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US Congress Reaches Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown

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United States congressional negotiators reached an agreement Monday night in order to avoid the deadline for another government shutdown. The agreement reached would finance new construction along the U.S.-Mexico border (AP). Republican Senator Richard Shelby did not give an outline for the plan yet but commented that staff will work that out (Al Jazeera). The […]

Lockheed Proposes Plan to Shift F-16 Production to India

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Lockheed Martin, a United States defense firm, is competing with other companies to win a contract to supply the Indian air force with 114 combat planes (Reuters). Lockheed has offered to shift the F-16 production line from the United States to India, making India the sole global production center for the F-16 (Reuters). The proposed […]

U.S. to Formally Request Extradition of Huawei Official

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Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Chinese tech company Huawei, in December on charges of violating American sanctions on Iran (Reuters 1).  The United States’ Department of Justice recently stated that it will submit a formal request to Canadian authorities to extradite Meng for trial in the U.S. (AP).  Extradition requests must be […]

U.S. Likely to Leave Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

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Russian and United States officials met to discuss U.S. accusations of Russia’s alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (I.N.F.) signed between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, Andrea Thompson, said the Russian government is refusing to allow inspections of a new missile system (Reuters). The Russian government […]