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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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New Government for Spain Hinges on Late Deal by Left Rivals
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 01:04 WIB | Global

Spain's caretaker prime minister acknowledged in his first appeal to parliament Monday to win its backing to form a government that he still lacks key votes to earn its endorsement. The parliamentary debate arrived after a frantic weekend of talks by Pedro Sanchez's Socialists with the far-left United We Can party to strike a last-minute deal to create a coalition government. œI propose a government that is progressive, that protects the environment, that furthers women's rights and that strengthens Europe, Sanchez told the Madrid-based Congress of Deputies, the lower house of...

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters
Monday, 22 July 2019 17:11 WIB | Global

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to disperse pro-democracy protesters who again filled the streets of the Chinese territory. Tens of thousands of demonstrators protested for the seventh straight weekend, with some defacing the Chinese national emblem on Beijing's liaison office. Some threw eggs at the building and spray-painted surrounding security cameras. Acrid clouds of tear gas enveloped the territory's dense commercial district. The protests have morphed from a call for an end to the now-suspended bill to extradite Hong Kong residents charged with...

Global Tensions Mount Over Iran's Seizure of British Oil Tanker
Monday, 22 July 2019 09:59 WIB | Global

Global tensions continue to mount over Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, with Britain issuing a stern warning to Tehran and the Islamic Republic maintaining the seizure was a "reciprocal" move.   Britain's Foreign Office said Saturday it summoned Iran's Charge d'Affaires in London, one day after British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tehran "may be choosing a dangerous path of illegal and destabilizing behavior" and warned Britain's "reaction will be considered but robust." Iran's powerful Guardian Council said Saturday the seizure was in...

China Calls on US To 'Correct' Iran Sanctions
Friday, 19 July 2019 23:56 WIB | Global

China urged Washington on Friday to œcorrect sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. U.S. pressure on Iran and its œlong-arm jurisdiction against companies in third countries is the œroot cause of tension with Tehran, a foreign ministry spokesman said. œChina has consistently and resolutely opposed the United States imposing unilateral sanctions and so-called long-armed jurisdiction over other countries, including China, said the spokesman, Geng Shuang. œWe urge the United States to immediately correct...

Iran Offers to Take Steps Toward Easing Tensions with US
Friday, 19 July 2019 17:11 WIB | Global

Iran signaled Thursday that it was willing to take steps to reduce the tensions over its nuclear program with the Trump administration. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in New York that Tehran would be open to more intrusive inspections of its nuclear program if Washington lifted its economic sanctions.  But the offer, which Zarif described as "a substantial move," was met with a tepid response.  A senior administration official told VOA on background, "The president has repeatedly said he is willing to have a conversation with Iranian leaders. If...

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