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US-China Trade War Could Reduce World GDP By 0.8% in 2020

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WASHINGTON – Tariffs imposed or threatened by the United States and China could reduce global economic output by 0.8% in 2020 and cause more losses in the coming years, International Monetary Fund announced Friday. Gerry Rice, a spokesman for the IMF, said trade tensions were beginning to affect the global …

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North Korea Confirms 2nd Test of Multiple Rocket Launcher

North Korea

SEOUL – North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un observed the test-launch of a super-large multiple rocket launcher, the latest in a series of weapons tests performed amid stalled diplomacy over the North’s nuclear program, AP reported Wednesday. Tuesday’s rocket launcher test was made hours after North Korea said …

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US can better see the Realities of Iran After Bolton: Iran

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TEHRAN – Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei has reacted to the ousting of US National Security Advisor John Bolton, saying Washington could now better understand the realities of Iran, IRNA reported Wednesday. “With the ousting of its biggest supporter of war and economic terrorism, the White House will have fewer …

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US CENTCOM Arrives in Pakistan

CENTCOM

WASHINGTON – United States Central Commander (CENTCOM) arrived in Islamabad on Saturday accompanied by a 17-member delegation, Daily Times reported Saturday. During his visit to Pakistan, the US General will hold important meetings with military and civil leadership. The sources said that the US general’s visit to Pakistan amid rising …

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Pompeo Declares Peace Plan for M.E. to Be Unveiled “Within Weeks”

Peace

WASHINGTON – The administration of US President Donald Trump has decided to delay the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan after Israel is facing new elections, scheduled for September 17. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed all speculation of a substantial delay in announcing the long-awaited peace plan announced by the United …

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US Defense Chief Signals Iran ‘Inching’ Could Lead Toward Talks

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WASHINGTON – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has hinted that Iran might be nearer to an opportunity for new talks despite Tehran’s latest move away from adherence to international curbs on its nuclear activities, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Friday. The statement came hours after Tehran told the European Union …

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Iran to Develop Centrifuges for Faster Uranium Enrichment

Uranium

TEHRAN – Iran said it would take another step in the 2015 nuclear deal by starting to develop centrifuges to accelerate its uranium enrichment, but it also gave the European powers two more months to try to save the multilateral pact. Moreover, the United States refused to soften its economic …

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US Army Seeks Ways to Enhance Mission Command with Robotic Swarms

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Futures Command, or AFC, is exploring the extent to which swarming formations of robotic systems could be used to enhance mission-command capabilities for Army small units, according to a statement issued Wednesday by CCDC C5ISR Center Public Affairs, Defense Blog reported Thursday. Scientists and engineers …

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China says Phone Call on Trade with US Went Very Well

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BEIJING – Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday that a phone call on Thursday with U.S. top trade negotiators went very well, adding that Beijing opposes any escalation in the trade war, Reuters reported Thursday. Both sides will strive to achieve real progress during high level meeting scheduled for early …

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