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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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US Military Approves Border Wall Expansion
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 16:49 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall is expanding. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper recently approved another 32 kilometers (20 miles) of barriers for the United States' southern border with Mexico, a defense official has confirmed to VOA. The official said Esper is using an expected surplus to build the additional barrier. To date, nearly 250 kilometers of the barrier wall have been funded by shifting military funds originally marked for other purposes. A divided U.S. Supreme Court in July allowed the administration to start using disputed Pentagon funds to construct more than 100...

China Accuses G-7 of 'Meddling' in Hong Kong's Affairs
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 08:10 WIB | Global

China voiced "strong dissatisfaction" Tuesday with a joint statement by G-7 leaders calling for Hong Kong's autonomy in line with Britain's handover of control of the territory to Beijing in 1984. The leaders of the industrialized nations at their just completed summit called for calm in the wake of 12 weeks of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, but Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang accused them of "meddling" and "harboring evil intentions." At a news briefing in Beijing, Geng said, "We express our strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the statement made by the...

Iranian President: First Lift Sanctions, Then Let's Talk
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:04 WIB | Global

Iran's president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. Hassan Rouhani's change of heart came a day after Trump said Monday that there's a œreally good chance the two could meet on their nuclear impasse after a surprise intervention by French President Emmanuel Macron during the G-7 summit to try to bring Washington and Tehran together after decades of conflict. œWithout the U.S.'s withdrawal from sanctions, we will not witness any...

US Closely Monitoring Sudan's Commitment to Human Rights
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:09 WIB | Global

The United States said Monday it will closely monitor the commitment of Sudan's transitional government to human rights, democracy and peace before Washington decides to remove Khartoum from the U.S. list of countries that sponsor terrorism. "If both sides are fully engaged, you know, we will proceed as quickly as possible," said a senior State Department official. Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, a well-known economist, was sworn in to head Sudan's transitional government. His appointment came four months after the ousting of former leader Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled for...

Trump Voices New Optimism for a China Trade Deal
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 08:59 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump voiced new optimism Monday that a trade deal could be reached with China to end the tit-for-tat tariff war between the world's two biggest economies. Trump told reporters at the G7 summit in France that China had called top U.S. trade representatives "and said let's get back to the table." He said the fact that Vice Premier Liu He, China's top trade negotiator, "wants to make a deal, that says it all. China wants to make a deal." But the U.S. leader quickly added, "This has to be a deal that's better for us." He again cited the wide trade surplus China has...

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