Geopolitical News

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LATEST NEWS Mar 12, 2019
US to Test Ground-Launched Cruise Missile Systems Once Banned by INF Treaty

The US Department of Defense revealed this week that it will begin manufacturing parts for ground-launched cruise missile systems that were previously banned by the terms of the now-suspended Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. …

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Russian Defense Minister Says Army Now Capable of Remote Combat Missions

The Russian army can now fight in the remotest parts of the world, although just six years ago it did not have such an opportunity, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, speaking at an extended meeting of the Russian lower house Defense Committee. …

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President Tsai lays out guidelines against ‘one country, two systems’

President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday laid out several guidelines to help the government counter the so-called “one country, two systems” formula which China has proposed for unifying with Taiwan. …

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Treasury Sanctions Russia-based Bank Attempting to Circumvent U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Evrofinance Mosnarbank, a Moscow-based bank that is jointly owned by Russian and Venezuelan state-owned companies. …

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Trump’s 2020 Budget Includes $8.6 Billion for Border Wall

The White House on Monday unveiled a $4.7 trillion government spending plan for 2020, a request that includes President Donald Trump’s call for another $8.6 billion for his signature project, construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border to thwart illegal immigration. …

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UN rights expert calls for end to ‘purgatory’ of ‘international inaction’ facing Myanmar’s remaining Rohingya

A humanitarian crisis fuelled by the suppression of basic human rights is continuing across Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a UN Human Rights Council-appointed expert said on Monday, in an appeal for alleged atrocities there to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). …

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Bouteflika Will Not Seek 5th Term as Algeria’s President

Algeria’s presidency said Monday that longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not seek a fifth term as president, despite filing the paperwork to do so last week. …

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Hyundai Heavy Signs Deal to Take over Daewoo Shipbuilding

Hyundai Heavy Industries on Friday signed a formal deal with the state-run Korea Development Bank(KDB) on its takeover of rival firm Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. …

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