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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 23:37 WIB

U.S. President Donald Trump touted the conclusion of two major trade deals and declared Americans are "winning again like never before," as he gave an opening address Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The speech came hours before his impeachment trial was due to go into high gear in the U.S. Senate. Trump went through a list of what he celebrated as victories for middle class workers and companies, including the first phase of a trade deal with China and the Senate's approval of a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. "When I spoke at this forum two years...

RECENT NEWS
Report Says US Secretly Expelled 2 Chinese Diplomats
Monday, 16 December 2019 17:37 WIB | Global

The United States secretly expelled two Chinese embassy officials in September after they drove onto a sensitive military base in Virginia, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper, which cited people with knowledge of the episode, said it appeared to be the first time in more than 30 years that the U.S. has expelled Chinese diplomats on suspicion of espionage. At least one of the diplomats was believed to be an intelligence officer operating under cover, the Times said. The Times said the diplomats, accompanied by their wives, drove up to the checkpoint at the entrance to a...

US Peace Envoy in Pakistan After Suspending Talks With Afghan Taliban
Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:03 WIB | Global

America's chief negotiator for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Pakistan on Friday, a day after he briefly suspended peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar in retaliation to this week's attack by the insurgent group on the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Khalilzad met Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad and briefed him on the U.S.-Taliban discussions in the Qatari capital of Doha, said a Pakistani statement. œWe hope the U.S.-Taliban negotiations will resume soon, Qureshi was quoted as saying, apparently in reference to the disrupted talks that...

North Korea Berates US for Criticizing its Ballistic Missile Program
Friday, 13 December 2019 11:06 WIB | Global

North Korea berated the U.S. Thursday for denouncing its ballistic missile tests at a United Nations Security Council meeting. U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft said at the meeting Wednesday that Pyongyang's missile tests were "deeply counterproductive" and threatened talks to get North Korea to abandon its missile and nuclear programs. A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said the ambassador's comments were reckless. "U.S. did a foolish thing which will boomerang on it, and decisively helped us make a definite decision on what way to choose," the spokesperson said in a statement to the...

Future of Brexit at Stake in Britain Election
Thursday, 12 December 2019 23:59 WIB | Global

Voters in Britain are casting ballots Thursday in an early general election that may bring a long-awaited resolution to the departure from the European Union they approved in a 2016 referendum. Prime Minister Boris Johnson focused his campaigning efforts on a slogan to "Get Brexit Done." He says a parliamentary majority for his Conservative Party would allow him to push through a previously rejected divorce deal with the EU and carry out Brexit by January 31. His challenger, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, said if he wins Britain will hold a new referendum to ask if people still want to...

Turkey Threatens US With Retaliation if Sanctions Are Imposed
Thursday, 12 December 2019 10:52 WIB | Global

Ankara is threatening retaliation against Washington if hit by sanctions. The warning comes as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on measures against Turkey over its procuring of Russian defense systems. "U.S. lawmakers must understand they will get nowhere with impositions," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday during a television interview. "If the United States approaches us positively, we will also react positively. But if they take negative toward us, then we will retaliate." Sanctions against Turkey enjoy bipartisan support. Republicans and Democrats are not only...

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POLITICS
Amerika Terbitkan Daftar Politisi dan Oligarki Rusia Tapi Tidak Ada Sanksi Baru
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB

Departemen Keuangan Amerika telah mengeluarkan daftar politisi dan tokoh bisnis Rusia yang dekat dengan pemerintahan Presiden Vladimir Putin, berikut hubungan mereka dengan para pemimpin puncak...

SECURITIES
Kerusuhan Merebak di India Jelang Penayangan Film Kontroversial
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

Kerusuhan merebak di berbagai Kota India, sehari menjelang penayangan perdana film kontroversial yang menceritakan legenda seorang Ratu Hindu. Para pengunjuk rasa yang marah membakar mobil dan...

MISCELLANEOUS
Deputi Direktur FBI Mundur dari Jabatan
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

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