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Welcome to the “GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter” for 29 November 2019.

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LATEST NEWS Nov 29, 2019
North Korea Launches Projectile Ahead of End-of-year Deadline

North Korea confirmed Friday it tested a “super large multiple rocket launcher,” the latest reminder of Pyongyang’s end-of-year deadline for nuclear talks. …

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Trump Makes Surprise Afghan Visit, Says Taliban Wants Cease-Fire

U.S. President Donald Trump made an unannounced Thanksgiving visit to American troops in Afghanistan where he disclosed his administration had resumed peace talks with the Taliban and the insurgent group is willing to observe a cease-fire. …

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NATO Military Spending Approved: US to Pay Less, Germany to Pay More – Stoltenberg

CNN cited unnamed Pentagon officials as saying that the White House wants to cut payments to NATO to about 16% of the total contributions to the alliance, which almost puts the country on a par with Germany. …

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India Approves Purchase of More P8 Spy Planes from US Amid Chinese Hegemony

The requirement of more spy planes comes against a backdrop of a mounting number of Chinese warships, including submarines, in the Indian Ocean.

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How Much Did Russian Spy Agencies Rely On Bitcoin? New Hints In Leaked Recordings

When it was seized by U.S. law enforcement in 2017, BTC-e was described as “one of the world’s largest and most widely used digital-currency exchanges.” It was also one of the most notorious. …

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China needs more aircraft carriers for national security: analysts

The development of four or more aircraft carriers is only natural in order to satisfy China’s burgeoning national security needs, Chinese military analysts said on Thursday as the country’s second carrier is close to commissioning and a third under construction. …

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Hong Kong Police Deny That Train-Bound Arrestees Were Taken to Mainland China

Since the detention and torture of Hong Kong resident and former U.K consular employee Simon Cheng, fears are growing that some of the thousands of people arrested since the protest movement began may have been sent to mainland China. …

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Zimbabwe facing man-made starvation, says UN expert

Man-made starvation is “slowly making its way into Zimbabwe” and most households in the country are unable to obtain enough food to meet their basic needs, Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur on the right to food, declared on Thursday. …

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