The Russian government decided to withdraw from the Open Sky Treaty. The Open Sky Treaty is an important tool for the intelligence gathering purposes by the signatory nations, which include military inspections from the air. The Treaty was signed in Finland in the 1992 by the 27 members.
The three major U.S. stock indexes oscillated higher after opening lower. The Dow regained its 30,000-point mark at the end of the session. The S&P 500 index fell for 3 consecutive trading days. The Dow rose 47.11 points, or 0.16%, to 30046.37; the Nasdaq fell 27.94 points, or 0.23%, to 12,377.87; the S&P 500 index fell 4.64 points, or 0.13%, to 3,663.46 points.
Over half of the 15 member states of the UN Security Council on Friday denounced in a joint statement the constant crimes against humanity that take place in North Korea as a result of “policies established from the highest level of the Kim Jong Un led administration.”
According to a report in the Financial Times on the 29th, the EU is preparing to propose a new strategy to the United States to jointly confront China. Reuters reported that the EU proposed in this plan to re-establish partnerships with the United States in areas such as digital regulation and the new coronavirus epidemic.
A law issued by the United States in 1999 required the Pentagon to compile a list of “Chinese military industrial enterprises” “owned or controlled” by the People’s Liberation Army, but the US Department of Defense did not comply with it until 2020. The Trump administration will not change its tough style towards China.
The slaying of Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has threatened to escalate tensions between the United States and Iran. According to reports by Iranian officials, the scientist was ambushed as he headed to his home in Absard. The scheme, which was meticulously planned, involved a squad of over 50 people.
“We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as a result of an armed attack in Tehran. We condemn this heinous murder and extend our condolences to the government of Iran and the family of the deceased,” said Turkey’s Foreign Ministry in a statement.
The UK will become the first Western country to approve the new coronavirus pneumonia vaccine, and independent regulatory agencies will approve it within a few days. According to insiders in the British government, the vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer will begin delivery within hours of approval.
Currently majority of the world is reliant on the satellite navigation systems. GPS is one of the most popular systems. A satellite navigation device is a device that is capable of receiving information from satellites and then to calculate the device’s geographical position.
Pope Francis today formally appointed 13 new cardinals drawn from four continents and eight countries, in a ceremony marked with strict adherent to coronavirus pandemic spread restrictions hence only a small crowd was allowed to grace it with the venue of the event, St. Peter’s Basilica practically empty.
The Mexican government has arrested the mastermind behind the Sonora massacre that occurred last year. In November of 2019, the attack led to the death of nine American Mormon community members and prompted an investigation by both Mexican and US authorities.
A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent was killed in Somalia, US officials reported. The death comes one month after the announcement of a possible US withdrawal from the country. As reported by the New York Times , on November 25, the deceased officer was a member of the CIA’s paramilitary division, Special Activities Center.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that an economic dialogue will be held with Taiwan on November 20. With Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election, experts predict that Biden’s team will continue to enhance economic and trade relations with Taiwan.
The National Petroleum Corporation of Libya said on Friday that it expects to open up oil exports from Sider Port in the next few days, and Libya will increase its oil production to more than 1 million barrels per day within four weeks. Its production has been increasing over the last month.
On October, 23, the United States Government has imposed sanctions against Russian Federal State “Central Scientific-Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics” (TSNIICHM). “The Russian Government continues to engage in dangerous cyber activities aimed at the United States and our allies,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of five officials from the country’s Ministry of Economy on the grounds that they questioned and criticized his policies. The information is courtesy of the Daily NK , a South Korean-based news portal that reports stories courtesy of it’s well established network of informers in the secretive state.
The US government declared on Tuesday that it would not participate in the international initiative organization COVAX (Global New Coronavirus Vaccine Acquisition Mechanism). The international initiative aims to ensure fair access to the COVID-19 vaccine in all countries and regions around the world.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States is not optimistic, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House also have many differences in response to the epidemic. According to US media reports, two senior officials of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have resigned. They are both appointed by President Trump.
At a video conference on Friday evening, only two of the 15 member states of the UN Security Council voted in favor of a draft resolution submitted by the United States to extend the arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. China and Russia voted against it, and 11 countries abstained, including Germany, France, and Britain.
The Afghan National Security Council announced on Thursday that the government had released 80 of 400 Taliban prisoners identified as dangerous members of the Islamist group. The council tweeted that all released Taliban prisoners had vowed to resume peace talks after their release, and not to fight again against the Afghan people.
