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Navy postpones Large Scale Exercise 2020 in response to COVID-19

Navy postpones Large Scale Exercise 2020 in response to COVID-19

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March 25 (UPI) -- The Navy confirmed Wednesday that it has postponed its Large Scale Exercise 2020 as the Navy and the joint force respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inside Defense first reported that the exercise will be postponed until 2021 to keep the fleet healthy but also to allow the services to contribute to whole-of-government efforts around the country. The exercise was on track to continue as late as last week. According to the Pentagon, the cancellation was a joint decision made by U.S. Fleet Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Europe. According to USNI News, this was to be the first fleet exercise that incorporated unmanned technologies, as well as information warfare. "We don't do anything in the U.S military today without leveraging space," CNO Admiral Mike Gild...
China postpones key political meeting because of virus

China postpones key political meeting because of virus

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China says it is postponing its most important political meetings of the year because of the outbreak of the new virusByThe Associated PressFebruary 24, 2020, 10:07 AM2 min readBEIJING -- China announced Monday it has postponed its most important political meetings of the year because of the outbreak of the new virus, a significant step for an authoritarian government that has always kept tight control over its political calendar. The decision indicates the importance that President Xi Jinping places on the battle against the virus, which has killed more than 2,500 people and sickened more than 77,000 in mainland China. The outbreak has posed one of the biggest political challenges to Xi’s administration since he took control of the ruling Communist Party in 2012. The annual meetings of
Israeli Cabinet postpones vote on West Bank annexation

Israeli Cabinet postpones vote on West Bank annexation

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A senior Israeli minister says a Cabinet vote to endorse annexation of parts of the West Bank won't take place on SundayByThe Associated PressJanuary 29, 2020, 10:10 AM3 min readJERUSALEM -- A senior Israeli minister said on Wednesday that a Cabinet vote to endorse annexation of parts of the West Bank will not take place early next week, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge a day earlier to act quickly after the U.S. released a peace plan rejected by the Palestinians. Netanyahu said he would ask the Cabinet to advance the extension of Israeli sovereignty over most Jewish settlements and the strategic Jordan Valley, a move that would likely spark international outrage and complicate the White House's efforts to build support for the plan. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin told Is...
US postpones next tariff hike after China trade talks

US postpones next tariff hike after China trade talks

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The US has agreed to suspend its next tariff hike on Chinese imports after two days of trade talks in Washington. US President Donald Trump said negotiators had reached a "phase one deal" that would include increased agricultural purchases and address financial services and technology theft.China's top negotiator Liu He also said he was "happy" with the progress.The US was due to raise tariffs on some Chinese goods to 30% next week.US share markets, which had risen on reports of a deal, closed higher, but shed some gains in the final minutes of trade as it became clear any agreement was relatively limited.'A deal, pretty much'"We've come to a deal, pretty much, subject to getting it written," Mr Trump said, adding that negotiator...