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Germany wants Ukraine’s Gas Transit Role to Continue

Germany

BERLIN – Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas has said that Germany wants Russian gas to continue to flow through Ukrainian pipelines. Speaking at a press conference in Kyiv, Maas stressed that Germany supported the ongoing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in the search for a deal on future gas transit …

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China Urges US to Stop Pushing for Hong Kong-Related Bill

China

BEIJING – China had already lodged “stern representations” with the United States about the Hong Kong-related bill and urged that it not be passed into law, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press briefing on Wednesday. “China will take vigorous measures to firmly respond, to staunchly safeguard …

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Trump, Macron to Meet After French President Criticized NATO

Macron

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that he will meet with the United States President Donald Trump ahead of the NATO Meeting in London on 3-4 December. Macron tweeted that on Monday night he had an “excellent discussion” with Trump about Syria, Iran and the alliance with the NATO …

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European Signatories Call on Iran to Reverse Actions Against Nuclear Deal

Iran

BRUSSELS – France, Germany, Britain and the European Union said Tuesday that they are “extremely concerned” about Iran’s renewed uranium enrichment activities and what they call “regrettable acceleration of Iran’s disengagement” from commitments it made under the 2015 agreement regarding the country’s nuclear program. In a joint statement released Monday, …

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US Provided $7.9B to AAF Since 2010: SIGAR

AAF

KABUL – A quarterly report by the United States Special Inspector to Afghanistan, or SIGAR, released on Oct. 30, reveals that the US provided up to $7.9 billion to support and develop the Afghan Air Force, or AFF, between 2010 to 2019. The report says $1.7 billion of the total …

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China Sentences 9 to Jail for Smuggling Fentanyl to US

Fentanyl

XINGTAI, CHINA – Nine people, one with a suspended death sentence, were imprisoned by a Chinese court on Thursday for smuggling fentanyl into the United States, saying that this was the first such case on which the two countries worked together. China faced US criticism for not doing enough to …

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Iran to Begin Injecting Uranium Gas Into 1,044 Centrifuges

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran has declared that it will take the next step, step by step, to move away from its historic nuclear deal by injecting gas at its Fordow fuel enrichment plant into 1,044 centrifuges. Previously, the centrifuges spun blank under the terms of the 2015 agreement, when Iran agreed …

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