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Russia: we would be open to U.S. proposals for new nuclear pact

Russia would be prepared to consider new proposals from the United States to replace a suspended Cold War-era nuclear pact with a broader treaty that includes more countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday.

By |2019-02-07T07:35:45+00:00February 7th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Pompeo expected to announce U.S. intent to withdraw from INF nuclear treaty

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce the U.S. intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty as soon as Friday, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the decision.

By |2019-02-01T07:27:18+00:00February 1st, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

U.S. and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework, Envoy Says

American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a peace deal in which the insurgents guarantee to prevent Afghan territory from being used by terrorists, and that could lead to a full pullout of American troops in return for a cease-fire and Taliban talks with the Afghan government, the chief United States negotiator said Monday.

By |2019-01-28T06:52:46+00:00January 28th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Backed by military, Venezuela’s Maduro hits back at rival

Backed by Venezuela's military, President Nicolas Maduro went on the offensive against an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his U.S. supporters, setting up a potentially explosive struggle for power in the crisis-plagued South American nation.

By |2019-01-25T08:07:22+00:00January 25th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Venezuelan president Maduro to speak at Supreme Court after US backs his opponent

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected to speak at Venezuela's Supreme Court Thursday, a day after he gave US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country in response to US support of opposition leader Juan Guaido.

By |2019-01-24T07:25:00+00:00January 24th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Opposition launches protests to oust Maduro as U.S.-Venezuela tensions rise

Amid sharply rising tensions between Washington and Caracas, the U.S.-backed opposition here sought on Wednesday to fill the streets with protesters and spark the beginning of a sustained uprising aimed at ousting President Nicolás Maduro from office.

By |2019-01-23T13:38:41+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments