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Joe Biden: President Joe Biden’s first 50 days: Where he stands on key promises and goals

President Joe Biden laid out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office, promising swift action on everything from climate change to immigration...

India-China border tensions reflect growing Chinese aggression and assertion, says Colin Kahl

The current India-China border tensions reflect a disturbing trend of growing Chinese aggression and assertion in the region and toward allies and partners of the...

U.S. carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia target in Syria: Officials

The United States on Thursday carried out an airstrike in Syria against a structure belonging to what it said were Iran-backed militia, two officials told...

Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail colour

WASHINGTON: Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail colour under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers...

Lloyd J. Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON – Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career,...

Donald Trump raises China concerns as reason to veto defense bill

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that he intends to veto a wide-ranging defense policy bill, raising new but unspecified concerns about China as...

NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan

BRUSSELS: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that the military organization could pay a heavy price for leaving Afghanistan too early, after a U.S. official...

Joe Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take a historic step and select a woman to head the Pentagon for the first time, shattering one...

Donald Trump putting democracy to the test after his loss to Joe Biden

WASHINGTON – Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: “It has been said that democracy is the...

United States military wary that shakeup could upend its apolitical nature

WASHINGTON: The words spoken by America’s top military officer carried a familiar ring, but in the midst of a chaotic week at the Pentagon, they...

Trump administration funds Carolina plasma company based out of the owner’s condo

WASHINGTON: An obscure South Carolina company may be in line for millions of dollars in U.S. government funding to produce a coronavirus treatment after a...

Four years in, Donald Trump has plenty of unfinished business

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump swept into office nearly four years ago as an outsider who promised to get things done quickly on behalf of the...

White House rejects President Putin’s response to United States’ arms control offer

WASHINGTON: The US and Russia on Friday rejected each other’s proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President...

Taliban welcome Trump tweet promising early troop withdrawal

Afghanistan’s Taliban on Thursday welcomed a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he promised to have the last of the U.S.’s troops out of...

China attacked Indian satellite communications: US Report | India News

“Computer network attack against Indian satellite communications in 2017” is one among a slew of counter-space activities carried out by China since 2007, listed in...

Trump has changed the face America presents to the world

By Helene Cooper WASHINGTON — For two decades, the United States presented an official face to the world that reflected the power and promise of...

To counter China, India inks military pact with Japan | India News

NEW DELHI: India is working to enhance its strategic reach in the Indian Ocean and beyond by clinching reciprocal military logistics pacts with friendly countries...

Trump administration considers postponing refugee admissions: US official

WASHINGTON: U.S. officials are weighing whether to postpone or further cut refugee admissions in the coming year amid legal fights over President Donald Trump’s refugee...

In bid for TikTok, Microsoft flexes its power in Washington

By Karen Weise and David McCabe SEATTLE: Microsoft’s quiet pursuit to buy TikTok suddenly appeared dead a month ago, when President Donald Trump said he...

Taiwan in talks to make first purchase of sophisticated United States drones: Sources

WASHINGTON: The United States is negotiating the sale of at least four sophisticated aerial drones to Taiwan for the first time, according to six U.S....

Pentagon bans Confederate flag on military installations in way to avoid Trump’s wrath

WASHINGTON: After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon on Friday will ban displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that...

Trump administration says Huawei, Hikvision backed by Chinese military

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has determined that top Chinese firms, including telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies and video surveillance company Hikvision, are owned or controlled...

Tear gas and burning cars in US cities as unrest continues

MINNEAPOLIS: Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los...

U.S. judge puts Amazon challenge to Pentagon JEDI contract on hold

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday put on hold a suit by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) challenging the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10...

U.S. probe unable to rule out White House influence on JEDI contract awarded to Microsoft, not Amazon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s inspector general on Wednesday said it could not determine whether the White House influenced the award of a $10 billion...