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October 18, 2021

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President Putin on Taiwan: ‘China does not need to use force’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the Russian Energy Week International Forum in Moscow on October 13, 2021. Mikhail Metzel | AFP | Getty Images China “does not need to use force” in order to achieve its desired......

Boeing says employees must show proof of Covid vaccination by Dec. 8 under Biden’s federal contractor rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Boeing worker in a face mask exits the Boeing Renton Factory, where the Boeing 737 MAX airliners are built in Renton, Washington on April 20, 2020. Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Boeing said Tuesday that its roughly......

UK plans to beef up military deployments in Asia

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Helicopters and F-35 fighter planes aboard Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore. Victor Loh, CNBC SINGAPORE — The United Kingdom plans to increase its presence in the contested South China Sea and the......

Microsoft says Iran-linked hackers have targeted US and Israeli defense firms

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Among the targets were companies that work with the US, European Union and Israeli governments to make satellite systems, drones technology and “military-grade radars,” Microsoft said. It’s just the latest effort by an alleged Iranian hacking group to access......

Defense Department warns climate change will increase conflicts over water and food

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Troops from three California National Guard companies search through a fire-devastated neighborhood on October 14, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. David McNew | Getty Images Climate change poses a serious threat to U.S. military operations and will lead to new......

Prospects of Iran nuclear talks going smoothly are ‘bleak,’ Eurasia Group says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Official cars are seen outside Grand Hotel Wien after a session of meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on “Iran nuclear deal talks” in Vienna, Austria on May 01, 2021. Askin Kiyagan | Anadolu Agency | Getty......

‘Ain’t no player like him’: Jalen Ramsey checks every box in Los Angeles Rams’ defense

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7:00 AM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Jalen Ramsey sprinted onto the field to celebrate a deep touchdown pass as though the Los Angeles Rams......

Bourbon distillers face big tax bills and higher tariffs after a record year for production

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Barrels of bourbon are stacked in a barrel house at the Jim Beam Distillery on February 17, 2020 in Clermont, Kentucky. Bryan Woolston Getty Images WASHINGTON – For the first time there are more than 10 million barrels of bourbon......

Washington welcomes news of direct talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. welcomes the news of direct communication between longtime Middle Eastern rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, a Biden administration official told CNBC on Monday, at a time when tensions are high in the region......

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan could reshape counterinsurgencies in Africa, experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here GAO, Mali – A Eurocopter Tiger (Eurocopter EC665 Tigre) helicopter (L) is seen at the French Military base in Gao, in northern Mali on November 8, 2019. MICHELE CATTANI/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and the subsequent......

U.S. will use all steps necessary to defend its economic interests against China, top trade official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai slammed China’s unfair trade practices and vowed to protect U.S. economic interests in a speech Monday, adding that the Biden administration will rally allies in order to push back on the world’s second-largest economy. “Our......

Three keys to the WNBA semifinals: Cambage, Connecticut’s defense and Taurasi’s ankle

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9:00 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. No shade at all to how good the post players were in Tuesday’s semifinal openers of......

Defense officials grilled on Afghanistan exit

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Defense officials grilled on Afghanistan exit – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The nation’s top military officials testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee about the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying they warned both President Trump and President Biden......

Elizabeth Holmes’s defense questions ex-Theranos lab director’s credibility

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SAN JOSE, CALIF – In the first dramatic showdown at the Elizabeth Holmes’ trial, defense attorney Lance Wade aggressively questioned the company’s former lab director about his credibility. “Did you offer lab tests that you knew at the time were inaccurate......

Defense Secretary Austin admits in Senate testimony Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (C) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley (L) and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie (R) testify during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee at Dirksen Senate......

Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise,’ U.S. defense secretary says

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WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Tuesday that the Afghan army’s sudden collapse caught the Pentagon “by surprise,” as military leaders confronted a contentious Senate hearing about how and why America lost its longest war. Republican lawmakers accused President Joe Biden of lying......

U.S. needs to work with Europe to slow China’s innovation rate, Raimondo says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Tuesday that the U.S. will rally allies in order to mount pressure on the world’s second-largest economy, an approach that differs from the “America First” policies pursued by President Joe Biden’s Republican predecessor, Donald......

Milley and defense officials to face questions about actions during Trump’s term and the end of the Afghan war.

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Nearly a month after the last American troops departed Afghanistan in a hasty evacuation, the Pentagon’s top brass appeared before lawmakers on Tuesday morning to face sharp questions from lawmakers about the military’s role at the end of the nation’s longest war. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Gen.......

U.S., EU to discuss global trade and tech cooperation as they seek to counter China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – Top-level officials from the U.S. and European Union will meet Wednesday to discuss several major economic and technological challenges facing the trans-Atlantic alliance as China’s ambitions increasingly shape global markets. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Commerce......

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