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White House: Biden believes U.S. authorizations for military force need updating

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden holds a meeting on infrastructure with members of Congress in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden believes that authorizations for the use of military force that have been......

Iran’s Zarif to offer ‘constructive’ plan amid hopes of informal nuclear talks

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FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will soon present a “constructive” plan of action, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday, after European sources said Tehran gave......

Bulgaria to cancel $1.74 billion armoured vehicle tender, defence minister says

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis poses with Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Virginia Mayo/Pool/File Photo SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s defence minister said on Friday he has asked the government to cancel......

Fauci says military members who opt out of Covid vaccine are inadvertently ‘part of the problem’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Paratrooper assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, prepares for a Airborne Operation at Fort Bragg, N.C., on May 7. Spc. Hubert Delany III | US Army WASHINGTON – White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony......

Andrew Cuomo’s insulting ‘bumbling man’ defense

NYPost
Maureen Callahan After eight days in his hidey-hole, three women having credibly accused him of sexual harassment, Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged wide-eyed and teary, hand splayed against heart, offering this line of defense: I had no idea. How insulting. How specious. Cynical to the point of camp. If only there......

U.N. special envoy on Myanmar says 38 killed on Wednesday

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NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – United Nations special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said 38 people had been killed in the Southeast Asian nation on Wednesday. Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered......

Read: The Department of Defense inspector general’s report on the conduct of Rep. Ronny Jackson

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Australia armed forces called in to support COVID-19 immunisation drive

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will seek the support of the defence forces in its COVID-19 immunisation drive, authorities said on Wednesday, as it looks to ramp up a vaccination rollout programme that is running behind schedule. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare professional administers a dose of the Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19)......

Ukraine’s president takes COVID-19 vaccine to reassure sceptics

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FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a hospital at an unknown location in eastern Ukraine March 2, 2021. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS KYIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a coronavirus vaccine shot during......

Boeing, Australian air force say pilotless, fighter-like jet completed first test flight

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Boeing Co and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) said on Tuesday they had completed the first flight test on a pilotless fighter-like jet designed to operate in conjunction with crewed aircraft. FILE PHOTO: A model of Boeing’s pilotless, fighter-like jet, dubbed ;Loyal Wingman’, is displayed in......

CAE nears deal to buy L3Harris’s military training business for $1.5 billion: WSJ

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of L3Harris is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Canada’s CAE Inc is nearing a deal to buy L3Harris Technologies Inc’s military training division for $1.05 billion,......

Iran rejects informal nuke talks with U.S. and EU, insists Biden drop sanctions first

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani speaks during the National Combat Board Meeting with Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tehran, Iran on Nov. 21, 2020. Iranian Presidency Handout | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Iran rejected on Sunday an invitation from......

White House defends decision not to punish Saudi crown prince, says U.S. does not sanction foreign leaders

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 10: (—-EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT – “BANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI KINGDOM COUNCIL / HANDOUT” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS—-) Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin......

Hyatt touts ‘a highly inclusive environment’ in defense of hosting CPAC

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zack Budryk A spokesperson for the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla. is defending the hotel’s decision to host this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), citing the hospitality company’s “highly inclusive environment.” “We take pride in operating a highly inclusive environment......

‘Blame Trump’ defense in Capitol riot looks like a long shot

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The “Trump-made-me-do-it” defense is already looking like a long shot. Facing damning evidence in the deadly Capitol siege last month – including social media posts flaunting their actions – rioters are arguing in court they were following then-President Donald......

Democrats criticize Biden’s decision to launch airstrikes in Syria without consulting Congress

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. Air Force F-22 fighter jets fly in formation during a flyover of military aircraft down the Hudson River and New York Harbor past York City, and New Jersey, U.S. July 4, 2020. Mike Segar | Reuters Some Senate......

Tyus Jones, defense lead Grizzlies past Clippers, 122-94

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AP News MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies clamped down on the Los Angeles Clippers. Tyus Jones scored a career-high 20 points, Memphis slowed Kawhi Leonard and Paul George and the Grizzlies beat the Clippers 122-94 on Thursday night. Dillon Brooks finished with 19 points for Memphis, and Jonas Valanciunas......

U.S. announces ‘Khashoggi ban’ for 76 Saudi individuals

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States banned 76 people from Saudi Arabia on Friday, saying it will not tolerate individuals who threaten or assault......

Myanmar students, doctors plan more protests against military rule

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(Reuters) – Students and doctors in Myanmar plan to hold fresh protests on Thursday against military rule, as Washington expressed concern about Malaysia’s deportation of about 1,100 Myanmar nationals back to the strife-torn nation. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators hold placards during a rally against the military coup in front of Indonesian......

CIA nominee calls China an ‘authoritarian adversary,’ vows to intensify competition with Beijing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here William Burns is sworn in to testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2021. Tom Brenner | Reuters WASHINGTON – President......

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