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U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions Mon, 20 May, 2019

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies.
Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting

Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting Mon, 20 May, 2019

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.
Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict Mon, 20 May, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war.
Iran says US sanctions 'unacceptable' amid Gulf tensions

Iran says US sanctions 'unacceptable' amid Gulf tensions Thu, 16 May, 2019

 Iran's foreign minister on Thursday said sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are "unacceptable" but that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising tensions.
US orders embassy staff from Iraq amid Iran 'threat'

US orders embassy staff from Iraq amid Iran 'threat' Wed, 15 May, 2019

The US  ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, ramping up alarm over an alleged Iran threat even as allies appeared less than convinced.
U.S. pressures Baghdad over Iran-backed militias

U.S. pressures Baghdad over Iran-backed militias Wed, 15 May, 2019

 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's surprise visit to Baghdad this month came after U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed Shi'ite militias positioning rockets near bases housing U.S. forces, according to two Iraqi security sources.

US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran

US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran Sat, 11 May, 2019

The United States is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to bolster an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers already sent to the Gulf, ratcheting up pressure on archfoe Iran.

Trump urges Iran to talk over nuclear program, cannot rule out military action

Trump urges Iran to talk over nuclear program, cannot rule out military action Thu, 09 May, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Iran's leadership to sit down and talk with him about giving up Tehran's nuclear program and said he could not rule out a military confrontation given the heightened tensions between the two countries.
Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait

Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait Mon, 29 Apr, 2019

The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.
Dike breached, thousands evacuated in Montreal area as floods worsen

Dike breached, thousands evacuated in Montreal area as floods worsen Sun, 28 Apr, 2019

More than 5,000 people were told to quickly leave their homes near Montreal late Saturday and early Sunday after floodwaters breached a dike in rain-soaked eastern Canada.
U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy

U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy Thu, 11 Apr, 2019

British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador's embassy after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information.
US asks UN Security Council to meet on Venezuela aid

US asks UN Security Council to meet on Venezuela aid Thu, 04 Apr, 2019

 The United States  requested that the UN Security Council hold a meeting next week to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, diplomats said.
Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated Wed, 20 Mar, 2019

President Donald Trump says the last of the Islamic State's territory in Syria will be freed by U.S.-backed forces "by tonight."
South Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks

South Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks Mon, 04 Mar, 2019

South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the US and North Korea to quickly resume denuclearisation talks after their Hanoi summit last week ended without a deal.
Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama

Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama Mon, 04 Mar, 2019

A tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing "catastrophic" damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said.
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