Europe’s second wave of COVID-19 continue to worsen

(STL.News) Europe second wave of COVID-19 cases continue to worsen.  In Spain, for instance, mass testing is underway in Southern region of Andalusia.

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US, Taiwan deployed troops to an archipelago near the South China Sea

(STL.News) Taiwan’s military has dispatched more of Marine Corps to China-claimed Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea after reports surfaced that Beijing is planning to carry out a simulated invasion in the atolls, according to Taiwan News.

Earlier on Thursday, the US defense minister, warned China not to threaten other countries and also guard international routes not to create disputes.

On the same day the PLA Navy will conduct live fire drills near China’s Hainan Island to simulate an invasion of Dongsha Islands.

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US Department of State: This Week At State Video

(STL.News) US Department of State released “This Week at State.”

Secretary Pompeo addresses the NATO 2030 Youth Summit.

Secretary Pompeo delivers remarks at the Virtual Launch of the Ronald Reagan Institute’s Center for Freedom and Democracy.

Secretary Pompeo provides an update on U.S. efforts to advance international religious freedom.

Secretary Pompeo discusses successes in bringing countries and companies together in the Clean Network – a group that pledges to use only trusted vendors in their 5G networks.

Secretary Pompeo discusses China during an interview on Fox Network’s Special Report with Bret Baier.

On Veterans Day, Secretary Pompeo joined Americans in honoring those who have served in the Armed Forces.  Secretary Pompeo: “I know the sacrifices you make for America.  We thank you for your service today and every day.”

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Al-Qaeda’s second chief-in-command killed by Israel in Iran’s Tehran

(STL.News) In a huge success, Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was also known as ‘Abu Muhammad al-Masri’, has been reportedly killed by Israel in a “secret operation”.

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Indian Army hits back at Pakistan, 7-8 Pak Army soldiers killed near LoC

(STL.News) Pakistan troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector on Friday November 13, 2020, including in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).  Indian Army retaliated destroying Pakistan Armies bunkers along the LoC.

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US Navy Placed a $9.4 B Order for Submarines

(STL.News) The U.S. Navy has placed a $9.4 billion order with General Dynamics Electric Boat for the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

The deal includes funds to finish construction of the future USS Columbia and buy materials for the second one – the future USS Wisconsin.

Rear Adm. Scott Pappano, program executive officer for Columbia, said during a briefing with reporters that the Columbia-class “will be the largest, most advanced, most capable submarine ever produced by this nation,”

The U.S Navy and Electric Boat have been building prototypes of unique parts of the new submarine for a number of years.

Pappano said. “We’ve done quite a bit of early advanced procurement and construction to shake out the defense industrial base,”

The Columbia-class is being built by General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut and U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division in Virgi

Pakistan opens fire in multiple positions along LoC

(STL.News) Pakistan troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector on Friday, including in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).  Indian Army retaliated destroying Pakistan Armies bunkers along the LoC.

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Pakistan opens fire in multiple positions along LoC

(STL.News) Pakistan troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector on Friday, including in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).  Indian Army retaliated destroying Pakistan Armies bunkers along the LoC.

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Fauci hopeful about the prospects for a successful COVID-19 vaccine

(STL.News) U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Thursday vaccine developers should push to make billions of their COVID-19 vaccines to ensure access to all parts of the world, instead of focusing on the rich countries.

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Countries queue for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

(STL.News) The US and Europe are in line to get the first doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine after a partnership between Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE delivered dazzling preliminary results in a large patient trial.

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Azerbaijan admitted shooting down Russian Military Helicopter

Azerbaijan has admitted to shooting down Russian MI-24 Military Helicopter over Armenia

(STL.News) Azerbaijan has admitted mistakenly shooting down a Russian Mi-24 military helicopter over Armenia.

Two crew members lost their life and a third is injured.

It comes amid ferocious fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenian separatists for Nagorno-Karabakh.

Russia said a missile downed its Mi-24 which was accompanying a column of Russian forces in Armenia, where it has a base.

The Russian Ministry of Defence in Moscow stated in a statement that the helicopter was hit by a MANPADS or man-portable air-defense system.  It added had launched an investigation to determine who was responsible for the act.

But this is not just a loss on a helicopter but has a much wider impact.

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