Geopolitical News

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Accessed on 18 March 2019, 1755 UTC, Post 1012.

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LATEST NEWS Mar 18, 2019
US Navy Wants a ‘Ghost Fleet’ of Drone Warships – Report

The drones might serve as protection for carrier strike groups or as offensive vessels in their own right, Navy officials say.

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Exclusive: Washington Autopsy Files Reveal Lesin Sustained Broken Bone In Neck

Mikhail Lesin, the former Russian press minister who turned up dead in a Washington hotel room in 2015, sustained a fracture to a neck bone just below the jaw line “at or near the time” of his death, according to documents released by the city’s medical examiner that provide new details about his final days. …

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US, Japan to Develop New Aegis Radar to Counter Chinese, Russian Missiles

The new radar is reported to provide 360-degree coverage for US missile defense systems, with no blind spots.

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Japan Developing Missile to Strike Enemy Outside Air Defences’ Reach – Report

The new missile is expected to be an upgraded version of the Japanese supersonic cruise missile ASM3 which was developed in 2017 and has a range of 200 kilometres. …

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Syria lashes out at US, UK, France over statement

Syria has strongly dismissed a joint statement by the United States, France, and Britain that declares they will not be participating in the war-torn Arab country’s reconstruction as long as it is led by President Bashar al-Assad. …

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France Starts New Chapter in National Debate Aimed to End Yellow-Vest Crisis

After wrapping up thousands of town hall meetings, France starts a new chapter of its “great debate,” aimed to address longstanding public grievances and offer solutions to the yellow vest protest movement. …

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Mogherini Slams Russia As EU Marks Fifth Anniversary Of Crimea’s ‘Illegal Annexation’

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has marked the fifth anniversary of Russia’s seizure and “illegal annexation” of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula with scathing criticism of the Kremlin. …

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UN Middle East Coordinator strongly condemns ‘arrests and violence’ by Hamas security forces during Gaza protests

The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has strongly condemned the violent response by security forces in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during the past three days, towards Palestinian protests over the deteriorating economic situation there. …

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