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Friday, 20 September 2019 16:57 WIB

Senior U.S. military officers claim "impressive" progress in cooperation with NATO ally Turkey in northeast Syria. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning of unilateral action against Washington's critical Syrian ally if Turkish security demands aren't met by the end of the month. "I am constantly impressed by what the CJOC [Combined Joint Operation Center] has achieved in such a short period of time," said Brig. Gen. Christian Wortman in a briefing to journalists.  "I would like to compliment our Turkish allies for their high levels of professionalism." CJOC is based in...

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China Scolds Germany Over Meeting with Hong Kong Activist
Thursday, 12 September 2019 10:59 WIB | Global

China has summoned Germany's ambassador in Beijing after a recent meeting between Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and Germany's foreign minister, declaring the meeting will damage bilateral relations. Chinese ambassador to Germany Ken Wu publicly rebuked the German envoy in protest of the meeting on Wednesday, two days after German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with Wong in Berlin. The Chinese ambassador told reporters in Berlin the meeting "will have negative consequences on bilateral relations and the Chinese side has to react." Wong arrived in Berlin on Monday night and was welcomed...

China Exempts Some US Products from Tariffs List
Thursday, 12 September 2019 02:27 WIB | Global

China says it will exempt a handful of U.S.-made products from the latest round of retaliatory tariffs sparked by the escalating trade war between the two global economic powers. China's Finance Ministry released a list of 16 items spread across two lists that would not be subjected to additional tariffs, including shrimp, industrial grease, an advanced cancer fighting machine, lubricating oil and various other chemicals.  The exemptions will take effect on September 17 and remain in effect for one year. Washington and Beijing have been engaged in a series of escalating tit-for-tat...

Republican Wins Closely Watched US House Special Election
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:00 WIB | Global

Republican Dan Bishop has won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after a narrow victory in a special election that was watched closely by the countrys major parties for potential signals ahead of next years national elections. Bishop defeated Democratic candidate Dan McCready by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent. In a sign of the importance of the election, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both visited North Carolina on the eve of the election to rally support for Bishop. Trump celebrated the victory Tuesday, along with a Republican win in another...

US Detainee Paul Whelan Declines Surgery for Medical Condition
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 10:55 WIB | Global

A former U.S. Marine being held in a Russian prison on espionage allegations has declined surgery for a chronically painful medical condition. Paul Whelan, an American businessman who has been jailed in Moscow's Lefortovo prison since December, had been scheduled to have surgery on a preexisting inguinal hernia upon returning to United States earlier this year. A frequent visitor to Russia, Whelan was detained in central Moscow's Metropol Hotel on Dec. 28 and accused of carrying Russian state secrets on a flash drive given to him by an unnamed person. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and...

Trump: Peace Talks with Taliban Are 'Dead'
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 02:16 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump is denying he overruled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about hosting the Taliban at Camp David for peace talks. "I took my own advice," Trump told reporters Monday. "We had a meeting scheduled. It was my idea, and it was my idea to terminate it. I didn't discuss it with anybody else." The Taliban, according to Trump, "are telling people they made a big mistake" by carrying out an attack last Thursday in Kabul that killed a U.S. Army soldier and 11 other people. As a result, "as far as I'm concerned, they're dead," Trump said of the...

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POLITICS
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SECURITIES
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