," it added. The United States previously was unable to pursue ground-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers...

Hong Kong Residents Protest Peacefully in Latest Push for Reforms
Monday, 19 August 2019 23:29 WIB | Global

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched peacefully through the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, the 11th weekend in a row of anti-government protests. The Civil Human Rights Front, the driving force behind the Hong Kong protests throughout the summer, had called for a "rational, non-violent" demonstration on Sunday. Protesters had previously clashed with police in the streets during other weekend protests and for two days last week at Hong Kong's international airport, leading to the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights. On the eve of Sunday's rally, Canada released a joint...

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