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19 November 2018 Military News

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  • Rift Widens Between Trump, Former US Intel Bosses VOA 19 Nov 2018 -- The chasm between U.S. President Donald Trump and elders of the intelligence community is widening.
  • Russia Targets Kremlin Critic Browder With 'Kafkaesque' Poison Probe RFE/RL 19 Nov 2018 -- Russian authorities have leveled new accusations at British-based financier Bill Browder, saying the vocal Kremlin critic is now suspected of involvement in the death of his associate Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow jail a decade ago.
  • Ukraine Threatens To Suspend Interpol Membership If Russian Elected President RFE/RL 19 Nov 2018 -- Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says his country will consider suspending its membership in Interpol if a Russian official is elected as the international police agency's new chief.
  • APEC Leaders Fail to Agree on Leaders' Statement Amid China-US Trade Tensions Sputnik 19 Nov 2018 -- The 2018 APEC summit in Papua New Guinea was unable to produce its traditional joint communique at the end of the summit for the first time in history due to disagreement over the future of multilateral trade.
  • Treasury Designates Individual Who Helped North Korea Acquire Oil US Treasury 19 Nov 2018 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a North Korea-related designation of one individual pursuant to Executive Order 13722, continuing the implementation of existing sanctions. Today's action highlights North Korea's reliance upon illicit use of the financial system to circumvent sanctions.
  • Cuba says interested in Iran-EU clearing mechanism Press TV 19 Nov 2018 -- Cuba has expressed interest in a plan by the European Union to create a mechanism to get round US sanctions against Iran, saying it hopes the mechanism would also help it sidestep the trade embargo that Washington has imposed on it for decades now.
  • US economic sanctions restrict Iran's access to medical, health services: IRIMC Press TV 19 Nov 2018 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran Medical Council (IRIMC) says illegal economic sanctions imposed by the United States against Tehran have negative impacts on the country's health sector, calling for an immediate and humanitarian solution to the issue.
  • Rouhani Vows Continued Oil Exports Despite US Sanctions Sputnik 19 Nov 2018 -- Iran is remaining resolute when it comes to the country continuing to export its oil in the face of US sanctions specifically targeted at the sector, President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Monday.
  • China urges US to stop wagging finger at others People's Daily 19 Nov 2018 -- Certain countries should stop finger-wagging at other countries but to match words with deeds, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Sunday when commenting on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's recent remarks of China.
  • Germany bans 18 Saudis from entering Schengen zone over Khashoggi killing Press TV 19 Nov 2018 -- Germany has imposed travel bans on 18 Saudi nationals suspected of having links to the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's diplomatic mission in Turkey's Istanbul early last month.
  • 18 Saudis Banned From Europe's Schengen Zone VOA 19 Nov 2018 -- Germany's foreign minister said Monday that Berlin will ban 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe's border-free Schengen zone because of their alleged links to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  • Berlin Bans 18 Saudis From Schengen Zone, Halts Arms Exports Amid Khashoggi Case Sputnik 19 Nov 2018 -- Saudi Arabia recently announced it had charged 11 citizens of being involved in planning and executing the journalist's murder, with 5 of them facing death penalty. Riyadh denies any of the Royal Family was involved in the crime and urged against politicising the case.
  • Trump can't ditch MbS because of personal stakes: report Press TV 19 Nov 2018 -- US President Donald Trump can't let go of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite increasing evidence that the prince ordered the murder of a Saudi critic overseas, and that is because the US president has personal stakes in propping up Mohammed, a new report suggests.
  • Saudi King's Speech Makes No Mention of Slain Journalist VOA 19 Nov 2018 -- Saudi King Salman broke his long-running public silence since the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi to make his annual policy speech.
  • Imran Khan hits back after Trump's 'tirade' against Pakistan Press TV 19 Nov 2018 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit back at US President Donald Trump following his remarks that Islamabad doesn't do anything for Washington despite billions of dollars in American aid for the Asian country.
  • Pakistan's Khan Fires Back After Trump's 'Tirade' RFE/RL 19 Nov 2018 -- Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit back at Donald Trump's claim that Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the Unites States, calling on the U.S. president to name an ally that has sacrificed more in the fight against militancy.
  • US Should Assess Afghan Campaign Instead of Blaming Islamabad for Failures - PM Sputnik 19 Nov 2018 -- The United States should assess the efficiency of its military operation in Afghanistan instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for its failures in the region, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday responding to US President Donald Trump's critical remarks about Islamabad.
  • Khan Slams Trump's Denunciation of Pakistan's Anti-Terror Efforts VOA 19 Nov 2018 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan sharply criticized President Donald Trump Monday for questioning Pakistan's anti-terror efforts, saying Washington is making Islamabad "a scapegoat" for U.S. "failures" in Afghanistan.
  • Trump Says Pakistan Has Not Done A 'Damn Thing For Us' RFE/RL 19 Nov 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of not doing "a damn thing for us" and defended his administration's decision to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Islamabad.
  • China launches twin BeiDou navigation satellites People's Daily 19 Nov 2018 -- China sent two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 2:07 a.m. Monday.
  • Portugal Builds Spaceport in the Azores Sputnik 19 Nov 2018 -- One of the islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria, may soon become a base for launching small satellites, unique in Europe (the spaceport will deal with launching only small satellites, unlike the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana). Currently, companies from eight countries are competing for the right to use the port.
  • Netanyahu's Coalition Intact After Minister Backs Off Withdrawal Threat VOA 19 Nov 2018 -- Israel's ruling coalition remained intact Monday after a key minister backed off his threat to withdraw his party from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
  • Netherlands Propose New EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime RFE/RL 19 Nov 2018 -- The Netherlands is proposing a new EU sanctions regime that would target individuals accused of human rights abuses worldwide.

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