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Spain Police apprehend two for smuggling dual-use equipment to Pakistani military cos

Madrid: Spanish Police have arrested two people on charges of smuggling dual-use equipment and technology to Pakistani military companies, media reports said on Sunday.

China never interferes in U.S. internal affairs: Chinese FM

Moscow/Xinhua: China has never interfered in the internal affairs of the United States, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday at a press conference after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

US Blocking visas for Chinese science graduates to prevent research theft: DHS

Washington/Sputnik: The United States is blocking visas for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers to prevent them from stealing sensitive research, Chad Wolf, the acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security, said on Wednesday.

Pakistan is moving from US towards China's sphere: Ayesha Siddiqa

Islamabad: A top defence analyst has said Pakistan is slowly drifting away from the US towards China as Beijing is the only hope for Islamabad for economic assistance.

US to reduce military presence in Iraq to 3,000 in Sept: CENTCOM Commander

Washington/Sputnik: The United States will remove around 2,200 troops from Iraq by the end of this month in a significant drawdown of its military presence in the country, Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General Frank McKenzie said on Wednesday.

Amazon bans sale of foreign seeds in US

Washington/IBNS: Amazon has banned the sale of imported seeds in the United States after several Americans complained that they had received packets of seeds they had not ordered, mostly from China.

US to provide military assistance if China attacks in South China Sea, warns Philippines Minister

Manila: Giving a strong message to China, the Philippines have made it clear that it would turn to the US for military help during ongoing flare-ups between Manila and Beijing on the issue of conflict related to the South China Sea.

US military blames Taliban for recent attacks on bases in southern Afghanistan - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The US military officials hold the Taliban responsible for the recent rocket attacks against the Camp Bastion air base and the Camp Dwyer forward operating base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, The New York Times newspaper reported, citing sources.

California becomes first state with over 700,000 total COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

Moscow/Sputnik: California has become the first US state where the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 700,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

US govt 'strongly objects' to Turkish President Erdogan hosting Hamas leaders

Washington:  The United States has strongly objected to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hosting two Hamas leaders in Istanbul on Aug 22.

Six US B-52 bombers to fly over all 30 NATO countries Friday - US European Command

Moscow/Sputnik: Six US B-52 bombers will fly over all 30 NATO member states in one day in a show of solidarity and as an interoperability practice on Friday, the United States European Command said in a statement.

Treasury sanctions Chinese national for shipping fentanyl to United States

Washignton: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Chinese national Taotao Zhang as a Significant Foreign Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).

US Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Wisconsin amid resumed riots - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Law enforcement officers in the US city of Kenosha of the midwestern state of Wisconsin have used tear gas to disperse protesters who took to the streets over police shooting of an African American man, Jacob Blake, US media reported.

U.S.-led coalition hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraqi forces

Baghdad/Xinhua: The U.S.-led international coalition forces, tasked with fighting the Islamic State (IS) militant group, on Sunday handed over a military base in Taji Camp in the north of Baghdad to Iraqi forces, the official Iraqi news agency reported.

Chinese link: Former CIA officer arrested and charged with espionage

Washignton: Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, was arrested on Aug. 14, 2020, on a charge that he conspired with a relative of his who also was a former CIA officer to communicate classified information up to the Top Secret level to intelligence officials of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).