France To Sign U.S. – Led Moon Exploration Agreement – Sources

PARIS, France – France is set to sign a U.S. – led multilateral agreement aiming to govern how countries behave in space and on the moon, according to two people familiar with the plans. France’s signing of the pact, called the Artemis Accords, will mark one of the most significant endorsements yet of Washington’s effort … More France To Sign U.S. – Led Moon Exploration Agreement – Sources

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Ivanka Trump Testifies Before U.S. Capitol Riot Committee

WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka testified on Tuesday to the U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, answering questions for several hours, the panel’s chairman said. ‘She’s answering questions. I mean, you know, not in a broad, chatty term, but she’s answering questions’, Representative … More Ivanka Trump Testifies Before U.S. Capitol Riot Committee

U.S., U.K: Russia Responsible For Cyberattack Against Ukrainian Banks

WASHINGTON – Russian military hackers were behind a spate of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that briefly knocked Ukrainian banking and government websites offline, the United States and the United Kingdom said on Friday. U.S. deputy national security adviser Anne Neuberger told journalists at the White House that Washington was seeking to hold Russia … More U.S., U.K: Russia Responsible For Cyberattack Against Ukrainian Banks

Biden Says He Plans To Designate Qatar As Major Non – NATO Ally

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said on Monday he plans to designate Qatar as a major non – NATO ally, granting a special status to a key ally in the Middle East. Biden made the announcement as he met Qatar’s emir, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al – Thani, in the Oval Office. The emir told … More Biden Says He Plans To Designate Qatar As Major Non – NATO Ally

U.S. And U.K. To Punish Putin’s Elite Friends If Russia Invades Ukraine

PARIS, France – The United States and the United Kingdom are prepared to punish Russian elites close to President Vladimir Putin with asset freezes and travel bans if Russia sends troops into Ukraine, the White House and British government said on Monday. Britain urged Putin to ‘step back from the brink’ after the Russian buildup … More U.S. And U.K. To Punish Putin’s Elite Friends If Russia Invades Ukraine

U.S Calls For De – Escalation Of Saudi – Houthi Conflict In Yemen

WASHINGTON – There needs to be a de – escalation in the conflict between a Saudi – led military coalition and the Iran – aligned Houthi group in Yemen, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday following air strikes that killed scores of people. ‘The escalation in fighting only exacerbates a dire humanitarian … More U.S Calls For De – Escalation Of Saudi – Houthi Conflict In Yemen

U.S. Commits To Helping Saudi Arabia, Gulf Partners Defend Against Threats From Yemen

The U.S. reiterated its commitment to helping Saudi Arabia and its Gulf partners defend themselves against threats from Yemen and other places in the region, the State Department said after a call between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Prince Faisal bin Farhan. ‘Secretary Blinken reiterated the U.S. commitment to help Gulf partners improve their … More U.S. Commits To Helping Saudi Arabia, Gulf Partners Defend Against Threats From Yemen

France, U.S. Seek To Ease Tension Over Arms Export Rules

ROME, Italy – France and the United States agreed on Friday to explore making arms export rules more effective, addressing a long – running source of friction as their leaders met for first time since a spat over a U.S. security pact with Britain and Australia. ‘The presidents intend to launch a U.S. – France … More France, U.S. Seek To Ease Tension Over Arms Export Rules

Biden Imposes New International Travel Vaccine Rules, Lifts Existing

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much Europe effective Nob.8, the White House said. The extraordinary U.S. travel restrictions were first imposed in early 2020 to address the spread of COVID … More Biden Imposes New International Travel Vaccine Rules, Lifts Existing

France Recalls Ambassadors To US, Australia Over Submarine Deal

Paris/France — France recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia on Friday in a growing protest over the Biden administration’s decision to help Australia develop a fleet of nuclear – powered submarines. Philippe Etienne, France’s ambassador to the United States, and his counterpart in Australia were recalled to Paris ‘for consultations’ at the … More France Recalls Ambassadors To US, Australia Over Submarine Deal