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Trump says US generals feel Beirut blast was likely an ‘attack’ | Military Times

In Beirut, a port exploded and left 70 people dead and more injured. President Donald Trump observes this as an attack after speaking with United States military generals. He believes that this was executed by a bomb and offers...

Hong Kong postpones elections for a year ‘over virus concerns’ | BBC News

China has now postponed their parliamentary elections for a year because of the coronavirus. However, Hong Kong has been focused in for their recent anti democracy tactics such as arresting protestors, implementing strict new laws, and banning pro-democracy candidates...

National Guard coronavirus missions extended until 2021 | Military Times

Despite the announcement that domestic deployments will not stop for COVID-19 aid, funding is decreasing. Late Monday evening President Donald Trump initiated this order. Currently there are over thirty thousand guardsmen deployed in an effort to help ease COVID-19...

A new small business relief proposal—even bigger than the PPP—could be part of the next stimulus bill | Forbes

As unemployment benefits are starting to run out, states starting to close again, and cases rising, Americans and policy makers are in a race against time to implement a saving grace. The economy is at one of its lows...

China will not accept U.S. ‘theft’ of TikTok: China Daily | Reuters

TikTok is one of the most popular apps used by people all over the world. Recently, President Donald Trump had plans to ban the app over security concerns over the Chinese owned app. However, Microsoft has been pushing to...

The basics of virtual car buying | Philadelphia Sun

Many people are choosing to trade in their public commute for a car over health concerns and some are just looking into the market. However, buying a car is a big task that requires some research. The Philadelphia Sun...

Rumors and questions surround sidelining of key Turkish general | Jerusalem Post

Many people are questioning why General Zekai Aksakalli is on the sidelines all of the sudden. Rumors have been raised and he is a topic in many discussions. It is predicted that he was involved in a conspiracy involving...

HSBC warns loan losses could hit $13 billion as profit plunges 65% | Reuters

England’s largest bank, HSBC Holdings PLC, is warning others that their capital reserves could deteriorate.  Their bad debt charges have exploded after their retail and corporate customers were hit by the economic impacts of the coronavirus as well. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hsbc-hldg-results/hsbc-warns-loan-losses-could-hit-13-billion-as-profit-plunges-65-idUSKBN24Z0BD

Second stimulus package: Negotiations continue in Congress | Forbes

As many are out of jobs and unemployment benefits ran out the pressure is on in Congress. They have been debating a second stimulus package in order to stimulate the declining American economy. Although there is no deadline, they...

Boeing wins $265 million to build more special ops Chinook helos | Defense News

They will be given $265 million to produce MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters. They will build nine more in addition to the ones they have now. Boeing also has received contracts in 2018 and 2017. The program began in...

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Navy SEALs and Army Night Stalkers captured in amazing photos during Virginia exercise | The Drive

In rare photos taken by aviation photographer Raven Harris, SEAL Team Six was seen working with Night Stalkers and...

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