May 9, 2019

Pentagon suspends efforts to retrieve remains of US troops from North Korea

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon has suspended efforts to retrieve additional remains of U.S. troops from North Korea, due to a lack of communication from Pyongyang, American officials said Wednesday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the Pentagon's office responsible for retrieving and identifying remains of U.S. service members, said on Wednesday that North Korea has not communicated with them since President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un..
May 9, 2019

Huawei executive to fight extradition to the US on charges of bank, wire fraud

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- Chinese tech giant Huawei will fight the extradition of its chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman Meng Wanzhou to the United States, where she would face criminal charges, after she appeared in a Canadian court on Wednesday. U.S. prosecutors have charged Meng, Huawei Technologies and two Huawei affiliates -- Huawei Device USA and Skycom Tech -- with 13 counts related to bank and wire fraud and conspiracies to commit bank and wire frau..
May 8, 2019

Intelligence on Iran that prompted US carrier move came on Friday afternoon

U.S. Navy(WASHINGTON) -- The intelligence that Iran or its proxies were planning something against U.S. interests in the Middle East reached senior U.S. officials on Friday afternoon, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told Congress on Wednesday. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also said Wednesday that the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force was intended to deter Iran "so that there would be no ambiguity about our ..
May 8, 2019

US dismisses Iran’s threats to withdraw from nuclear deal, imposes new sanctions on Iran’s metal industries

Eblis/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- One year after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, Iran has warned the pact's remaining signatories that it would stop implementing parts of the agreement if they don't improve economic cooperation with the country. But while the U.S. raises its own warnings to Iran and sends an aircraft carrier strike group to the region, so far it is dismissing Iran's statements as a bluff -- and imposing new economic pressure on the I..