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US Shoot Down Iranian Drone in Hormuz Strait: Trump

We have no information on the loss of a drone today: Zarif WASHINGTON – A US Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after its operators ignored the warnings, US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Thursday. This is Washington’s first military action …

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China Set to Beat North America in 5G Investments in 4 Years


BEIJING – China’s ambitions to become the world leader in emerging technology is no longer a secret, and the country has since been positioning itself to achieve that goal, with sizable and strategic investments, Techwire Asia reported Friday. According to one recent forecast, China’s 5G network investments in the next …

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Russia, France Ready to Resolve Crisis in Ukraine


MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation on Thursday, saying they are ready to intensify efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, Xinhua news reported Friday. Both leaders expressed their readiness to intensify joint work in this area, including in the …

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Pakistan Presents Progress Report on Anti-Poverty Development Plans to UN


UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan on Tuesday presented its progress report and future plans on meeting the globally agreed and nationally adopted anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to accelerating human development in the country, APP reported Wednesday. The progress report …

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Iran to Host 6th Intl. Gathering on Climate Change


TEHRAN – The Council of Ministers of Iran has approved the road ministry’s proposal to host the 6th international gathering on climate change in November, Mehr News Agency reported Wednesday. During a session on July 14, the Council of Ministers approved the proposal by the Ministry of Roads and Urban …

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US’ Pence Vows to Not Let Iran Get Nuclear Weapon


WASHINGTON – Washington will never let Iran get a nuclear weapon, said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, as Tehran has reportedly breached the level of uranium enrichment set by the international agreement. Speaking to hundreds of supporters at a Christians United for Israel (CUFI) conference, Pence said that the U.S. …

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Russia Says S-400 Delivery to Turkey ‘on Track’


MOSCOW – The delivery of the S-400 surface-to-air missile to Turkey is progressing on schedule, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “The delivery is right on schedule. It is not possible for me to disclose more detail,” he said, according to Habertürk. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed the …

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US Approves Potential $ 2.2 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan


WASHINGTON – The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $ 2.2 billion worth of weapons, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon said on Monday. The announcement is likely to provoke anger in Beijing, which regards Taiwan as a part of its territory and …

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