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The Latest: Iran imposes sanctions on US think tank

The Latest: Iran imposes sanctions on US think tankIran’s Foreign Ministry says it has imposed sanctions on the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its CEO for its role in promoting sanctions and “economic terrorism” against Iran. A Saturday report by Iranian media, including the semi-official Fars news agency, quoted a statement by Iran’s Foreign Ministry as saying the foundation and its CEO Mark Dubowitz “intentionally” damaged vital interests of Iran through spreading lies and negative campaigning against Iran.



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Mitch McConnell slams China over Hong Kong, threatens a global confrontation that could tank the finance hub

Mitch McConnell slams China over Hong Kong, threatens a global confrontation that could tank the finance hub"Sooner or later, the rest of the world will have to do what the protesters are doing—confront Beijing," McConnell wrote in the Wall Street Journal.



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Conservative think tank sues Wisconsin's Evers over access

Conservative think tank sues Wisconsin's Evers over accessA conservative think tank has filed a federal lawsuit against Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, alleging he violated the First Amendment rights of staff members who were denied access to a press briefing and kept off an advisory list sent to other reporters. The MacIver Institute for Public Policy filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Madison alleging that Evers violated its staffers’ constitutional rights to free speech, freedom of the press and equal access. Evers’ spokeswoman, Melissa Baldauff, said in a statement that Evers believed strongly in a “fair and unbiased press corps” and is committed to openness and transparency in state government.



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Trump news – live: President pleads with people to attend his July the Fourth celebration amid fears of small crowds and tank damage

Trump news – live: President pleads with people to attend his July the Fourth celebration amid fears of small crowds and tank damageDonald Trump’s “Salute to America” is set to take place in Washington, DC, on Thursday as the country celebrates Independence Day, with the grand military spectacle threatened by fears of a low turnout and concerns that the heavy tanks on display could damage the Lincoln Memorial.A new Morning Consult poll has meanwhile revealed the president to be losing support in key states he won in 2016, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Ohio and Florida, as his Republican opponent Justin Amash announces his resignation from the GOP in opposition to Mr Trump's "dehumanising rhetoric".Undeterred, the president has been on angry form on Twitter, hitting out at migrants over reports of squalid conditions in US border detention centres and warning Iran against making threats by issuing one of his own: “They can come back to bite you.”Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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This Tank Could Stop a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan

This Tank Could Stop a Chinese Invasion of TaiwanThe Trump administration’s plan to sell tanks, missiles and ground-launched air defenses to Taiwan embodies what might be called a strategic paradigm shift to empower the small island’s deterrence posture against an often-threatened Chinese invasion.While much existing discussion centers upon strengthening Taiwanese air, sea and undersea defenses, there also appears to be an unequivocal need for major land defenses. The existing air-sea emphasis is extremely important, yet there are certainly elements of this approach which invite further discussion about the need to provide Taiwan with a strong, armored ground force as well.The proposed $ 2 billion arms package includes 108 main battle tanks, 250 Stinger anti-air missiles, as well as 409 Javelins and 1,240 TOW anti-tank missiles.Drawing heavily upon a US Pacific presence along with Asian-theater allied support, a maritime-air Taiwan defense strategy has clearly had a deterrence impact in recent years. Part of this ability to keep a Chinese invasion at bay has naturally hinged upon a strong US posture ensuring defense of the island.



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Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire: army

Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire: armyIsrael on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after troops were shot at on the Israeli side of the border, the army said. The Israeli military said in a statement that “no injuries to soldiers were reported” after its troops came under fire. Palestinian security sources in Hamas-ruled Gaza told AFP that the Israeli strikes hit Hamas military observation posts at three locations along the frontier.



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Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCain

Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCainThe president complains that he was never thanked for giving McCain the "kind of funeral he wanted."



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Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCain

Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCainThe president complains that he was never thanked for giving McCain the "kind of funeral he wanted."



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Tank Terror: Why the U.S. Army's 'New' M1 Abrams Tank Is A Monster on the Battlefield

Tank Terror: Why the U.S. Army's 'New' M1 Abrams Tank Is A Monster on the BattlefieldRussia and China won't like this one bit.



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Canadian ex-diplomat held in China: Trudeau, think tank

Canadian ex-diplomat held in China: Trudeau, think tankA Canadian, believed to be a former diplomat, has been detained in China, prompting concern in Ottawa and Washington, as Beijing fumes over the arrest of a senior technology executive. “We are aware of the situation of a Canadian detained in China. The International Crisis Group earlier said it was aware of reports of the detention of its employee Michael Kovrig, a Chinese-speaking expert who served as a Canadian diplomat in Beijing, Hong Kong and at the United Nations.



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