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Nov 15, 2018
'France is not vassal of US': Emmanuel Macron responds to Donald Trump's attack on country, says allies owe each other respectIn five posts sent on Tuesday after a visit to Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Trump reminded France of its near-defeat by Germany in two wars, took a swipe at its wine industry, and mentioned Macron's falling approval ratings.
Nov 14, 2018
Donald Trump slams France over World War losses to Germany, Emmanuel Macron's approval ratings and its wine industryIn five posts sent on the same day that French officials marked the anniversary of the 2015 terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, Trump blasted the key US ally over its near defeat to Germany in two world wars, its wine industry and Macron's approval ratings.
Oct 03, 2018
Ricin suspected in envelopes sent to Pentagon, White house; FBI investigation underwayhris Sherwood, a Pentagon spokesman, said authorities at its screening site "recognized some suspicious packages... noting they were "suspected to be ricin." He stressed that authorities were still waiting for confirmation that the packages contained ricin.
Apr 28, 2018
Washington to discuss with allies, Pyongyang about retaining US troops in Korean Peninsula, says James MattisUS Secretary of Defence James Mattis said Washington will discuss with allies and Pyongyang the need to retain American troops on the Korean Peninsula
Dec 17, 2017
US defence secretary Jim Mattis says no need to step-up military operations against IranUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday he does not see the need for a stepped-up military posture against Iran, the day after a top diplomat said evidence shows Tehran is supporting Huthi rebels in Yemen.
Sep 23, 2017
Jim Mattis to visit New Delhi to meet Narendra Modi, emphasise that US views India as 'valued and influential partner'Defence secretary Jim Mattis will visit India and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman to reaffirm that Washington considers New Delhi a valued and influential ally.
Jul 01, 2017
Pentagon delays decision on transgender recruits by 6 months on the eve of deadlineDefence secretary James Mattis on Friday delayed a plan to start accepting transgender recruits in the military, the Pentagon said
May 29, 2017
US policy against Islamic State moves from 'attrition' to 'annihilation': James MattisUS Secretary of Defence James Mattis said the US had "accelerated" its tactics against the Islamic State (IS), moving from a policy of "attrition" to one of "annihilation".
Mar 21, 2017
Mattis and McMaster - 2 soldier-scholars NSA Ajit Doval will meet in US this weekTwo battle hardened ‘soldier-scholars’ - James Mattis and Herbert Raymond McMaster - who’ve earned their stripes in lethal war zones before rising to the top of the Trump administration are the men Ajit Doval will meet this week during India’s most high level huddle with the US after Donald Trump took charge.
Dec 08, 2016
Donald Trump stacks cabinet jobs with heavy military brassHe's not yet finished picking, but President-elect Donald Trump already has named three retired generals to top posts, raising questions as to why there will be so much military brass in cabinet-level jobs.