Tanzanian President, Dr. John Magufuli, said the country will continue its good relations with the United States and Vietnam. A press release issued by the Directorate of Communications at the State House, Dar es Salaam, yesterday said President Dr. Magufuli received the credentials of two ambassadors appointed to represent their countries in Tanzania.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea were “completely unlawful,” and that China was attempting to control the area by “bullying.” This is the first time the US government has stated its position on the territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff are at greater risk for the COVID-19 epidemic during the coronavirus outbreak, says a report by Amnesty International. The organization has published a report not only calling for the protection of the lives of this group of people against the coronavirus, but also for criticizing the government’s actions against them.
Stating that his country’s problems with the United States are unprecedented, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasized that China had never intended to take over the United States’ global position. He instead made clear proposals to identify and resolve differences between the two countries.
The American embassy in Baghdad, thanks to its air defense system, identified and shot down a missile launched in its direction today, in the Green Zone of the Iraqi capital. In addition, another Katyusha bomb was also shot down as it was about to hit the Taji military air base, north of the Iraqi capital.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has come under fire for calling former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden a “martyr” in a speech to the country’s parliament on Thursday. Pakistan’s opposition parties have sharply criticized Khan since the remarks, Reuters reported.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported its highest daily increase in coronavirus infections. According to the WHO, 183,000 people have been infected in the past 24 hours. The United States remains the country with the highest number of confirmed infections at over 2 million.
Economic markets worldwide are in a slump due to concerns over the impact of an increase in coronavirus infections on the economy. World markets have fallen after the US Federal Reserve warned that the US economy could take a long time to recover. Financial indicators have seen some of the worst days since March.
US President Donald Trump threatened Monday night to send the military to disperse protests which have taken place across the country. He said if the city authorities failed to control the protests or refused to take action, he would quickly resolve the issue on their behalf. Trump made his threats Monday night at the White House Rose Garden.
Tanzania has summoned US Ambassador Inmi Patterson in response to the recent travel advisory published by the embassy warning visitors about the high rate of coronavirus infection cases in the country. According to The Tanzanian Foreign Ministry, the information provided by the US embassy was false.
Police sprayed tear gas on demonstrators who protested against a proposed Chinese security law in Hong Kong. Thousands of protesters took to the city center on Sunday. Police have said that 120 have been arrested. Earlier this week, several political leaders from different countries issued a statement criticizing China’s draft law.
China’s “two sessions” of the National People’s Congress are taking place in Beijing, and the country’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, accused some US political forces of pushing China-US relations into a “new cold war.” At a press conference on Sunday, Wang accused the U.S. of “wasting time,” and of “wishful thinking.”
US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns at the White House about the spread of the coronavirus, saying Vice President Mike Pence’s tests were negative. The United States still has the highest death toll from COVID-19 in the world, at 82,614, and the most cases, at nearly 1.4 million.
In a weekly news conference, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman responded to Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Tehran’s medical needs and his willingness to negotiate with the United States. Abbas Mousavi called on the United States to refrain from politicizing the Coronavirus issue, referring to Trump’s insistence that the Coronavirus was transmitted from a laboratory in Wuhan.
As the Easter weekend approaches, more than 100,000 deaths have occurred in the new coronavirus epidemic worldwide. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the number of diagnoses worldwide has increased to 1.7 million, and the total number of deaths exceeds 102,000, of which nearly 70% are from Europe.
The United States recorded 884 new deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number in the country since the start of the pandemic. In total, the number of deaths amounts to more than 5,000. The figures come from the Johns Hopkins University specialized website, which provides real-time global progress statistics on the pandemic.
After the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were moving from Canada to the United States, US President Donald Trump tweeted that “the U.S. will not pay for their security protection.” The couple, however, said they have no desire to seek security at the expense of the United States or any other government.
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At a conference of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, more than 130 countries reached an important agreement, to develop, by the end of 2020, new tax rules for Internet companies, the so-called “digital tax.” This is considered one of the main problems in the modern economy, because American Internet companies receive multibillion-dollar revenues in the European market, paying almost nothing to the local treasury.
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The Iraqi parliament has voted to pass a resolution calling for foreign troops to withdraw from Iraq, including US and German troops. U.S. President Donald Trump also threatened the Iraqi government with sanctions for the first time. The resolution was passed by lawmakers, asking the government to terminate the agreement reached with Washington in 2014. The agreement allowed the United States to deploy 5,200 soldiers in Iraq.
(Monroe, LA.) — An emergency room at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport-Monroe Medical Center was shutdown out of an abundance of caution. A patient, who had recently arrived from Africa showed up sick with EBOLA symptoms. The hospital tells us they informed the Louisiana Office of Public Health, and the hospital quickly sounded the EBOLA alarm throughout the hospital.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Morocco for an official visit that is of great significance, and underscores the strong momentum that characterizes bilateral relations, as well as the will of the two countries to strengthen their multifaceted strategic partnership. On his arrival at Rabat-Sale Airport, Pompeo was received by Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Americans Living in Morocco, and the United States Ambassador in Rabat, David Green.