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India not guaranteed US sanctions waiver for purchasing Russian missiles, says top Pentagon official
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India not guaranteed US sanctions waiver for purchasing Russian missiles, says top Pentagon official

The United States has imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia, under which any country engaged with its defense and intelligence sectors could face secondary US sanctions. However, a new defense bill gives the president the authority to grant waivers in case of national security interests.

Mike Pence announces plans to form US Space Force by 2020, says country needs to prepare for 'next battlefield'
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Mike Pence announces plans to form US Space Force by 2020, says country needs to prepare for 'next battlefield'

Donald Trump has called for a "separate but equal" space force, a complicated and expensive move that requires congressional approval.

US congressional committee proposes waivers for India, Vietnam and others from Russia sanctions
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US congressional committee proposes waivers for India, Vietnam and others from Russia sanctions

CAATSA waiver though general in nature is intended at preventing US sanctions on India, which is planning to buy five S-400 Triumf air defence systems for around $4.5 billion from Russia.

US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waiver on nations buying arms from Russia, does not mention India
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waiver on nations buying arms from Russia, does not mention India

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sought waivers from sanctions on some countries making a transition from their military dependence on Russia

US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waivers from sanctions for countries buying military gear from Russia
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waivers from sanctions for countries buying military gear from Russia

US defence secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia.

Trump tweets 'very nice note' from North Korea's Kim Jong-un; says 'great progress being made!'
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Trump tweets 'very nice note' from North Korea's Kim Jong-un; says 'great progress being made!'

US President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted a letter to him from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heralding "epochal progress" in U.S.-North Korea relations, despite signs that path-finding diplomacy between the adversaries is running into problems.

Delay in India-US 2+2 dialogue not indicative of plunge in ties; foreign policy commentary should strive to avoid political bias
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Delay in India-US 2+2 dialogue not indicative of plunge in ties; foreign policy commentary should strive to avoid political bias

Postponement of US-India 2+2 dialogue has become a grand spectacle of confirmation bias, with some interpreting it as a cataclysmic end to bilateral ties.

James Mattis says US-Japan alliance a cornerstone of Indo-Pacific stability, vital to maintaining peace in Asia
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James Mattis says US-Japan alliance a cornerstone of Indo-Pacific stability, vital to maintaining peace in Asia

The US-Japan alliance is vital to peace in Asia and Washington remains committed to the partnership, US defence secretary James Mattis said.

Xi Jinping says China not 'expansionist' but won't give up territory in South China Sea
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Xi Jinping says China not 'expansionist' but won't give up territory in South China Sea

Chinese president Xi Jinping told US defence secretary James Mattis China has no plans to create chaos in the world: Although he defended his country's claim to disputed islands in the South China Sea

US defence secretary Jim Mattis to visit China this week to take stock of Beijing's 'strategic ambitions'
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis to visit China this week to take stock of Beijing's 'strategic ambitions'

US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis will travel to China to discuss military cooperation and gather support for denuclearisation talks with North Korea

US defence secretary Jim Mattis slams Vladimir Putin for trying to break up NATO, attacking western democracy
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis slams Vladimir Putin for trying to break up NATO, attacking western democracy

US defence secretary Jim Mattis accused Putin for trying to break up NATO and for trying "to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals."

Trump tags US 'Fake News' media as nation's 'biggest enemy' after Singapore summit, challenges skeptical media coverage
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Trump tags US 'Fake News' media as nation's 'biggest enemy' after Singapore summit, challenges skeptical media coverage

President Donald Trump challenged skeptical media coverage of his historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, declaring that "Fake News" is the nation's "biggest enemy."

Donald Trump retreats from US moral leadership stance, defends cold pragmatism: 'I mean this is what we have, and this is where we are'
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Donald Trump retreats from US moral leadership stance, defends cold pragmatism: 'I mean this is what we have, and this is where we are'

Trump, who quickly left for the long journey home after his whirlwind summit with Kim, made clear that his main interest — almost his sole interest — was taking a first step toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. There was no lecturing of Kim over how to treat his own people in a nation that is estimated to have between 80,000 and 120,000 political prisoners and remains one of the world's most closed and oppressive societies.

US - North Korea summit day in Singapore: Excitement high, expectations lower ahead of historic Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un handshake
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US - North Korea summit day in Singapore: Excitement high, expectations lower ahead of historic Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un handshake

The eyes of the world upon them, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un headed on Tuesday into their historic summit balancing the elusive promise of peace against the specter of a growing nuclear threat. Yet even before they met, Trump announced plans to leave early, raising questions about whether his aspirations for an ambitious outcome had been scaled back.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un summit in Singapore: What's the stuffing inside US-North Korea negotiation pie?
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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un summit in Singapore: What's the stuffing inside US-North Korea negotiation pie?

While swooning anchors, harassed cameramen and the world’s leading foreign policy pundits scratching their heads about the historic Trump-Kim meeting pick Trump’s one liners to the bone, the meeting itself has gone from being about nukes to the political equivalent of a first date. And, nobody, except Donald Trump, knows what the negotiation pie is.

Islamic State recaptures parts of Syria's Albu Kamal town in major attack, says human rights body
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Islamic State recaptures parts of Syria's Albu Kamal town in major attack, says human rights body

Islamic State used at least 10 suicide bombers in its offensive on Albu Kamal, which lies in he Euphrates Valley in eastern Syria and swiftly took several neighbourhoods, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Donald Trump holds out prospect of North Korea's Kim Jong-un visit to US if Singapore summit successful
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Donald Trump holds out prospect of North Korea's Kim Jong-un visit to US if Singapore summit successful

US President Donald Trump on Thursday held out the prospect of inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the White House if he deemed next week's summit a success while also signalling he was willing to walk away if he thought talks did not go well.

Shinzo Abe dashing to US to meet Donald Trump ahead of US-North Korea summit as Japan frets over security concerns
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Shinzo Abe dashing to US to meet Donald Trump ahead of US-North Korea summit as Japan frets over security concerns

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, unable to meet North Korea's leader himself, is heading to Washington to try to make sure President Donald Trump doesn't overlook Japan's security and other concerns at the unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit next week.

Shangri-La Dialogue: Narendra Modi's balancing act between India and China on security, other key takeaways
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Shangri-La Dialogue: Narendra Modi's balancing act between India and China on security, other key takeaways

In his address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Modi expressed India’s eagerness to make ‘Indo-Pacific’ the defining factor for Asia's new security architecture.

Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit to take place at Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island, confirms White House
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Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit to take place at Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island, confirms White House

The White House says a location has been chosen for the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - Capella Hotel, a luxury resort on Sentosa Island.