U.S. defense chief warns of Huawei's 'threat' to NATO

World / Politics Feb 15, 2020

U.S. defense chief warns of Huawei's 'threat' to NATO

Top U.S. officials fired a fresh broadside at Huawei on Saturday, warning the Chinese tech giant poses a threat to NATO if allies allow it to build new 5G communications networks. Washington has been pressing European allies hard to ban Huawei, one of the world's ...

While U.S. worries about China, Europe stays focused on Russia

World / Politics Feb 14, 2020

While U.S. worries about China, Europe stays focused on Russia

China and its increasingly sophisticated and far-flung military sit atop U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper's list of international security worries, but in Europe a bigger concern is closer to home: Russia. The Trump administration has been trying since 2018 to reorient its defense strategy toward ...

NATO critic Trump now floats expanding group to include Middle East

World Jan 10, 2020

NATO critic Trump now floats expanding group to include Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he supported expanding the North American Treaty Organization to include Middle Eastern nations, as the United States seeks to limit its troop footprint globally. "I think that NATO should be expanded and we should include the Middle East, ...

World leaders condemn Iran missile attack targeting U.S. troops

World Jan 9, 2020

World leaders condemn Iran missile attack targeting U.S. troops

World leaders on Wednesday condemned Iran's missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. and other foreign troops and urged an end to the escalating confrontation between Tehran and Washington. Iran said it had acted to avenge the U.S. killing of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani ...

World Dec 13, 2019

Libya's Khalifa Haftar announces 'decisive battle' for Tripoli

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced a "decisive battle" for the capital Tripoli on Thursday, eight months after he launched an offensive to wrest it from the unity government. "Zero hour has come for the broad and total assault expected by every free and honest ...