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US spy arrest: Tour guide charged with being China agent

A US citizen working as a tour guide has been charged with spying for Chinese intelligence services, the US Department of Justice said.

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Iraq Accuses Pentagon Of "Extremely Exaggerating" Numbers Of ISIS Fighters

The US Department of Defense Inspector General released a formal report last week which claimed ISIS retains between 14,000 and 18,000 members in Iraq and Syria, which Pentagon officials used to argue for a continuing US troops presence in Syria. They touted the report as “verification” that a US draw down in Syria had enabled a a resurgent ISIS.

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US examines all possible sanctions on Turkey over S-400 deal — diplomat

US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo are looking into all possible variants of sanctioning Turkey for its deal to purchase S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, US Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus has told reporters.

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US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan

The U.S. State Department has cleared a possible sale of 56 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB missiles for an estimated cost of $1.150 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in an April 9 statement.

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US judge blocks Trump policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

A US federal judge on Monday blocked President Donald Trump’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out the processing of their cases, saying the Department of Homeland Security had overstepped its authority.

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‘State Dept Alert’: Daesh, Al-Qaeda Terrorists Seek to Attack US Citizens Abroad

The US Department of State said in its latest Worldwide Caution advisory that in multiple regions around the world terrorists, guerrilla groups, and other criminals look to kidnap US citizens for extortion or political purposes.

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Trump administration attempts to soothe allies’ worries over Syria troop withdrawal

The State Department, Department of Defence and national security adviser John Bolton have all issued public statements that collectively outlined a road map for implementing President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria, a move the President has adamantly defended after more than a week of criticism and signs of conflict within the administration’s highest levels.

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Turkey cleared by US for $3.5 billion Patriot missile deal, despite S-400 row

Amidst an ongoing row concerning Turkey’s decision to buy a Russian air defense system, the U.S. State Department has cleared Ankara to purchase a package of Patriot systems, with an estimated price tag of $3.5 billion.

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US Homeland Security Requests Troops Remain on Mexican Border Until January 31

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked the Pentagon to extend the deployment of troops currently stationed along the US-Mexico border through the end of January, Department of Defence spokesperson Jamie Davis said in a statement.

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U.S. Justice Department denies exploring extradition of Erdogan foe to appease Turkey

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday denied that it was planning an extradition deal designed to persuade the Turkish president to ease off on a probe over the killing of a journalist in an Istanbul embassy.

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Trump Declares State of Emergency in California Amid Devastating Wildfire

The move authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and support state authorities in coping with the wildfires.

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US slaps export controls on dozens of Chinese firms over ‘threat to national security’ as trade tensions escalate

The US Department of Commerce added 44 Chinese entities onto its export control list on Wednesday for posing a “significant risk” to US national security or foreign policy interests in the midst of the heated trade spat between the world’s two largest economies.

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US Secretary Pompeo, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov discuss Ukraine, Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the phone about Ukraine and improving relations between Russia and the United States. It was reported by the press service of the US Department of State.

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US Treasury taking "immediate action" to withdraw from Iran deal

The Department of Treasury announced Tuesday that it is taking “immediate action” to implement President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and begin re-imposing US nuclear-related sanctions on the Iranian regime.

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‘The largest foreign bribery case in history’

The US Department of Justice called it “the largest foreign bribery case in history”.

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Lavrov-Tillerson meeting request sent to Department of State on March 2 — Russian embassy

Moscow sent a request to the US Department of State on a possible meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 2, the Russian Embassy in the United States said.

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