Geopolitical News, 09 Mar 2019

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LATEST NEWS Mar 9, 2019
US-Taliban Talks to Continue but Face ‘Some Obstacles’

The United States and the Taliban took a one-day break Friday from a marathon 11 days of talks in Qatar aimed at finalizing a deal for ending Afghanistan’s 18-year war. A top U.S. military official, however, spoke of “some obstacles” that negotiators were trying to overcome. …

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Turkey will begin to install Russian S-400 missile systems in October: Defense minister

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says the country will start installment of the advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile systems later this year, regardless of strong opposition from the United States to the plan and warnings that Ankara should not buy the platform. …

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South Korea replaces point man on North after Hanoi summit collapse

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has replaced his point man on North Korea with his longtime confident in an apparent effort to further improve ties with Pyongyang. …

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US, South Korea sign deal for paying more for American military

The United States and South Korea have signed an agreement to increase the Asian country’s payment for American troops deployed there after months of discussions between the two sides. …

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Peace deal holds in South Sudan, but humanitarian funding ‘ultimately unsustainable,’ says top UN envoy

September’s UN-backed South Sudan peace agreement is holding and has led to positive change, but tens of thousands of civilians in the war-weary nation are still reliant of life-saving humanitarian assistance, and time is running out. This was the message that David Shearer, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, relayed to the Security Council on Friday. …

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Uganda Calls for Coordinated Action Against Militants

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, has called for more coordinated action to deal with militants in Africa’s Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, the United Nations has urged countries to address the root causes of conflicts in the region that have created over 4 million refugees and displaced millions more. …

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan vows to crack down on terrorists

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to crack down on Pakistan-based terrorist groups carrying out attacks abroad, following deadly attacks by such outfits in India and Iran. …

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China Eyes Alternative Sources for Maritime Expansion

Officials in Beijing are expected to take money from non-defense sources this year to solidify their military control in the disputed South China Sea following a proposed slowdown in formal defense spending. …

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