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Friday, 20 September 2019 10:16 WIB

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he has "important information" for President Donald Trump about how to respond to the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities after meeting with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The top U.S. diplomat said there was "enormous consensus" that Iran was responsible for the middle-of-the-night missile and drone attacks last weekend that at least temporarily knocked out half of the Saudis' oil production, nearly 6% of the global oil supply. But he did not hint at how the U.S. might respond. Pompeo, after meeting...

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Trump Administration to Act Against San Francisco Over Homeless
Thursday, 19 September 2019 23:38 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration plans to cite the city of San Francisco for violations of environmental regulations in connection with its homeless population. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One late Wednesday, Trump said waste in the citys storm sewers was causing what he called tremendous pollution to flow into the ocean. œIts a terrible situation ” thats in Los Angeles and in San Francisco, he said. œAnd were going to be giving San Francisco, theyre in total violation, were going to be giving them a notice very soon. He said the...

2 US Senators Warn Trump Against Nuclear Deal With Saudis
Thursday, 19 September 2019 16:41 WIB | Global

Two U.S. senators are warning the Trump administration against a nuclear cooperation deal with Saudi Arabia, fearing it could set off a nuclear arms race in the volatile Middle East. "Sharing nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, especially without adequate safeguards, will give Riyadh the tools it needs to turn the crown prince's nuclear weapons vision into reality," Democratic senators Ed Markey and Jeff Merkley said in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Both lawmakers are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. They say making such a...

US Lawmakers Pledge Support for Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists
Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:30 WIB | Global

U.S. lawmakers will move next week to begin passing legislation combating human rights abuses in Hong Kong, an action intended to send long-term support to democracy activists there. If passed, the bill would allow President Donald Trump to use the Magnitsky Act to sanction Hong Kong and Chinese authorities for human rights abuses, while ensuring protesters are not denied entry visas to the United States and that Hong Kong is complying with U.S. sanctions and laws. A Trump administration official told a Senate panel Wednesday the U.S. had already been successful in supporting the efforts...

South Korea Removes Japan from Fast-Track Trade List
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 23:25 WIB |

South Korea has followed through with a pledge to remove Japan from a preferred list of nations that enjoy fast track trade status, the latest chapter in an escalating diplomatic dispute tied to Japan's 20th century occupation of the Korean peninsula. Tokyo's removal from a so-called "white list" of nations enjoying minimal trade restrictions means South Korean companies would have to wait as many as 15 days to win approval to export sensitive materials to Japan, compared to five days under the fast track status.  Wednesday's action comes just weeks after Tokyo removed South Korea...

US Sues Whistleblower Snowden Over New Book
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:36 WIB | Global

The United States is suing former CIA and NSA employee Edward Snowden for allegedly violating the nondisclosure agreement he signed before publishing his new book. The Justice Department accuses Snowden of failing to live up to the deal to submit the draft of "Permanent Record" to both agencies, and also giving public speeches on intelligence-related matters. "Permanent Record" went on sale Tuesday. While the Supreme Court ruled in 1980 that the government cannot stop the publication and sale of such books, it can seize all profits Snowden could earn from it. Under the nondisclosure...

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